This almost piles on the last post but holy cow where did everyone go? No posts?
I went to the Kent State game and first the new video board rocks. The stats, presentation and all that jazz work so well.
With the lighting, new sound panels and the jumbo tron, our arena couldnt be any better aside from the fans
The attendance was around 2400. Not terrible for no students and a team that is a bit under the radar still. The crowd actually was incredibly alive in the last 5 minutes. Standing ovations and plenty of cheering so there was no lack of energy. Even the small True Blue section that existed worked well enough.
The truth is, and Ive gotten this from a casual fan that I took to a game, Javon is worth the price of admission alone. Hopefully the local news and buzz can be created about him before he leaves. Hes something special.
Tonights game was great on the defensive end and the boards as per usual.
Javon took the game over at the end when he needed to and put it away. Even a game when Filzen was absolutely shutdown we still won. The biggest helper had to be Titus Robinson. Ive dogged him throughout his tenure here since hes not developed as hoped. However he had the most energy tonight off the bench and scored at an efficient rate whenever he had the ball.
We kinda figured coming into the season but the weak point of this otherwise solid team is the PG spot. Watson and Oldham have gone back and forth all year and to me tonight proved neither are playing at a confident enough level.
Oldham seems to have the best upside but it kinda sucks we dont have someone whos ready now with a team this good. If we could only have even if Mulkey or Boyer this season... just so we dont waste Filzen and Watts last hurrah with Mcrea.
But we have to make due.
My biggest problem with Oldham continues to be his hesitation. He feels to be a second late on some plays that are open. When hes doing things in rhythmic manner hes fine. He needs to think less and react more with his skill.
Its a big win to take from Kent State this early.
I was hoping Ohio wouldnt lose to BG today because now it makes the task of beating them on the road that much tougher. This team is good enough with the way they battle on the boards. Filzen should bounce back as well.