Friday, November 20, 2009

Late steal by Torrance leads Tide to victory 84-75

Box score

This is indeed a nice win for Coach Anthony Grant and the team. I love the defensive intensity... even though we were pretty miserable offensively, the defensive pressure kept us in the game. When we full court pressed we either got the turnover or took the Friars out of their offense. This full court press thing is still foreign to fans that watched last year's team. :)

The good:
- Torrance. Although he shot the ball more than I would like my PG to do, it didn't seem like anyone else wanted to.
- Knox with a double-double
- 77% from the FT line
- 8 turnovers, forced 14.

The bad:
- Green and foul trouble. Actually all of our big men were in foul trouble, but I pick on Green as we need him on the court the most.
- 40% FG. Like I said, the D kept us around, but the offense stunk it up. Give credit to Providence for some of that, but I also saw a lot of bad shots in the 1st half.

It's obvious CAG reads this blog as Mikhail Torrance is his favorite player. Why else would he log 39 minutes? :)

Interesting stat- the loss tonight for Providence was the first one this year in the Big East.

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