Whew...glad thats over
That was a sloopy first half of the game guys. But our boys stuck with it and pulled out the W. I went to the game so here are my thoughts.
The Story: We were cold in the 1st half. Jacksonville jumped out to 8-0 lead in the first 1:40 of the game. Our guys couldnt get shots to fall. It was 17-6 at one point of the game. Thats when reese started to heat up, sinking 3-three pointers, in the first half. JU was getting rebounds and were executing their offense with ease. We went into half-time down by 6. I was thinking "Man, we cant win if we play like this into the 2nd half if." The half starts and we start getting after it. Reese was still making shots, THEN singletary and roberson woke up and starting contributing. JU seemed to have gotten into a funk for much of the second half. There shots werent falling and didnt rebound as much in the second half. Theere was A LOT of missed and bad ref calls in the game. Tech was getting the short end of the stick for much of the game when it came to fouls. But our guys fought it through to get a W. Defense was much better in the second half. We got more boards than JU and we got some turnovers too. A ugly win but yeah..we would have looked bad on TV...good thing they didnt broadcast it. Our bigger guys didnt play much because we couldnt match up with their smaller, faster guys.
Game MVP: Brad Reese: He had a double-double this game, the very frist double double of his career
We have to play better than this if we wanna win in Oxford come tuesday.