A Dual Career Coaching Legacy

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  1. HarkTheSound

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    Me and a buddy will be chronicling our College Hoops 2K8 legacy in this thread. I don't think I have seen a thread yet with two people from the same dynasty, so this will definitely be a unique one.
    Some quick information:

    We play on the Xbox 360.

    I am using Texas Southern, my friend Roggie is using UC Davis. We play EVERY game. And trust us when we say this: Our sliders are pretty damn challenging. If you would like to see them, just ask and I'll post them for you.

    Only recruiting house rules are that we're not allowed to recruit more than one world recruit per season.

    We share the file through the 2KShare, so if anyone wants to check it out you can look it up based on our gamertags. Mine is WutZ KraKaLaKin and Roggie's is Bacon Strips x5. We come up with stupid and often times immature file names, so bear with us on that. [​IMG]

    We're looking forward to sharing our dynasty with you guys! We're both aspiring sports writers who are currently in college, so reporting our games is definitely something we love to do. Hope you guys enjoy it!
     
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    Head Coach Tyler Rogoff's Records, Accomplishments, and Awards:

    2007: UC Davis 14-14 (10-6)

    2008: UC Davis 15-16 (6-10, conference tournament champs, 16 seed, loss to 1 seed Florida in first round)
     
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    Head Coach Logan Martinez's Records, Coach Awards, and Career Accomplishments:

    2007 - Texas Southern: 19-13 (13-5)

    2008 - Texas Southern: 25-8 (14-4)
    • Regular Season/Conference Tourney Champs
    • SWAC Coach of the Year
    • #12 Seed; 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament
     
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    Player Award Winners (Coached by Tyler Rogoff)

    2007:

    PG Todd Lowenthal (Second-Team All-Conference)

    PF Josh Ritchart (Freshman All-Conference)

    C Mike Kurtz (Conference Freshman of the Year, Second-Team All-Conference, Freshman All-Conference)

    2008:

    SF Jimmy Murphy (Conference Freshman of the Year, Second-Team All-Conference, Freshman All-Conference)

    PF Gerard Lettenberger (Freshman All-Conference)

    C Manourou Gakou (First-Team All-Conference, Freshman All-Conference)
     
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    Player Award Winners (Coached by Logan Martinez)

    2007:

    SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson (Conference Freshman of the Year, First-Team All-Conference)

    PF Travele Jones (First-Team All-Conference)

    2008:
    • SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson (Conference Player of the Year, First-Team All-Conference)
    • C Laurence Garza (First-Team All-Conference, Conference Freshman of the Year, Freshman All-Conference)
    • PF Keithtrick Denson (First-Team All-Conference)
    • PG Austen Mitchell (Freshman All Conference)
     
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    Rogoff's Personal Hall of Fame Players
     
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    Personal "Hall of Fame" Players
     
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    Season 1 Recap:

    Getting dismantled in the opening game by New Mexico State was not a good sign, but was expected nonetheless. Keeping it close with Texas two days later, though, was a shocker and a confidence builder, leading to the first win against Nicholls State. After a few more losses with a win sprinkled in, we hit the end of the Early Signing Period, where we nabbed a :3stars:PG (Rank 179), Ibrahim Daniel, out of Palo Alto, CA, and a :3stars:PF (Rank 436), Gerard Lettenberger, out of Vallejo, CA (The home of athletes such as Jahvid Best, Jeff Gordon, CC Sabathia, DeMarcus Nelson, and Joey Chestnut). Little did we know at the time what this early recruiting momentum would lead to.

    Following the end of signing week, we continued our losing ways, topped with a 40 point drubbing at the hands of UCLA. Wimpering into conference play at 3-7, the expected L came at the hands of UC Riverside. But the team finally hit their stride and won back to back games, before losing two in a row. Sick of continual ass kickings, the team got together in practice and picked up the pace, finally starting to play to their talent level, which led to a 6 game winning streak.

    Another loss to UC Riverside separated the 6 game streak from a 3 game streak, but then the last two games of the regular season ended as losses, costing us a chance at the conference championship and a bid into the NIT. Senior go-to player Todd Lowenthal lost all touch from three, dropping his season 3 point percentage from 46 to 38 in the last 4 games.

    In the first game of the conference tournament, the game was close up to the last two minutes, when everybody forgot how to shoot, and the season was over in embarrassing fashion.

