DallasHoya on my way to the Cintas Center. Haven’t seen Hoyas lose in person in over ten years. Let’s keep the streak alive!!!
Back from Cintas with some random observations.
Got to the game about 7 minutes in from the airport and already down 13-4. Typical road start.
Huge swing at the end of the first half - Mosely misses a wide open three and Tandy makes one. Lead could have been 6 instead of 12 at the half.
Ten seconds into the second half and our 7 footer gets yet another point blank dunk blocked. 6 points, 2 rebounds (!) and 4 fouls. From a toughness standpoint, he’s becoming the Turkish Grady Mateen (for those old to enough to remember). I never thought we had any chance after that block. We’d get the lead down to 9 and then back to 11 or 12. Rinse and repeat.
Xavier is not good. And their fans realize that. We are just worse.
Pickett had a lot of rebounds. But only 1 two point basket, which was one more than Mosely. These are two of our starters.
Lots of chirping among our players after turnovers. Probably just frustration, but something to watch.
Mac took a lot of shots but he seemed like the only one who wanted to shoot. And the fans weren’t booing him; they had some weird chants, including an “ooo-ooo” that may have sounded like boos on TV. BTW, did Mac’s mega WTF scream come across on TV in the last 20 seconds after yet another shot rolled off the rim? That one did get the crowd going.
Moseley's miss was huge. Players miss shots all the time but I was really Editeded with this one because he was wide open and he was drifting. He also rushed the shot....the Tandy kid had been really struggling but obviously he finds his stroke against GTown....its gonna be a long season if Terrell or Jagan can't help Mac with creating shots for themselves and the team....X just put their best 2 defenders on Mac and Jagan and our O went out the window...