Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scanning the SoCon - UNCG Preview

You can find the whole thing (written by me) here.
1. Can this team handle success?
The Spartans hadn't won many games the previous 3 seasons and weren't really expected to win many last year. All of a sudden they catch fire and now there are expectations. They are picked to win the north and contend for a postseason appearance. How will this group handle last year's success and these new expectations.
2. Can this team beat mid-majors on the road?
For the non-conference portion of the schedule to be considered a success, UNCG will have to win games at UNCW, High Point, James Madison and East Carolina. The schedule is set up to work out great for the team, but they will have to go into hostile gyms and get W's
3. Will not having a tested big man be a problem?
With front court players like Aloysius Henry and Aaron Brackett gone, UNCG will have to depend on a combination of untested rookies, transfers and reserves to fill in the gaps. Players like (the above mentioned) Cole and Taylor Hoffer are going to have to play much greater roles for the Spartans to be successful. Any kind of foul trouble could spell disaster.


JohnMoc said...

Josh praised your write up over on my blog. Just thought you should know....

Anonymous said...

Get your tickets now for High Point- Game should be sell out if students are on campus- It is going to be a battle-Believe me