2021-22 MBB - Monmouth @ Charlotte, 11/9 7:00 PM CUSA.tv

It’s almost that time. I’m excited for the start of the MBB season next week. Maybe we will get our first look at Musa Jallow if he is healthy enough to play. Monmouth should be a good test to start the season. We will look to even the series with Hawks as Monmouth won the only other previous meeting between the two teams in the 2007 Paradise Jam 58-56 in OT (Link). Many of us old heads remember this game very well. We can’t afford to have an opening night loss which would kill the buzz around the season and excitement created with the pending move to the AAC.

The Hawks have somewhat of a Tar Heel feel to them with the head Coach King Rice and one of the assistant coaches JR Reid being former Tar Heel players. The projected starting center also transferred from Chapel Hill.

The MAAC coaches picked Monmouth to finish 4th in the preseason poll with George Papas earning a pre-season first-team all conference selection.

Monmouth probable starting lineup

PG Shavar Reynolds 6’2” 7.7 pts 2.6 reb (Seton Hall)

G Marcus McClary 6’3” 7.0 pts 5.7 reb

SF George Papas 6’5” 12.4 pts 3.3 reb

PF Nikkei Rutty 6’8” 4.3 pts 5.1 reb

C Walker Miller 6’11” 0.6 pts 0.4 reb (UNC)

Charlotte Media Center (not updated yet)

Monmouth news:

PAPAS, REYNOLDS EARN PRESEASON ALL-MAAC

Could Nikkei Rutty hold key for Monmouth basketball this season?

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They have good size if nothing else

The 2007 loss was…

throw up true detective GIF

A 2021 loss would be…

Fire Garbage GIF

Both are/would be unacceptable losses. No way Sanchez let’s his house go on the market after game #1.

It sounds like they play a super fast pace and guards are good at getting steals.

Monmouth?

Mon Mothma?

The Hawks were supposed to play another UNC school this season as well:

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What are the tv/online viewing options?

CUSA.TV or Covid swap meet (in person).

Cannot wait to be done with CUSA.TV

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clt is concerned about cohesiveness. white sox and phillies fans?

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Did his research:

These guys did NOT!:

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Does any of the student attendance success at football show up tonight at basketball?

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It wouldn’t surprise me if it translated to basketball attendance as well. These kids that suffered a year of no sports are hungry. Hoping for a rocking Halton tonight!

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https://charlotte49ers.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AATHLETICS%3AMBB2122%3AMBB01%3A&linkID=uncc-athletics&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=MBBSINGLE&cgc=&dataAccId=724&locale=en_US&siteId=ev_uncc-athletics

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I was looking at the roster this teams seems undersized. Who is going to block shots and rebound? You combine that with less that stellar scoring and I don’t have high expectations for this season. I hope I am wrong and we win 20+ games.

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No size?

Khalifa, Perry, Garcia, and Braswell are all 6’8 +
What this doesn’t include is our guards of Butler, Musa (Needs to get healthy), Threadgill, Trapp, etc… are all long and tall.

Jhamir would be considered smaller, but he rebounds the ball at a high level. The days of smaller guards such as Briscoe, Green, Harris are gone.

Now whether this translate to wins, I have no clue, but I saw a talented team a few weeks ago. If Sanchez can’t get it done with this roster, it ain’t ever happening.

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