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Re: 2011/12: Game 5 Stony Brook @ Northwestern
« on: November 24, 2011, 10:51:51 am »
Heading to Northwestern on Black Friday. Hopefully we can compete. Second Big Ten team of the season. Game will be on Big Ten Digital Network

Very interesting match-up tomorrow.  Should be a better showing than Indiana, as the team appears to have a better understanding of what Pikiell expects.  Rebounding/turnovers are the key, as Northwestern is not particularly fast/athletic, but they are big.  If SB can compete on the boards, and not give away possessions with unforced turnovers, they can compete.  Northwestern runs the Princeton system, and want to get the ball to Shurna (best player, power forward), but their guard Crawford is also very good.  Not sure if you have anyone to guard Shurna (I'd say Brenton, but they will then just post him up), but you may also be able to beat them up the floor in transition.....overall, I see it 78-62 Northwestern.  (Indiana game was close for most of 1st half; would be good to extend competitive feel into 2nd half.  This team is not nearly as athletic as Indiana, but much more experienced)