Hoop Dawgs had a tough loss last night in the first round of the Old Spice Classic, 89-82 to Notre Dame. Behind some gritty defense and timely shooting, they controlled virtually the entire first half and had a 12 point lead at the break.
But Notre Dame fought back and after two ovetimes we came up short. The Irish are a solid team that looked like they were playing their first real game of the season. But when they found their legs it equalized our athleticism. And against solid teams you can't miss like we did from the charity stripe (10 of 20). And you can't be that anemic form behind the arc (9-34).
Thompkins returned from his ankle injury for his first action of the season; came off the bench for 13 points and 33 minutes. Trey had a good game, but clearly struggled as much as you'll see someone struggle with his talent.
Check them out in the rest of the action from Orlando.
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