They play good defense and do a good job of defending what we want to do. Granted, we had open shots and we'll need to shoot the ball better than we did tonight if we want to keep playing.
Another loss and we would have been pretty much out of it for the top two places (in the ECC). Now we've got to look ahead to Tuesday and go to a place no one likes to play at in Loyal.
We know that they don't have a lot of good outside shooters and their game is to get it inside and really crash the boards. We knew we had to box out well and control the boards. We did the little things right that we needed to do to win the game.
We made two mental lapses where we gave them open shots in the corner. From there, we just got cold. We got some decent shots and just weren't able to get them to fall.
We pulled ourselves together, but we just couldn't get over the hump. I think the best thing we can get out of this is to see what level of play we need to bring for 32 minutes to compete with the best teams in our division.
We started the game well and then things fell apart. Losing (Greg) Marty to foul trouble hurt because he was our one consistent scorer.