November 10, 2017 7:29:23 AM
Welcome to the regular season, everyone. You can expect these posts for every men's basketball game this year. The grind is real.
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LAST YEAR: Alabama State went 6-12 in the SWAC and 8-23 overall last year, with one of those non-conference wins coming over a D1 team, Cal State Fullerton. Last year's Hornets did not played a SEC team but they did meet up with TCU for a 98-62 loss.
ALABAMA STATE PROJECTED STARTERS
G Reginald Gee, Soph., 6'3", 175
G Terrance LeFlore, Sr., 6'1", 170
G Austin Rogers, R-Fr., 6'4", 180
F Ed Jones, Jr., 6'8", 205
F Fredens Deneus, Jr., 6'8", 235
MSU PROJECTED STARTERS (Note: Ben Howland have MSU SID Gregg Ellis a hard time about this projected starting lineup, but didn't go so far as to say it's false.)
G Nick Weatherspoon, Fr., 6'2", 195
G Lamar Peters, Soph., 6'0", 185
G Quinndary Weatherspoon, 6'4", 205
G Xavian Stapleton, Jr., 6'6", 210
F Aric Holman, Jr., 6'10", 225
NOTES/NUMBERS: The trends suggest a MSU win: the Bulldogs are 25-7 in their last 32 season openers, 82-23 all-time and 26-4 against the current members of the SWAC...Among those projected starters for Alabama State, Gee led them all in scoring with 8.3...Alabama State has a guard Rodney Simeon that was a Second-Team Preseason selection but isn't listed in the projected starting lineup, which I find interesting...An interesting scheduling development is on the horizon for MSU: the Dawgs get eight days off before playing three times in five days.
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