Good win over Fordham, now I am playing with house money vs. a very good Wyoming team. Things are coming together.
Soph PG Vernon Canchola, a 1-star recruit I signed for $4000 is looking better and better. This is the kind of line I like to see:
16 min, 1-2 FG, 3 off + 4 total rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, no TO, no fouls, 2 pts.
That is efficiency. And Benson is coming around. I am stunned we are outrebounding our opponents 32 to 23, especially as we are shooting 7 more times a game, and missing 1 more shot a game.
Benson at starting SF this year: 19.3 mpg, 42.4%, 50% from 3, 86% FT, 1.6r/1.9a/1.3TO/0.3stl/1.3 fouls and 4.7 ppg. Not great, but 8-16 from 3, and not getting killed on defense. As his IQ improves, he will get more distribution from his current 7-10%.
My IQ situation is pretty good. Jones and Moorman are smart, Boynton and Benson are ok, but ineligible PF Baker is dumb as rocks. As least he can play. 19mpg, 59% FG, 78% FT, 3.4rpg, 1.8 TO, 0.8 blocks and 5.2ppg. The FG% is really nice and his FT is up to a B. But he is starting, and getting 23-24 min in the triangle and after 9 games is still a D+. DUMB.
Big night for the conference tonight as we have our last chance to improve on our 57-51 record, and 18th RPI. Some tough games though so I am hoping for 7-5. Gardner Webb is hosting Kansas and for so many reasons I hope GW can pull off the upset at home. Mostly to help our conference, help my SOS, and get me more recruiting $$$, but also a little bit to keep KU down. Can't have another A+ team next door. Oklahoma is enough, and they are looking good again this year. KU has very few upperclassmen, so they might struggle a bit in the Big 12 and miss the NT again. That would be great, mostly so they don't have a ton of early entries and mess up my recruiting plan, which is still being formulated, but its looking possible that I can really get my pick from the state of Kansas, while KU only has 1 open spot and I have 6.