Enough with all this Sonic non-sense its game day and time to get our game face on. I'm so fired up right now and its only 9:45 am. Apparently the line opened this morning as a pick'em but has moved to MU by 1. Lots of $$ flowing to the Golden Eagles. Atleast gamblers don't ahve to worry about Cooby f-ing up the line again tonight.
I think we are going to win in typical MU fashion...close til about 10 minutes left and being at home carries us to a 5 point win. 78-73. Keys to the game for me are:
-Get big dudes in foul trouble...Thabeet and Adrien. they have a short bench as well and getting those two dues in foul trouble will help greatly (see what Providence did last night to DeJuan Blair).
-Burke needs to be able to catch and finish. Thabeet is going to try and block our guards everytime they get into the lane as their guards can't stop all of our guards. Burke or Jimmy need to be ready for the dribble pentration pass and dunk. I wouldn't be suprised if Burke has 10 tonight.
-Hold our own on the boards especially on the offensive boards. We can't afford to give them second chance points off of their misses
-Shoot the ball well from outside and the free throw line
-Play some small ball with Jimmy in for Burke to make Adrien and Thabeet guard Zar and Jimmy at the 3 point line. Yeah those big dudes are a mismatch for us but our small ball line-up causes mismatches for them.