Well, an OVC team finally went an did it.
And, no, “it” is not a good thing.
But I don’t want to focus on that. Not because I called the team a sleeper team in yesterday’s first word…
Because at least Jacksonville State has a win under their belt.
Austin Peay…Not so much.
Here’s today’s Final Word:
[Austin Peay 59, Lipscomb 67] You know what, just wake me up when it’s over. The Governors losing streak has reached 8 to start the season, despite holding Lipscomb to 34% shooting from the field. 23 turnovers are partially to blame, as is the Governors 2-17 shooting from 3-point range. TyShwan Edmondson
isn’t off to the best of starts this season, shooting 3-12 in this contest, dragging his season FG% under 40. 4 Bisons, all starters, finished with double digit scoring, (only 8 points were scored off the bench) with center Justin Glenn
finishing with a double-double. (12 points, 12 rebounds)
[San Francisco St. 71, Jacksonville State 68] Speaking of waking up…when I called the Gamecocks a “sleeper team” what I should have said is they are a “sleepwalking team” And the past 2 days is making me question my “don’t preview non D-I opponents” strategy. Free Throws prove to be the difference, as the two teams stat lines are fairly similar down the board except for a 12 shot advantage for the Gators from the charity stripe. Jacksonville State was outrebounded by the Division II squad, the turned the ball over more than the Division II squad, they allowed 46% field goal shooting from the Division II squad, and Stephen Murphy
faded again against the Division II squad.
Not a good night for the OVC.