UT Martin 65 Kennesaw St. 63
Coming off two disappointing efforts at home, the Owls manned up for 40 minutes but fell just short.
- The Owls played hard for 40 minutes
- The Owls used some full court pressure with Markeith Cummings as the lead man to harass the ball handler and it was fairly effective.
- KSU mixed in more zone defense than usual
- Aaron Anderson played some of the best ball that I’ve seen from him. He dove for balls, blocked a few shots, rebounded well and kept balls alive.
- The team in general did a good job of getting their hands on the ball, especially Delbert Love.
- Six blocks for the Owls. They came into the game averaging just one.
- 77% free throws
- More movement on offense and better rotations on defense.
- Yonel Brown played his best game of the year but he has a long way to go.
- The freshmen in general seemed to be more assertive.
Did not like
- Blew a ten point lead in both halves. The second one came with about five minutes remaining.
- Shot 4-14 from three. KSU is going to have a difficult time if they can’t correct this problem.
- Poor field goal percentages.
- Delbert Love can’t hit a shot this year. He’s shooting 20.5% from three and I’m not one to start unfounded rumors, but he might have had an unfortunate encounter with the Monstars.
- Markeith Cummings’ six turnovers were a bit much.
- KSU let the 6’7″ 250 pound tractor trailer, Myles Taylor, take the game over. I don’t put this as anybody’s fault because he is a great player and a true match-up issue with his size.
- The team shrunk during the stretch. They let UT Martin get a layup with two seconds left because they didn’t get back on defense properly.
- Jordan Montgomery had three fouls in three minutes after scoring 8 points against Chattanooga.
- I really don’t think Cole Hobbs will get any meaningful minutes the rest of the season.
- I was much happier after watching this game than I was after the previous two. This is the kind of game inexperienced teams lose, especially on the road.
- The Owls play Charlotte on the 16th at the Convocation Center.