Would Add Miami To List
by dillon77 (2019-01-12 09:07:17)
Edited on 2019-01-12 09:08:09

In reply to: Remaining potential bumps in the road  posted by cbiebel

The Irish play Miami in Coral Gables on Feb. 7th and that could be a challenge.
They're 14-4 so far. They had a hiccup in a loss to Clemson, but they played without Beatrice Mompremier, their leading scorer and rebounder, who missed the game due to a family matter.

Outside of that, they've beaten Marquette and Nebraska out of conference, while defeating Va. Tech and Wake Forest in the ACC.

They could be tricky because:
- Mompremeier and fellow big Emese Hof are competent bigs who can challenge our frontcourt;
- Laura Cornelius is a competent point guard who won't get flustered and can hit open jumpers, while soph Mykea Gray is one of those waterbug guards (5'4") who can drive you nuts.
- And Katie Meier is a solid coach.

Outside of that, Totally with cbiebel:

- Va. Tech, after going undefeated in OOC play, has lost its first three ACC games, having just blown a big lead at UVA. They've got no weekend game so have nearly a week to get ready for us. Lot of pressure to perform well in our game because they then go to NC State and could be in position to be 0-5 in ACC.

- Syracuse will be tough. However, MM and staff usually come up with solid game plans against Coach Q's constant pressure, waves of subs and bomb-away attitude.