    But, there was still offseason recruiting.

    The two big name in-state guys that Coach Rogoff had been talking to all season still had yet to receive offers from any big time schools. :5stars: JR Juco PF Stacey McNamara (Municipal recruit) and :4stars:SF (Rank 50) Jimmy Murphy (Local recruit) weren't receiving any interest from any school besides UC Davis, and with both wanting to stay close to home, they ended up signing with the Aggies in the offseason, along with World :3stars:PF Mandurou Gakou, who will convert to center.

    "I was absolutely shocked when we received the faxes with signed LOIs from Stacey and Jimmy. At first, I thought someone was pulling a prank on me. I figured there was no way players of their talent would want to play for a raw coach and a program that struggled the previous season. Jimmy is going to become the go-to player on offense his first day with his touch from behind the arc and will see a lot of time at off guard as well as the three, while Stacey will finally give us that inside post presence we've been lacking. I'm also really excited to get Ibrahim, Gerard, and Mandurou finally in to practice. Ibrahim will play a major role this season, with only one point guard returning. Mandurou will step in as a backup center with a chance at starting, while Gerard will bring much needed depth in the paint."
     
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    Season 2 Preview:

    In the second season of the young coach's career, the Aggies are expecting to see a dramatic improvement over the previous season. With the influx of talent coming in this year, coach Rogoff is ready to start putting in his system.

    UC Davis is expecting to win their conference outright and will aim to win 20 games this season. At least three newcomers appear set to start the entire season, and the starting PG position is up for grabs.

    Having never made the big dance in the entire existence of the program, coach Rogoff understands the desire coming from the fans. Everybody knows this team is favored to win the conference, and the coach knows it. But he also knows that just one bad game in the conference tournament can derail the entire season.

    "I'm really looking forward to this season," Rogoff said. "(Former) Coach Stewart left me with a nice foundation to build on, and I'm extremely excited to see the class we brought in for this year. If you had told anybody here that we'd lock up a top 25 recruiting class, we'd have called you insane. I wouldn't have thought that so many kids would want to build a legacy at a school instead of chasing the big names and the NBA."

    After watching the scrimmage during Aggie Jam, it was apparent that Jimmy Murphy will be the focal point of the offense with his 3 point shooting. Manourou Gakou should be a dominant force on defense and on the boards, while Ryan Sypkens should again be lights out from 3.

    Starting Lineup:
    PG: #1 Ibrahim Daniel, 6' 176 LB FR (67 OVR)
    SG: #32 Ryan Sypkens, 6'5 185 LB SO (64 OVR)
    SF: #10 Jimmy Murphy, 6'8 259 LB FR (79 OVR)
    PF: #42 Stacey McNamara, 6'7 227 LB JR (80 OVR)
    C: #45 Manourou Gakou, 6'10 238 LB FR (65 OVR)

    Reserves:
    SF #23 Harrison Dupont, 6'6 225 LB RS SO (67 OVR)
    PF #55 Gerard Lettenberger, 6'7 220 LB FR (66 OVR)
    PG #21 Eddie Miller, 6'5 205 LB SR (63 OVR)
    SG/SF #24 Ryan Howley, 6'6 195 LB JR (63 OVR)
    PF #34 Alex Tiffin, 6'9 229 LB SO (61 OVR)
    G #15 Tyler Les, 6'2 192 LB SO (59 OVR)
    C #41 Mike Kurtz, 7'1 206 LB SO (56 OVR)

    PF #25 Josh Ritchart, a Soph, will redshirt this season.
     
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    'Bron?
     
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    Nope. He won me my first game by being a closer. And he can shoot the three. :p
     
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    Season 1 Recap

    The Texas Southern Tigers began a new era last season as they brought in rookie head coach Logan Martinez, age 25, to lead the program. Martinez brought with him a fast-paced attack (though not at the pace of the UNC's or VMI's of the world) that emphasized rebounding and passing the ball, as evident in the assist numbers the Tigers racked up by seasons end.

    The Tigers' program has never earned a birth to the NCAA Tournament in it's history, and Martinez's first goal that he set for the team was for them to get to 20 wins and make it to the Big Dance.

    The season got off to a rough 2-5 start, including a 28-point debacle to Houston and a 30-point loss to Kentucky. Martinez found go-to players in the early stages of the season however, as Senior PF Travele Jones (15.8 PPG) and Freshman SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson (11 PPG) led the team in scoring, and it would continue that way for the rest of the year.

