Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Game Preview: MIT vs. Bridgewater State

MIT vs. Bridgewater State University
Thursday, Rockwell Cage, 7pm

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Probable Starters:
MIT (2-0) Ht. PPG RPG BSU (0-2) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 11.0 8.0 Michael Lofton 6'5" 17.0 7.5
Andrew Acker 6'8" 10.5 14.5 Kyle Gibson 6'4" 17.5 4.5
Dennis Levene 6'8" 7.0 3.0 Diijon Reid 6'2" 5.0 1.5
Justin Pedley 6'6" 16.0 1.0 Justin Clark 6'0" 5.5 2.5
Paul Dawson 5'10" 11.0 7.0 apg Garey Allen 5'10" 7.5 3.5 apg

A Look at Bridgewater State:
Bridgewater State University brings back their top scorers from last year's team that finished in the middle of the pack of the MASCAC. The Bears were a dominant team from 2008-2011, with two MASCAC championships, three trips to the NCAA Tournament, and a Sweet 16 appearance.

Bridgewater is a fast, athletic team that will capitalize on their opponent's turnovers. They will get out on the break on offense and will look to get all the way to the rim. Their big men are highly skilled and highly active, looking to set ball picks and big-to-big screens in their 3-out-2-in motion offense. Defensively they implement an extremely aggressive half-court man-to-man defense. They apply pressure on the ball and look to deny entry to the wings and high posts.

The Engineers were able to take care of the ball consistently versus Gordon (only 10 turnovers), but will face much more pressure against Bridgewater. MIT must be prepared for double-teams on their post players down low, and be able to knock-down the outside shots.