Bring umbrellas Saturday.
It will rain 3s.
Eastern Michigan loves to heave from behind the arc. Carlos Medlock, Jesse Bunkley and Jarred Axon are all top-10 in the MAC in 3-pointers attempted. Medlock, a senior point guard, is among league leaders in points (13.8) and assists (4.2).
The Eagles also give up a lot of 3 pointers, which has been the Zips' specialty at home. EMU rebounds well but isn't great at protecting the ball, with 15.9 turnovers per game.
EMU's biggest win of the year was against Western Michigan, who has only lost twice in the conference schedule. With the MAC West's parity, it's far too early to rule out the Eagles. Their lack of fan support hurts. EMU averages 931 fans per game at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti.
As I mentioned last game, Keith Dambrot should rest Cedrick Middleton and Jeremiah Wood. The team must take advantage of a mushy week in the schedule by regaining some health.
The game will start Saturday at 7 p.m.
I had fun chatting with Joe Dunn last night on the radio.
My girlfriend was sitting next to me, hoping for my voice to crack (like it regularly does). It didn't.