Saturday, November 23, 2013

Game Preview - Houston Baptist

Brief summary on our opponent

After last night's big come-from-behind win over South Alabama on the road, Southern Miss will take on Houston Baptist (1-3) for the finale of the NABC Hall of Fame Classic in Mobile, Alabama. The Huskies' lone win of the season came over non-D1 Crowley's Ridge College (75-61). Yesterday, they lost by 16 points to Wright State. HBU were part of the Great West Conference from 2009-2012 (the only D1 league where the conference champion does not receive an NCAA bid) but are now playing their first year in the Southland Conference. They were picked #12 (out of 12 teams) in the Southland coaches preseason poll.

My opinion on this game

This should be a pretty easy win for the Golden Eagles. USM should be able to cause lots of turnovers (if we go full-court press often) and will likely get a good amount of points in transition. Overall, Eagle fans should expect a blow-out win.

Prediction: Southern Miss 83, Houston Baptist 56

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