After shooting the lights out early we went cold late in the first half and for most of the second half, missing open looks and contested layups.
I thought Colgate’s increased physical play in the second half contributed some to this, but the officiating didn’t help. They seemed to call several ricky-ticky fouls on several occasions, then allowed a mugging the next several times down. Doc made reference to something about “outside influences” during radio post game, so he wasn’t particularly fond of the stripes tonight either. Second half was rather choppy and downright ugly at times. But I was very impressed that we never lost composure and continued to keep them tied down defensively.
We’ll need this defensive intensity for a full 40 minutes again Wednesday to have any chance.