Good to see us beat someone we should beat by a lot.
Good defensive pressure most of the game.
Good to see us shooting 50% from the field, 77% from the line and 40% on threes.
What I really liked was that we came out hard in the 2nd half and a five pt lead became 10 and then 20 and then 30. We had something like an 8 pt lead early on Laf and they came back. This time we kept building on the lead in the 2nd half.
Looks like Tim gets doubled (or at least off the ball helped) whenever he has the ball at or near the top of the key - which means that teams think he is our only legit offensive threat. Good to see five guys in double figures disprove that assertion.
Overall, I like the hustle and scrap in this team. They’re going to need it. Even after a three game losing streak, I see guys slapping hands all the way down the bench when they come out; diving for loose balls, etc. Very good sign.
I think I saw Jon Graham dressed for the game - maybe he’ll even get to play against Cornell. We’re going to need him.
Even though I haven’t seen it anywhere official, looks like Peter Alexis will redshirt this year - especially since Alan Wisnewski got into the game and Peter didn’t. If nothing else, Peter has a Big 10 body.
I sat right across from the PSU bench and it was a hoot listening to Pat yell throughout the game (in marked contrast to Ed). The Lions were playing D in front of him during the first half and he must have yelled out a dozen times “You’re not playing hard!!” He didn’t have much to complain about in the 2nd half.