Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

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Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby pafan » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:40 pm

Darian DeVries comes to UE for the first time as head coach. DeVries was previously an assistant for Greg McDermott at Creighton.

Drake shoots the ball very well this season, top 25 in the nation in effective FG%. And they play passable man-to-man D. Their best win was over New Mexico State in an MTE out in Vegas last week. I don't think there's much belief at this point Drake will finish 9th in the MVC as originally predicted.

This game is "Westside Night", which means there are ticket coupons available from many west side businesses.

Time: Ford Center, 6pm
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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby 6th man » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Early the game looks like a pick...150.5 o/u @ VI consensus.... not open yet
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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby 6th man » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:58 pm

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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby muni cup14 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:37 am

Interesting game.Drake was picked 9th and are 10-2
Aces picked 10th and are 6-7.
If Drake wins by 10 or more they could be for real.
If we win by 10 or more,then Drake isn't that good.
Should be a good crowd based on Westside Night
let's don't disappoint the fans.

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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby svmar10 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:49 am

Avoid the PIG starts tonight, for us and Drake. Step one, protect home court, step two, steal a road game. One of us will be off to a good start.

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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby Ad1770 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 am

My opinion (for what it is worth), is that the easiest places to “steal” a road win this year will be UNI, Valpo, and ISUr. After that, I believe it would be us, Bradley, SIU, and Mo. St. Lastly, would be Drake, ISUb, and Loyola.

The Valley being what it is this year, no one will be unbeatable at home this year, and I see every team having at least one home loss. But, I also see a lot of opportunities to “steal a game” on the road this year, and a chance to not be in the PIG.
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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby COUTEAU » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:20 am

Hate theDRAKE.

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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby acecard » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:51 am

Ad1770 wrote:My opinion (for what it is worth), is that the easiest places to “steal” a road win this year will be UNI, Valpo, and ISUr. After that, I believe it would be us, Bradley, SIU, and Mo. St. Lastly, would be Drake, ISUb, and Loyola.

The Valley being what it is this year, no one will be unbeatable at home this year, and I see every team having at least one home loss. But, I also see a lot of opportunities to “steal a game” on the road this year, and a chance to not be in the PIG.

There may be opportunities to steal a road game this year, but I would feel a lot better with a team that had actually stolen a road game this year. I do believe that they will win a road game, but only God knows which one it will be, better chance towards the end of the year.

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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby stl scooter » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:06 pm

COUTEAU wrote:Hate theDRAKE.

Same.
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Re: Game Thread: Drake at Evansville

Postby ncace » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:52 pm

Going to be a close one. Aces will need to shoot the ball well, limit 2nd chances on D, and rebound the heck out of the ball. If the crowd is close to filling the bottom at Ford, and if the fans will get rowdy, we might just enjoy a true home court advantage for this one. GO ACES!!


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