Well, we needed this one. It sure is more fun when the shots go down. Nice overall team effort. Credit to the coaches for not letting these guys lose their confidence. Hoping we can carry over the enthusiasm to the Colgate game.
Definitely a needed win. I'm sure the players and coaches don't get too high or low after a single win or loss, but stopping a four-game losing streak must be a big relief. Zink, Chimezie, and Landrum only had seven shot attempts combined. I'm okay with that number because given how the season has gone I would like to de-emphasize the post game. It just hasn't been consistently effective. Entry passes are sometimes difficult (partly due to the passer), the bigs seem to turn the ball over a lot, and the shot quality is good maybe half of the time. I wouldn't advise abandoning the post completely, but use it enough to keep defenses honest and reward the bigs for their efforts. Instead, I would like a greater emphasis on getting shooters open shots and keeping driving lanes open.
I was just happy to get a lead and keep it! Nice team win.
After the game, EBW took responsibility for all the recent turnovers - even though many (most) are probably not his fault, he said as PG it all starts with him and he has to do better and the team will follow. I appreciated that bit of senior leadership.
Colgate is, obviously, a much stiffer test. We played them close last time while conceding that they certainly didn't play their best ball that night. We'll have to play our best to knock them off at home tonight.
Side note, I appreciate that CBS Sports Network affords the team the chance to be on TV once in a while, but hate that if it's not on your TV package it's impossible to watch. I've been spoiled by ESPN+/PLN. Guess I'll be listening to the radio call