By MTN Sports Reporter: Ian Wolfe
MTSU Basketball lost a close game last Tuesday against UAB, 58-57.
MTSU started out as the dominant team to start the game, making their first four shots and eventually taking a 15-2 lead. UAB disrupted that flow, getting into their own rhythm throughout the game. MTSU Coach Nick McDevitt said, “They, so far this year, have had some slow starts. The other night against Alcorn State, they were behind 11-0 and 23-7 and came back and won. Against Bradley they were behind 40-21 at halftime, went on a 38-8 run and still only ended up losing the game by two.” Continuing, “There’s going to be some big runs, that’s kind of their M.O.”
MTSU has had a few close losses to start the season and are looking to make improvements to turn those results around. “We’re guarding really well. We gave up 57 to Northern Kentucky, 54 in regulation to Stephen F. Austin, 66 to Western Carolina, and 58 here tonight and that’s exceptional against teams that can really score the ball.” Nick McDevitt said. “We’ve gotta find ways to generate points. Finding easy two’s whether it’s through post moves, offensive rebound put backs, driving layups that get you to the free throw line.”
MTSU is looking to improve in the Bahamas on Thanksgiving weekend. MTSU will be back at home after the Bahamas trip, welcoming the Wofford Terriers to the Murphy Center on Saturday, December 2nd on ESPN+.