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Time to Spice Things Up a Bit- Your Guide to the 2010 Old Spice Classic
Posted By Adrian Fedkiw On Nov 25 2010 @ 10:42 am In NCAABK | No Comments
These early season basketball tournaments are the best way to gauge your team very early on in the year. You play three games in four days against three different teams in three separate conferences. Not only do you get an inkling of the strengths and weaknesses of your squad, you also get a sense of how good the conference you play in is. It’s also a perfect way to put some nice looking wins on the resume before March rolls around.
This is the fifth installment of the Old Spice Classic. There’s no stand-out team in this year’s field, but five out of the eight teams reached the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Temple is currently the only team ranked in the top 25. They’re currently ranked 20th. The games will be played once again in the HP Field House in Orlando, Florida.
|Thu, Nov 25||Noon||Game 1: Boston College vs. Texas A & M||ESPN2|
|2 p.m.||Game 2: Wisconsin vs. Manhattan||ESPN2|
|7 p.m.||Game 3: Georgia vs. Notre Dame||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Game 4: Temple vs. California||ESPN2|
|Fri, Nov 26||Noon||Game 5||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Game 6||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||Game 7||ESPN2|
|7:30 p.m.||Game 8||ESPNU|
|Sun, Nov 27||11 a.m.||Game 9||ESPNU|
|1 p.m.||Game 10||ESPNU|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 11|
|7 p.m.||Game 12 (Championship Game)||ESPN2|
Boston College- Last Year- 15-16 (6-10)
PLAYER TO WATCH- Reggie Jackson
Texas A&M- Last Year- 24-10 (11-5)
PLAYER TO WATCH- David Loubeau
The Aggies don’t have a stand out player as all five A&M starters are good, but not great. Loubeau is the lone starter who is a back-to-the-basket player.
PLAYER TO WATCH- Jordan Taylor
Jon Leuer is the best player, but Taylor may be the most important player. With the departures of backcourt starters Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon, suddenly, Taylor becomes the guys in the backcourt. Taylor can drive, but he needs to improve his perimeter shooting.
PLAYER TO WATCH- George Beamon
The Jaspers are a very young team. Andrew Gabriel is the team’s leading returning scorer, but George Beamon is currently leading the team in scoring through three games averaging 16.7 ppg.
PLAYER TO WATCH- Trey Thompkins
Thompkins has missed the first three games of the season due to an ankle injury. Head Coach Mark Fox is unsure if Thompkins will be ready to go tomorrow.
PLAYER TO WATCH- Ben Hansbrough
There’s a lot of good point guards in this tournament. Hansbrough is more of a scorer than a point, although he had an excellent 2.4-1 assists to turnover ratio last season. He’ll slide to the shooting guard spot when Eric Atkins comes into the game.
PLAYER TO WATCH- Juan Fernandez
He may be the most exciting player in this tournament.
PLAYER TO WATCH- Jorge Gutierrez
He may not be Jerome Randle or Patrick Christopher, but the guy can guard with the best of them.
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