Thursday, December 4, 2014

Game Preview: #11 MIT vs. Salem State

#11 MIT vs. Salem State
Thursday, James Twohig Gymnasium - Salem, MA 7:00pm


Probable Starters:
MIT (4-1, 0-0) Ht. PPG RPG Salem St. (3-1, 0-0) Ht. PPG RPG
Acker 6'8" 13.8 7.4 Parenteau 6'9" 1.0 1.5
Butala 6'8" 9.8 5.0 Faison 6'5" 11.0 9.2
Levene 6'8" 10.4 6.0 Grassa 6'0" 11.5 50%3FG
Pedley 6'6" 17.8 35%3FG Ortiz 5'11" 22.0 45%3FG
Frankel 5'11" 11.0 4.2 apg Hodges 5'11" 6.2 33%3FG

A Look at the Vikings:
X's & O's

Salem State is a dynamic team offensively; they will put up big numbers via transition or through their shot-making ability in the half-court. When Hodges is on the floor, the offense flows through him, with a simple motion set allowing him to create a shot for himself or others. MIT will need to limit dribble penetration and force the Vikings to settle for long-range twos.

On the defensive end they will use an aggressive 1/2-court man, with Ortiz providing on-ball pressure. They force over 17 TO's a game, so MIT will need to be patient and meticulous on offense, as their 19 TO's led to their demise last game.

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