Tetons vs Miles CC Men’s Basketball Pre-Game Primer
The Williston State Tetons Men's Basketball welcomes in Miles Community College at home in the Well for a Mon-Dak Conference battle.
The second game of the Teton-Pioneers double header will tip off at 7:30 pm CST.
The men's teams for the Tetons and Pioneers have already met once this season in Miles City. That game was close for all 40 minutes, with the teams deadlocked at 26 at the half. The offence picked up in the second half with Williston State outscoring Miles 40-38 to take home a 66-64 win
Miles comes into the season with a 3-17 overall record and 2-9 in the Mon-Dak, and is currently on a 6 game losing streak with are a game ahead of Williston State for 7th place in the Mon-Dak conference standings.
The Pioneers scoring 70.2 points per game on the season, while shooting 43.3% from the field and 30.0% from deep.
Blessing Adesipe leads the team in scoring with 21.4 points per game, with Damon Denzel Kabasele (14.2 ppg), Ben Datro (10.2 ppg) and also averaging double digits.
Williston State comes into the season with a 2-15 record overall in the season an 1-10 in the Mon-Dak Conference. The Tetons are averaging 62.2 points per game this season while shooting 37.9% from the field and 26.6% from the perimeter.
The Tetons are led in scoring by Shaheed Muhammad with 18.1 points per game, with Abiodun Adedo (13.9 ppg) also scoring in double figures.
Three Things to Watch for:
1. 3-Pointers: Williston State has continued to improve in both their shot selection as well as their success from beyond the arc. That timely shooting from deep made the first half against Dawson, which tops the Mon-Dak, extremely competitive.
2. Hurry But Don't Rush: The Teton's prefer to play fast, but at times the breakneck pace can lead to piles of turnovers which have been momentum killers and lead to big runs by their opponents.
3. When To Make The Extra Pass: Perimeter play has taken big leaps in the last couple weeks, with ball sharing at an all time high looking to find the open man for an open shot. There have been times when the extra short pass, especially from the wing to the corner, has allowed defense to recover turning what would have been a softly contested shot on the wing, to having to pull the trigger in a phone booth in the corner.
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