Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Game Preview: MIT vs. Coast Guard

MIT vs. Coast Guard
Wednesday, Rockwell Cage - Cambridge, MA, 6pm

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Probable Starters:
MIT (9-3, 1-1) Ht. PPG RPG Coast Guard (2-10, 0-2) Ht. PPG RPG
Matt Redfield 6'8" 12.7 9.5 David Anderson 6'6" 11.8 4.5
Andrew Acker 6'8" 10.8 9.8 Ryan McNeil 6'4" 8.6 2.9
Dennis Levene 6'8" 5.4 4.6 John Benedict 6'4" 7.8 3.2
Justin Pedley 6'6" 15.5 1.5 Ricky Rodriguez  6'2" 7.8 3.7 
Dakota Pierce 6'3" 4.3 1.6 Devonte Weems 5'11" 7.5 3.2 apg

A Look at Coast Guard:
The US Coast Guard Academy has a proud program. Just a few years back, Coast Guard finished in last place in the NEWMAC, but went on to an incredible Elite 8 run in the NCAA Tournament. They will be bringing that same determination to Rockwell Cage this evening.

Coast Guard's offense is ran by Devonte Weems, who will look to push the ball in transition off of rebounds and turnovers. The Bears will play 4 guards at time, and will take the first shot that presents itself (they shoot 20 3's per game).

In the half-court CGA will run a 4-around-1 motion (with Anderson as the focal point down low) or a 5-out offense. This is a completely new offense for the Bears, who primarily ran the Flex offense in the past (a continuos and structured offense with lots of screens).

Defensively the Bears will look to mix some defenses (half-court man, 2-3 zone, 1-3-1, 2-2-1 3/4 press) to deal with the Engineers' height.

Tune in at halftime for MITHoops.NET's analysis.