Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fairmont State Preview

Friday morning BG has Fairmont State coming into the Stroh.  This is one of those morning games that is designed for school kids on a "field trip" and if games at Fifth Third Field are any indication, they involve high decibel sustained screaming for most of the game.

Fairmont State is in West Virginia.  They are a DII team and they aren't bad.  They are also the Falcons, but do not be confused.  We're the ones in orange and brown.

A few notes.

  • Last year they were 22-9, 18-4 in their conference.
  • They made the DII national tournament but lost in the first round
  • They were picked 3rd in the Mountain East this year
  • This is despite losing two 1,000 point scorers to graduation.
  • They have a new coach--Tim Koenig.  He previously coached at Notre Dame College.
  • They are 2-0 this year.
  • They are led in scoring by Cole VanderHoff at 23.5 per game.  He's a 6'2" G shooting 52% and 46%.  They have 3 other players averaging in double figures and have topped 85 (free fries!) in both of their games.
  • They are shooting 45% and 36%, which is pretty good and have only 11 turnovers per game.
  • D1 games...they opened with George Washington and lost by 20+ a couple years ago.  Similarly with UC a couple years before that.  In general, they don't play many D1 games.

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