After enduring two Wildcat losses, it was time for a stress-free stop on the tour. It was the first hoops game for JAM, son of dorp. Mrs. Dorp was also in attendance. She is an ECU grad, so while I generally root for SoCon teams in out-of-conference play, I had to pull for the Pirates.
The Spartans jumped out to a quick 10 point lead, and had a lead as large as 15 early on. Apparently Saddler was lighting it up, but I wasn't paying attention in particular to the stats. The 34 points for Saddler was good enough to have him listed at the top of ESPN.com's top performers, although in a losing effort was much like Steph's night in MSG last season.
Not a chance the beer will be $2 at the Davidson game on 1/18/14.
Yes, that's a Pirate on his shirt.
I'm putting my name in for the Davidson banner at the coliseum.
As it came down to crunch time, it was a mistake by Saddler which cost the Spartans the game... A long pass attempt downcourt which was intercepted.
00:20 GOOD! LAYUP by CAIN, Kyle [FB/PNT] 84 - 80 UNCG
00:20 ASSIST by PARKER, Drew
00:13 MISSED 3 PTR by RICHMOND, AKEEM
00:13 REBOUND (OFF) by WHITE, CALEB
00:12 FOUL by CAIN, Kyle (P2T12)
00:12 GOOD! FT SHOT by WHITE, CALEB 84 - 81 UNCG
00:12 GOOD! FT SHOT by WHITE, CALEB 84 - 82 UNCG
00:09 TURNOVR by SADDLER, Tevon
00:05 STEAL by RICHMOND, AKEEM
00:04 FOUL by PAULOS, Nicholas (P3T13)
00:01 GOOD! FT SHOT by RICHMOND, AKEEM 84 - 83 UNCG
00:01 GOOD! FT SHOT by RICHMOND, AKEEM 84 - 84 TIED
00:01 GOOD! FT SHOT by RICHMOND, AKEEM 84 - 85 ECU
Dorp- running shirt. Mrs. Dorp- ECU t-shirt. JAM- ECU Pirates onesie.
Dance team: The losses to graduation from last season are not missed.
Distance traveled: 1 mile. Season total: 281 miles.
Attendance: Dorp 3. Graveline 1. Mrs. Dorp 1. JAM 1.
Next up: Riding the train down to Charlotte with some DTF's (Dork Tour Friends) for the game vs. Virginia. Go Cats.