Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The day has come for the USC Aiken hoops team to continue its charge toward a national title. Tonight, it's a date with the school's second ever Sweet Sixteen, this time on their home floor against Barton.
With the Bulldogs, the game plan is relatively simple. If you can corral guard Gerald Boston, you will handle his team.
No one has done that so far in this regional tournament. Boston's averaging 32 points and five assists per contest.
Of course, no one on the USC Aiken squad boasts those numbers, but Head Coach Vince Alexander believes in a little thing called power in numbers.
"I know they've got a kid that can score," Alexander said. "But I think we've got some kids that can defend. He puts up probably the most shots on their team, and he scores a lot, but I think we've been overlooked and underestimated all year."
He went on to say, "We don't really care what anybody thinks. We don't care about being ranked. We don't care about anything besides going out and accomplishing our goal, and our goal is to win this region."
USC Aiken host Boston and his Bulldogs tonight at 7:00 at the Convocation Center.
A win would mean the school's first ever trip to the Elite Eight. That's in Louisville, Kentucky this season.