|Brandon Britt was excited.|
I was really impressed the Tribe's resolve last night. After Tony Shaver called for The Greatest Time Out in Coaching History 51 seconds into the second half, the Wrens boatraced Charleston, 42-17. They were inexorable, shooting (there it is again) 56% from the floor and actually outrebounding the Cougars after the break. Omar Prewitt only made one shot, but it was huge, as he banked in a three-pointer late in the shot clock to give W&M a 61-57 and stop a 4-0 Charleston mini-run. Terry Tarpey was huge on the glass, finishing with 8 boards. Brandon Britt and Marcus Thornton each scored 16 points to pace the winners, as part of a total team effort.
Prewitt's fellow frosh, Daniel Dixon, played 21 critical minutes, making a pair of tough triples and providing significant defensive energy as the Tribe held Charleston to 25.8% shooting (and 0-10 from deep) in the second half. Dixon's athleticism on both ends may well play a big role. He played a total of 21 minutes in W&M's two losses to Towson. I bet we see more of him today.
Simple game, friends. Make some shots.
Also, Muppets, as 'Movin' Right Along' seems a good theme for a basketball team in a tournament: