Last year saw the Zips have a great season but lose in the MAC Tournament and then get snubbed by the NCAA Tourney committee. NCAA basketball lines experts see that Coach Keith Dambrot will have to replace his leading scorer but still has some good talent. Newcomers could make an impact according to basketball lines experts. Centers Steve Swiech and Mike Bardo will be asked to help out upfront. Swiech is 6-9 and a solid player. Bardo redshirted last year and is back according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Forward Brett McKnight, brother of returning sophomore Chris McKnight, may get some playing time. Point guards Steve McNees and Ronnie Steward will try and get playing time according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Andrew Moss and Eric Coblentz will also be playing off the bench according to NCAA basketball lines experts.
Nick Dials should be the shooting guard according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Dials is a quality score and should have a good year according to those that look at the NCAA basketball lines. Cedrick Middleton averaged 11.1 points per game according to basketball lines stats and can get to the hoop. Small forward Nate Linhart has started most of the games over the last two seasons and will now need to score according to experts that look at the NCAA basketball lines. Junior Jimmy Conyers earned six starts last year and may play more according to basketball lines experts.
6-6 forward Jeremiah Wood averaged 10.3 points and 7.8 rebounds last year according to NCAA basketball line stats. Wood will be a key upfront as NCAA basketball lines experts see it. Quade Milum is a good athlete and should improve his 6.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Chris McKnight showed his potential and could get more minutes according to basketball lines experts.
NCAA basketball lines experts see a starting lineup of Nick Dials and Cedrick Middleton at the guards, Nate Linhart and Quade Milum at forwards and Jeremiah Wood in the middle.