Here's what Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff noticed after watching the tape of Tuesday's 80-66 loss to Temple at the M.A.C. Center:
WHAT STOOD OUT: "They were 10-for-11 from the field in transition, and on the other end we had six turnovers in transition. When you're playing a really good team you have to limit the easy baskets they get and you have to convert on your opportunities, and we just didn't do that. It's a learning opportunity for our team. I think we'll learn from the film. Temple is gonna keep getting better, and you're tied with (16) minutes to go at home and you have a chance to win the game, so it's a lost opportunity. But we have to move on, have a short-term memory, and play better on Friday."
WHAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: "I have a high standard for what my expectation level is for these guys. I think we could have played harder. I think we can play with more energy. I think we can play better in every aspect. We gave up too many transition points, we gave up too many pick-and-roll layups when guys were rolling to the basket and getting layups. We've gotta do a better job."
NEXT: The Flashes (1-1) host Chicago State (1-1) Friday at 7 p.m.
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