The Tigers are leading Anderson University right now 41-22 in the second half. I ran over here after we finished with Dabo, and I'll have Brownell's post-game interview for you.
The big news today was that grad transfer Khavon Moore was cleared by the NCAA to play immediately. That is a huge boost for the Tigers' prospects this season! They badly needed another talented big man in the front court. He did not start the game tonight and has yet to score. Transfer Tevin Mack has picked up right where he left off. He and Simms lead the Tigers with 14, and transfer guard Curan Scott has 11.
TIGERS WIN 75-48!!!
“That was a pretty typical exhibition game. I thought our young players struggled early and didn’t play like they have been practicing. I thought our older guys played well, and for the guys that have played 75 games, this was just another game for them. I think Aamir (Simms) didn’t start the way he wanted to but kind of settled into the game. Our defense probably outplayed our offense. We turned the ball over too much and probably got sped up with the young players.”
On urgency in exhibition with season opener against conference opponent
“Maybe a little bit with the quick turnaround with the conference game next week, but we were going to play everybody and get the 10 guys on scholarship about 10 minutes each. We take them all pretty seriously, but, in some of them, we may try some new lineups and tinker around with a few things.”
On Khavon Moore’s play and receiving a waiver from the NCAA and becoming eligible to play
“I think he did fine. He’s one of those guys that’s very versatile. He has size and length, can handle the ball well and defend multiple positions. We all have to remember that he didn’t do much last year because he had a serious leg injury and just hasn’t had that much time.”
Forward Aamir Simms
Feelings about tonight and readiness for Virginia Tech in the season opener
“I think next week we have a good vision of where we want to get to. I think once we sit down and watch film, we’ll have a good idea of what we need to do looking forward to next week. It was good to get out there with the guys and get the real in-game feeling. I think it was good for our freshmen to get their feet wet and get the feeling of playing in Littlejohn.”
“Every game is a big game, especially when it’s a conference game to start off the season. I think once we sit down and watch film, we will have a good understanding of what not to do and learn from our mistakes.”