Watched the game and some numbers/performances that stood out in my mind besides what has been said already:
PFs: CS and AP played 78 combined and took “0” fouls. Pick up early fouls (SW with 3 long before the half) and you’re an after-thought not to mention the fact that you put your coach and team in a tough spot when traveling with an 3 man bench (didn’t include our two walk-ons). Jesse fouled-out to conclude a forgettable 0-fer night shooting with one defensive rebound.
Defense: AP had 4 of the team’s 5 steals and 2 of the team’s 4 blocks. He doesn’t start but gets 36 minutes. Result: 12 points and 3 boards. Enough said. He’ll start the next game. Play “D” and you’ll get playing time. We have plenty would can score the ball in TK, MM and CS.
Points in the Paint: How do explain SFU’s 26 number? That’s 26 of their 50 points scored on put backs by a team with no one taller than 6’6”. SFU doubles us on Offensive rebounds. Sure TK had a total of 15 (O and D) for the game but how many came to him. The drive and energy, while a bit better, is still not where it needs to be.
MS was invisible except for one turnover in 6 minutes.
When do we see: AD, SC, CB, and DC? How ready will any of them be to help come January 2nd?
Gotta hand it to KenPomeroy. He hit the number on the head again. He said “7” and we won by seven.