Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mizzou Recap

Very nice win by the Muskies 75-71. Sean was fouling at the end with X up by three, good strategy if you ask me and it paid off. WOW the Missouri pressure was an excellent test for the team. Two freshmen on the floor with 1:38 left in the game didn't look good (Jackson and Raymond fouled out). But hello Mr. Holloway. 10-10 on free throws is excellent down the stretch. Quick on quick. He may be starting when they return from the PR.

We still struggled with turnovers and the game was way over officiated. But Fran Fraschilla summed it up best at the end of the ESPNU telecast when he stated XU knows how to win these tight games. Missouri killed themselves with 50% free throw shooting. Also on the plus side we rebounded well. DBrown hit a couple of threes in the first half. Redford flashed at times with the aforementioned Fraschilla proclaiming "Redford will make plays" after a three pointer made and then a drive and hard foul by the Tigers on the next possession. He is showing he belongs. Also this game was too fast for Kenny Frease but he did hit a nice baseline jumper. J McLean needs to improve his free throw shooting.

Tomorrow we face VA Tech predicted for an upper half ACC finish. AD Vassallo is a tough player from Puerto Rico so stopping him needs to be job #1. Check that: us taking better care of the ball needs to be. 1:30 tip tomorrow afternoon back on ESPNU.

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