Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Purdue, Miami recap

Last night's game was interesting. Obviously with Miami missing some of its key pieces, it was easier for Purdue than it would have been in December. That being said, it was still a tough game for Purdue as Miami seemed to never go away. Since this is my first blog post - and I have school work to attend to, being that the semester is nearing an end - I will keep my thoughts concise.

Positives:
-The Johnson's were good last night. AJ and TJ had a small stretch in the second half where they fed off each other and made some great plays that sparked the team and the crowd.
-Lawson again showed signs that he will be a stud in a few years, if not less than that. A good put back, and a composed finish around the rim, along with a couple blocks and hustle plays is exactly what Mr. Painter wants from his freshman.
-Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew-Jack was great. Driving the lane with ease and having the confidence to knock down open jumpers is what we need from Lew and we got it. Keep improving on your free throws sir.
-JJ...got a picture with him!

Negatives:
-The Crowd was pretty bad last night. What's with the seats behind the really expensive ones with the ipad thingy's? They're always less than half full. Did they not sell all of those seats? It makes the arena look terrible when the seats closest to the court are vacant.
-D.J. Byrd. I don't know if he is still nursing his injury, but he was a no show last night and has been invisible for the last couple games. It didn't matter because other people stepped up, however we can't count on the Johnson's totaling 21 points off the bench every game. It's possible but wasn't Byrd a prolific scorer in high school? Where has that gone? Is it due to the position change and mostly playing the four?

Again. Real short today. I'm looking forward to facing Xavier and how we will handle a tough road match-up.

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