Sunday, November 25, 2007

In which I see the hoops team for the first time

Well, it wasn't all bad. Not much to say. Temple is a good team--much better than us--and we played them tough for a half. But, in the second half, they shot 68% and we shot 32% (and for much of the time, it was a lot worse), and they won the game by 17 points.

No surprise, this is still a team making the transition from a bad team to a good team. Nate Miller kept us in the game (21/7), but Knight, Hamblet and Clements were 4-27 from the field. Larson missed some short shots, too. We had nothing against Temple's zone in the second half, and shot 2-18 from beyond the arc.

This team has three road games coming up, but winnable ones--Furman, N. Colorado and Oakland--and we'd love to be able to get a couple wins. As Coach Stone said on the post-game, teams are targeting Chris Knight, and he has to learn to adjust.

Nice to have a national program like Temple in our gym. Love to get them in on something other than a holiday weekend someday. In the meantime, the project continues.

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