Final Four: Three Halftime Numbers

By - April 02, 2007


This is my 29th game blogging for Hang Time in the last 26 days and I've composed a Three Halftime Numbers post for each and every one (I think). With that, here's one final look at the "three numbers that jump out from the halftime box."

  • Billy Donovan is willing to throw everything and the kitchen sink at Greg Oden and that includes deep reserve Marreese Speights, who logged his first time of the tournament since getting three minutes in the second-round game against Purdue. The 6-10, 250-pound freshman played the last 2:06 of the first half when Donovan put Noah on the bench to prevent a third foul. Speights grabbed a single rebound during his limited time.

  • Taurean Green, who logged a season-low two points (but a game-high eight assists) in last season's national title game victory over UCLA, has already matched a game-high at the break with 11 points on 3-for-4 from the field -- including a perfect 2-for-2 from beyond the arc.

  • The free throw discrepancy is another thing to watch during the second half. Florida converted 8-of-10 (80 percent) of their attempts from the stripe during the period while Ohio State made just 1-of-2 -- Oden's split which didn't come until there were just 78 seconds remaining.

Posted by at 10:25 PM on April 02, 2007
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