Wow, what a game. If we can play like that down the stretch, we'll be dangerous. There's still work to do, but how about we savor this one for a bit. Let's look back at it.
Player of the Game: Leroy Nobles, IUPUI
Leory finally got his "mojo back" as he told me after the game. He was very excited to finally watch the ball go in (7-11 FG, 5-5 FT, 2-4 3P) and be productive on offense (a team high 0.360 Efficiency/Possession). This Leroy is the one I thought could average 20+ with Alex.
Six Man of the Game: Donovan Gibbs, IUPUI
Not outstanding numbers, and at times he seemed lost, but a solid performance on the night. (Not to mention the best player off the bench by far.) He was pulling down rebounds, tipping balls out, and getting his hands in passing lanes to disrupt things.
Stat of the Game: 13-4.
Stephen Thomas outscored Green Bay (the entire team) 13-4 through the first 6:08. Yes, one player scored 13 points in 6:04 while the other team scored 4. [OF STAR COMMAND!]
1) Win. (HELL YEAH!)
It's about time. Finally a complete performance with three guys stepping up big at once.
2) Have A Total Effort. (YUP!!)
See #1. Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
3) Don't Turn It Over. (Sigh...)
It wasn't a huge factor, but limiting turnovers could've meant a 30+ point win. We ended with 14, half of which were via Alex.
4) 45% FG; 40% 3P; 80% FT.
44.0% FG; 40.0% 3P; 68.4% FT. I was super super close. If the Jaguars hit two more foul shots (84%) and one shot (46%) I'm dead on. Sweet.