HoosierPal Posted January 22 Share Posted January 22 Sincere Parker highlights discussed first. Great spark off the bench yesterday. First team wasn't doing much and Parker came off the bench with a huge spark. Bench stepping up has been a big part of the recent games. 6-1 in the A10 is Ford's best start as a Billiken coach. We've played more road games than normal for the early part of the season. Glad to be 6-1, but it will get tougher from here on out. Okoro's 20 was second most boards at Chaifetz, second to French's 24 record at Chaifetz (Nov 2019 v Belmont). Okoro kept us in the game early. If he doesn't get 20, we don't have the success we had. It was a 'effort' stat. This was the difference in the game. How did the team change without Collins? The team 'grew' without knowing it. So much pressure is put on Collins on both ends. For the one game he was out, it caused other players to do things they usually don't do. Gave guys some confidence in other areas. Team is best defined as a whole and by the bench. Different guys are stepping up on different nights. Pickett one night, Parker the next game. Defensive numbers are improving. [Thought our offense was not very good, but still scored 84.] TJ Hargrove playing better on both ends of the court. He has shown progression year to year. Ford calls him the most athletic player on the team. Players feed off of his energy. He has helped fill in for Pickett, who has been dealing with a serious injury. Some games Pickett can give us more than other games. Two road games coming up, Davidson and Fordham. Next home game is VCU on Feb 3. That is a national TV game. Would like to see 10,000 at the game. [Note: I looked up the Billiken rebound record, and Jerry Koch grabbed 38 rebounds against Bradley on 3/3/54. Anthony Bonner had four 20+ rebound games.] Bizziken and BuiltFordBills like this Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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