Friday, February 21, 2014

Game Preview: MIT vs. Wheaton

MIT vs. Wheaton 
Saturday, Emerson Gymnasium - Norton, MA 1pm

Live Stats | Video

Probable Starters:
MIT (15-7, 6-5) Ht. PPG RPG Wheaton (8-12, 3-8) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 13.7 8.9 Zach Parsons 6'5" 4.5 3.7
Andrew Acker 6'8" 11.7 9.5 Quinton Dale 6'4" 8.4 5.9
Dennis Levene 6'8" 4.3 4.2 Mike Cannon 6'3" 5.2 4.0
Justin Pedley 6'6" 12.5 1.5 Agyei Gregory  6'3" 14.3 5.0
Ryan Frankel 5'11" 7.8 3.2 apg Will Bayliss 5'10" 7.6 4.4 apg

A Look at Wheaton:
Recent Performance
The Wheaton Lyons are coming off two close contests with Emerson and nationally ranked WPI. Freshman standout Agyei Gregory netted 25 points in the loss to WPI.

Last Time Out
The big-man duo of Matt Redfield and Andrew Acker led the way for the Engineers in the 75-57 win. The two combined for 45 points, 25 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals, and 2 dunks.

X's & O's
Wheaton College comes into the 2013-2014 season with a reloaded roster, adding front-court depth and an exceptional rookie class. They have added 9 "impact" freshmen to their guard-oriented attack, and as a team will look to get out in transition. The Lyons will look to get all the way to the rim, shoot the pull-up elbow jumper, or kick it out for three. They are an "early offense" type team, and once in the half-court they will primarily utilize a 4-around-1 or 3-around-2 motion offense. Wheaton will look to spread the defense out for dive and kick opportunities, 1v1, and high ball screens for pick and pops.

Defensively they average over 7 steals and 5 blocks per game, thus making for a disruptive time for any offense.