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By admin Published: November 13, 2009

Teams: Kent State, Samford, UAB, Green Bay,


Friday, November 13

UAB vs. Green Bay          5:00 p.m.

Kent State vs. Samford  7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 14

Samford vs. Green Bay   5:00 p.m.

Kent State vs. UAB          7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 15

UAB vs. Samford             2:00 p.m.

Kent State vs. Green Bay   4:30 p.m.

Team Capsules




Head Coach: Jimmy Tillette, 13th season, 195-161

2008-2009: 16-16, 9-11 Southern Conference

Outlook: run a Princeton style offense, very deliberate on offense - wants to play a slow pace, return five of top six players from last year, return PG Trey Montgomery and forward Bryan Friday, defensively they play a lot of match up zone, want to play their game in the 50's, senior forward Jim Griffin passed away in September to an apparent heart attack




Head Coach: Mike Davis, 4th season at UAB - 60-39

2008-2009: 22-12, 11-5 Conference USA, NIT - 1st Round

Outlook: will press and trap for the whole game, complete opposite of Samford, coached by Mike Davis - the last time KSU fans saw Davis was in the 2002 Elite 8 when he was the coach at Indiana, three lettermen returning while losing seven lettermen, lose approximately 90% of scoring and rebounding from a year ago, lose three double digit, 1,000 point career scorers from a year in Robert Vaden, Paul Delaney III and Lawrence Kinnard, have established a nice tradion by going to the 2004 Sweet 16, six postseasons in the last seven years, including three NCAA appearances in the last six years

Green Bay



Head Coach: Tod Kowalczyk, 8th season, 114-99

2008-2009: 22-11, 13-5, CBI - 1st Round

Outlook: return guards Troy Cotton and Rahmon Fletcher who were both named to the preseason All-Horizon League second team, picked fifth in Horizon League preseason poll, Kowalczyk is a good friend of former KSU coach Jim Christian, has built the Phoenix into one of the top programs in the HL

Kent State men's basketball team opens season tonight - Record Courier

Random note...Go Akron Zips, beat the Temple Owls tonight in football on ESPNU at 8:30 p.m.



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