I don't feel like I have the right to say much about Gannon's 79-70 loss at Urbana Saturday. First, I didn't see it and, second, I still feel like I barely know this Gannon team. The only obvious recommendation I can make is next time don't get down by 17 points in the first half on the road.
I'm disappointed that the Golden Knights lost their first of the season to the Blue Knights, but there seemed to be some bright spots:
* As Coach Reilly said in the postgame interview, this team proved they have guts by coming back on the road down by 17
* Good to see Kareem Brown pour in 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting, including 5-for-10 on threes
* Stephen Battle (8 points, 3 rebounds) and Kelvin Agee (15 points, 12 rebounds) continue to impress as freshmen
Urbana -- or UU as they call themselves occasionally -- comes to Erie on Dec. 18. I'll go out on a limb and say that Gannon's defense will be improved over the next couple weeks, and GU won't allow UU 79 points. I'll also predict that Urbana won't have a 24-3 edge in foul shooting as well.