Miami at BG 5:00 Saturday

Game is on ESPN3. " Giving up too many points!!" would be the refrain for both teams. We know about our struggles. BG started the MAC season with wins over Eastern Michigan and Ohio. Since then they have lost to Akron, Western Michigan, and Buffalo. They have given up 74, 108, and 100 in those 3 losses.

Miami is 7-11 ( 1-4), while BG is 8-10 (2-3). We have reached the point where we need to start winning the games against lower level and mid level teams if we are going to reach the goal of making it to Cleveland.

BG is second in the MAC in fewest turnovers. They have 4 guys averaging double digits. 3 guards lead them in scoring. Leon Ayers III is averaging 17.7ppg and has 20 threes, Samari Curtis is averaging 11.8 and has 26 threes, and Kaden Matheny is averaging 11.3 and has 42 threes. 6-8 Rashon Agee averages 11.2 and leads BG with 6.6 rpg.

Miami leads the MAC in ft% and in 3 pointers made. We are 11th of 12 in opponent FG%.Mekhi Lairy leads Miami in scoring ( 17.3ppg) and assists ( 4.2apg).

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BG is 333rd in scoring defense, Miami 303.

Two fouls on Mirambeaux for being big


So tired of these slow starts.

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Same. Too many games where Mirambeaux gets early fouls and the offense stalls. I’m high on Morris long-term, but he’s not as good as upperclassmen and can get worked with decent firework.

Trying to be patient because everyone of course says this is not our year, but it does get frustrating at times to watch this team play.

As bad as we look and as good as BG looks, surprising we’re only down 12.

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How is that not over the back? Tatum got nailed

Lairy gets badly hacked with no foul called, but the loose ball goes to Mirambeaux, who hits a 3 at the HT buzzer.

Ball don’t lie

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This team seems to have regressed a bit the last few games

We’re getting ~30% fewer drawn fouls and ~30% more fouls called in conference play. Mirambeaux has hardly drawn anything and he’s consistently hammered. At the same time they’re calling him for things fast. Lairy isn’t drawing fouls either.

BG is shooting 64%. in the first couple of minutes Agee went 4 for 4 and Mabry 0-2, mostly matched up against each other. Unlike our “shooters”, Matheny has been drilling them all year when left open. Mirambeaus and Safford can score easily against these guys, but they are both in foul trouble.

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You mean their third year sophomore who shot 21% from 3 last year is playing better this year with more experience? Consider me shocked

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I dont understand what our defensive plan is tonight. These last 5 halves have been brutal.

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O’Neil thinks he never fouls anyone.

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3 for 16 from 3 and 5 for 9 at the line. Ugly!

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Yofan has provided a spark


Ugh. Turnover - dumb foul- turnover

Well. We lost the first half by 10 but tied them in the second half. So there’s that.

Safford with 20
Mirambeaux with 18
Lairy with 15.

That should be enough to win some games. This defensive effort has to improve.