Live Blog: CAA Tournament
March 7, 2008
4:34 – TRIBE 58, GEORGIA STATE 57. FINAL
DAVID SCHNEIDER HITS THE GAME WINNING THREE-POINT SHOT WITH 1.5 SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK. HE IS MOBBED BY TEAMMATES AT CENTER COURT AFTER THE GAME.
4:33 – TRIBE 55, GEORGIA STATE 57, :8 Second Half
Leonard Mendez, the hero of last year’s first round, misses the front-end of a one and one for GSU. The Tribe has the ball for the final shot of the game.
4:28 – TRIBE 53, GEORGIA STATE 56, :26 Second Half
Trae Goldston makes both of his foul shots to give GSU a three-point lead. The Tribe has the ball for the final possession.
4:25 – TRIBE 53, GEORGIA STATE 54, :39 Second Half
Nathan Mann makes his second field goal of the game to keep the Tribe in the game. Coming out of the timeout at 1:10, he is barking instructions to his teammate to prepare for a full-court press. Schneider nails a three-pointer to make it a one point game.
4:20 – TRIBE 48, GEORGIA STATE 50, 2:10 Second Half
Kisielius and Sumner sink three of four foul shots to make it a one possession game.
4:13 – TRIBE 45, GEORGIA STATE 50, 3:49 Second Half
Danny Sumner’s fastbreak dunk cuts the GSU lead to three and ignites several hundred Tribe fans in attendance, but GSU counters with a three-point play on their next possession. The Tribe is playing with more intensity but their comeback effort is stalling as the two team’s trade baskets down the stretch. As a team, they are shooting 4-19 from beyond the three-point line. Nathan Mann has made one field goal the entire game.
4:03 p.m. – TRIBE 38, GEORGIA STATE 43, 7:52 Second Half
Nathan Mann’s shot comes up short, but he played lockdown defense on GSU guard Leonard Mendez to keep the Tribe within striking distance. Danny Sumner followed with another athletic play to force a turnover at the top of the key.
3:53 p.m. – TRIBE 34, GEORGIA STATE 38, 11:46 Second Half
More bad luck for the Tribe as they try to make a comeback attempt in the second half. One referee calls an offensive charge on GSU, but the other over rules his call and says it’s a blocking foul on the Tribe.
Schneider, who’s been a streak shooter all year, appears to be heating up after struggling with his shot in the first half. He is 4-6 from beyond the arc.
Georgia State fans continue to mock the Tribe’s cheerleaders with chants of “Our cheerleaders are hotter than your’s”
3:43 p.m. – TRIBE 28, GEORGIA STATE 33, 18:15 Second Half
The Tribe turned the ball over on two of its first three possessions of the second half, but David Schneider nailed a three-pointer on the next possession. GSU has controlled the low block and continues to make senior Laimis Kisielius take outside shots.
– Carl Siegmund
3:32 p.m. – GEORGIA STATE HALFTIME STATS
Field Goals: 14-30, 46.7 percent
3-point field goals: 3-11, 27.3 percent
Free Throws: 0-0
3:28 p.m. – TRIBE HALFTIME STATS
Field Goals: 7-22, 31.8 percent
3-point field goals: 2-12, 16.7 percent
Free Throws: 9-19, 47.4 percent
3:23 p.m. – TRIBE 25 GEORGIA STATE 31, HALFTIME
Thanks in large part to 19 trips to the foul line, the Tribe finds itself down just six at the half. However, the College has converted on only nine of its 19 free throw attempts – good for 47.4 percent (nearly 23 percentage points less than the Tribe’s season average of 70.1 percent).
Danny Sumner leads the College with eight points, while David Schneider has chipped in six points. Peter Stein finished the half with five points.
Neither team has found its stroke from beyond the arc, as the Tribe has hit just two of its first 12 three-point attempts, while the Panthers are three of 11.
3:14 p.m. – TRIBE 19 GEORGIA STATE 27, 3:44 FIRST HALF
Georgia State holds a 19 to eight advantage on the boards and is shooting 50 percent from the floor. The Tribe has made just five of its 17 field goal attempts.
3:07 p.m. – TRIBE 16 GEORGIA STATE 23, 7:22 FIRST HALF
Danny Sumner and Peter Stein are keeping the Tribe in the game. The two have combined for 12 of the College’s 16 points. Meanwhile, Georgia State’s Leonard Mendez already has 11 points.
2:58 p.m. – TRIBE 6 GEORGIA STATE 13, 11:01 FIRST HALF
The Panthers have reeled off nine straight points to take a seven point lead. Meanwhile, the Tribe has started 1-10 from the field and 0-7 from three-point range. Nathan Mann is 0-4 from beyond the arc.
2:50 p.m – TRIBE 6 GEORGIA STATE 4, 15:59 FIRST HALF
Danny Sumner received a lob pass from David Schneider and made a reverse lay-up to put the Tribe up 6-4. The College is four of six from the line.
2:40 p.m. – GAME STARTERS
Normal starting five for the Tribe today with David Schneider, Nathan Mann, Laimis Kisielius, Peter Stein and Danny Sumner. For the Panthers – Trae Goldston, Michael Moynihan, Rashad Chase, Leonard Mendez and Deven Dickerson.
2:32 p.m. – TRIBE RETURNS
After returning to the locker room for final instructions from the coaching staff, the Tribe has taken the floor at the Richmond Coliseum for final warm-ups prior to tip-off.
2:31 p.m. – A LITTLE HOME-COOKING
Today’s public address announcer is none other than William and Mary’s own Chuck Wolf. Wolf received a call yesterday to fill in for this weekend’s 11-game tournament.
2:24 p.m. – TIP-OFF AT 2:38
The Towson-Hofstra game pushed the start time of the Tribe’s contest with Georgia State back to approximately 2:38 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – TRIBE WARM-UPS BEGIN
Following Towson’s 81-66 victory over Hofstra, the Tribe arrived on the floor to begin warm-ups. In a noticeably cold arena, the College will need to heat up from beyond the arc today after shooting slumps in its past three games.
– Andrew Pike