Upsets…D-1 Size/Skills and More

Posted: February 2, 2017 in AVC Men's BB 2016-17, conference, D1, Defense

Northridge 108 Long Beach 98

It was a very interesting evening last night.  Headed over to CS Northridge University to see their game against my alma mater CS Long Beach.  The game was very competitive but Northridge was just too athletic, big and skilled for Long Beach.  Its going to be very difficult for Long Beach to be competitive with a 5’6” and 5’9” back court. So hard to defend against the typical bigger players in D-1.

Most interestingly to me was the lack of defensive intensity by either team.  Over 200 points score in that game.  Finally, just a thought for JUCO fans and JUCO player;  Go in person to D-1 games periodically.  You need to be reminded how BIG and athletic these players are. 

Only one major upset last night in JUCO Basketball; 


AVC’s next game is Saturday, 5 p.m. at home against Barstow.  Barstow is a very talented team with I believe eight very skilled foreign players and a local D-1 quality player.  Tough team.  They gave AVC everything they wanted when they played them at Barstow.  Be there. 

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