    The biggest win of the year for the Tigers came on the road against Purdue. The Boilermakers had a lackluster season (15-19 final record), but the Tigers went toe-to-toe with stars Etwaun Moore and eventual First-Team All-American JaJuan Johnson and made some cluch shots down the stretch to earn the 77-74 win. This would give the Tigers a huge confidence boost as they entered conference play hovering around a .500 record.

    The Tigers would go on to win 10 of 11 games in the Southwestern Athletic Conference at one point and they took command of the SWAC for much of the regular season. However, they hit a bump in the road down the stretch as they lost four of seven games, uncluding two to nemesis Mississippi Valley State. The Tigers finished with a 13-5 conference record, tied with Jackson State and MVST. MVST won the tie-breaker however and would clinch the SWAC's NIT berth.

    The Tigers faced off with the Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions in the First Round of the SWAC tournament, a team they easily knocked off in both of their regular season meetings. However, the defense played horrible and was killed by the consistant driving ability of the Golden Lions' PG as he scored 24 points and notched 10 assists, leading his team to a 82-77 upset win over the Tigers.

    Recruiting Recap

    The Tigers suffered a bitter end to an otherwise stellar first season under Coach Martinez as the team finished 19-13. Martinez hauled in a very good first recruiting class for the Tigers as they finished #48 overall in the final rankings.

    They brought in two *** big men to replace the two bigs who graduated. They also brought in a *** PG so SG Danner-Johnson can move to the two guard, his natural position. Also, the Lions nabbed a *** Juco SG to come off the bench as a sixth-man next year.


    :3stars: #314 PG Austen Mitchell 6'2'' 190; Mr. Basketball from Alaska
    :3stars: PF Damien Allen 6'9'' 235; New Zealand
    :3stars: #414 C Laurence Garza 7' 263; Florida
    :3stars: Juco Frosh SG Micah Flowers 6'4'' 207; California
     
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    Some highlights from Season 1 across the nation

    The Final Four

    (1) West Virginia: 81 vs (4) Marquette): 86

    (2) Duke: 80 vs (3) Arizona State: 54

    National Championship

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    Duke wins the 2007 National Championship 93-77...Boooooooo

    Player of the Year:

    PG Jimmer Fredette BYU

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    Coach of the Year

    Coach K

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    Big Man of the Year:

    PF Derrick Williams

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    Freshman of the Year:

    PF Jared Sullinger

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    1st Team All-America

    PG Jimmer Fredette BYU
    SG John Jenkins Vanderbilt
    SF Harrison Barnes UNC
    PF Derrick Williams Arizona
    C JaJuan Johnson Purdue
     
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    TEXAS SOUTHERN SEASON 2 PREVIEW
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    Coach Martinez begins his second year as head coach with much higher expectations from the local media. The Tigers came one win away from 20 last season in Martinez's first year on the job, and the fan base and local journalists are eagarly anticipating that illusive first NCAA Tournament birth this season.

    The Tigers graduated three players from their starting lineup last year, including leading scorer and rebounder PF Travele Jones. Jones was really the only inside presense the Tigers had last season, as he consistanly battled in the paint despite being a bit undersized (6'9'').

    This year, the Tigers will likely be a more guard oriented team, as second leading scorer Lawrence Danner-Johnson returns from a good, but sometimes inconsistant freshman campaign. The Shooting guard averaged 11 points and a little over 5 assists per games last season playing at the point guard spot, but he will move back to his natual position at the two-guard with freshman PG Austen Mitchell coming in. He was Mr. Basketball from the state of Alaska (ranked #314 overall). Mitchell is not much of a scorer, but is a solid passer and will likely average between 5-7 assists per game in Martinez's pass-oriented offense.

    Small Forward Adrian Clayborn will return for his junior season after scoring a little over 8 points per game last season. Clayborn is a good mid-range shooter, is decent from behind the arc, and also makes the occassional block.

    Power forward will be manned by Freshman New Zealand import PF Damien Allen, who is a sturdy 6'9'' 247. Martinez's offense revolves around bigs who can rebound and make effort plays, and Allen should fit that role nicely. At center will be Freshman (ranked #414 overall) Laurence Garza, who stands a massive 7'1'' 274. He is very similar in ability to Allen in that he doesn't have much of an offensive game, but he is a big body who can help control the boards underneath so the guards will have more shot opportunites.

