Friday, August 04, 2017

Opponents for the Campbell Event

So, I found this online and it would purport to be the opponents BG will face in the round-robin event down at Campbell, which, as noted, is Buies Creek, NC.

Abilene Christian is in the Southland Conference, where they were 13-16 with a kenpom of 298.  BG will face off against Jalone Friday, who was the marquis recruit in what would have been Chris Jans' first recruiting class.  He led them in scoring last year (13.7 ppg) and blocked 34 shots.

USC Upstate...the SC is for South Carolina.  They play in the Atlantic Sun and were 17-16 last year, playing in the CIT and losing their first game.

BG is a clear outlier here.  BG plays in the MAC which is the #13 conference, based on kenpom.  The Big South is #28, the Atlantic Sun is #25 and the Southland is #27.  On the other hand, USC-U ended up with a higher kenpom than BG, while the other two were lower.  It does follow BG's scheduling practice of late, which is to schedule relatively softly while the program rebuilds.

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