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Posted on: March 7, 2009 9:57 am
 

Atlantic Sun Tournement Final Preview


Both Jacksonville and East Tennesse State scored a total 88 points in there respected conference tournements. The Dolphins won the regular season title, but the Buccs had the best overall record in the coference.

                                                                                                       When The Jacksonville Dolphins Have The Ball

Ben Smith is the primary scorer for the Phins. But they are a sread out team. While Smith avarages 16.8 points per game, they have a few other players to go to if hes not open.  They have Colbert who avarages 12.1, and Allen and Hardy who both avarage 10.2 points a game. Ben Smith is actually also the only player who avarages more than 1.8 assists per game(4).

For the Buccs defense, its block Smith. They do also have other targets, but Smith is the only player that can set up a shot no matter whos taking it.They also have a pretty good rebounder in Mike Smith. So if they can get the Phins to miss a sht, Smith will be in the inside getting ready to make a rebound and get the ball for the Buccs.

                                                                                                      When The East Tennesse State Buccaners Have The Ball

The Buccs are in good position offensivlly. They have Kevin Tiggs who avarages 22.5 points a game and Courtney Pigam who gets 17 a game. Those are both more than Ben Smith. They also have Mike Smith who avarages 15.3 a game.

The Phins will have to play great D. And Marcus Allen has to have a good day inside to get the Phins the ball back.

In the end I pick the Buccs

Posted on: March 3, 2009 5:44 pm
 

Atlantic Sun Cofrence Toury predictions


The A-Sun tournament looks as it should be competitive from top to bottom. Jacksonville claimed its first regular-season conference title, by one game over East Tennessee State and Belmont, which gives them a nice advantage as the only team with a bye into the semifinals. Lipscomb, the tournament host, is riding an eight-game win streak, beating all three top seeds along the way.
 

Round 1 in my picks(winners in bold)

Campbell vs. Lipscomb

 Belmont vs. Mercer

E. Tenn St. vs. Stetson

Second Round

Jacksonville vs. Lipscomb

Belmont vs. E. Tenn St.

Final

Belmont vs. Lipscomb

Congrats to Belmont for making the NCAA touny for the second straight year

Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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