Sunday, December 23, 2007

USC Basketball gets a much needed win

Fredrick hit five 3s in the final eight minutes, and Devan Downey hit the game-winning shot with two seconds remaining to lift USC to an 85-82 victory against College of Charleston.

It didn’t erase the sting of the loss to Baylor, but it helps. Three days after losing a game it had led by 20 in the first half, South Carolina (6-5) rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit.

Let's hope this trend of winning even if it is the "come from behind and win by a few points" type continues...

I feel this current team has the talent to compete...But Odom has to run set plays besides isolation plays for the defenses will stop it. So the team has to step the little things like hitting free throws and rebounding to go along with those plays.

I do agree with Moose that this is the make or break season for Odom. If he does not take the team either deep in the SEC Tourney or to the NCAA tourney then it is time for Hyman to have a sit down discussion with Odom to let him know that he is fired. Odom has had enough time to develop the "program" and with that we have 2 NIT titles to show for it. Great we are the 66th best team in the country for 2 years straight. We can do better and let's hope the win over C of C is a start.

I know the season is young and as the SC state motto says - Dum Spiro Spero, meaning "While I Breath I Hope."

1 comment:

Brian Roberts said...

man that was a close one, to close for comfort