PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast beat Copiah-Lincoln by three in the teams' firsts meeting of the season, and Bulldogs coach Wendell Weathers knows in the big picture what to expect from the Wolves.
He doesn't think there will be big changes, but tweaks to strategy are almost guaranteed.
"It's always harder because you've played them and they've played you," he said.
It might give you some insight on what worked the first time and things that didn't work."
Tipoff at Weathers/Wentzell Center on Monday is at 7:30 p.m. The game will be streamed online: https://livestream.com/BulldogLIVE/events/6961450.
It marks only the second home game since Jan. 18, starting a stretch of four of the final six regular-season games to be played in Perkinston.
"Hopefully, it's going to mean a whole lot," Weathers said. "We've been pretty good at home. If we can take care of our business on the road, it could be huge."
The Bulldogs (14-3, 6-2 MACJC South) are 8-0 at home. Co-Lin is 9-8, 3-5.
Davion Cole-Johnson (6-4, 210, So., Pike/Glen Ellyn, Ill.) had 32 points and seven rebounds in the teams' first meeting, an 81-78 victory for the Bulldogs.
Gulf Coast held the Wolves to 34.2 percent shooting from the field and outrebounded them 51-40.
"We still have to do what we have to do," Weathers said. "We've got to play defense. We've got to rebound the ball. We have to run our offense."
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