Monday, December 9, 2013

Game Preview: MIT vs. Newbury College

MIT vs. Newbury College
Monday, Hellenic College, 6pm

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Probable Starters:
MIT (6-2) Ht. PPG RPG Newbury (0-8) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 13.9 9.8 Cameron Owen 6'7" 5.5 3.4
Andrew Acker 6'8" 10.6 8.8 Adam James 6'4" 5.1 4.4
Dennis Levene 6'8" 4.9 4.5 Ceejae Carter 6'2" 2.6 1.2
Justin Pedley 6'6" 14.4 1.5 Eric Watson 6'2" 16.8 5.4 
Paul Dawson 5'10" 5.9 5.1 apg Milciades Carrasco 5'11" 11.1 0.8 apg

A Look at Newbury:
The Nighthawks of Newbury College are coming off one of their best seasons in the past five years with a conference (NECC) finish of 12-4. Currently, they are in the middle of a brutal non-conference schedule, in which they play five games in seven days and should come into Monday’s contest battle-tested having played some of the best teams in the country (4 of their first 7 games vs. nationally ranked opponents). The Nighthawks have 9 new promising freshmen and were voted in the preseason to finish near the top of their conference.

Newbury will look for their leading scorer Watson to attack coast-to-coast for layups in transition or Carrasco for the pull-up three. In the half-court, Watson can do it all, Carrasco will look to catch and shoot, and Owens, a stretch-5, has range beyond the arc. MIT must take care of these three primary scorers. Given MIT's size advantage, the Nighthawks may mix their defenses up (man-to-man, 3-2 zone, 2-3 zone).

MIT must continue to work on their ability to take care of the ball and use their height advantage tonight against Newbury.