[QUOTE][B][SIZE=4][COLOR=Green]Look who’s in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE]
[SIZE=1][I]Photos by Suzanne Summerville, Charlotte Observer[/I][/SIZE]
[URL=http://www.charlotte.com/sports/story/450040.html][B][U]49ers move to head of A-10 with victory[/U][/B][/URL], Charlotte Observer
[URL=http://www.charlotte.com/sports/story/450011.html][B][U]Observations[/U][/B][/URL], Charlotte Observer
Love the headline…
[URL=http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/20080117_St__Joes_-_Goldwire_goes_haywire_in_Charlotte_win_over_Hawks.html][B][U]St. Joes - Goldwire goes haywire in Charlotte win over Hawks[/U][/B][/URL], Philadelphia Daily News
Utter from the Hawks’ viewpoint…
[URL=http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/20080117_St__Joes_cant_keep_up_with_Charlotte.html][B][U]St. Joe’s can’t keep up with Charlotte[/U][/B][/URL], Philadelphia Inquirer
I kept on reading Tasheed Carr this and that since the pre game articles. We were short of Ian Andersen, too. This is a case “Bad singer blames the size of the theater” kind of a thing I guess. What a bunch of sourpuss.
A few quotes I liked from Utters Article in the PDN…
"I never thought we played at the proper pace on either end of the floor," said Martelli, who lost in his first bid to claim his 250th career coaching victory. "We rushed everything; we rushed offensively, we rushed defensively.
"I just wanted to have a pace to the game, and I don’t think we had a particularly good pace all night long. Everything in this game was fast. The game is for the quick, not for the fast."
Niners’ controlled the tempo for the most part. We slowed it when we wanted and sped it up when we wanted. I like that a young team has that ability. It did get a little too fast a few times.
The Hawks' normally reliable forward tandem of Pat Calathes and Ahmad Nivins had difficulty finding their rhythm. Calathes scored a team-high 19 points but was plagued by foul problems in the second half and fouled out with a little less than a minute to play.
Nivins, a preseason first-team all-conference selection, was held to 2-of-3 shooting.
“We cannot leave here with Ahmad Nivins taking three shots. That just can’t happen,” Martelli said.
Niners’ defense shines again!
Martelli said he didn't believe the absence of Carr, who sprained an ankle in practice Monday, dramatically changed the outcome.
Can we please stop mentioning his absence then. PLEASE! I hate bad excuses.