Thursday, December 1, 2011

A few thoughts from last night's win

I wasn't able to make it to Daniel-Meyer for last night's game, but I did crank up my computer speakers so I could listen via KTCU while I cooked dinner. Here are a few thoughts I had on the 77-72 win over Lamar:

-Craig Williams absolutely saved this team last night. With Adrick McKinney getting into early foul trouble, the senior transfer from Temple shot 50% from the field while logging 27 quality minutes- more than double his previous average of 12.2 per game. He also paced the Frogs with 13 rebounds (6 of them on offense) as they out-rebounded Lamar as a team, 42-40. I'm guessing he's sore getting out of bed this morning.

-This is still unquestionably Hank Thorns' team, but on an off-shooting night (1-for-10) for the senior it was nice to see flashes of the future with Kyan Anderson. The freshman from North Crowley showed off his athleticism and provided a nice scoring punch with a career-high 15.

-The Frogs still have some room for improvement in the free throw-shooting department (they're shooting 66.5% as a team this year- ranking 201st in the nation), but it was nice to see them knock down 5-of-6 from the charity stripe in the last minute against Lamar to seal the victory. The good news is that they're doing a great job of getting to the line- their 179 attempts rank 27th in the country. So as they improve their conversion rate, they may take the nail-biting factor out of some future victories.

-Since I wasn't there, I guess I can't comment on the accuracy of the attendance figure of 4,262- but it certainly didn't sound like that many people were there. Even if they were, we've got a lot of work to do in order to creat the home-court advantage that'll be needed during conference play and especially next year in the Big 12.

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