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Halftime Thoughts: Saginaw Valley State (Men)
February 23, 2012 - Michael Bleach
The Tech men's games are almost shockingly simple to analyze on the offensive end.
If the team is knocking down its 3-pointers early — which they did today, starting the game 4-of-7 from deep — it opens up the rest of the offense.
Ali Haidar gets a little more space down low. Austin Armga, T.J. Brown and Matt Esters find room to penetrate as the defense is just a little tighter on the outside. And Alex Culy and Ben Stelzer can drive off kick out passes as the 'D' is closing out way too hard.
Thus, the Huskies scored 42 first half points, picked up assists on nine of 12 field goals, earned 13 free throws (hitting 12) and lead by 15 at intermission. Tech shot 50/43/92 in the first half and turned the ball over just five times.
Now the key will be avoiding a drought.
Tech doesn't need another 42 point half, but they do need to avoid becoming three happy and allowing the Cardinals to scored several unanswered.
If they manage that, they will play for the GLIAC North title Saturday against Northwood.
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