BASKETBALL SEASON IS HERE! Our Alabama-Huntsville Exhibition GameThread goes live an hour and a half before the tip. Barca noted via Twitter that video will not be available, but you will be able to listen to the game via Commodore All-Access.
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The bouncing ball, though, is how their paths initially crossed, with Stallings inquiring about some of Bob Jones High's offensive sets while recruiting former Patriots star Jordan Howell. Then-coach Dan Bell referred Stallings to Acuff, whose variation of the Princeton offense - featuring endless screens, backdoor cuts and a steady stream of 3-pointers - he soon adopted.
"I tell him all the time he helped save my job," said Stallings, who went 11-18 the year before meeting Acuff - his only losing season to date. Indeed, Vandy went to the Sweet 16 the following year, defeating No. 3 seed N.C. State 75-73 on a backdoor play Stallings said, "I got directly from Lennie."
"Not only do I not worry about Brad, I think it’ll be a position of strength for us," Stallings said. "I’m not the least bit worried."