Knowing how much the Collegeinsider.com Invitational Tournament enjoys winging the process of their tournament as they go, we decided to also change it up and write a preview of Toledo's first-round game of McNeese State after the game had concluded.
It's very surprising that UT is in a postseason tournament game at all, even with a poor RPI and weak 18-16 record Here's what Toledo needs to do to win:
• Drive to the basket. 3-pointers are nice, but their big men aren't in the game very often and are generally undersized inside. Doing this and you'll make 70 percent of your two-pointers. Say ... 19 of 27.
• Get to the line. If they can shoot something like 14-for-18 on free throws and prevent the Cowboys from getting to the line, that'd certainly help.
• Let Juice work. The MAC Freshman of the Year is one of the reasons they're inexplicably here. If he has a good game he might go for, suppose, 15 points and 11 assists.
• Prediction: Toledo 76, McNeese State 63.