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Sam Hou. St. Bearkats

Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southland 58.6 (11th)60.7 (2nd)
Division I155th21st

Bearkats report: Strategy and personnel

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Strategy and personnel · Notes, quotes · Getting inside
 

Aaron Wade and Jejuan Plair are the lone seniors to start for the Bearkats. Wade, Plair and junior Ryan Bright are all averaging double-digit points, while Bright leads the team in rebounding (8.0 rebounds per game).

At 77.6 points per game, Sam Houston State is one of the top-scoring teams in the SLC, but has been dogged all year with weak late-game performances. If Bob Marlin can manage to spread out the lineup to an eight or nine man rotation, the Bearkats shouldn't continue to run out of gas like they have many times this year.

PLAYER ROTATION
Usual staters, F Reggie Rawlins, F Ryan Bright, G Shamir McDaniel, G Jejuan Plair, F Aaron Wade. Key subs -- G Jeremy Thomas, F C.J. Hadley.

GAME REVIEW

Southern Mississippi 94, Sam Houston State 86

Sam Houston State 81, Alcorn State 78

Sam Houston State 92, Loyola Marymount 77

GAME PREVIEW

at UC Irvine, Saturday Dec. 16

at UCLA, Tuesday, Dec. 19

vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Friday, Dec. 22

KEYS
UC Irvine has a win over a quality South Carolina team on its resume, but nothing can prepare the Bearkats for a road game against the top-ranked team in the country. Wisconsin-Milwaukee should prove to be a nice change of pace after the Bearkats return from California.

ROSTER REPORT
Sam Houston State is second in the SLC in scoring offense at 79.2 points per game. Ashton Mitchell is the only freshman to get significant playing time for the Bearkats this year, averaging 3.8 points in 11.6 minutes per game.

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