Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Game Preview: MIT vs. Babson (Alumni Day)

MIT vs. Babson 
Saturday, Rockwell Cage - Cambridge, MA, 1pm

Live Stats | Video

Probable Starters:
MIT (17-7, 8-5) Ht. PPG RPG Babson (19-5, 10-3) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 13.7 8.8 John Wickey 6'7" 13.7 6.4
Andrew Acker 6'8" 11.4 9.4 Joey Flannery 6'4" 18.9 5.7
Dennis Levene 6'8" 4.2 4.2 Eric Dean 6'3" 9.8 7.5
Justin Pedley 6'6" 12.0 1.5 Matt Palazini  6'3" 11.4 2.6 
Ryan Frnakel 6'3" 7.6 3.2 apg Kenny Ross 6'1" 5.8 6.8 apg

A Look at Babson:
Recent Performance
Babson is on a 6-game win streak, which include two overtime wins as well as a victory over nationally-ranked WPI. Babson is currently on the bubble for a Top-25 ranking.

Last Time Out
Babson had their way with MIT last time out en route to a 65-47 victory. Babson shot 42% from three and forced 17 MIT turnovers.

X's & O's
Babson comes into the 2013-2014 season with a loaded roster, a great mix of veteran leadership and new talent. Babson was recently ranked in the Top 25 and are currently 11-4 on the season.

In transition the Beavers get out and run, with freshman Joey Flannery very aggressive on the break and Matt Palazini looking to find his three's. In the half-court Babson will use a 3-out 2-in motion with guards passing and picking away while John Wickey getting post position on the block. Babson has a great inside-out presence and will be relying on their three-balls, transition buckets, and spacing on offense.