USI may not want to look ahead to its next game, but I can. It’s the University of Indianapolis, a team that’s so far undefeated in the GLVC (depending on what it does at unbeaten Kentucky Wesleyan on Thursday night) and which USI will play at home on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. A look at UIndy’s roster indicates the Eagles will have a size advantage. The tallest player for the Greyhounds is 6-foot-9 Joe Daniels, but he’s only averaging 3.2 points and 3.0 rebounds over 10.7 minutes per game. The next tallest, 6-7 Cole Adair, is averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds over 8.5 minutes. USI’s top two inside players are, of course, 6-10 Keith DeWitt (13.1 points, 9.5 rebounds) and 6-8, 249-pound Aaron Nelson (12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds).
The best UIndy players are 5-11 Reece Cheatham (17.3 points per game, 22-for-53 from 3-point range, 4.1 assists per contest), 6-6 James Hollowell (15.5 points per game, 6.7 rebounds, 20-for-53 from 3) and 6-5 Leland Brown (13.0 points, 4.3 rebounds). Think speed, quickness. And remember that the Greyhounds beat USI twice during the regular season last year (but the Eagles beat UIndy by 18 points en route to the GLVC Tournament title).