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Know Your Victim, Er, Opponent: Tennessee-Martin


The Cincinnati Bearcats begin basketball season today facing the highest expectations in damn near a decade. As a guy who still vividly remembers looking across the stands at Wofford and having the "we're screwed" feeling, it's highly refreshing to look to the University of Tennessee at Martin with the reassuring knowledge that this game will be over by about 3:15 and some freshman is going to have a game far exceeding their -talent- expectation level today.

Good news for the Skyhawks: they return four starters from last year. Bad news: last year they finished 4-27, including 0-for the OVC. They're a team molded much like the Bearcats, in that they like to run and feature three guards, an inside/outside forward, and a big guy down low. Note: the Skyhawks have only played one game, so stats may be a bit skewed.

Guards

UTM:

3 Terence Smith G 6-4 185 R-So. 10ppg, 5 rpg, 1 apg. may be suspended for a flagrant-2 from last game

4 Bobby Jones G 6-3 185 Jr. 5ppg, 2rpg

22 Justin Childs G 6-4 190 Jr.

JUCO transfer Jones and backup freshman Dee Oldham are considered the highest regarded guys.

Cincinnati:

Cash, Killa, 'Quon. Some may call them the Three Amigos. I refer to them as The Way, The Truth, and The Light. If you need a scouting report on these guys, you're not reading a FanPost made at 9am anyway.

Forwards

UTM:

10 Mike Liabo G/F 6-6 195 Jr last year's leading scorer, resident 3-point shooter

33 Myles Taylor F 6-7 250 So. 24ppg, 5rpg

Cincy:

Titus Rubles

Cheikh Mbodj

from pictures, Taylor is built like a tank. He kinda looks like Kenny Belton.

2PM. Game on. 5th/3rd Arena. Good seats are assuredly still available. If not, -shame on us all- game's on Fox Sports Ohio or KISS 107.1fm.

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