Your “Importance of Being Earnest” Weekend Primer…

Since his 10-10 record-setting performance against JMU, Dre Smith is three-for-26 from beyond the arc. Macroeconomics (13-36, or 36%) meets microeconomics (10-10, then 3-26).

Chew on that this evening, while we prepare you for:

“I don’t play accurately…anyone can play accurately…but I play with wonderful expression.” That would be VCUs Jamal Shuler, who needs to break out of a two-game shooting slump. We’re not just talking about three-point accuracy, either. It’s his ability to slash into the lane for a soft five-fotter that makes him extremely dangerous. If Shuler shoots 12 times and make six of them, VCU wins handily. But a performance like Georgia State and VCU will not beat Delaware.

“I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.” William & Mary is in uncharted territory, and a trip to Boston is a scary proposition. When Shaver goes to the bench, he chooses Bobby Orr. Nor’easter prevails and continues its ascent of the CAA standings.

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” Jim Larranaga picks up this book on the train down to Norfolk. Schtick aside, Mason is playing scary good basketball right now. It won’t be a 30-plus destruction, but the Patriots will play well on the road. I’m not buying the short turnaround theory this time.

“I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked.” Tom Pecora does not deny he hasn’t liked this season much. This game reeks of having a Friday March 7 repeat, and I like Hofstra to win both times. Jenkins and Johnson (Dane, not Play) are coming around, and you’re never out of a game with Antoine Agudio. Hofstra will win this one big.

“Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?” CAA: LAMM can finally admit the truth. We didn’t want to, mainly because we love Drexel, Bruiser Flint, and everyone associated with their program. (AD Dr. Eric Zillmer looks at things, uh, differently, but it is a great different and we should all learn from it. Comms boss Mike Tuberosa is among the best and most well versed in the business.) But the truth is that Drexel isn’t that good, and Towson will pick up a road victory here.

“The chin a little higher, dear. Style largely depends on the way the chin is worn. They are worn very high, just at present.” Does that sound like a literary translation of what Benny Moss had to say to his team or what? I like the law of inverses in this game. The Dub has lost two heartbreakers in a row, and JMU won an inspiring game last time out. Of course, that means The Dub wins. Especially at Trask.


~ by mglitos on February 8, 2008.

2 Responses to “Your “Importance of Being Earnest” Weekend Primer…”

  1. I like ODU and the pride at home factor in this matchup. I think ODU comes out on fire, hangs with Mason in a close one and wins it in OT to a frenzied TED crowd. If not…well never mind they have too much talent and will dig into the pride pool and win this one.

  2. VCU @ UD today. This will be a tough game for us. It’s on TV so we should have a good crowd (last Thurs not withstanding). I don’t know what the chances are of Delaware winning. If we can start making some shots, we might have a shot. If we go stone cold again, kiss us goodbye.

    It would be a huge confidence boost if we can pull it off. We really want to go into the tourney in the top 4. I can’t believe that I’m saying that. The last few years, that would have been unheard of… wow.

    Thanks for all of the great coverage. I’m really looking forward to this weekend’s games.

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