Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Regular Season Recap - January

The recaps continue ...

Princeton (L) - It was a 3 point game with about a minute left and then UNCG started fouling. Princeton hit their free throws. Game over. I still think this was the worst coaching decision of the season. If the strategy had worked out, it would've been the best strategy ever. It didn't, and it wasn't.
Western Carolina (L) - The Spartans let a 9 point lead slip away and lost their second straight close game.
App State (W) - Damian Eargle went crazy (25 pts and 11 rebs) and UNCG survived a desperation 3 pointer that sent the game into overtime.It was the first win against a D1 team.
Georgia Southern (L) - UNCG takes a step backwards after moving forward and gaining confidence in their last 3 games.
Elon (W) - A second half explosion from UNCG turns a close game into a blow out win. All 5 Spartan starters scored in double figures.
Chattanooga (L) - Not really a competitive game. Basically another "throw away" game.
Samford (L) - Samford used their "Princeton" offense to cut up the Spartans. This game wasn't really close or in doubt. The second straight of that variety.
Furman (L) - Still the most perplexing loss of the year. This is a game that UNCG really should have won. One of the few games that I'm hanging on the coach. He's got to get the guys up to go down to Greenville and get a win. UNCG slept through the first half and couldn't wake up in time to get a win.
Charleston (L) - Almost the exact same game that was played a month before in Greensboro. Only difference, UNCG's bad half was the first half this time.
Citadel (L) - By now, everyone had figured out that the Citadel was a good team. UNCG had a 4 point lead late and then went scoreless at the end. It was a good showing with a bad outcome.