    Coach Martinez has stated that the goal for his team is to reach 20 wins this year, but it will be difficult as he scheduled some tough non-conference games this year for the young Tigers. Some of the noteable games include:

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    TEAM ROSTER

    Bold denotes incoming recruits:

    (FR) PG #5 Austen Mitchell 6'2'' 192 (65 Overall)
    (SO) SG #11 Lawrence Danner-Johnson 6'5'' 189 (69 Overall)
    (JR) SF #32 Adrian Clayborn 6'7'' 224 (66 Overall)
    (FR) PF #31 Damien Allen 6'9'' 247 (64 Overall)
    (FR) C #53 Laurence Garza 7'1'' 274 (65 Overall)

    (SO) SG #14 Micah Flowers 6'5'' 207 (67)
    (SR) PF #23 Keithtrick Denson 6'7'' 232 (60)
    (SO) SG #2 Nico Norris 6'5'' 194 (58)
    (SR) PG #34 Justin Ray 5'7'' 163 (58)
    (SR) C #41 TeAllen Price 6'9'' 265 (55)
    (FR: Walk-On) C #50 Mitchell Collum 7'2'' 258 (56)
    (SO) SF #30 Mitchell Scott 6'6'' 209 (57)
     
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    PRE-SEASON TOP 25
    1. Duke
    2. UNC
    3. Kansas
    4. Michigan State
    5. Memphis
    6. Pittsburgh
    7. Maryland
    8. Florida
    9. Louisville
    10. Gonzaga
    11. Vanderbilt
    12. Kentucky
    13. Arizona
    14. UConn
    15. Florida State
    16. Georgia Tech
    17. UCLA
    18. Missouri
    19. West Virginia
    20. Ohio State
    21. Minnesota
    22. Marquette
    23. Indiana
    24. Arizona State
    25. Mississippi State
     
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    Pre-Season 1st Team All-America
    (SO) PG Kyrie Irving
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    (SR) SG Ashton Gibbs
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    (SO) SF Harrison Barnes
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    (SR) PF Draymond Green
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    (JR) C Festus Ezeli
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    UT-Pan American[​IMG]vs[​IMG]Texas Southern


    The Texas Southern Tigers looked to start the season on a good note as took the UT-Pan American Broncs. The Tigers won in comback fashion in their meeting last season at the Broncs home floor, so revenge was on UTPA player's minds as they took the court.

    The game got off to a sloppy start as the Tiger's freshmen big men could not hit anything inside. They bricked numerous shots in the paint and cause the offense to go into a funk for a period of the game. Luckily for the Tigers, SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson hit a few shots to give the offense some life.

    The Tigers and Broncs would trade the lead numerous times down the stretch. The Tigers would hold a 68-67 advantage with less than 30 seconds left in the game and UTPA had the ball for the last shot. The Tigers defense held firm and force a contested jumper that clanked off the rim, then they grabbed the board and were able to run out the clock before the Broncs could get to 7 team fouls and force the Tigers to shoot free throws.

    Texas Southern 68 UT-Pan American 67

    Tigers:

    FG: 24-64
    3PT FG: 6-16
    FT: 14-16

    SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson - 14 points
    SF Adrian Clayborn - 12 points, 3 rebounds
    PF Keithtrick Denson - 10 points, 3 rebounds

    Broncs:

    FG: 30-51
    3PT FG: 4-15
    FT: 3-4

    PG Shaquille Miller - 18 points, 5 assists
     
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    Austin, Texas - The Texas Southern Tigers (1-0) came into Austin Monday night with an upset on their mind. Coach Martinez has scheduled "bigger" Texas schools in his tenure thus far for his team to play, and there is no bigger program within Texas than the Longhorns (1-1).

    The Longhorns returned a plethora of talent from last year's underachieving squad: Cory Joseph, Jordan Hamilton, Tristan Thompson, and sixth man J'Covan Brown. However, the Tigers would refuse to back down as they gave the Longhorns a much closer game than many originally anticipated.

    A first half that saw both teams struggle to put the ball in the basket became a distant memory once the second half began. Texas Southern went into the break down 34-26 as they trailed early and never really got into a groove offensively.

