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Well that was a hell of a game to start off the Weekend Tip(sy)-off!
While it’s not likely that Milwaukee and CSU will be able to bring the same level of insanity as a battle between league-leading Cleveland State and overwhelming preseason favorite Wright State that ends on a game-winning alley-oop, we’ll try and make these rules in a way that’ll make it fun.
A new rule we announced on Twitter to account for things like the crazy shots Cleveland State was hitting down the stretch last Friday: HoriZone Roundtable can deem a play worthy of a drink after the fact. Be sure to follow along on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss any spontaneous rules. Once again, we’ll be using the hashtag #HLMBBWTO.
Now, onto the game.
Take one drink every time the announcers mention Cleveland State’s game last Friday.
Hey, let’s start off with some guaranteed drinks no matter how the game goes.
(Double) Bonus: Take 2 drinks if they show a replay of the ending.
Take one drink if the announcers talk about Meechie “Bald Head” Terry’s nickname or hair
For the uninitiated: the nickname makes it very obvious which one he is in the header photo to this article.
Take one drink if the announcers mention that Milwaukee’s DeAndre Gholston and Cleveland State’s Yahel Hill were teammates last year.
The two played together on a stacked Tallahassee Community College roster.
Take one drink every time Te’Jon Lucas makes a shot.
Ok, this one is a bit of a gamble. Lucas has already had a game where he made eight shots and a game where he made seven in Horizon League play. But he’s also had three games where he made two or less. With Cleveland State’s defensive prowess, tonight might be a struggle for Lucas.
Take one drink every time D’Moi Hodge gets a steal.
Hodge is averaging 2.3 steals per game in Horizon League play, and that includes a game against Northern Kentucky where he left with an injury 12 minutes in.
Take one drink every time Craig Beaudion gets an assist.
Beaudion leads Cleveland State with 2.5 assists per game. Outside of last Saturday’s blowout loss to Wright State, he’s tallied at least one assist in every game this year.
Open a new drink and finish it if Milwaukee wins
We’re gonna keep rolling with the underdog rule. Admittedly, this combined with the Te’Jon Lucas rule could make for a painful Saturday morning. Maybe Tafari Simms will score 30 again?
As always, we’re accepting ideas for rules for your favorite Horizon League team (but please try not to kill our readers). Next Friday, Wright State hosts Robert Morris on ESPNU. We’ll take rule suggestions for anybody in the league, but those two schools in particular would be great!