Senior Night for F Sean Smith
The 6'7" 190 lb Senior came in as one of Patton's first recruits at NIU last year. Smith came out of Gary West Side and then went the JUCO route at Vincennes JC for 2 years. Although never a team captain, Sean Smith has been a force off the bench while also spot-starting when needed. While lacking the tools to be a consistent physical post-presence, #12 has focused on his mid and long-range shooting to be his strength on the court. He currently leads the team in 3-pt percentage, shooting just over 47%. Even though he currently doesn't have a starting spot on the team, Smith always has a great attitude and is the definitive 6th man on this team.
In our last home game, we play the MAC West-leading Balls U Cardinals. Believe it or not, but we do still have a chance at winning this division if we sweep our last 3 games and catch a lot of breaks.
We can play spoiler as well, while opening a door for WMU or CMU to take the West. The biggest deal for us is the possibility of passing those teams up to get a better team in the MAC Tourney.