SIU vs. Charlotte Game Notes, etc.

SIUSalukis.com: Southern Illinois (3-2) at Charlotte (5-2)

Randal Falker, the preseason Valley POY, is averaging 16 ppg and 6.8 rpg, both tops for the Salukis. His game is definitely inside, as he has taken no 3-point shots this season.

From the Southern Illinoisan: Other teams have spotlight on Falker

SIUSalukis.com: Randal Falker profile

GO NINERS!!!

SIUSalukis.com: [B][URL=http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/silu/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/weekly-release.pdf]Southern Illinois (3-2) at Charlotte (5-2)[/URL][/B]

Randal Falker, the preseason Valley POY, is averaging 16 ppg and 6.8 rpg, both tops for the Salukis. His game is definitely inside, as he has taken no 3-point shots this season.

From the [I]Southern Illinoisan[/I]: [B][URL=http://www.thesouthern.com/articles/2007/12/07/sports/22481764.txt]Other teams have spotlight on Falker[/URL][/B]

SIUSalukis.com: [B][URL=http://siusalukis.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/falker_randal00.html]Randal Falker profile[/URL][/B]

GO NINERS!!!

I really hope CLT can take Falker out of the game! I am thinking they should foul him like crazy… I do like Shaw, Clemmons, and Mullins. I think SIU is slightly better than Davidson. Halton should be rocking tomorrow night…

[QUOTE=run49er;274683]SIUSalukis.com: Southern Illinois (3-2) at Charlotte (5-2)

Randal Falker, the preseason Valley POY, is averaging 16 ppg and 6.8 rpg, both tops for the Salukis. His game is definitely inside, as he has taken no 3-point shots this season.

From the Southern Illinoisan: Other teams have spotlight on Falker

SIUSalukis.com: Randal Falker profile

GO NINERS!!![/QUOTE]

Thanks for the links Run! Man that PDF from SIUSalukis.com (first link) is awesome! Very in-depth, it’s like our media guide only updated for every game!!! We need something like that.

Anybody else having problems printing our Game Notes when you click on “File”? I keep getting an error message and that “Internet Explorer” will have to close. If you click the printer logo, though, it works. :wacko:

Quick look at the numbers surprised me. Teams are shooting a slightly higher percentage (41.9% vs. 42.5%) and outrebounding the Salukis (29 to 33.2). Their 3PT% is also an abysmal 29.4%. The key which has already been mentioned is they force a TON of turnovers which has been one of our weaknesses.

[QUOTE=NLP;274721]Their 3PT% is also an abysmal 29.4%.[/QUOTE]
The key reason they lost to Indiana. Plenty of open looks, but couldn’t hit the side of a barn!

Falker + their outside shooting woes = zone.

[QUOTE=NinerAdvocate;274738]Falker + their outside shooting woes = zone.[/QUOTE]

Worries me a little, considering our zone has been a little faulty this year. But our D looks better every game so I think we could handle the zone.

Yes, this will probably be the game that Shaw breaks out of his shooting woes and has a career night! :rolleyes:

If we do play any kind of zone, we might see some different lineups.

NLP, I don’t think TOs have been one of our “weaknesses”. I think we’ve handled the ball pretty well overall actually.

NLP, I don't think TOs have been one of our "weaknesses". I think we've handled the ball pretty well overall actually.
They are up over last year on a per game basis. How about it's something to keep an eye on against a team that averages one turnover forced in every three offensive possessions? SIU is scary good at forcing them.

They may be up, but I think that probably stems from us “running” a lot more, but you’re right SIU definitely forces a lot of TOs.

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They have the highest TO% on defense in the nation:
[URL]http://kenpom.com/sr.php?team=Southern%20Illinois[/URL]

2nd place really isn’t that close:
[URL]http://kenpom.com/factors.php?t=d&s=5[/URL]

We’ll be better than fine if we take care of our free throw department. Go Niners ! ! !

[QUOTE=Niner89;274915]We’ll be better than fine if we take care of our free throw department. Go Niners ! ! ![/QUOTE]

Unfrtunately you are right. That stat scares me.

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Moxley getting the boys ready

they do play man to man though…i think we’ll have more trouble with zone this year. our athleticism does pretty well against man to man.

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Moxley getting the boys ready[/QUOTE]

Moxley said the freshman is a great addition to the team because he focuses as much as any veteran to scouting reports and is mature in the mental aspects of the game.
Nice! :thumbsup: He is going to be a leader by his junior and senior years.