Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cincinnati Recap

It never gets old beating the Bearcats. Tim Higgins gets the game ball for helping lead his squad to six technicals. Sarcasm aside the 'rivalry' certainly seems to be alive and well.

A quick glance at the box score shows Anderson and Brown BOTH posted double doubles. Brown with 20/10 and Anderson with 17/11. I was also proud of the way Love battled with four blocks in a big game, including my personal favorite over Gates in the second half. Raymond never got it going but Jackson supplemented his usual output with a scoring outburst of 13 points in the first half. Redford played limited minutes as expected but didn't do anything to hurt us. McLean battled but didn't do much offensively. Frease showed he is going to be a big part of our success. He brings toughness and hustle to each game. Holloway showed why we are excited about his future despite giving it back to the 'Cats three times.

On the dark side you cannot help but be impressed by Deonta Vaughn. He always plays big against us and his 27 points kept his team in the hunt for a time. I also liked the way Toyloy and Dixon played. The front line of Gates and Williams couldn't do much less. 'Biggie' didn't bring much fire when he was out there either. Bishop had a very strong 9 rebounds but he didn't get it going from the field very much. He fouled out with four points. I also expected Mitchell and Wilks to deliver more for Cronin and company. Larry Davis has a very solid perimeter jump shot but didn't get enough attempts to make a huge difference.

I will be back later with some more thoughts on the 'in game' experience at 5/3Arena. For the most part a very, very pleasant experience.

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