Friday, November 19, 2010

The Hoyas look to take away all angles from the Terriers great passing game in the semifinals of the 2010 Charleston Classic


The Wofford Terriers (1-2) of the Southern Conference move onto the semifinal bracket to take on the Hoyas (3-0).   The Terriers losses came from U of Minnesota and Clemson U.  The Terriers got their first win of the early college basketball season against the University of South Carolina Upstate (0-3) from the Atlantic Sun Conference.  The Spartan's three losses came from Michigan, Virginia and Wofford.  The Terriers looked sharp yesterday passing the the rock around from various angles on the hardwood.

Hoynation and friends, the Hoyas look to take those angles away from Wofford.  The Hoyas size, quickness and team defense should be a factor in achieving their goal of getting this semifinal win and advancing to the championship round against NC State or George Mason U in the 2010 Charleston Classic.  Senior Hoya point guard Chris Wright 12 assists were a career high for him"That was not a challenge," Thompson said with a laugh. "I just knew. It's his understanding of what we need from him coupled with he's playing with some guys that can put the ball in the basket. So I say it here, now, 12 is not going to be the most assists he's going to have over the course of this year."

The Hoyas made 14 3's in the win over Coastal Carolina.  "This is probably the second game in a row where we took too many," Hoyas Coach John Thompson III said when asked whether launching 30 shots from long range was part of the game plan. "But if your question is whether our guys can make them at that clip, my answer is yes. . . . We have guys who, across the board, will make open shots."

Wofford Senior Forward Noah Dahlman 16.0 points per outing is the leader in scoring for the Terriers.   Senior guard Austin Freeman 20 points per outing is leading the Hoyas in scoring.  The Hoyas looked to continue their "dream season" in top form today.  The game will be show Live on ESPNU at 2:30.




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