A couple of observations about the SF position on the Zips: Linhart & Conyers were tasked w/ guarding Christian & at times Tyndale. Now Cedric was involved in the defensive rotations on those 2 as well ... but lets look at the production of Temple's 2 key swing men. Coming in, they were combining to average 36 points & 9.8 rebounds. On Monday night the produced: 20 points, 12 rebounds & 8 turnovers. First & foremost, the Zips beat opponents w/ defense. The defense keys
Hope everyone has had a nice holiday weekend so far. OK, so we're back from Fairbanks .. back on Eastern Time & I've had a little time to put my thoughts together on the team heading into this little homestand on Saturday. Disclaimer: Keep in mind these are the observations of an un(basketball)educated fan .. I'm not a former player or coach .. just love the Zips and have watched a lot of college hoops over the years. Current Status: Backcourt The Zips are THIN in the backcourt right now.
Notes from Game 3 vs. Tennessee State: - A nice all around effort by the Zips. Don't concentrate too hard on the margin of victory .. they played better as a team defensively and moved the ball better on offense than Saturday night. - Dials had a nice night .. was finding his shot in the second half. Clutch shooting when it counted late. - Free throws were certainly a factor & the game would not have been at issue if they even shoot their usual 70% in the second half. By my rough count, I
Sunday was one of the best days we've had in a long time. Our son's 3rd birthday takes place while we will be in Fairbanks with the men's hoops team. So we threw the party early. Much to my son's surprise, his favorite kangaroo paid a visit to his house. I must tell you that it was by far the best thing we could ever get the kid. He took Zippy around and showed him all the presents. He opened things w/ Zippy & had Zippy help. They played together & Zippy conducted the Happy Birthda