Monday, November 16, 2009

Villanova-Penn Storylines

Coming off the first win of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson, Villanova will open up the City Series against Penn. Villanova hasn't lost to Penn since 2002 and don't look for this game to be any different.  As the years go on, the gap between the Ivy League and the power conferences continues to grow and The Quakers will need ingenuity and a hell of a lot of luck to beat The 'Cats especially since the game is at The Pavillion

Here's what I'll be looking for:

  • Scottie Reynolds had a pretty crappy game against FDU and It should be pretty interesting to see how he'll do against Penn.  I'm predicting more than the 8 points he scored last game. 
  • If Corey Stokes shoots anywhere near how he shot last game, we could see a breakout year for "The Bayonne Bomber" (I hate that nickname by the way.)  I expect him to cool down a little bit this game though.
  • I expect Villanova to try to lean on going to the basket more against a smaller, less athletic Penn team.  This could be the game where we really find out what we have in Mouphtaou Yarou. 

Now for Scottie Watch

Scottie Is:

372 Points From 2,000.

616 Points from Breaking Kerry Kittles' Men's school record of 2,243 points.

781 Points From Passing Shelly Pennefather's combined school record of 2,408 Points.

That's all for this abridged game preview.. I'll have more when the games get interesting.  Go 'Cats!

No comments:

Post a Comment