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TU men vs. ODU
February 2, 2013 - Zach Baker
Score, score, score, score. Both teams are getting open shots and hitting them. 8:31 left in the first half and TU leads 30-28. Joe Graessle just hit a 30-footer.
With 4:53 left, Dragons down 35-32. ODU just keeps hitting open shots. Sometimes TU is passing up the same shots to go inside, only to miss from point blank range.
Sometimes I wonder why Joe Graessle ever passes. He hits a tough jumper in the final seconds, TU goes up 45-38 at half. Graessle has 13. Eric Roby has 11. John Trew has eight.
TU came out on fire. Joe Graessle is having an unbelievable game. He has 22, TU leads 60-44 with 14:19 left.
Good sign. Joe was on the bench and TU maintained and then increased its lead to as many 30. TU leads here 72-55, no wait, Joe just buried a jumper. 74-55 with 8:40 left. Roby and McCormick also playing great.
McCormick has 14, Roby 16. Jonathan Sutherlin has 8. Graessle has 30 as TU leads 86-59 with 4:18 left.
TU's done a horrible job closing this out. It hasn't defended and hasn't rebounded in last four minutes. It's 96-92 with 11 seconds left. Mark Minch has come on strong for ODU, scoring 18 of his 22 points in the second half. Graessle does a great job on inbounds evading defenders. He makes both free throws and TU wins 98-92.