This game set back offense 75 years. If you are reading this website first off, thank you and second you have to be an Alabama fan to suffer through that. I saw better play at the courts behind Paty Hall in the 90s.
Anyways... win and advance. We're now 11-2 in conference. Not getting style points for this, but it's a win and that's all that matters. I'll add more tomorrow.
Now that I had a night to think about this...
In the ENTIRE GAME we had 11 FGs. Think about that. We scored TWENTY-FOUR points from the field. If you're keeping score at home we shot 11-42 with 2-12 from 3 pt range AND STILL WON! Also, 4 assist and 18 turnovers... man that is UG-LY!
The 1st half Auburn jumped (more like plodded) to a 11-1 lead as we couldn't throw it in the ocean. Senario Hillman's hit a 3 WHICH WAS THE 1ST FG of the game for us (almost 8 minutes in) that sparked us on a run to tie the game at 14.
Auburn responded with a run of their own to lead by 15 as Green was the only one scoring (3 FGs) in that span. We responded to that with another run ending with Hankerson hitting a 3 to bring us to within 5 at the half.
The 2nd half was no better as Auburn 'stormed' us, outscoring us 10-5 in the first 10 minutes of the half. LET ME REPEAT, THE 1ST TEN MINUTES OF THE 2ND HALF WE SCORED 5 TOTAL POINTS! Being that this was a game of runs, we came back and 'outscored' them 13-2 to tie the game with under 4 minutes to play. Auburn already lost one player to fouls (Chubb) and were about to lose more as I thought they'd run out of eligible players. Chubb was Reggie Ramboesque... 12 minutes 5 fouls 0 points.
We went back and forth with Auburn tying the game at 49. Mitchell drives, misses the layup, but Green tips it in with .3 to play. Auburn almost won it as their desperation 3 heave bounced off the backboard and rim. We survived.
The upside: we played quite possibly the worst game of the season (including the stinkers in St Thomas) and still won. We also forced 19 turnovers and after a slow start we won the rebounding war.
A random observation: we seemed to play better on O when Hankerson was in last night. Not sure what that means, but it sure seemed that way.
Give credit to Barbee and his staff. They forced us to shoot and we couldn't hit the ocean. Charvez chucked up 2 airball 3s and Releford threw up an airball 3 and jumpshot as well. We never could find any rhythm on offense.
It's a win. It is the ugliest basketball game I ever saw in my life.