-- Mike Tobey and Malcolm Brogdon led the way, with Akil Mitchell and Justin Anderson stepping up in the second half to help the Hoos pull away.
-- London Perrantes didn't shoot well (1-for-5 from the field), but sank both of his free throws and submitted a noice 5:1 assist:turnover ratio. He got the start today, with Justin coming off the bench. I like that look. Four year starter at point guard? Sign me up.
-- Free throw shooting for the entire team was improved over the VCU game. We hit on 16-of-21 from the line, 76%.
-- We absolutely PULVERIZED the Wildcats on the boards -- 44 rebounds for the Hoos vs. 24 for Davidson. That's going to be our path to success in a lot of games this season. Make free throws and clean the glass.
-- Putting an APB out for Joe Harris. Oh-fer from the field (on just 4 shots), 1-for-2 from the line, 1 point in however many minutes. I'm not worried about this... yet. Obviously we need him to get going soon, but it's nice to see us post a 13-point win on the road over a non-cupcake opponent with Joey Buckets being a complete non-factor.
-- Akil Mitchell had a huge second half, after a sputtery, shitty (3 turnover, 0 points) first half. In the second, Akil a Mockingbird notched 11 points and 7 rebounds. He came through for us to help secure this win. Love the guy.
-- I didn't highlight it above, but I want to hit on these two stat lines:
- Mike Tobey -- 18 points, 73% from the field, 100% from the line, 7 rebounds (5 offensive), 2 blocks. We better enjoy this season from Toblerone, because I'm not sure we're going to see another.
- Brog -- 17 points, 70% from the field, 100% from the line, 1-for-1 from 3, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals. Great game.
-- Our upcoming schedule: Navy (11/19), Liberty (11/23), Hampton (11/26). Should be three blowout wins, and ample opportunity for Joe to find his way back from the wilderness.
-- SMU on November 29th is an interesting game. Good chance to notch a win on neutral court that could kind of help our RPI and tournament profile.
-- And then it's Wisconsin on December 4th. Huge game.
I like how things are settling in right now. I'll admit, I was pretty nervous about this game today. We screwed around with Davidson for a while -- really, they stuck around in the game by knocking down 11 threes.
Good lord, it's nice to not have to even think about the football team on a Saturday. Ssssshew.