Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Good effort, but in the end Tide falls short

UMass survives in OT 89-87. Lowe scored with under 2 seconds (from memory) left to win it for the Minutemen.
Yahoo box score

I thought the effort was there. The guys didn't sulk about playing in the NIT and it showed. Gee, Riley, and Hollinger all played well offensively. Defensively I thought we also improved despite the 89 points by UMass. Where was this during the conference schedule. If we played like we did last night we'd be in the NCAAs.

The good:
- Gee, Riley, and Hollinger offensively
- Tubbs and Torrance on D
- 8 steals

The bad:
- UMass shot 50% from the field
- Lasme went off... he dominated our big men inside.
- 17 turnovers... still too much.

Well, the season's over now. While I'm not as fired up about next season as I was this one I do think we have the talent right now to be a pretty good team. The question is will we revert to our conference ways and go into a shell or play like we did last night.

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