Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dawgs Come Up Short Against LSU

We lost 50 to 48. LSU isn't a very good team, either, with just one SEC win prior to the Georgia game. The loss has to be a bit of a let-down for our fans.

We just didn't play well. Same song, different verse about the Dawgs losing focus when we're away from Stegeman. We finished the year with no wins on the road.

Thompkins was 7 of 23 from the floor. As a coach, you'd like for the guy taking a majority of the shots to at least hit somewhere above 40 percent of his attempts. Didn't happen this time, but I was pleased that Thompkins rebounded pretty well. I would add that I didn't like seeing Thompkins arguing with Leslie after the final possession. Win together, lose together.

Speaking of Travis Leslie, he played a pretty efficient game. Didn't do anything extraordinary. Didn't even shoot that well, but he did end the game 3 out of 8. He needs more shots. I like seeing him post up on the low block.

We're 13 and 16 on the year, 5 and 11 in the SEC. No need to abandon ship. Let's regroup, go into the SEC Tournament and surprise some people.


Ollllddude said...

It is perhaps a little ironic, but losing to LSU might help a little in the SEC tourney. We got out of the Kentucky bracket, and while Vandy is not a bad team, and it is their home court, they aren't Kentucky. It's a long shot, but 2+ wins in the tourney might get us an invite somewhere.

DaugMan said...


Great point about not being in Kentucky's bracket. I'd rather get a couple of wins under our belt before playing them again.

I'd like to get an invite somewhere, but I don't see how it can happen unless we force ourselves in by winning the SEC Tournament. Two wins would make us 15 and 16 on the year, and without any road wins, the record under .500 would make it hard for us to beat out other teams.

What's the over/under on us pulling a "worst-to-first" tournament run?