Final score: 81 to 78 (OT).
We missed too many free throws. We shot 54 percent from the line for the game, but I think we went 2 for 8 in overtime. Something like that.
The good news is that the freshmen got experience. Charles Mann went 5 of 8 from the field, and finished the game with 18 points and 7 rebounds. He missed free throws, but the more he plays, the more settled he will be in crunch time. Brandon Morris shot 5 of 12 and scored 12 points with 7 rebounds. Kenny Gaines shot 3 of 6.
With the freshmen playing, it is clear that we are a better offensive and defensive team.
Hate to say this, but Coach Fox needs to realize that Vincent Williams and Nemi Djurisic are liabilities on the defensive side. Vincent plays hard, but he is too small to keep the opposing point guard from getting good looks from outside. It would be different if he offset his lack of size with great offensive output, but Williams went 0 for 3 this game, 0 for 7 last game against Tech, and is shooting just 28 percent from the field for the year. He needs to back up Mann, not vice versa.
Nemi is too slow of foot. Besides that, he had five turnovers and went 0 for 5 from the field this game and 1 for 8 against Tech. Fox needs to rein him back as a three-point shooter. If memory serves me, Nemi is 1 for his last 16 from behind the arc.
We're 2 and 7 on the year. Not good.
The line-up, Coach Fox, is KCP, Charles Mann, Kenny Gaines, Donte Williams and Brandon Morris. Please.