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Gameday Preview: Yeshiva @ Amherst

At 1 PM this afternoon, the Yeshiva University Macs (6-3, 4-0) will face off against the Amherst Mammoths (4-2, 0-0) at the LeFrak Gymnasium. The Macs are looking to stay hot, entering today's game riding a three game winning streak. The Mammoths are hoping to build off a comeback victory that ended with Freshman Johnny McCain hitting a go-ahead three pointer with nine seconds remaining in the contest. The Macs beat the Mammoths in last year's back and forth matchup, with guard Zevi Samet scoring a team high 20 points. The Mammoths are a physical team that will look to use their height advantage to bully the Macs in the paint. The Macs will have to continue to use their motion offense against the Mammoths tough man defense to find open shots in order to continue their great shooting.

The Macs will look to extend their winning streak as they travel to Amherst

Denying the Post:

The Mammoths will look to use their size advantage against the Macs to impose their will down low. In last year's matchup, the Mammoths turned the ball over 26 times, with the Macs constantly jumping the pass and not letting the ball reach the paint . With 7 players measuring 6’7” or above, the Macs will need to try to keep the ball out of the paint in order for them to win this game. 


The Mammoths are averaging an astonishing 48 rebounds a game, including 16.5 offensive rebounds a game, out rebounding their opponent by an average of 12 boards a game. The Macs, meanwhile, are averaging just shy of 32 rebounds a game. With the Mammoths rebounding 45% of their missed shots, the Macs will need to effectively box out on both sides of the court, not allowing the Mammoths to rack up second chance opportunities. 

Staying Fresh: 

The Macs will have to stay fresh throughout the game, as the Mammoths run a twelve man rotation. With each player a threat to score, the Macs will need to figure out how to keep pace with the Mammoths fresh and rested players.

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