Thursday, February 24, 2011

Charlie Coles Is Hilarious

In yesterday's post, I said the keys to the game against Miami (Ohio) would be defending the three-pointer and keeping Julian Mavunga out of the paint. The Redhawks were held to 5-23 (21.7%) shooting from beyond the arc. Julian Mavunga scored just 14 points, only getting to the line 6 times (in comparison with 15 the last time these two teams met).

The Zips won 72-55. And they look like the Zips that we've seen for the last few years.

Nik Cvetinovic once again gets my game MVP award. 21 points, from 8-11
shooting (5-6 from the line), 9 rebounds, 3 assists (and 3 turnovers), and just 2 personal fouls in 30 minutes.

Brett McKnight was a bit shaky in the post, but finished with 15 points on 6-12 shooting and 6 rebounds.

Alex Abreu's stats don't look too flashy (8 points, 3-4 shooting, 3 assists), but he single-handedly brought the Zips into this game. Akron missed 10 out of their first 13 shots and just looked groggy until Abreu sank two three-pointers.

Brett McClanahan had a bad day, shooting 0-4 and not grabbing a single rebound. Quincy Diggs started rough, but made a clutch steal near the end that kept the momentum in Akron's favor.

Lastly, Miami head coach Charlie Coles is flippin' awesome. I think I'm in love with that old codger.

Not only are the Redhawks a well-coached, well-disciplined team, but even in the midst of losing badly near the end of last night's game, Coles was fist-pumping and joking around with the AK Rowdies during a "Charlie!" chant.

The next men's basketball game is home Saturday against Buffalo at 7pm. Seniors Brett McKnight, Darryl Roberts, Steve McNees and Mike Bardo will be recognized.


  1. Gotta love Charlie Coles.

    Seriously, what would the MAC be without him?

  2. In a dark and scary place, my friend. Most likely devoid of life.