Questions from tonight: How do you shoot 56% from the field and lose?
What is it going to take to get the Governors a win other than John Fraley returning? (And how much will that really help?)
Where did SIU Edwardsville find 87 points?
And am I finally done using the words “turnovers” and “Skyhawks” in the same sentence?
All the answers below in the Final Word:
[SIU Edwardsville 87, Lipscomb 90] The Cougars shoot the lights out, with six players finishing in double digits on 56% shooting. Yet, they find themselves on the losing end yet again, thanks in part to sending the Bisons to the free throw line for 39 shots. Lipscomb hit the game winner with 6 seconds left, and a final attempt by Corey Wickware
fell short, sending the Cougars to 0-3.
[George Washington 54, Austin Peay 52] Maybe I should start asking where the offense is going to come from for the Governors. Tyshwan Edmondson
scores 17 points, Josh Terry
adds 12, but they get almost very little help in the loss.
[Morehead State 48, West Virgina 83] Once again, Morehead State is absolutely outmatched, and undersized. The Eagles pull down just 2 offensive rebounds, and 19 total rebounds, while committing 23 turnovers. Terrance Hill
did standout for Morehead, hitting 6 threes on his way to 21 points.
[Tennessee Tech 62, High Point 57 OT] In their first game of the year, the Golden Eagles fell flat in the second half in a loss to Miami. This time, they come back from 11 down, defeating High Point on the road in overtime. Kevin Murphy
puts up 16 points and 8 rebounds, but is completely out shined by Jud Dillard’
s 18 points and 15 rebounds.
[Tennessee State 69, No. 1 North Carolina 102] They were in it for a half. The Tigers couldn’t keep the number one team in the nation under 60% shooting. The usual suspects for the Tar Heels end up in double digits, but were led by a game high 23 points from Reggie Bullock
off the bench. The Tigers were also led off the bench, with 15 points from Kellen Thonrton
[Lamar at UT Martin, 7:00 p.m.] Full Recap
So, turnovers weren’t the problem tonight, and haven’t been for a few games now. Defense on the other hand? Yeah, that’s a slight
issue. Lamar flat out blew past Skyhawk defenders on more than one occasion, and quite often it didn’t appear UT Martin defenders knew where they were supposed to be on defense. Is it as bad as last year? Not quite. But it’s not where it needs to be either.