Friday, November 19, 2010

Five halftime thoughts: Western Kentucky

1.) Very impressive resiliency by the Flying Dutchmen. This looked like a disaster in the making when Western Kentucky raced out to a 16-8 lead and Hofstra opened up shooting just 4-of-20, but the Dutchmen steadied themselves and ended the half on a 16-5 run and turned the Hilltoppers ice cold. Zone defense was quite effective in the final 10 minutes or so.

2.) That said, it could have been even better for the Dutchmen, who were just 2-of-6 from the line and frittered away a couple offensive opportunities late in the half.

3.) Dwan McMillan is having another rough game. He started off strong by drawing an offensive foul in the first minute, but he’s made three of the Dutchmen’s five turnovers and is just 1-of-5 from the field, including a couple ill-advised shots.

4.) Mike Moore: Volume shooter. He went from 0-for-5 from the field to netting five points in about 30 seconds. He also has seven boards, putting him on pace for his second career double-double.

5.) David Imes seemed to warm up at the end of the half with a spirited sequence on offense in which he recorded two boards and finally put one back for his first points. The Dutchmen will need him in the second half with Greg Washington (four boards but two fouls) potentially limited.

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