March 8, 2007

Pregame Thoughts

Filed under: Assistants,Basketball,Coaches,Dixon,Opponent(s) — Dennis @ 7:36 pm

–One of the main things working to our advantage is the fact that Marquette played last night. As we’ve already seen twice today from Villanova and WVU, the teams who played yesterday got out to a slow start. Sure Georgetown played very well, but some of that 25-2 lead they jumped out to was a product of ‘Nova’s fatigue. Since Marquette played in the late game last night, it’s an even better advantage.

–I’m not sure how to exploit Marquette main weakness, but they definitely have one. I’m pretty sure it involves an Indian rowing in the opposite direction of the way the man in a robe is pointing.

–I have a good feeling that Dixon and his staff worked hard thinking of ways to take advantage of the fact that Big East Defensive Player of the Year Jerel McNeal is sitting out. If they didn’t, well shame on them.

–Who does the Big East think they’re going to fool by saying the game will start at 9:00? The WVU-Louisville game would need to go at record speed to start on time. Chances are we’ll see a tipoff at around 9:25.

I totally agree with your last point. It’s going to be a late night.

Comment by Sean 03.08.07 @ 7:47 pm

if we lose, its gonna be an even later night…

time to break out the booze!!!!!!!

Comment by schoe 03.08.07 @ 7:49 pm

I have a few Magic Hat #9s nice and ready.

I caught about 2 minutes of the local ‘burg Fox sports radio this afternoon and Tim Benz referenced an interview with Bill Hilgrove from earlier in the day, and Hilgrove said when he asked Dixon about the zone, he said “We’re a man-to-man team.”

Comment by Carmen 03.08.07 @ 8:23 pm

Dennis, just curious if you got the Marquette logo thing from Deadspin (they linked to it this afternoon). If so… credit where credit is due. If not.. ignore me.

By the way, you have been doing an awesome job since you started over here. Keep it up.

Comment by Keith 03.08.07 @ 8:38 pm

Hmm, a friend mentioned it to me about an hour before I wrote that post but I see now that Deadspin brought it up before he did so he probably stole the idea from them without telling me.

I\’m a regular Deadspin reader, I just usually don\’t get around to reading the day\’s posts until this time of night.

Thanks for pointing that out, otherwise I would have looked like a stupid thief. My buddy is going to have to suffer a verbal beat down from me (if I\’m not too sad and tired to wake up and do it if Pitt loses).

Comment by Dennis 03.08.07 @ 8:43 pm

Im ready to begin drinking, I have a feeling its going to be a long and painful night. Although I really hope Im wrong in which case I will drink anyway.

Comment by Rex 03.08.07 @ 8:47 pm

Holy shiz, WVU is winning with 3 min. left!

Comment by Tim Z. 03.08.07 @ 8:50 pm

Here’s a logo for you

Comment by Chris 03.09.07 @ 10:18 am

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