Friday, February 10, 2012

Wolves Beat Delta State

It took a little while for the University of West Georgia men's basketball team to get used to being back at home, but once it did the Wolves thrived in an 82-70 win against Delta State on Thursday night at The Coliseum.

"It was great having the crowd with us, on our side after six of seven on the road. They were yelling at us, and it's better them yelling for us than against us and it gets us pumguaped up," UWG seniorrd Gavin Field said. "We started off slow, I think, because we were at home and it felt different. I think we thought the home crowd would give us the energy we needed and we didn't bring it ourselves."

West Georgia (19-5, 6-4 Gulf South Conference) found itself trailing, 38-35, at halftime after it came back from being down as many as 13 points in the first half. Field said the team got together in the locker room at halftime and knew it had to pick up the energy.

Providing the energy lift were freshmen Thomas Higginbotham and Taylor Cochran. Cochran came in while Lavon Gray got into foul trouble late in the first half and early in the second half to provide a spark, scoring nine points.

"Really got some nice lift from Thomas Higginbotham and Taylor Cochran. I thought they really lifted us. Lavon Gray foul trouble hurt us in the first half," UWG men's basketball coach Michael Cooney said.

Read more:Times-Georgian - Happy homecoming Wolves down Delta

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