Tag:Golden Grizzlies
Posted on: November 20, 2008 3:49 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2008 10:16 am

Oakland Golden Grizzlies Game Preview

Oakland Golden Grizzlies 1-1

Oakland Starting Lineup:
G Erik Kangas Sr.
G Johnathon Jones Jr.
F Blake Cushingberry Fr.
F/C Dan Waterstradt Sr.
C Keith Benson Soph.

Key Bench Players:
G Drew Maynard Fr.
F Will Hudson Soph.
G Matt Samuels Fr.

Previous Game: In their last outing, the Summit League favorite Oakland Golden Grizzlies defeated the Oregon Ducks 82-79 in OT. Johnathon Jones led the way with 32 points including 10 of the teams 14 in OT, and 7 rebounds. PG Erik Kangas also chipped in with 18 points. Oregon led by 5 at the half but Oakland kept it close and forced OT, eventually pulling out the W.

Game Preview: Lucky for Cuse, Oakland is not a 3 point shooting team. Against Oregon they where 4 for 20, and on the season they are 9 for 36 which is a staggering 25%. Oakland is going to try and get Jones and Kangas going, they are truly the only weapons that they have. Benson is serviceable but Arinze should be able to handle him with ease. Expect Oakland to try to shoot over the Cuse zone also, and they may make a few (we all do), but their lack of outside shooting is really going to hurt them in the end. AO is most likely going to get doubled constantly inside, so expect a big game from the one of the other forwards i.e. Joseph, Jackson.

My Prediction: After coming out flat in their last game against Richmond, Cuse is ready to play against Oakland. The game is really never all that close and we get an appearance from a few Walk-Ons. Cuse wins big. 88-65.

Final Score: 86-66 Syracuse
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