Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Cincinnati Preview

Not a whole lot to say. This is must-win. Pomeroy has us at a 49% chance of victory tomorrow. If the losing streak continues, our tournament hopes may not make it to Valentine's Day.

Things to know about Cincinnati-

KenPom Rank- 79th
Best Win- vs. 19th (Pomeroy) ranked Georgetown
Worst Loss- Two losses to #78 Providence
2.5 point underdogs against us

Key Players-

Deonta Vaughn- 15.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 4.6 APG, 33.1% 3PA- Terrible shooter, let him stay on the perimeter.
Yancy Gates- 10.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG- Top rebounder on the team on a sqaud that really spreads them around.
Mike Williams- 9.7 PPG, 5.6 RPG- Only other rebounder with more than four a game.

The Bearcats only go eight deep, but use their bench players in a ture rotation. Vaughn is the only player averaging more than thirty minutes a game (at 35). 33.1% from three point land, so expect a lot of zone from the Irish.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, I'll break the ice. Seems as if folks have moved on. I will agree with Brey that there is lots of ball to be played. Let's keep the faith and see what happens. I'll go out on a limb and predict that we play well against Cincinatti.