November 1, 2006
Tale of the Tape: UC vs NKU
Now that we have taken a closer look at NKU lets now examine the matchups within the game. This is going to be an interesting game between the Bearcats and the Norse.
An impressive group of newcomers could help make NKU a contender for the GLVC title this season. The newcomers include James Cripe, a 7-foot, 255-pound center who played at the University of Dayton the past three years. Cripe is the tallest player in Norse history and is expected to provide NKU with rebounding, scoring and interior defense.
Cripe averaged 2.6 points and 2.2 rebounds last season in 24 games for Dayton. He scored a career-high 14 points last November as Dayton posted a road upset at Cincinnati.
Another key newcomer is senior guard Steven Wright, a transfer from Bowling Green State who played his prep basketball at Dayton Colonel White High School. Wright, an outstanding backcourt performer with great leaping ability, averaged 11.4 points per game at Bowling Green last season.
Anthony Teague a 6'5 guard/forward who played briefly last season at New Mexico. Teague scored 10 points against Ole Miss last season while at New Mexico. As a standout junior college player at Dodge City (Kan.), Teague averaged 17.3 ppg during the 2004-05 season.
Cincinnati has an entirely new front court this season and there are many questions around this group of guards. Jamual Warren has been named the starting PG for the game against NKU on Wednesday night.
Warren was a second team NJCAA Division I All-American at Globe Institute where he averaged 22.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.9 assists a game in 2005-06. He was also named Region XV Player of the Year where he helped Globe to 27-3 mark and No. 12 ranking.
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