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Semaj cramps up, Muskies collapse vs Iowa

Posted by Josh on Friday, November 29, 2013 Under: Game Recaps, Notes, Previews, etc.
The Muskies were up 15 in the 2nd half and leading the whole way against #23 Iowa. But Semaj left the game with 12 1/2 minutes to go with cramps and countless fouls on X slowed production to a halt. The game eventually went to OT where Iowa finally took the lead and won by 3.

How about a million reasons why we didn't win this game...?
Injuries - Semaj goes down with cramps with more than a quarter of the game remaining. Amos, our best defensive player who we could have really used, of course is still rehabbing his injury. And Erik Stenger, with a bad stomach bug, did not travel with the team and his absence took depth out of the frontcourt.
Turnovers - Dee and the team stop playing smart basketball and the turnovers get out of hand (19 TOs total!)
Free Throw Shooting - 64%, come on guys!!!
Foul Trouble - somehow every sign of contact was a foul on XU and it killed us. Stainbrook & Philmore fouled out and were severely limited in playing time due to fouls, killing our paint production. Three others finished with 4 fouls. 

Alright, rant over. Muskies play in the damn consolation bracket now that we blew this one. Next game is Friday at 1PM, versus either Tennessee or UTEP.

Get it together X!

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