I’ll start this pregame thread since I’m so excited the Niners are coming to play in my back yard this weekend in Charleston.
The fam has become quite the Cougars fans since their games are easy for us to make it to regularly. That said, I’m really familiar with the team and I do not expect it to be very good for the Niners.
2 players on the preseason all-conference team, both of those on the watchlist for mid-major player of the year award. One of them, Grant Riller, on the watchlist for National POTY in all of NCAA.
Both teams love defense, so the nod has to go to CofC due to offensive ability, size, depth and experience. 3 freshmen get extensive minutes, but they are all pretty good. CofC has also won 20 straight at home.
Way the Niners win - CofC plays more traditional D and not hyper-focusing on Davis. A shootout between Davis and Riller would be EPIC! They play very similarly, will be matched up when on the floor together, and both score all over the court (when getting space, which Davis won’t get until his supporting staff become more of a threat too.)
Looking forward to pulling against the home team this weekend. Go Niners!