PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast's men's basketball team is three games into it season, and coach Wendell Weathers isn't sure exactly what to expect in the Bulldogs' home opener Thursday.
The Bulldogs (2-1) play Bishop State (1-3) at the Weathers/Wentzell Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
"We've played three ballgames, and we've played two of them without two of our best players," Weathers said. "We're playing other guys early on, which is good for them, but our key guys are young, too. We're OK, but we have a long way to go to get to where we need to be."
Starter Tedrian Brisco (6-5, 195, So., Porter's Chapel/Vicksburg) has missed the last two games, and backup EJ Galloway (6-8, 210, Fr., Provine/Jackson) has missed all three. They are expected to be in the lineup against the Wildcats.
Gulf Coast came out on top in the first meeting between the teams on Nov. 7. The Bulldogs won 94-79, and they are averaging 99.3 points per game.
They are shooting 59.4 percent from the field, and an astounding 56.1 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Zach Parker (6-2, 185, So., Biloxi/Biloxi) has made 13 of his 19 3-point attempts.
"We're trying to play at a fast pace," Weathers said. "The biggest problem we have now is our defense is not great, and part of that is because of some of the injuries. I think this is going to be a group that's a work in progress."
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