Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Duke Pulls Away From Spartans

UNCG 63 - #7 Duke 90

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Duke Recap

Halftime: UNCG 34 - Duke 45

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: KyleRandal (12)
Leader Rebounds: Trevis Simpson (6)
Leader Assists: Korey Van Dussen (4)
Team FG: 24-59 (40.7%)
Team 3 pt: 4-13 (30.8%)
Team FT: 11-22 (50.0)
Rebounds: 27
Turnovers: 14

Duke Stats
Leader Points: Mason Plumlee (15)
Leader Rebounds: Ma. Plumlee, Mi. Plumlee (13)
Leader Assists: Cook, Rivers, Ma. Plumlee (2)
Team FG: 29-54 (53.7%)
Team 3Pt: 10-21 (47.6%)
Team FT: 22-32 (68.8%)
Rebounds: 46
Turnovers: 18

Regardless of outcome, I really liked how UNCG played last night.I thought they caught Duke napping and came out as the aggressor. The team seemed push the ball up the court at every opportunity. It seem like UNCG players are having fun and playing very loose. It's a trend I hope continues.

Unfortunately, free throw shooting is still a problem with UNCG. The Spartans missed the front end of several first half 1-and-1 opportunities that could have really closed the gap. However, it's hard to get down on the guys for bringing that much energy to the floor of a top 10 opponent. I still think success is coming soon.


Anonymous said...

I was at the game the other night-- Aaron Brackett played well-- If he can begin hitting the 10 to 12 foot jump shot it would really help-- Henry had some bright spots--Darrell Armstrong played very well-- Starting point guard played well bringing ball up court Note: I still do not understand why Brian Cole is getting no chance-- This poor kid is getting treated unreasonably He is former starter He at one time scored 24 points in a game--He certainly ought to be able to play for this 2-11 team-- I did think his game dropped off some last year-- What has he done--Bad grades? Bad person? Poor team player? This kid deserves better- Cody Henegar was treated the same As bad as this team is they should probably press the whole game and play almost everyone.

Dash said...

Not sure about the story with Cole. I think there may be some injury issues with him this season.