Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Aggies Wrap Up Exhibition Season 2-0

The Aggie basketball team wrapped up the exhibition portion of their schedule last night with a hard-fought 71-62 victory over Tarleton State. The Aggies looked much better at times during the win, but one thing that remained clear is that this group of guys has a lot of work to do before they are ready to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Alabama, Arizona and LSU all before heading into the rugged Big 12 schedule.

That being said, the difference in the offensive flow of the game from last Thursday night to the game on Monday night was VERY obvious. They looked much better, much more in-sync, and all seemed more comfortable working together in Turgeon’s offense. I would suspect that it will do nothing but get even better from here.

Here are a few highlights/thoughts from last night’s game:

- Turgeon rolled out a new starting lineup - - - Jordan / Sloan / Kirk / Carter / Jones. I’ll be curious to see if these are going to be the guys that he is going to war with for the most part of the early slate. If there was one surprise in my mind it was that Jordan started ahead of Davis. Do not interpret that as me saying that Davis is better than Jordan; I am simply saying that after Davis started game 1 and played VERY well in that game I was surprised to see him come off the bench in game 2.

- Turgeon also used a primary rotation of only 7 guys last night, the above starting five, with Bryan Davis and Derrick Roland coming off the bench to play 25 and 23 minutes respectively.

- Elonu (8 min), Mulbach (3 min), Walkup (4 min) & Homes (4 min) were the only other Aggies to see action on Monday night.

- Bryan Davis had a blue-collar day at the office yesterday scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting and grabbing 6 rebounds.

- Joe Jones led the Aggies on Monday night with 17 points (11-of-14 from the FT line).

- The NBA league pass is on a free-preview this week and tonight you can watch both “Aggies in the NBA” go toe-to-toe as Antoine Wright and the New Jersey Nets host Acie Law and the Atlanta Hawks. The game tips off at 6:30 central time. If you go to your guide and scroll down to where all of the sports PPV channels are you should be able to find the “NBA League Pass” games.

- Don’t forget the Aggies open up the regular season on Friday night against McNeese State at 7:00.

Additionally, here is a decent recap of last night’s game from The Eagle:

Hope you all have a good week.

Carry on.


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