I guess this is a team that just has a flare for the dramatic.
For the past 6 games, 4 times have gone into Overtime. Good news is that the Lions are 4-1. The Bad News, this means that the Lions have had a chance to finish 5 of the past 6 games, and 4 times is took overtime, and on one occasion, it cost them a game.
Tonight was an example of that. The Lions started out fast and fizzled down the stretch. Thankfully they were able to deliver the knockout punch pretty early into the overtime period, but again, this has to evolve into this team finishing games, especially heading into the final 3 games of the year.
The numbers that the Lions are giving up on offense concern me a bit. Since the loss/win/loss in Odessa, the Lions are giving up on AVERAGE 82 points per game. They essentially are getting into shootouts with teams and that is what cost them 4 of their 6 losses. Again, if this squad locks down on defense, they will be nearly impossible to defeat. While this shows that the LSC is full of Basketball talent, the game is still the same. Two things win Basketball games, good shooters and good defense.
Lions have pushed their record to 18-6 overall and 10-5 in LSC play.
Next up: At Tarleton State, Wisdom Gym, Stephenville, TX 8 PM Tip-off.