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Men’s basketball works to improveBy Dan Kelly
The UNCP men’s basketball team is going into the 2006-07 season trying to improve on the 2005-06 season’s 5-24 overall and 1-18 Peach Belt Conference record.
Returning players include Arnie Danielson, Cortez Brown, Tony Carr and Jarrell Hunter.
The experience allows Tinsley to speed up the process of teaching new concepts during practice.
Tinsley also said he has noticed defensive improvements through their first exhibition game.
The team’s main weakness — which Tinsley thought was true for many teams — is the lack of “true” size with players 6’8” and above.
Hard to catch up
In terms of wins and losses, Tinsley said that it’s difficult to make up ground on other PBC teams who have no restrictions on their allotted 10 scholarships.
Experienced transfers in the Peach Belt is one of the reasons why the Peach Belt is extremely competitive, according to Tinsley.
Exhibition vs. UNC-W
The Braves’ shot 26 percent from the field and was the main reason Tinsley cited in their defeat.
UNCW was able to capitalize on the Braves’ 29 percent three-point percentage with transition baskets.
The Braves forced 26 turnovers in the game but UNCW won the rebound margin 44-38. Jarrell Hunter lead UNCP offensively with 14 points.