From the looks of things, they're not a particularly good shooting team, only shooting 44% from inside the arc and 31.8% from outside. They like to play at an above average tempo, which may encourage State to get out and run a little more. Winthrop also turns the ball over quite a bit, hopefully contributing to an increase in State's transition game.
A familiar face returns to Raleigh tonight for the Eagles. Cameron Stanley, a star at Millbrook High alongside State's Simon Harris, played three years at Wake Forest before transferring to Winthrop as a graduate student last year. Stanley was a highly ranked recruit for the Deacs and Skip Prosser but sadly blew out an ACL before even taking the court at Wake. He rehabbed and played well for them at times but you wonder what could've been had he not suffered his knee injury.
Look for Stanley to elevate his game tonight.
The game tips at 7:00 tonight at the RBC Center.