Preview: Asheville at Radford

When: 2/11, 4:30 P.M.
Where: Kimmel Arena, Asheville, N.C.
Media: WWNC 570/Big South Network

While most basketball fans in North Carolina were falling into a deep depression this week (except for N.C. State fans, who seem to think that Duke is the greatest thing since sliced bread; seriously, I don’t get it), Asheville fans saw the Bulldogs pull 3 games ahead of their closest competition for the Big South regular season title.  Now, Asheville has a chance to increase that distance with a win today.  A win today over Radford would clinch a tie for the regular season title, while a win plus a Coastal loss would clinch the #1 seed in the conference tournament and a NIT invitation.  So yeah, it’s a big game.

Radford is the worst team in the league by record.  However, they beat Gardner Webb at home this week. This is a game in which Asheville needs to demonstrate its experience and senior leadership.  Radford’s two impact players this year are both freshmen, but as the Asheville seniors know that won’t stop them from being forces to reckon with on the court.

This is a game that Asheville should win and will win if they play like they’ve been playing for the last month and a half.  If you’re in town today, brave the snow and head over to Kimmel to watch what should be a great game.

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