Thursday, November 13, 2014

Daily Dribbles- 11/13/14

--VMI has a lot of concerns now that Jon Elmore is gone. Runnin' the Block is concerned about who will be the point guard. Is Brian Brown the answer?

--I'm going to just link you to his page again because there are multiple previews there for UNCG OOC opponents. Dash has previews of North Carolina, Greensboro College, Presbyterian and High Point.

--If you are looking for days that will help define the SoCon success out of conference this year, look at Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Yes, that's a way off, but if you exclude non-D1s and major conference teams, then you are left with very little in these first four days of the season. You have The Citadel and VMI playing each other and then Air Force and Army. You have ETSU playing Valparaiso and you have Furman playing College of Charleston. That's a total of five games in those four days and just one at home. On Tuesday, Wofford hosts Iona and UNCG hosts UNC-Wilmington. On Wednesday, Furman hosts Appalachian State, Mercer hosts Kennesaw State and Samford will battle with Austin Peay at home. That's five games in two days, all of them at home. Those days may determine if the SoCon will be better this year or not.


  1. So, Citadel and VMI are playing Friday as you mentioned....WCU is at Miss State (a presumable loss), along with Wofford and and Samford. Right there the SoCon is 0-3 opening weekend. Optimistically you'd like to think that ETSU can beat Valpo and Furman can defeat CofC. If such were the case, the SoCon would be 2-3, and perhaps 3-4 or maybe even 4-3 if the two military schools do well in the Saturday portion.

    Either way this a statement weekend for SoCon basketball.

  2. I disagree. Only one is at home this week and Furman is the underdog against CofC. The SoCon could easily go winless this weekend. They are likely underdogs (Army-VMI would be a toss up) in every game. Next week we find out when teams are favored and at home where the SoCon stands.The SoCon could easily be 0-11 on Monday night and not have lost a game they should have won yet. Any win will be an upset.....So, if things go optimistically well and the SoCon is something like 4-7 heading into Tuesday, then you are right- they will have made a positive statement.