Sunday, November 01, 2009

Notre Dame 70, Lewis 54

First exhibition game is in the books. I wasn't able to get back in town in time to see the game, but I'll break down the stats real quick for you. First thing to note is how only seven players saw the floor until the final seconds. In an exhibition game against a nobody opponent, one would hope that Coach Brey would allow the freshmen to get some valuable PT.

Tory Jackson started at point, no surprise there. Seven points and seven assists for a solid night handling the ball. Ben Hansbrough picked up seven rebounds to go with twelve points, but failed to show Kyle McAlarney-style range. He missed all four three-point shots he attempted. Jonathan Peoples landed the surprising start on the wing, a disappointing selection. I really hope we have a better first choice at the three than Peeps. Eight points, five rebounds for a decent night, but there is no way he deserves 35 minutes a game.

In the frontcourt, Ty Nash finished with six points and five rebounds. He lost the most minutes of all the starters to Abro and Scott. Harangody scored 33 and pulled down nine boards. Great individual game, but it is scary that we had to rely on him so much in a glorified practice.

Off the bench, it was just Tim Abromaitis and Carleton Scott. Tim finished with four points and rebounds in 17 minutes of playing time. Carleton had four rebounds in 13 minutes. Brooks and Broghammer played the final minute. Pretty sad usage there.


Golden Monkey said...

Some things will never change....

I can't believe I sent in a check for $1340 to see this team and its pathetic pre big east schedule.

Anonymous said...

What's up with Ben grandstanding? tory got the steal, tory beat him down the court, tory was clear and asking for the ball. This is just so wrong on so many counts. The last thing we need right now is a selfish player who puts himself before the team.