Fond memories of a bad game


Katie Thompson

Sophomore guard Mateo Rivera looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to during the first half of the men’s Final Four basketball game.

The Screaming Eagles men’s basketball team fell to the University of Evansville Aces Oct. 28, 68-71.

Brent Owen, the assistant coach to the men’s basketball team, said the main problem the Eagles had was the amount of turnovers they committed.

“Twenty-six turnovers is the start of the problem but it’s hard to pinpoint one thing,” Owen said.

But not everything about their first exhibition game of the season was terrible. Both Darell Butler, a senior guard and Clayton Hughes, a junior forward, felt they played well in their first game in action since losing in the Division II Final Four in March.

“I thought we all played pretty well together and moved the ball offensively,” Butler said. “We were talking. It felt like we were all there together as a unit.”

“Going into halftime,” Hughes said. “ We had a lot of energy. Everybody was ready to go into that next half.”

Owen said that nobody should be too discouraged about this game. It’s the beginning of the season and this team is really good.

“I think this is going to be a really exciting thing to watch and I really encourage students to come out a fill the arena up, when we open it up on Nov. 18,”Owen said.