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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Excited for Tonight


I watched Robert Morris head coach Mike Rice (Patsos, Jr) and senior Tony Lee on the Stan Savran show on Fox Sports Pittsburgh last night. It got me excited for the Mount game tonight. So excited that if I could I'd drive out to Corrapolis tonight for the game. I think it will be a good one.

Of course, I thought the last one between the two would be a good one as well, and RMU dominated that. From my perspective the Colonials are the best team in the NEC. They are definitely the most complete (offensive and defensive) package.

Still, I like the Mount's chances for a few reasons tonight. One the Mount is playing well. As Rice said the best they've been playing all year. I concur. But also the fact that RMU has gotten a lot of praise and notoriety of late. Sometimes for someone who is not used to that its tough to handle. The Colonials try to match a school record 10 game win streak tonight, and they maybe looking forward to Saturday night's showdown with first place tie Wagner. Plus I just had a feeling when watching the teams the first time, that the Mount would fare well in a rematch. No guarantees, but I expect the Mounties to make it a good game.

Congrats to Shawn Atupem for nabbing NEC newcomer of the week awards. He had a great week of action and was very deserving of the honor. His play the last month has been surprising, but needed. His athleticism could be a difference tonight.

One other thing that Rice mentioned that was pretty interesting was that Lee was the first player in NEC history to get 1000 points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists. It seemed odd, but I'll take his word on it. Rice mentioned how Lee accomplished that in three years. So I did some checking on Jeremy Goode. The Mount point guard has 664 points, 304 assists and 196 rebounds with four games to play in his sophomore season. Think he makes it?

I am probably going to watch Pittburgh's second best team tonight. A friend of the blog, and a friend of mine, wants me to join him to watch an important game for the Panthers. I think I will. But I'll keep checking on the Mount.

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