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Charlotte vs. GSU 

We have two common opponents. Charlotte beat Davidson by 4 and Portland by 13.

Seems to be a pretty even matchup.

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Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:42 pm

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But Davidson took us to the woodshed on the road.

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Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:51 pm

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Their advantage over us will be in their experience in the post-season, and probably also we’ll give away some size, like we always do(although I don’t know the latter to be the case for sure.)

I like our chances…if we can shoot well, we should hang right in…
We’ll either win, or get blown out…it would be so sweet to make it out of the opening round, and get a little pub for a change.
Go Eagles!
Do us proud

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Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:51 pm


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Yeah I agree…we’l either win or get blown out of the water.

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:38 am


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You give away some size and lots of strength. The Niners have 9 guys who bench over 300 lbs. When their heads are in the game, they can really rebound the ball. I don’t think you have anyone who matches up well with D’Angelo Alexander. Curtis Withers played for the national team last summer and was on lots of preseason all-america lists. He can be awesome. He can also disappear. I’ll be pulling for the Eagles, but I think this is a tough game to win on the road. Their message board is Good luck!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:40 am


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Are we going to have any fan support at the game? I know I won’t be able to make it. If we can get some hooligans there though, I know that will have a huge impact on this game. With enough people I thik we have a great chance on winning this game.

Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:48 am

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i wish i could… i just don’t think i can make it to this one… but i will try

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:21 pm


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I can’t make it to the game either. I have been to two games there though. Their students get the entire lower section behind the benches and the other side is season ticket holders. They stick the visitor’s fans far away from the court. Hopefully they will have a weak turnout for the game so it won’t be too loud.

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:22 pm


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Yea…we will either win or lose…unless, the lights go out…either way, our guys had a good season…better than I thought they would have after watching a few games early on…we just can’t seem to make it to the Big Dance, of course , a bunch of folks that are better than us didn’t make it either…I guess the computer indexes mean nothing(ok with me) since Mo. State didn’t make it with a 21 ranking…

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:09 pm


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well me and gsuownzu will be in attendance at the game…so there will be at least two hooligans at the game

I support one school and one school only and thats Georgia Southern…GATA EAGLES!!!
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:17 pm

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From what I have seen of Charlotte, they are real tough inside (that game with them and Geo Washington last weekend was an excellent game) and are pretty quick at guard. They’ve played a good schedule, even if the A-10 isn’t quite a powerhouse league. If our guards do well and Louis and Sean O can hold their own against those big guys (Withers scares me, he is as good as anyone when he decides to play ball) we have a chance. GSUrebel, please give us a full report when you guys return from Charlotte…wish I could make the trip. Go Eagles. A nice showing in the NIT sure would not hurt us with recruiting in our conference.

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:41 pm

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They’ve certainly played a far tougher schedule than we did. Lots of bigtime schools on their schedule.
Let’s hope they’re tired.

Still, if we shoot well, we should be able to stay in it until the end. Who knows what’ll happen at that point.

Go Eagles…

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:23 pm

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I think we get blown out. I hope I eat my words. But we have never beaten anyone good out of conference since Price has been here. We need Nesbitt to go off to have a chance.

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Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:05 am


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I agree, its either a win or we get blown out. There a couple of twists to the match up. We tried to sign the Goldwire kid from Florida, but he chose them over us and they have a transfer from Ok. that should have been on the team with Jimmy T. Looks like they have an inside game and have played alot of good teams, that doesn’t sound good for us. Maybe Elton will go off and our fast pace style will wear down there big guys. If we can just keep it close untill the middle of the second half, we have a good shot.

By the way, their coach’s mother just passed away, and he is rejoining the team for this game.

[QUOTE]Price rejoins GSU for NIT game after death of mother

Patricia Price, mother of head coach Jeff Price, died Sunday.

Georgia Southern coach Jeff Price goes over an offensive set with center Courtney Joseph during practice. Photo by Richard Burkhart

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Georgia Southern’s men’s basketball team today will make its first national postseason tournament appearance in 14 years with a heavy heart.

Patricia Price, mother of GSU head coach Jeff Price, died Sunday in Seminole, Fla.

“My mother would want me to coach the game, so that’s what I’m going to do,” Price said Monday. He will rejoin the team today in Charlotte, N.C., after attending his mother’s funeral.

GSU (20-9) plays Charlotte (18-12) at 7:30 p.m. at Halton Arena in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Eagles have not played in a national postseason tournament since 1992, when they lost to Oklahoma State 100-73 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

GSU last played in the NIT in 1989, when the Eagles lost to Alabama-Birmingham 83-74 in the opening round. In 1988, GSU lost to Georgia 53-48 in the opening round.

GSU associate head coach Carl Nash has been overseeing the Eagles’ practices during Price’s absence.

“I’ve met with the team every day and kept them abreast of the situation,” Nash said. “We went right to work and he (Price) would want that. I think the team has really responded well not having their leader with them.”

GSU earned an automatic berth into the 40-team NIT by winning the Southern Conference regular-season title. The Eagles lost to Appalachian State 74-61 in the SoCon tournament quarterfinals in Charleston, S.C.

“We’ve been working hard for the week, including (Monday),” Nash said. “The attitude has been good and the effort has been good. We put that last game out of our mind. We’re concentrating on Charlotte.”

Charlotte earned an at-large berth into the NIT after losing in in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament to eventual champion Xavier 59-55. The 49ers, previously a member of Conference USA, finished second in their inaugural season in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Tonight’s winner will play Cincinnati (19-12) in an NIT second-round game Friday in Cincinnati.

Charlotte leads the series, 5-3. GSU beat the 49ers, 86-68, in Charlotte, N.C., when the teams last played on Feb. 6, 1990 during the regular season.

This is Charlotte’s fifth NIT appearance. The 49ers’ last NIT trip was in 2000. Charlotte advanced to the NIT finals in 1976, and also participated in 1989 and 1994. The 49ers are 3-4 in NIT play, with all three wins coming in 1976.

“Charlotte is a lot like us in that they’re very athletic,” Nash said. “They score a lot in transition. They shoot a lot of 3-pointers, so we’re going to have to guard the line. They rebound the ball well, so we’re going to have to limit them to one shot.”

Charlotte is led by junior guard De’Angelo Alexander, who averages 17.1 points per game. Senior forward Curtis Winters averages 15.9 points and 11 rebounds per game. He led the Atlantic 10 Conference with 16 double-doubles this season.

“We know Georgia Southern is a good basketball team,” Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz said in a 49ers press release. “They won the Southern Conference and we know (leading scorer Elton) Nesbitt is one of the best shooters and scorers in the area.”

Nesbitt, a senior guard, averages 22.1 points per game. He is GSU’s first SoCon Player of the Year.

“We all want to win the game for Coach Price and win it for the school,” Nesbitt said. “It would be very big for him and very big for our program. After we lost to Appalachian State, it took us a day or two to get over it, but we went back to work practicing and just getting after it.”
[/QUOTE] has us as 8.5 point favorites.

Great they have us as winning by 8, means we ll drop the game by 23. I hate it when they have us as the better team. After being a 21 point favorite the last game here, i think they multiply the spread by every player we have bigger then them.

“we either win or lose”

well…no shit! :smiley:

[QUOTE=Savio;161571]“we either win or lose”

well…no shit! :D[/QUOTE]

Kinda sounds like us.