Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Know Your Enemy: Bucknell

Overview: Bucknell is an excellent three point shooting team, hitting a Patriot league best .402 from deep. They make 6.9 a game. They are a well rounded team who have a solid point guard, a deadly shooter, and a low post threat. They also play hard on both ends of the court, holding teams to a league low 63.4.

Players to Stop: Mike Muscala, Forward/Center, is only a sophmore but is their leading scorer at 14.9 and is their leading rebounder at 7.4 a game and 2 blocks a game.

Darryl Shazier is their floor leader and leads the Patriot League in assists per game at 5.6

Bryson Johnson is their sharp shooter and is deadly from deep with a stellar .459 from deep and made 96 three pointers this season.

Keys to victory: They’ve lost to Villanova, Marquette, Princeton, and Boston College, but that was early in the year. UConn needs to limit Bucknell's three pointers, not turn the ball over, and win the battle of the boards. If they can do that then they should have their way in this game. A lot of experts are predicting UConn to be tired, but for a team playing the way they are, it is best for them to get back on the court to get the rhythm going again.

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