Don’t be misled by the 3 point score line against a Seton Hall team that may miss the Big East tournament, the team played really well last tonight. Seton Hall jumped out to a double digit lead early and we battled back to get a double digit lead of our own. Harvey and Nutter are two great players and once Seton Hall gets an inside presence they will be a top-8 Big East team. I was really impressed by the level of basketball in this game.
I’m just going to come out and say it, Levon Kendall played an almost perfect game. He led the team in minutes (33), scored his season high (14 points), grabbed 3 offensive boards (8 overall), and played good defense (only 2 personals). With Gray out he anchored the team down low with smart decision making and good movement without the basketball. Biggs got 21 minutes last night and looked really up for the game. His 12-16 foot jumper is going to be a weapon in both tournaments. The progress of Sam Young is continuing to happen, he had 11 points and more importantly for him no turnovers. He looks like he is starting to find that his strength is spot shooting and finishing around the basket not playing off the dribble. Fields second half performance quite possibly was the reason we won yesterday. He did a great job of getting himself some space for jumpers when the offense was breaking down. The team as a whole shot over 55% from the floor. Really good performance on the offensive end.
I think last night may have given further evidence that the team plays better basketball on the road than they do at home. Lets hope this continues when we get to Georgetown on Saturday. Gray will most likely be back and if we can get a similar front court performance to tonight with him in lineup things are looking up.
Congratulations Coach Dixon on your 100th win!