Albion College will be hosting the Men’s Basketball: Mike Turner Tip-Off Tournament this weekend (Nov. 18th-19th) playing two games tonight (Nov. 18th) and two games tomorrow afternoon. The teams who the Britons will host are from the University of Akron-Wayne College, Franciscan University, and Grace College
The men’s basketball team has better expectations for themselves than the preseason coaches’ poll placing the team to finish fourth in the MIAA. With a tied third place finish in the league last year in the MIAA, Albion has much to conquer.
The Albion College men’s basketball team is expected to start five juniors with the loss of graduating first team all conference JC Cruse and a hand injury to Senior guard Chris Hutton. Of the starting lineup for the Britons, Kolin Kazen, Albion’s top returning scorer is placed under the spotlight to lead the team to a stellar year.
Towards the end of last season, the Britons were at the top of their game, and that type of intensity and ability needs to transfer over to this season.
According to coach Jody May, the juniors have had large amounts of playing time, so experience should not be an issue. It’s going to take solid defense, good rebounding, taking care of the ball, and consistant scoring in order for the Britons to win the MIAA Championship.
Come watch the Britons tip-off their season during this weekend tournament in the Kresge Gym starting at 6 pm and 8 pm tonight, and also with games at 2 pm and 4 pm tomorrow (Nov. 19th).