    The Tigers would turn up he full-court pressure in the second-half, grabbing a couple of steals before Texas could even make it passed half-court and converting those turnovers into easy layups. They also got to the free throw line much more often, sparked by the aggressive play of Lawrence Danner-Johnson. LDJ has always been more of a perimeter player, but in this one he drove the the basket on numerous occassions and drew fouls often as he finished 8-10 from the free throw line; he finished with 24 points on the day.

    However, unless the Tiger defense forced a turnover, the Longhorns would score at will as they kept nailing shot after shot. PG Cory Joseph and his backup PG J'Covan Brown combined for 31 points as they continously shredded the Tiger's perimeter defense.

    The Tigers scored often in the second half, but the Longhorns matched them blow for blow and would steadily hold a 6-12 point lead for the rest of the game. Both teams scored a staggering 55 points in the second half. The Tigers were able to make it a little interesting at the end when they closed within four, but they were unable to make a three-pointer on their next possession. The Longhorns' Cory Joseph would make all of his free throws down the stretch, sealing the Texas victory.


    Texas 89 Texas Southern 81

    Longhorns -

    FG: 35-61
    3pt FG: 3-11
    FT: 16-21

    PG Cory Joseph - 18 pts, 8 asts
    SF Jordan Hamilton - 15 pts, 8 rebs
    PF Tristan Thompson - 12 pts, 5 rebs
    PG J'Covan Brown - 13 pts

    Tigers -

    FG: 29-56
    3pt FG: 5-12
    FT: 18-23

    SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson - 24 pts
    PF Damien Allen - 19 pts
    PF Keithtrick Denson - 14 pts, 3 rebs
     
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    Longwood Lancers (0-0) [​IMG] @ [​IMG] UC Davis (0-0)​

    Farmville, Virginia - In the opening game of the season for both teams, the Longwood Lancers were looking to start off the season with an upset of a retooled UC Davis Aggies squad.

    In his second season at the helm of UC Davis, coach Rogoff decided to schedule a lesser opponent first, and the Lancers came calling. With no starters returning as starters, Rogoff didn't want to aim for an upset before his team had a chance to play together.

    Early on in the game, the Aggies held control. The duo of PF Stacey McNamara and SF Jimmy Murphy, both highly regarded recruits, both seemed shaken by the pressure and expectations on them. C Manourou Gakou, however, decided to use this game to prove that bigger schools overlooked him.

    With the Aggies taking a 42-24 lead into half, the team was confident. Coach Rogoff tried to keep the team from getting complacent, but it seemed impossible to prevent a second half letdown.

    Coming back onto the court, Gakou and his reserve, Mike Kurtz, continued to lead the charge. The offensive intensity never wavered, but the Aggies' defense was nonexistent. The Lancers just shredded UC Davis the entire half, trying to close the gap.

    But, the offense that the Lancers found never was enough to come back from the hole that they dug the first half. With Gakou going for 17 and 15, Kurtz netting 13 and hitting all six field goals, and Murphy scoring 21 on 8-17 shooting, the offensive prowess of the Aggies was too much for the Lancers to overcome.

    Longwood 71 - UC Davis 81

    Box Score​

    Longwood -

    FG: 29-70
    3FG: 6-21
    FT: 7-11
    TO: 7

    PG Eddie Gee III - 16 points
    SG Clement Mackinson - 13 points
    PF Jeff Havenstein - 11 points, 7 rebounds

    UC Davis -

    FG: 29-63
    3FG: 8-26
    FT: 17-20
    TO: 9

    SF Jimmy Murphy: 21 points
    C Manourou Gakou: 17 points, 15 rebounds
    C Mike Kurtz: 13 points, 6 rebounds
     
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    UC Davis Aggies (1-0) [​IMG] @ [​IMG] Portland Pilots (1-1) ​

    Portland, Oregon - The UC Davis Aggies looked to start off the season with back to back wins and their first road win. The Portland Pirates prepared to get a winning record back.

    A team with 4 players new to the team in the starting lineup, along with the 6th man, will have their ups and downs. Players are all learning a new system and adjusting to new roles. Sometimes, players are overwhelmed and can't handle the pressure initially.

    That's what happened to the Aggies in their game against the Pilots. No starters shot 50% from the field. SF Jimmy Murphy did have 31 points, but in a very non-efficient manner. The only players on the team shooting better than 50% were Harrison Dupont and Eddie Miller, who were 4-6 and 1-1, respectively.

