Gannon's 62-49 loss at IUP capped a disappointing 0-3 week just as the PSAC West playoff race was heating up. If the winless stretch wasn't bad enough itself, the details behind it may be even uglier:
* Lake Erie entered Monday's game 1-10 on the road, shot only 36% from the field, but still beat the Knights. The Storm's other road win this season? At Gannon on Nov. 27.
* At Edinboro Tuesday, the Scots shot only 35% but still nipped the Knights by 9. At least the weather was pleasant. I heard they shifted the Olympic short-track speedskating preliminaries to the McKean exit on I-79 because it was icier than what they had in Vancouver.
* Gannon was just 4-for-22 in the second half at IUP, including a staggering 0-for-11 on three pointers.
* For the week, Gannon was 12-for-55 on threes, a shade under 22%.
* Overall, GU shot just 38% from the field, totalling just 59 field goals over three games. The low-water mark was just 17 field goals at IUP.
* The Knights registered 59 field goals and 54 turnovers for the week. Their opponents totalled 66 field goals and just 39 turnovers.
* Here's the weekly total for starting PG Mook Bouldes: played just 23 minutes with 2 points, 1 field goal attempt, 1 assist and 8 turnovers.
* Remember when the Knights had a streak of like a zillion games outrebounding their opponents? GU was outboarded every game last week.
OK, I'm going to stop there. If the Knights duplicate that three-game stretch over their next three games ... well, there won't be a third game. They'll crash and miss the PSAC playoffs. If the Knights can hold onto the ball, shoot straight, and finish the regular season strong with victories over Mercyhurst and Lock Haven, we'll all forget about the weak that just was.