This is one of those games that you wish you had a do-over with. When you’re playing one of the best teams in your conference, not scoring in the final 2:30 will lose you the ball game.
And that was one of the reasons G lost this game.
Another was letting ETSU go on a 10-2 run to open the second half and tie the game.
Another was the double-technical served on Coach Wes Miller with 23 seconds to go and UNCG down one, 57-58. And to make matters worse is the 3 points ETSU scored from the freethrow line to give them a 4-point lead and essentially seal the game.
Zay played his heart out this game, going 10-20 from the field (1-2 3PT) and 3-3 FT. Add 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals, & 3 turnovers.
Another great game from the big guy as he went 3-5 FG with 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 3 turnovers. He just needs to work on his fouling & taking care of the ball.
4-6 from the field, 4-6 FT, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers for a solid game from the Senior.
Not Gelo’s night offensively as he went 2-8 shooting (1-2 3PT). Off the ball, he did his job with 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 1 steal. One of those nights he was aggressive but the shot wouldn’t fall for him.
0-3 FG (0-1 3PT), 1-2 FT, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover.
1-4 FG (0-2 3PT), 2-3 FT, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 turnovers.
0-3 FG (0-1 3PT), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 turnover.
Michael Hueitt Jr
Started the game great but cooled off, and was forced to take a shot contested at the end of the game: 2-6 FG (1-5 3PT).
0-2 FT, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block.
Kyrin Galloway – Did not play (injured).
Kobe Langley – Did not play (injured).
Khyre Thompson – Did not play (injured).
Ryan Tankelewicz – Did not play.
No one likes to lose a game the way we did this game. It’s disheartening and embarrassing, overshadowed by controversy.
But you have to treat this as a learning moment and enter the game at Furman with a fresh head. The secret to putting a game like this behind you is to come out the next game looking like you have everything figured out.