Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ugly game, but a win's a win. Bama beats the barn 68-58

This game didn't revolutionize offense nor did it bring back memories of classic games like UNLV/Arkansas of the early 90s, but another win on the road is a glorious thing. For those counting at home we are +2 on the season (2 road wins/0 home losses) and the best part is we're 4-1 in conference play. Who'd thunk that after the Paradise Jam?

Box score

Give it up for Chris Hines. He's a workhorse. He seems to be everywhere. Also, kudos to Tony Mitchell... he took some bad shots, but hit a key 3 at the buzzer if memory serves me to end the 1st half.

Releford struggled again, but his dribble drive opened up some shots. Green was aggressive, but IMO had too many of his shots rejected. He did play hellacious D (for him) turning back a few shots as well.

This is a nice win. I can't remember the last time we won 2 of 3 on the road to begin the season. It's been a while. For those counting at home we've won 7 of our last 8 games.

We threw up too many 3s for my liking in the 1st half and I think you can credit Auburn's D and Barbee for that. The second half we made a more concerted effort to pack the ball down low. Auburn had no answer for that.

Whatever Grant modified regarding the team since the Paradise Jam is working. They truly seem to enjoy playing together. I take partial credit for that :)

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