Saturday, December 14, 2013

Game Preview: MIT vs. Wheelock

MIT vs. Wheelock College
Saturday, Rockwell Cage, 1pm

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Probable Starters:
MIT (7-2) Ht. PPG RPG Wheelock (0-7) Ht. PPG RPG
Tim Butala 6'8" 2.0 1.8 Joe Reedy 6'3" 13.5 7.8
Andrew Acker 6'8" 11.0 8.9 Anthony Williams 6'2" 13.4 7.0
Dennis Levene 6'8" 5.8 5.2 Derek Fournier 6'2" 10.3 5.0
Justin Pedley 6'6" 15.0 1.4 Rashaan Powell 5'10" 7.9 2.0 
Paul Dawson 5'10" 5.4 4.6 apg Nicholas Fenton 5'10" 7.9 5.7 apg

A Look at Wheelock:
The Wheelock Wildcats will head into The Cage on Saturday night with a talented young roster that boasts four underclassmen starters. The Engineers will need increased focus defending the dribble drive and must continue to limit their turnovers in their quest to become a more efficient offense attack.

Wheelock is another team that likes to get out and run on their opponent's turnovers and misses, with Fenton leading the break and making plays. In the half-court Williams and Reedy will look to post hard, while on the perimeter the guards will run a dribble-drive offense with a lot of dribble hand-offs. Fournier is a deadly shooter from the perimeter, and the Wildcats will run a few sets to get him open.

MIT again must continue to limit their turnovers while utilizing their size. Versus Newbury the Engineers got hot from three in the second-half, which allowed for a dominant inside-out game.

Tune in at half-time for MITHoop.NET's in-game analysis.