Keno doing a great job with what he has to work with at this point. This team is far inferior to last year's talent wise, but I don't think last year's team would be sitting on a 4 point lead at the half in this game, and wouldn't have played Iowa very close on the road either. So far I like what I see from KD.
Early season ratings listed Wright State as the strongest team in the tourney. That was a real nice win. Chips outrebounded WS by double digits. Hibbits had a big block late and scored 11 of the teams 59. OV also worked hard on the glass. Kyle Randall scored 13.
Chips play host team Utah next round. Might be able to find that one on firstrowsports.
It's a great sign to see that when the 3's are not falling Keno has the ability to make ADJUSTMENTS that we have not seen before. I didn't get to see the game but 2-13 from 3, and to be able to change what Keno likes to do to win a game. Bright future for chippewas hoops.
Wright State was a top 100 RPI team (it's early but still). Utah doesn't look to be a world beater, as they are 0-1 with a loss to Sacramento State on the year so far. Idaho State is 0-3? with some bad losses as well. There is a very real possibility that we win this tournament and come home with a 3-1 record (I'm not counting the Olivet game as a W).
I caught most of the game last night and was very encouraged with what I saw. Closed out a tight game and made adjustments down the stretch...haven't seen either of those things in quite some time. Not trying to get too excited just yet, but Keno is slowly turning me into a believer. Hope we can keep it going on Friday. I'll be watching.