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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Exhibition

DOZIER --------------- 0 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 29
HENDERSON-NILES - 0 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 21
KEMP ----------------- 5 - 3 - 0 - 1 - 32
SALLIE --------------- 1 - 3 - 0 - 3 - 29
MACK ---------------- 0 - 4 - 0 - 1 - 28
TAGGART ------------ 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 24
WITHERSPOON ------ 1 - 4 - 0 - 3 - 26
ROBINSON ----------- 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 11

Totals............... 8 - 17 - 4 - 11 - 200

There are several items of interest coming out of the CBU game.

Of course, you never want to see your players get injured, but having Anderson and Evans out at this time, to rest up and recover, isn't the worst thing in the world, at this point in the season.

It gives Coach Cal plenty of opportunities to evaluate the other players.

It gives these number eight, nine, and ten men in the rotation a chance to show Coach what they can do in real world situations, and it gives these guys time to get more comfortable with the notion of playing at full tilt, on every possession.

Certainly, seeing Pierre in the game, and seeing what he is bringing to the table, is a wonderful relief.

If Pierre can start, then Cal can bring Taggart in off the bench, and maybe we won't see the tip off jitters that used to get Joey Dorsey in foul trouble in the early moments of the game.

The little chart above lists assists, turnovers, blocks, steals and minutes from the CBU game.

Eight assists to seventeen turnovers is not good, but Kemp's ratio is not bad.

Three steals apiece from Sallie and Witherspoon is nice.

In the minutes department, we expect to see Dozier, Niles, and Taggart share the bigs role, and their numbers might continue just this way, through the season, especially if Simpkins doesn't get clearance.

However, for the guards, a healthy Anderson and Evans could each do a good 30+ minutes per game.

So down the stretch it looks like Robinson's minutes could dwindle, to near nothing, while Kemp, Mack, Sallie and Witherspoon would hover somewhere between 12 and 20 minutes per game.

All told, it was a good beginning.

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