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Game 1: 11/9 @Eastern Michigan
Welcome to the new basketball season. We open up on the road against a tough Eastern Michigan squad who is picked to win the MAC west division (Buffalo is picked to win the east as well as the conference).

It appears that EMU returns quite a bit on their roster from last season but yet are still a pretty young team. Last years team went 21-12 (11-7 in the MAC). Their two senior forwards are going to be the problem:

James Thompson IV- 6'10" 14.5ppg, 11.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg
Elijah Minnie- 6'9" 16.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.9 bpg

They may have a block party in this one. They are big and skilled. This probably needs to follow a Spiker game plan of get up and down the court. I do not think we have the skill or size down low to play half court defense against these two. Should be a real test to see where our unknown squad will be. This one could easily get away from us in a hurry.

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11-05-2018 08:52 AM
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RE: Game 1: 11/9 @Eastern Michigan
Tough opener for sure - EMU has some talent coming back from last year. Got a good feeling about this game for some reason - clean slate optimism
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11-06-2018 10:52 AM
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It is game day. 11 am tip. EMU is 12.5 point favorite
11-09-2018 06:01 AM
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Sounds like Minnie may not suit up today for EMU, which would be a big relief for our chances.
11-09-2018 10:50 AM
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I just tuned in heading towards the under 4 and its 20-20. EMU is in a zone
11-09-2018 11:37 AM
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RE: Game 1: 11/9 @Eastern Michigan
2:58 remain. Kurk just hit our 6th 3 pointer to give us a 23-22 lead. We look slow on defense and even with our movement on offense. The 3 pointers are falling though, which is a positive.
11-09-2018 11:40 AM
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Eastern Michigan leads 30-28 at half

Some better ball movement late. Cam has a nice stroke. We definitely need better movement in our sets. Rebounding will be a big problem this season, as expected. We have to get back off of rebounds and in transition better. Led to some really easy baskets late in the half.

If we take pride in our passing this could be an interesting year. Too much loose/sloppy playground looking passes that lead to turnovers. Good shooting half to keep us in the game.
11-09-2018 11:49 AM
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RE: Game 1: 11/9 @Eastern Michigan
Nice effort defensively. The absence of Minnie helps but they have limit the attempts by Thompson and Toure.

10 assists on 10 made shots.

Hopefully we can keep it going the second half. Looks like Minnie is coming in the game for the second half.
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11-09-2018 12:04 PM
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Whelp Minnie took the court for the second half. Challenge is in front of us now with both of their big men playing
11-09-2018 12:04 PM
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EMU still in a zone. Not doing much with movement and cuts to try and break it.
11-09-2018 12:05 PM
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Ugh. Just gave up an inbounds off our back for a lay up. 37-30 now. 10-2 EMU run to start
11-09-2018 12:09 PM
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Demir doing a good job on the baseline in the zone.

Under 16 timeout 39-32 EMU
11-09-2018 12:10 PM
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John with a 4 point play to pull us back within 8
11-09-2018 12:15 PM
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13:22 left 46-38 EMU.
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11-09-2018 12:18 PM
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RE: Game 1: 11/9 @Eastern Michigan
Timeout EMU. 48-43 12:02 left. Some good defense and smart offensive shots got us closer. Our vision from our team is pretty good to find players in tight windows.
11-09-2018 12:20 PM
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One other note, our defense is actually doing well. We are giving up easy shots however we are doing a good job keeping their 3 tall guys from killing us.
11-09-2018 12:22 PM
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Under 12 timeout. No score change. Drexel still on an 11-2 run
11-09-2018 12:23 PM
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Under 8 49-44 EMU. We are down by 6 on the boards, which considering how bad we are out sized, seems pretty good.
11-09-2018 12:34 PM
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Ball movement is definitely getting EMU to bite on every pump fake. Gotta knock some open shots down.
11-09-2018 12:38 PM
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2-12 from 3 in the 2nd half
11-09-2018 12:38 PM
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