11/15: Daily Dribble
UNC got their season started with a win over Sacred Heart.. This game was interesting to see how Roy would utilize his deep roster. Hansbrough was the man as usual with 29, but the three big freshmen scored 10 points apiece.. It looks like Quentin Thomas and Deon Thompson will be relegated to the bench for now though. Nice win for Western Kentucky over Georgia last night.. Projected Sun Belt Player of the Year Courtney Lee had 24 points in the win after putting up 20 in an easy win over Kennesay State.. Expect Lee to make a run at 20 ppg this season. Looks like its going to be another long season for Saint Bonaventure.. The Bonnies lost to independent Chicago St at home to start the season and barely beat 1st time D1 squad Central Arkansas in overtime.. If you cant beat these guys at home, who can you beat?
I'm watching Gonzaga right now.. and you have to wonder when Mark Few will be forced to put Matt Bouldin into the starting lineup instead of Altidore Cespedes. Wake will probably struggle this year, but at least they're off to a decent 2-0 start after winning at Bucknell. Kyle Visser has been the Demons scoring leader, averaging 24.5 ppg in the two wins, shooting a blistering 19 from 23 from the floor. Congrats to Savannah State who won again last night.. their 3rd of the season. Considering this program had 2, yes 2, wins combined in the previous two seasons, a 3-0 start is shocking.
Spencer Hawes is already making his presence felt for Washington.. the Huskies dealt with a pesky Northern Iowa squad and needed all of Hawes 16 and 8 boards to pull off a closer than the score indicated 70-61 win. UNI, which is a forgotten team in the MVC after the graduation of Ben Jacobson, should surprise due to a solid frontcourt of Stout and Coleman. Indiana fell to Butler despite the fact the Bulldogs shot a horrendous 33% from the floor and 7-24 from three. This shouldn't be surprising though.. not that Butler is that good.. but if you took DJ White off Indiana, Kelvin Sampson would basically be working with a Mid-Con level roster..