Both games are on ESPN3 according to the ICgaels website. Scary thought, but these two games may be our best/only chance at wins for the non-conference. UConn and Colorado await us and we are 0 for this century, against Princeton.
Could be another early trip to the Ledge this season.
We should have a rule that the ledge isn’t allowed to open until March 15th after the MAAC tournament. If that was the rule nobody would ever be on it!
Some Thoughts - Stetson starts two bigs and 3 guards with another guard who comes off the bench. Not a great shooting team, but can hit shots when open. Big man down low is one of their better players. Not very athletic and very sloppy with the ball. Don't have a true point guard from the highlights I've watched online for their games. They play primarily man defense and mix up with a zone defense.
Agee matching up with their big man will be an advantage for us as he's not very mobile. Agee should be able to extend the big man. I hope to god he lets the 3 go in this upcoming game.
Washington and Gist should be able to get tons of open shots. I see IW having a better effect in this game as he will be able to get out in the open floor and run which will lead to him finishing more around the hoop. Gist should be able to get to the hoop this game easier as their guards had a lot of trouble defending in the first couple of games.
Crawford - Probably will be matched up against their other big. Matchup wise, the other big is heavy on his feet and is laterally challenged.
Thiam/Van Eyck - Should stretch the floor and help down low with their big. If I was a betting man, I think they both should have breakout games shooting and points wise. I watched Stetson and defensively very late on rotations and not good with help defense. In the Ohio State game, they allowed a ton of layups on backdoors and missed assignments.
Conclusion - We should win and I'm putting our point tally in the 80's. We should be able to hold them to under 60, but if we allow 3's wide open, they have demonstrated an ability to knock them down which should keep them in the game.
Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but is this game on ESPN+? The Iona athletics site says it is, but on the ESPN game listings it doesn’t show any TV affiliate and it’s nowhere to be found on the upcoming games on the ESPN app.
Don’t want to speculate on Coach’s situation, and want to maintain his and his family’s privacy, but to state the obvious the amount of time missed indicates a serious illness. All the best to you Coach Cluess, hope you regain your health soon. The team will be ok. Just heal up.