    Although the Pilots only won by 9, the game should have been won by UC Davis. If not for horrible shooting woes and the inability to knock down the open three, this game would have been a 20 point victory for the Aggies.

    Instead, UC Davis suffered their first loss of the season.

    Afterward, coach Rogoff spoke to the press.

    "I knew we'd have games like this early in the season, but it doesn't help me out at all in the moment. We're a 3 point shooting team, and when we can't hit those shots, we aren't going to win. 35% just isn't good enough for us until our post players acclimate themselves to our system, which isn't easy for them to adjust to initially.

    We have to give credit to the Pilots and their coaching staff for their defensive gameplan. They took Jimmy completely out of his rhythm, and he wasn't able to overcome it in crunch time. I have all the faith in the world in Jimmy, and I expect him to learn from this and become an outstanding player.

    We have a tough game coming up against an underrated Chicago St. team. We can't afford to go 29-63 against any team, no matter who. Hopefully this game motivates our guys and they can come out strong."

    UC Davis 78 - Portland 87

    Box Score​

    UC Davis -

    FG: 26-69
    3FG: 14-40
    FT: 12-14
    TO: 10

    SG Ryan Sypkens: 12 points 3-9 shooting
    SF Jimmy Murphy: 31 points 11-26 shooting
    SF Harrison DuPont: 15 points 3-4 3FG

    Portland -

    FG: 25-60
    3FG: 5-16
    FT: 32-38
    TO: 11

    PG Eric Waterford: 17 points 10 assists
    SG Nemanja Mitrovic: 31 points
    PF LaForest Foye: 11 points 13 rebounds
     
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    Texas Southern (1-1)[​IMG]vs [​IMG]UNLV (3-1)​
    November 16, 2008​

    Las Vegas, Nevada - After a steller effort in their previous game against the Texas Longhorns, the Texas Southern Tigers came into the contest with a lot of confidence. They would need it against a very talented UNLV squad, who brought in 3 Rivals' Five-Star recruits in their previous recruiting class: #14 overall Rylan Powlack (PF), #16 overall Curtis Crove (PG) and #20 overall Fred Dumbliauskas (SF).

    The Tigers came out of the gates firing on all cylinders as they drilled shot after shot, contested and uncontested. The main scorer was SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson, who put on a ridiculous showing in the first half. He scored 21 points on 8-10 shooting, inlcuding 5-5 from beyond the arc.

    The Tigers went on top 27-12 early, but the Runnin' Rebels stormed back with torrent shooting of their own. At the half, the Tigers went into the locker room up 55-47 after shooting 23-31 (6-6 from three, 3-3 from the foul line) while the Rebels shot 19-31 (7-10 from three, 3-3 from the charity stripe). Although the Rebels were down by 8 at the break, the crowd roared in approval as the teams left the court due to the exciting and fast play they witnessed.

    The teams who showcase much better defense in the second half as both coaches changed up their defensive approach and encouraged slowing the pace down. The Rebels would eventually erase the deficit completely and take the lead, but the Tigers didn't let up and the teams traded baskets and defensive stops the rest of the night.

    Finding themselves down 85-84 with 9 seconds left, the Tigers fouled UNLV SG Anthony Marshall and put him at the line. He tallied 20 points up to this point and was on fire the entire game. He made the first free throw, then missed the second one; the Tigers grabbed the board, ran to half-court and called timeout. The drew up a play to get the ball to SG Danner-Johnson, who caught the ball on the wing and put up a three point shot with 4 seconds left. However, SF Fred Dumbliasukas, one of the former Five-Star recruits, was right in his face and swatted the ball straight into the air, where he caught it as time expired. It was Danner-Johnson's only missed three-pointer of the night. UNLV escaped with a two-point victory, and once again the Tigers came up just short in an upset bid.


    UNLV 86 Texas Southern 84

    UNLV:

    FG: 35-60
    3 pt FG: 9-15
    FT: 7-10

    PG Curtis Crove - 15 points, 5 assists
    SG Anthony Marshall - 21 points, 4 assists
    SF Fred Dumbliauskas - 13 points, 6 rebounds
    SF Chase Stanback - 12 points

    Tigers:

    FG: 34-58
    3 pt FG: 7-10
    FT: 9-13

    SG Lawrence Danner-Johnson - 28 points, 3 assists (11-15 shooting, 6-7 from 3)

    Four players with 9 points, one with 8.
     
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