Dominic Cheek finished with 34 points on a nearly impossible to replicate 15-19 shooting, and Mouphtaou Yarou scored 22 points and grabbed 12 boards.
For Israel, Lior Eliyahu had 20 points, and David Blu scored 18
Jay Wright's comments on the performance:
"It sounds crazy to say this in August, but that was a great basketball game and a great win for us. I thought our young guys did a tremendous job against a tough, veteran team that spreads you out defensively."It's nice to get a win against a team like Israel that is probably better than VU, but you can't help but think that some things about this game (like shooting 64% from the field) are not sustainable for a long period of time so improvement must be made. Shooting 65% from the line is also unacceptable, even though the team seemed to make them during crunch time. Luckily, there is still time, and Maurice Sutton is only garnering limited minutes!