Saturday, February 14, 2004

Another road loss - UVA takes us down 82-80

Well, I really thought we could get it done in Virginia, but today was not the day. An OK effort, but not great. Pretty stale on the offensive end in the 1st half, and not a great defensive effort all game. On the whole, the defensive effort is what lost the game. Lots of open shots by UVA, lots of dribble penetration, just not a good GT effort. This game was shades of last season. Up by 6 points with 2 minutes to go and we falter.

So what does that mean? Instead of clearly claiming our stake on 3rd place in the ACC, we are now mired in the middle muck along with WF, UNC, FSU. Where do we go from here? A road game at MD and a home match-up against WF. Two tough games. Need 2 W's.

The only individual performance I will mention is T.Tarver. He had his best game so far, finishing with 8 points (2-2), 4-4 from the line, 4 boards, 1 block and 1 steal. Hopefully this is the start of his progression towards the postseason. Would be a huge boost to have his presence underneath.

So, life on the road in the ACC continues its cruel ways.