Grumble... A rather nice next game write up was just lost when my cell plan flaked. I’m on the road this week and am in transit. Given I’m typing on a mobile, we’ll go with the abridged version.
Alcorn State is 1-3 and just got crushed by Memphis 102-56 (sans Wiseman). They were picked 9th out of 10th in the SWAC despite having two upperclassmen on the preseason all conference team.
The Braves are deep and play 9 in heavy rotation. They also guard the 3 point line fairly well (or every team they’ve played couldn’t shoot).
The negatives for Alcorn State are about everything else. They don’t shoot well, don’t rebound well, give up 2 point FGs at a rate that makes NC State’s 2 point defense look terrific, turn the ball over and don’t force turnovers.
In short, this is a bad team that isn’t going to help the RPI, though it might be fine in the NET with a big win. Expect State to roll in the second of three tune up games before the Thanksgiving showdown with Memphis.