Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A win is a win

UNCG 90 - Webber International 78

News & Record
Webber International

The best thing I can say about this game is that can be remembered simply as a win. It wasn't pretty or dominating. So, let's move on.

The Good
- Landon Clement - had 26 points and 3 steals. He flat out shoots the ball with extreme confidence now. It looks like it's going in every time.
- Mikko Koivisto - had 18 points and 4 assists. He even spent some time bringing the ball up the court. Not sure how great that strategy will be going forward, but it didn't look too bad last night.
- Rebounding - UNCG out rebounded Webber 48-36 (including 19-10 offensive).
- Student turn out - It appeared that the entire student section was full and loud.

The Bad
- PG play - 16 assists/25 turnovers. Also no one has really taken hold of that position
- Substitution patterns - Let's just say I don't really see any kind of pattern. There were times that you could look at the court and wonder where points were going to come from.

The Ugly
- Post play - Webber didn't have a player taller than 6'7" and UNCG's big men didn't look very good. Nobody really made strong moves with the ball and there was way too much falling away from the basket. This will need to get better against taller and stronger teams.
- Defense - Webber shot 41% (same as Charlotte on Friday) but shot 8-18 (44%) from 3 point range. I made the statement that Charlotte had open shots and just missed them. Webber hit most of their open looks. If this doesn't get better quick, Stephen Curry could drop 60 on the Spartans.

In the end, this game goes down as a "W". I think the team was better than it was on Friday night, and I guess that's really what it's all about right now ... getting better.