Our team has played much better the last week or so. We rebounded well from the loss to VCU and picked up a pair of conference wins. Last weekend we went down to Georgia and defeated Georgia State on their home court. It was a good win for us in many ways. It proved to our guys that we are capable of winning tough, physical games on the road. We also won the game without Scott Rodgers, our leading scorer, who had a death in his family. It was a great team effort and although we were shorthanded, every player stepped up.
We returned home for the first time since Dec. 18 and had our best overall game of the year against Hofstra. It was our best effort from beginning to end. We really executed offensively and continued playing well defensively. We got a key contribution from Kenny Tribbett early, which got us off to a good start. Leon played well off the bench and Scott played one of his best games since arriving on campus. It’s always good to get sweeps in the league and Hofstra has always been a tough opponent, and we have played some tough games with them over the years.
Then we headed down to UNCW, one of the toughest places for us to play since we joined the CAA, and won behind a career-high 21 points by Leon Spencer.
We hope that our momentum continues and we continue to improve.