Just a couple of observations from the overtime win over Middle Tennessee State this past weekend:
Overall this was a good win. No doubt about it. The Zips played tough, didn’t get flustered and they gutted out their mistakes. But about those mistakes or, as it were, problems:
The reality is this: the Zips as a program want to think bigger this season. So far, they’re doing a decent job of playing that way, but they’re not going to be able to survive too many nights when they allow a team to beat them on the boards and hit 47 percent of their shots.
Controlled crowd: Just a little over 2,700 showed up for Sunday’s game against MTSU. Those who were there were loud and enthusiastic, but just 2,700? Really? Seriously? Perhaps it was that anticipation of the vaunted Cleveland Browns winning their second consecutive game for the first time in more than a season that kept potential fans at home. Everyone has their preference in sports, after all. But fans should have come out for a game against a team that was ranked No. 10 among mid-majors in the country. Just sayin’.