Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Observations from Georgia Southern

Observation's from the 49ers' 66-53 victory against Georgia Southern:

-- Coach Alan Major would love for his team to be defined by how it played against the Eagles. It was defense (limiting Georgia Southern to 34.8 percent shooting and forcing 12 turnovers) and rebounding (a 40-19 advantage, including 24-10 on the defensive boards) that won this game. The 49ers did a good job on Eagles star forward Eric Ferguson, who scored 11 points on 3-of-13 shooting.

-- Not as good, though, were the 49ers with the ball, turning it over 19 times. Georgia Southern pressed for most of the game, rattling the freshmen in particular (Denzel Ingram had four, Willie Clayton three and Darion Clark three).

-- Chris Braswell made his debut, not starting (after being suspended for the season opener Friday), but scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Major was just as happy with Braswell's defense (he had two steals and six defensive rebounds).

-- J.T. Thompson also played for the first time as a 49er, scoring four points to go along with two rebounds. Thompson hasn't played for two years -- missing his last two seasons at Virginia Tech with two separate knee surgeries. He was active on the offensive end, going 2-of-7. His return brought a large cheer from his teammates in the postgame locker room.

-- E. Victor Nickerson was also more aggressive than usual with the ball, going to the basket several times and finishing with seven points and four rebounds.

-- The 49ers were also 2-0 last season, then went to Lamar and lost by 18. That's Charlotte's next opponent on Saturday, this time at Halton Arena. Charlotte will be at full strength in that one, with suspended DeMario Mayfield back.


Anonymous said...

Good win, gotta cut down on the TO's

Anonymous said...

Impossible to watch. Boring basketball. Who wants to see us play bad teams and look weak in doing so?

Anonymous said...

Make sure UNCC 49ers never signs a rogue opportunist scammer in its new football program to scam his way into the pros after getting kicked out in less than one semester at Florida caught cheating 3 times, 3 felonies, laptop theft kicked out and then goes one semester too Auburn on a 200,000 pay for play scam before going to the local pro team where he is less than mediocre even after the unethical media rag hypes him 24/7 and uses local innocent school kids routinely to rehab him. Bad situation to say the least.

Keep the new program clean. Stay away from the Newton type scammers who use schools for their own financial gain only. Make sure they qualify academically to even be in UNCC. No exceptions. ...

x - Ex-UNC Heel footballer on 4 yr scholarship and national academic scholar

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with last night's basketball observations?

Anonymous said...

anom 9:37 was most likely julius peppers after his being a chapel hill academic scholar comment