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Home Stand Well Stood

That was exactly what we needed. These last three games have reshaped the basketball season into what it is meant to be. After an abysmal finish to January and start to February, the Tigers have rebound to stand at 19-7 (7-5 in ACC play).

The last 3 games, the Tigers have outscored their opponents by 10, 8, and 23 points (Florida State, Miami, and Virginia, respectively). Whether it was the Littlejohn faithful, or an outstanding coaching change by Oliver Purnell, the team has successfully hidden the fact that they had been on five game streak on which they went 1-4. One thing is for sure, they have to keep up the style of play in their last few games to finish this season strong.

The road ahead is nothing short of treacherous with road games against Maryland (19-7 overall, 8-3 ACC play), Florida State (19-7, 7-5), and #23 Wake Forest (18-7, 8-5) and a home game against Georgia Tech (18-9, 6-7).

Maryland and Florida State were somewhat easy wins when they came into Littlejohn, but have been known to give us a run for our money in their house. The keys in these games are shutting down their big guys yet again. Greivis Vasquez has been a thorn in the sides of most teams, but we seem to know how to shut him down, which we need to do yet again in order to make a charge in the ACC tournament coming up in just 3 weeks. As for Florida State, we’ll need Jerai Grant and Devin Booker to step up again covering Solomon Alabi, the 7’1” powerhouse center for the ‘Noles.

Wake Forest has been a notch in our side before, but they no longer have Jeff Teague to run the game, but they still have the now sophomore Al-Farouq Aminu, who will be a hand full for Trevor Booker.

The home game against Georgia Tech (3/2 at 8pm) will be the end of an era at Littlejohn, with the goodbye salute to Trevor Booker. Booker has done great things for this program and I’m sure would like nothing other than to give the fans one last home win onto his already outstanding resume.

But the last Littlejohn game for Trevor Booker will not be a simple win, it will come as a challenge with the tough, remarkably athletic Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Tigers had a final minute thriller against the Jackets in Atlanta earlier this year, but weren’t able to come away with a victory. When the Yellow Jackets come into Littlejohn, they will be expecting an outstandingly electric atmosphere, with the fans making their case for making the Coliseum the toughest place to play in College Basketball.

Ed Mahan