St. Louis Billikens Shut The Door On Lancer NCAA Tour…Grandy Glaze Back Home For a Visit
Josh Collins: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Enrico Di Loreto: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Evan Matthews : 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Jahmal McQueen: 10 points, 4 rebounds
WINDSOR,ON–The University of Windsor Lancers men’s basketball team closed or rather had the door slammed shut on their Div 1 NCAA games Monday evening, courtesy of the St. Louis University Billikens by a score of 98 to 57.
It was pretty much evident right from the tip-off that the Lancers were not into the game much to the dismay of head coach Chris Oliver. The lack of energy or inspiration demonstrated by the Lancers only served to fan the flames of Oliver’s discontent as evident by his heated exhortations to his players to mind their defensive roles and minimize their miscues. These very deficiencies contributed to the Billikens domination of the game.
In some games the stats don’t tell the story as games are sometimes closer than they appear, however, in this contest, the Billikens out-shot the Lancers 63% to 34.6% in the second half to secure the victory.
Other notable stats included:
-Points in the paint – SLU 46 to WSR 24.
-Points off turnovers – SLU 27 to WSR 15.
-Second chance points – SLU 11 to WSR 0.
-Fast break points – SLU 15 to WSR 2.
-Bench points – SLU 43 to WSR 6.
Unfortunately for the Lancers, these facts don’t lie.
There were some shining moments in this game offered up by newcomer Jahmal McQueen who will undoubtedly become a star for the Lancers this season. McQueen has great court sense, superb ball handling skills and that aggressive mindset that allows him to find a way to attack the net. Although his defensive contributions may not be as impressive, they are a work in progress and will ultimately contribute to his overall success this season.
Canadian Grandy Glaze (Brampton, ON) logged in only six minutes in the game for St. Louis, fresh off a minor foot injury. He has had conflicts with classes and team practices so far this summer but will no doubt be a force as the season nears.
Glaze is making the most of the St. Louis/CIS tour by meeting old friends on and off the court. He said in a quick interview following the game, “It’s great to be back home and see how much Canada has improved in basketball through namely players like Corey Joseph. We have a few Canadian ballers playing division one basketball which was unheard of a few years back but great to see.”
Glaze went on to say “We have three more games in this tour and I’m looking forward to seeing more great play from Western, Ottawa and Carleton and some of the guys I grew up with playing ball.”
“It’s also great to hear that Canada has four new teams in the NBL and I wish them all luck and hope they do well. Great to hear!”