Tag:CBE Classic
Posted on: November 25, 2008 3:15 pm
Edited on: November 27, 2008 10:19 pm

Kansas Jayhawks Game Preview

#22 Kansas Jayhawks 3-0

Kansas Starting Lineup:
G Sherron Collins Jr.
G Brady Morningstar Jr.
G Tyshawn Taylor Fr.
F Marcus Morris Fr.
C Cole Aldrich Soph.

Key Bench Players:
C Markieff Morris Fr.
G Tyrel Reed Soph.
G Travis Releford Fr.

Previous Game: The Jayhawks beat Washington in the semifinal of the CBE Classic 73-54. Cole Aldrich was the man for the Jayhawks as he led the team with a career high 16 points 9 rebounds and 6 blocks, also a career high. The Kansas defense held Washington to below 30% shooting from the field at a 29.2% clip. They also had 4 double digit scorers, the most of the season.

Game Preview: Sherron Collins v. Jonny Flynn... Cole Aldrich v. Arinze Onuaku. Kansas defense hasn't allowed a team to shoot better than 30% all season. Cuse has shot better than 50% in every game this season. Needless to say, this is a big time matchup. Kansas starts 3 players at 6 foot 3, they are small and not a great rebounding team, as Washington out rebounded them by 8 yesterday. Cuse should have a field day on the boards, Harris, Onuaku and maybe even Rick Jackson should all have 8-9+ rebounds. I expect Kansas to play man defense, Harris and Devendorf have mismatches especially Harris, expect him to go off yet again tonight. As for Cuse on defense, that is up in the air, you will see 2-3 and man. I say Cuse will start off in the 2-3 and until Kansas proves they can shoot over it, which they haven't done all that much of so far this season, we stay in it. Keep an eye on the Kansas bench too, last game they really only went 7 deep, until the game was easily in hand.

My Prediction: In a rematch of the 2003 championship game, I like Cuse 85-78. I think Flynn and Collins will cancel each other out, same with Aldrich and Onuaku. Harris will have a double-double night and go home with the MVP award. The deciding factor in this game, will be bench play. I think Cuse is too experienced and deep for Kansas, I expect Rautins and Joseph to see double figures again.

Final Score: 89-81 Syracuse OT
Posted on: November 23, 2008 10:28 am
Edited on: November 24, 2008 9:39 pm

Florida Gators Game Preview

#18 Florida Gators 3-0

Florida Starting Lineup:
G Walter Hodge Sr.
G/F Nick Calathes Soph.
F Dan Werner Jr.
F Alex Tyus Soph.
F Chandler Parsons Soph.

Key Bench Players:
G Erving Walker Fr.
F/C Kenny Kadji Fr.
G/F Ray Shipman Fr.
F Allan Chaney Fr.

Previous Game: Florida looked flat out bad in their last game v. Southern Utah. They won 64-50, but they went 0-15 from three in the first 39:37 seconds of the game. They finally made one with 23 seconds to go. Nick Calathes was their saving grace as he was the only player in double-digits finishing with 18 pts, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. If Florida was playing a team with any skill, they would have lost.

Game Preview: Florida will shoot the three, and shoot it a lot. In a game this season, v. Bradley, they shot the three 32 times, making 14 of them. But the next game, as I previously mentioned, they made 1-16 from 3, watch out for Dan Werner and Walter Hodge from behind the line. With their lack of inside presence I don't see how else they will get much offense going. Expect Onuaku to get doubled again. Last game he got double teams and Freshman Kris Joseph went off for a career day, he was always open. Don't expect to see the 2-3, ever since the 2nd half of the Richmond game Cuse has played a stout man defense. I expect Harris to be manned up on Calathes, who is the key to Florida's success, overall I think Cuse is just too physical for Florida.

My Prediction: Florida comes out and shoots the three fairly well. But Onuaku is too much down low, and Harris doesn't allow Calathes to really get going. Cuse wins 76-68.

Final Score: 89-83 Syracuse
Category: NCAAB
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