paradox wrote: ↑December 10th, 2023, 10:38 am
Team needs to figure out a way to utilize Shiloh's defensive assets w/o killing offensive momentum.
Ditto Venzant. Venzant is fast and athletic. He can guard almost anyone, and he outrebounds guys 6+ inches taller than him. He seems to be getting a bit more involved on the offensive end this year, but for as athletic he is on the defensive end, the offensive side doesn't seem to match up for him. I love the kid though; I think he's awesome to watch.
GCU was taller and more athletic than us, but we play better as a team. If we hit our shots, we win that game. It's that simple. We had lots of nice looks at the basket from behind the arc in the 2nd half and we just stayed cold. I think we ended the game 6/25 from 3pt range? The whole team has been off since the Myrtle Beach Invitational ended, but I think credit still has to be given to GCU... that's a good team. Their fans showed up too and were far more organized than our student section. They kind of put ours to shame imho. Yeah we got loud at times, but their 200-300 fans seemed more like 600.
Last thing about our crowd - yea we "sold out" the arena, but there are consistently 40-50% of the seats in the club section that are open. They sell out every year, but the fans never show up. I'm not sure who we're selling those tickets to, but the Ticket Office should look into it and figure it out, because it looks bad.