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caduceus
03-12-2019, 01:27 AM
The Zags have had SMC's number for 3 out of 4 halves this year. Last two meetings:

94-46 W (home) and the worst loss of Bennett's career
69-55 W (away)

Stakes are higher tomorrow night, with probably SMC's very last chance to make the dance. Should make for an interesting matchup. It's notable that both teams have identical two-point to three-point rates, and perhaps resultantly, both teams are top twenty in offensive efficiency. Randy has probably learned from Few that generally twos win games unless you're outmatched or a gambler. Bennett might be both tomorrow, as the four factors to winning basketball (effective FG%, OReb%, FTA/FGA, and TO%) are all tilted toward the mighty fightin' Bulldogs.

Does anyone else miss that ridiculous inflatable GAEL mascot (https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3261/3996703955_d07afdddc0.jpg) that looked like a duct taped knight? Those were simpler times. I wonder how many times that mascot fell down and couldn't get up. Hopefully that's symbolic of tomorrow's result. I digress, but the new mascot looks more like the old Geico caveman. Identity crisis much, SMC?



Basic Stats/Four Factors:


https://i.imgur.com/hXdOvf9.png



Efficiency Stats:


https://i.imgur.com/fyIXVVJ.png


Source: TeamRankings.com (https://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-basketball/matchup/gaels-bulldogs-2019-03-12)