My viewing of this game was delayed, incomplete, and half-hearted--so we'll go straight to bullets (official box score is here):
- As expected, Raymar Morgan (19 points on 11 FGA, 11 rebounds) and Draymond Green (12 points on 8 FGA) were able to score efficiently against the undersized Terriers.
- Good 3-point shooting from Kalin Lucas (13 points on 2-5 three-point shooting, 9 assists) and Chris Allen (11 points on 3-5 three-point shooting).
- Isaiah Dahlman got 12 minutes (and the start) against his younger brother's team, but only scored one bucket (on one shot). Sort of the story of his career--just never has found a way to get involved in the offense. Nice story tonight, though.
- Meanwhile, Noah Dahlman was the only consistent scoring option for Wofford, scoring 19 points on 8-13 two-point shooting. The rest of the Terriers combined for just 7 made 2-pointers (on 24 attempts).
- Turnovers were the big problem for MSU--and the reason Wofford was able to hang around until the final 10 minutes. 19 turnovers in 65 possessions (TO%=29.2). Six Spartans turned it over 2 or more times. They looked pretty sloppy on offense all night.
- MSU dominated the shooting percentage and rebounding categories to offset the 17-percentage-point gap in the turnover department.
This was definitely one of those less-than-perfect performances I thought we might see over the next few games. I really have no idea whether the turnover issues are a major cause for concern beyond the concerns we already had. It's the first turnover percentage above 19% MSU has posted against a non-BCS/Gonzaga opponent, for whatever that's worth.
I'll let those who watched the game more intently chime in with their reactions.
The Citadel visits the Breslin Center. MSU visits Charleston, SC to play The Citadel. Monday at 7:00. ESPNU.