Tough road game upcoming, with Matthews arena a small and inhospitable environment.
If you remember last year, the road win vs NU was completed early, and looked better as the year went. NU has been problemmatic for ODU, with NU knocking out ODU in the CAA tourney in 2005 (remember GMU coach Larranega openly rooting for NU and Berea!)
This is a different team, and not so accomplished. Previous NU teams were guard oriented, with JJB being the star and killing teams from the outside. This current edition is post-dominated, with the three leading scorers a G-f, F and C. Should be a good matchup for our boys, as Finney, Hassell, and Lee will be challenged.
Matt Janning is a rising star. We should put Finney and/or Adams on him. This is the key. And if Henderson and/or Lidonde decide to show up, we should have an advantage from outside.
Very important game. I love the youth movement, and agree with the strategy of getting our frosh involved. We SHOULD win this game, but need to compete, and shoot well.
Let's build some mo' towards our March date in Richmond..........When talking to Asst Coach Wilkes last year, this was a key test, and remains so this year.
If we show up and compete, we can improve our record with a key road win...........