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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quinnipiac-Sacred Heart recap

Quinnipiac used a 16-2 run in the second half to rally past Sacred Heart 59-54 Wednesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore on his team’s struggles to score:
“We had some lineups out there where we looked like the walking wounded. We were offensively challenged – certainly.
“Offensively there were times that we were searching. They did a great job in the zone and we forced some things. We got a little nervous and there were stretches that we were trying to make a three-point play on offense.
“The offensive execution falls on me. That’s something we have to get a lot better at.”

Sacred Heart coach Dave Bike on his team’s tough stretch in the second half:
“At one point we had to call timeout to remind them to rebound. We were ahead 48-46 and they missed a shot and got the rebound and hit a 3-pointer. If we got the rebound we’d be ahead by two and I had to remind them of that.
“We did it in a lot of games but now we’re not doing it.”

Sacred Heart coach Dave Bike on his team’s hopes of making the NEC tournament:
“We’re just worrying about playing good whether it’s the first game of the year or the last. I just want to walk out of a place and say that we played harder than the other team.”

Beyond the box score:
James Johnson was 0 for 7 from 3-point range on Wednesday night. It was the third time this season he has gone without a 3-pointer in a game. Johnson entered the shooting 37 percent from 3-point range and was fourth in the NEC with 58 3-pointers made.

Injury report:
Quinnipiac freshmen Tevin Baskin sat out Wednesday’s game with a hand injury and Dominique Langston missed the game with a concussion.
Moore said that Baskin’s injury has gotten worse and didn’t know when either player would be back with the team.

Looking ahead:
The Bobcats have five games left in the regular season. They play at Sacred Heart on Monday (MSG). Quinnipiac finishes its season with a pair of games at home.
The Bobcats could run the table and finish 13-5 in the conference but it still may not be enough to win the NEC regular-season title.
Long Island leads the NEC at 11-2. It has a demanding stretch of games ahead but should be able to hold off the Bobcats.


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