Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tops Defeat Kentucky State, 80-58

WKU started slowly, but early substitutions sparked some excellent defensive pressure that put the Tops in the driver's seat midway through the first half. In total, the Tops forced 29 KSU turnovers and scored 32 points off of those TO's. In typical exhibition fashion, lots of players played lots of minutes, and the Tops looked disorganized at times. The glaring weakness was rebounding, as the Thorobreds outrebounded WKU 46-31. Read more about the game here.

The Tops open the regular season on Saturday night at Kennesaw State.

Last Night's GOI
--at Maryland 102, Hampton 75. The Terps put six into double figures and made 39 FT's in this lopsided affair.
--Vermont 82, New Orleans 65. The Catamounts barrelled straight into plaid by making 16-21 from Three.

Tonight's GOI
--Hampton vs New Orleans. UNO need one for themselves and for the Belt.
--Vermont at Maryland. The Catamounts may need to replicate last night's spectacular display from downtown to have a chance in College Park.
--Brown at Michigan State. Our first look at the new-look Spartans.