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  1. dan10

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    After another long break we enter a game against, arguably, the best team we face all year long. USC is currently 8-0 and also have a long break heading into this game, which can't bode well for our dragons. USC has beaten most teams they have played pretty badly. They have a few wins over decent teams in Hofstra, Tulsa, Oral Roberts. Tulsa is the best of those teams and South Carolina beat them by 8 in the same tournament they beat Hofstra and is the only game not won by double digits. To compare kinda-like opponents they beat Hofstra by 10 who squeaked by La Salle after blowing a large lead and we just beat La Salle by double digits. South Carolina has not played a road game all year long and wont until after our game where they head to play their rival Clemson 3 days later. A look ahead is out only chance.

    Frank Martin and Bruiser Flint should be one heck of a coaching match up, not for the x's and o's but for the entertainment value. Lets hope both coaches lose their cool and everyone can enjoy the tirades. We would have a better chance if South Carolina did not have a week to prepare, but that chance was small to begin with.

    Drexel- 56
    USC- 84
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    Well USC might be the best team we play all year, but I doubt we get beat that bad. My daughter goes to school there so I have seen a couple of their games. They look more like a top end CAA team than a BCS top 25 team to me. They certainly have not really been challenged yet. They are very balanced and well coached. The 2 kids from Lithuania Kacinas and Chatkevicius are good looking players. If Notice, Thornwell (saw him play in HS) and Dozier are hitting their 3's they are tough. I'll be optimistic - the long break might not be good for the Cocks and I guess they come out a little rusty. USC 79 Drexel 68
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  3. dan10

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    South Carolina is an 18.5 point favorite tonight
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    upset central! I think drexel loses by 12
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    With 10 days off, has anybody heard any injury reports from the Dragons?
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    I don't believe Ahmad Fields was in shootaround this morning.
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  8. dan10

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    Good write up on dragons speak. For a bit was wondering if we were going to get a preview or if we all gave up already. It is worth the price of admission just for the potential of either Brusier or Martin exploding, other than that I think everyone sees blowout city, even if South Carolina is looking forward to Clemson.
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    Real life and so forth and so on. I did want to get something up during the break week, so am a bit disappointed. I'll be back for this one and some of the other esteemed gentlemen will be covering PSU this weekend.
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    Can't find an online stream that I am able to watch the game on.

    I am seeing, however, that Rodney Williams is already down with an ankle injury less than 5 minutes in...
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    Is Rodney hurt bad?
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    The post two above yours says he is.
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  14. dan10

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    21-18 lead with 7:30 to go in the half. Sloppy all around. Thankfully so far Tavon is playing well and hitting shots and USC is missing FT's. Lots of foul calls though.
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    And USC promptly goes on an 11-0 run in 2:30 mins causing a timeout. It coincided with USC going to a zone just before the under 8 timeout, not that that surprises anyone. We look lost against the zone
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    And Frank Martin goes back to man-to-man strangely and we go dwon low and get a foul and come back down in a zone ourselves and force a turnover.
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    3:35 left in the half 26-23 USC we are going to the line for 1 and 1's. Our zone actually looked useful the 2 trips USC has had agaisnt it. It has forced a turnover and led to a bad shot that we rebounded. They are shifting well, however USC's ball movement and skip passes will surely knock us out of it once shots start falling but so far it has not been deterimental for the first time we showed zone all year long.
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    And now we are just staring at the shot clock, good job SEC+
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    down by 4 at half isn't bad
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    32-28 at the half USC leads. USC ended the half on a 17-7 run
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    Apparently Rodney has a boot on... Hopefully it is precautionary
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    63 seconds is all it took to just about put this game away. 2 3's and an alley oop and 1 and we are now down 12 pending the FT.
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    1 for our last 15
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    5 mins in 43-28. 0-10 in the second half
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    Kaz with a 3 to end the drought 43-31
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    Tavon being stretched out on the sidelines.
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    13:05 remaining. 46-31 USC
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    Tavon back in now
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    12:22 left still only 3 points in the half and Brusier just got a bench warning.
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