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11/10/2007 Basketball Preview

Walter Pyramid 2PM PT TV: CSTV PPV

The 49ers are the defending Big West Champs from last season, however this year they have a new head coach in Dan Monson who has 10 years of head coaching experience and most recently at the University of Minnesota. As for the players on the 49ers they are a young team and are starting one redshirt freshman and a true freshman who have no division I experience. Then the other three are one sophomore and two Juniors and one junior has minimal playing time. While for BYU they have Junior Forward Trent Plaisted, and should dominate but since Long Beach State has 7 footer Andrew Fleming and unless Plaisted has improved his game against players with size then Fleming should be able to counter act Plaisted. With this 49er team so young BYU should be able to pick up an opening season win.

Daniel-Meyer Collesium 7 PM CT TV: NONE

San Angelo is coming into Fort Worth with only 9 wins from last season, so on the surface it looks like TCU should dominate. However San Angelo brings in 5 JUCO transfers who should provide them with some experience to help with this young team. For TCU they are the one team that should have brought in a new head coach, but thye do have an edge in stability in that factor. TCU does have 7 upper classmen to led the way for this game and the season, but for this game look for TCU to be able to put away Angelo State early on in the second half.

Wyoming 7PM MT TV: NONE

The Cowboys are taking on Division II University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday night, and they come from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Wyoming is also one of the new schools to have a new coach. Wyoming should take care of business early in this game, and they will be led by preseason all conference player and potential player of the year in Brandon Ewing. Wyoming is not projected to do all that well in conference but if this game is close then Wyoming deserves the low preseason ranking they recieved from the media.

@ Fresno State 8 PM PT TV: NONE

The Aztecs open up their home opener against West Coast Conference opponet Portland on Saturday night. The Portland Pilots are coming off a 9-24 campagin where Portland only scored 61 points per game, but their defense was their bright spot by only giving up 69 per game and allowing 43% from the field shooting. For the Aztecs this might be a low scoring game if the Pilots play the same type of intensity as they did last year. San Diego State is looking to get back to the NCAA tournament after missing out last year, and they should be able to defeat Portland quite comfortably at home.