Sunday, March 05, 2006

Halftime: Davidson 35 UT-C 20

In an action packed first half, Davidson has built a strong lead off of the outside shooting of Matt McKillop and Brendan Winters, each with 2 threes. The Mocs have had trouble finding the bottom of the net as they are shooting just 9-36 from the field, compared to Davidson's 15-29. Thomas Sander has been a force on the boards collecting 9 rebounds as Davidson has outrebounded Chattanooga 24-17.
Some areas of concern include a short stretch where Davidson showed an inability to play fast-paced, committing several turnovers and missed outside shots. They need to continue to try to get it to Ian Johnson who only has four points thus far. The game has been pretty clean with just 7 combined fouls and less disputed calls from Mr. Valentine (who reffed last night's UNC-Duke game). Davidson only has 10 points in the paint compared to Chattanooga's 12. They need to continue to establish the inside presence, whether off of entry passes or drives to the hoop.
Otherwise, Chattanooga will need a strong second half to overcome Davidson's lead and momentum. 20 minutes to glory.

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