Layups. You have to make layups. A point blank miss ended Jacksonville State’s comeback chances last night, as the Gamecocks are edged by Nebraska on the road by four last night.
In the end, the OVC goes 0-4 last night, as the conference slide considers this November.
Last Night’s Scores
Lipscomb 87, Austin Peay 84
Tennessee State 48, Middle Tennessee 77
Jacksonville State 55, Nebraska 59
Three Point Shot
- Austin Peay only turned the ball over 13 times last night, a major improvement from 28 each the past two games, but that’s just been part of the issue from the Governors this season. Their defense hasn’t been up to par, and it showed again last night, as Lipscomb shot 50% from the floor.
- Middle Tennessee is a good team, but they shouldn’t be 29 points better. 1-14 from three, 30% shooting from the floor? Tonight’s performance marked the third time this year the Tigers offense has been held to 30% shooting or worse. Last year, they were held to 30% twice, but never under.
- The “Jud Dillard scores 20 and Tennessee Tech wins” streak was broken last night against Auburn, and 1-18 shooting from behind the arc didn’t help. Once you get past Dillard, there is still no offensive efficiency. We know it’s a young team, and we’re expecting at some point they might “gel” but it just hasn’t happened.
Player of the Night: Anthony Campbell, Austin Peay. The Governors lost, but the senior forward put up a career-high 25 points on 9-17 shooting. Just 3 rebounds for Campbell, though, and they need more than that from him.
Unsung Hero: Dennis Ogbe, Tennessee Tech. 14 points, team-high 7 rebounds in the blowout loss to the Bisons. Ogbe has already surpassed his point total from last season with his fifth double-digit scoring night of the year.
Not Your Best Night: Laneryyl Johnson, Tennessee Tech. Freshman are generally going to have “those night” and Johnson had one last night. 1-9 shooting including 0-6 from three. The guard also turned the ball over three times, with just one assist.
Team trending upward: Jacksonville State. They’re going to win more than a few games in the OVC before sitting March out due to APR issues.
Team trending downward: Tennessee State. I just don’t think in the loaded East division if the Tigers will really be able to compete. Could they be sitting March out after returning so many players from last season’s OVC tournament final team?