As was posted, prior by "numbersdon'tlie", I'm sure many of us ACES fans had this game penciled in as a loss.
Can only speak for myself, but I was riding a post New Year's sugar high, after theDRAKE win, expecting a 2-0 start in MVC play.
Must remember, where we are, as ACES fans.
With very little inside presence, they have become a "live by the three, die by the three" team.
And right now, the three's aren't falling like they were, earlier in the season.
Yesterday, at basically a .25% clip, The ACES would have had to launch 2O more three point attempts, to gain the needed 15 points to win that game.
Shea's shots seemed on line, but were short.
Marty's were hurried and several were desperate prayers at the end of shot clock.
One, of Jawaun's two wasn't even close.
John Hall was one for three.
KJ, shouldn't even think about shooting the ball, outside 10-12 feet, until he's developed his accuracy.
Evan has seemed to have found his shooting touch once again.
And, I have no clue who that was wearing the Noah suit, in those 6-7 minutes, he was on the floor.
Freshman jitters, in his first VALLEY road game, may have caused Shamar's "Candian Chaos" style D to pick up two quick fouls and turn over the ball three times in 12 minutes yesterday.
DC, had a great game, collecting rebounds, up there last year. But, seemed lost on the court yesterday.
He (DC) made one good play, on a pass to Shea for his high floater off the glass, early in first half. Other than that?....non existent.
I'm not concerned.
They'll bounce back against the rambler's on Tuesday. I'll predict a win (as always).
And not to get to far ahead.....But, following with an ISU home game. Then a trip to Springfield, they could very well be sitting @ 4-1, in VALLEY play, for the rematch against the birds, on the nineteenth at The FC.
If so, we'll all be riding sugar highs, for that one.
Still on Board!