Post by Pounce Needs Pals on Jan 17, 2019 22:58:31 GMT -6
"Our defense was the main catalyst for this game and our free throw shooting at the end was really crucial to close it out," head coach Pat Baldwin said. "We are excited about the win. We know we have some more games ahead of us, but we'll take this one and get ready for the next one."
"Playing against UIC, we know it's going to be a battle and a tough fight throughout," Baldwin said. "You can credit a lot of guys in this win, but I look at a 13-3 run the latter part of the first half that really propelled us. Guys did a great job."
Post by GoPanthersGo23 on Jan 17, 2019 22:58:58 GMT -6
Solid win tonight. Got nervous when Darius picked up his 4th foul with about 10 mins to go, but Bryce played the point pretty solid and Amir was huge inside. Let's carry this into Saturday against IUPUI. Roll Panthers!
Turned out to be a nice win. Abram carried the team in the first half, and the whole team, for the most part, contributed in the second half.
I know it had no bearing on the game, but it was nice to see Steve McClain get kicked out of the game. He should have been gone a long time before that, but it was nice to see him pout off the court like a child. He reminded me at least a little bit of a certain former coach in Green Bay with his ridiculous whiny antics.
Left right left right left right, Y'all like my yelling at him to get off the court today?
Post by Cactus Panther on Jan 18, 2019 2:00:11 GMT -6
I am surprised no one on this board commented about what appeared to be a blatant swing by Jordan Blount to Darius Roy's head. Wayne Larivee expressed surprise that Blount was not ejected. I agreed with him, as I assume Blount is under the same type of scrutiny by league officials as Matt Tiby once was. I did not hear any animosity against Blount from the crowd either (though not much crowd noise was audible on the entire telecast).
Post by ghostofdylan on Jan 18, 2019 5:57:31 GMT -6
A few words about Vance Johnson: he appears to be the quintessential coach-killer: He has some clear ability and considerable size, but he's never fully put it all together. Still, at his best he can run roughshod over our Horizon League opponents at 6-9, 235.
pretty fair crowd there tonight. i'm thinking there was about 400 or so. it wasnt as bad as previous games in terms of turnout. UIC jacked up a TON of 3s.good thing is they only made a quarter of them.
Is there a worse coach anywhere than Steve McClain?!
He's acted like an @$$ every time i've watched them play. It's no wonder why his players do things like Blount did last night. A friend who was a manager there implied that there was some shady stuff going on in that program, wasn't shocked to hear that.
Love the added bonuses of the beer special, taco special, kids jersey giveaway, and mascot game. Hope they keep up this type of marketing, I'm sure it helps attract fans. (my son enjoyed the "flosscam" as well!)