Monday, November 18, 2013

Game Preview: MIT vs. Gordon

MIT vs. Gordon College
Tuesday, Rockwell Cage, 7pm

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Possible Starters:
MIT (1-0) Ht. PPG RPG Gordon (0-2) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 8.0 10.0 Hans Miersma 6'9" 11.5 7.0
Andrew Acker 6'8" 9.0 18.0 Alex Carnes 6'4" 14.5 5.5
Dennis Levene 6'8" 5.0 2.0 Taylor Bajema 6'4" 11.5 5.5
Justin Pedley 6'6" 23.0 1.0 Luke Hamilton 6'3" 2.5 1.0
Paul Dawson 5'10" 5.0 6.0 apg Park Thomas 6'0" 7.5 2.5 apg

A Look at Gordon College:
Gordon College, voted preseason favorites to win their conference, posted a 21-7 record last season, going 14-4 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference before falling in the conference championship game to Curry College. Gordon and MIT met each other last year in the Bennett Center at Gordon where the game was neck-and-neck the entire contest. MIT eventually earned the hard-fought 64-53 win.

With four guards in the starting lineup, Gordon likes to run a continuous motion offense with a 4-out-1-in set. With some size coming off the bench, notably 6'6" Jason Dempsey, Gordon will then move to 3-out-2-in offensive sets. Defensively Gordon prefers a half-court man-to-man strategy, and will most likely look to protect the paint with MIT's size. Look for MIT's shooters to take advantage of these opportunities.