The Rainbow Warriors wrap up their pre-conference schedule with tonight’s game against Alabama A&M.
For the ‘Bows, this game will lead to a much-needed period of practices and rest. As head coach Eran Ganot noted, not many student-athletes have played on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.
The Bulldogs have struggled the past several years. They finished last among 351 Division I teams the previous two seasons. They are 1-11 this season — they upset Tulane a week ago — and 6-66 the past three seasons. Interim head coach Dylan Howard said the Bulldogs want to put up a lot of of shots — 70 per game is the goal — while playing a 2-3 zone with match-up concepts. They are expected to go with a three-guard lineup.
“When we go back and watch film, we’ve been able to get some really good looks at the basket,” Howard said. “They’re just not falling. We tell them, ‘that just doesn’t happen overnight. It’s repetition. It’s getting into the gym on your own. It just can’t be when we practice. You have to find 30 minutes out of your day to get into the gym on your own and get up shots.’ They’re buying into that slowly. It’s a good group that’s responding.”