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Carbondale collapse?

by John Helsley Published: March 18, 2008

by andrea cohen 

It’s halftime of OSU’s first-round NIT game, here are some quick thoughts on why OSU is trailing the Salukis 26-19.

-Ice cold shooting. OSU is 0-11 from 3. Yep, ZERO of ELEVEN. And they’re shooting just 28 percent from the floor. Marcus Dove has missed at least two layups, and OSU is struggling to get high-percentage shots. The Salukis do play some defense, the stats don’t lie.

-Ridiculous rebounding margin. OSU has eight boards, SIU has 22. The Salukis have more offensive boards than OSU has defensive.

-Here’s a reason the score isn’t more out of hand than it is: OSU has committed three turnovers to SIU’s 13. Byron Eaton has been especially good, stripping the ball out of the post several times.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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