One other point, there were minutes where neither Moore nor Tegra were on the court. Think in the 2nd half, and I was impressed with the play. Quick, up tempo play. Was interesting to watch.
christian ray deserves a lot of credit. he covered painter when the team went small and shut him down. painter looked like he was on his way to a big game early, but only had either 0 or 2 points in the second half. ray was also a plus 24 for the game.
i think jack clark is getting close. he had two threes go in and out on him tonight. once he starts knocking them down, there could be 8 guys on the roster shooting 35% or better from three.
nice second half effort. other than moore's missed layup, the team really showed some composure down the stretch.
I was thinking similarly about Ray. Per Ray, I think he may have the best instincts for rebounding the ball on the present team. I hope you are right about Clark and his finding his outside shot This definitely would fill a need. Speaking of Ray, I believe he is shooting above 45%.
IMO the Explorers are a different / MUCH BETTER team when Brickus is handling the ball and running the offense.
Agreed. Brickus is so poised, and fundamentally sound. He's not flashy with the ball, knows when to get rid of it, knows when to shoot it, hustles, plays D, gets a few steals every game. Doesn't look like a freshman out there. Interested in seeing how he fares the next two games against Maryland and UDayton. Actually..interested in seeing how the whole team fares against the two tough opponents. We catch a break with no fans in the stands. Or very few...especially in Dayton
Nice comments by young scribe Damichael Cole on the Jack of Diamonds.
“Christian Ray is one of those players a coach doesn’t have to draw a play up for, but he’ll still find a way to impact the game. He scored seven of his nine points in the second half, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Ray was everywhere defensively, and his versatility was a big reason why the defense improved in the final 20 minutes. He finished with a team-high plus-24 in 20 minutes.”
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