Monday, February 23, 2009
'Cats own the Dome
Yesterday's 89-86 win over Syracuse Correctional Center at the Carrier Dome gave Villanova a season sweep of the Orange Suits and marked it's second win in a row up in the Dome. Dwayne Anderson scored a career high 22 to lead 'Nova past Jim Boeheim's group of thugs. While this was a good win, it wasn't pretty at the end, with the 'Cats missing free throws and turning the ball over several times. Shane Clark again proved me right by scoring 15 points and grabbing 8 boards. When Villanova gets double figure scoring out of Shane, I'm convinced that they're a top five team. Villanova cannot always count on a rebounding onslaught or a lot of points off of turnovers; they must get force teams to make tougher shots than they do now because the gaudy shooting stats other teams are putting up is simply unacceptable. Negative thoughts aside, you can't be too unhappy with a team that's won 8 of its last 9 including 4 in a row against ranked competition.