|How many was that shot worth?|
|Kenny didn't get to the tin today.|
Much of the narrative information drawn from a box score is inferred rather than implicit, so take it with a grain of salt when I say that I think Jeff Robinson and Dante Jackson both came to play today. Dante's shooting line of 1-5/1-3/0-0 isn't very encouraging, but he also came up with a team co-leading six boards and a block. Jackson hates to lose to Dayton, and the little things that filled up his line on a poor shooting day show just that. His rebound co-leader was Robinson, whose final line of 8-6-0 on 3-5/0-0/2-4 shooting with no turnovers may speak to a rising level of confidence. With that amount of length and athleticism he brings to the table, his ability off the bench has the potential to swing the momentum of a game.
Odds and ends:
-Cheek was 3-4 on layups and 0-1 on two-point jumpers. The fact that he was getting all the way to the rim was good; the fact that he missed all five of his threes really dragged his line down.
-Chris Johnson's 22-9-2 on 6-12/4-7/6-7 shooting was really impressive. That guy is going to be a matchup nightmare in the NIT.
-Xavier outperformed Dayton 31-28 on the glass, which was a nice turn around from last time these two teams met.
-As always, stay tuned for a full recap from Brad and the Twitter Recap.