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Harmeling picture clears up just a bit in pummeling of ISU

Posted by Jeff Nusser on December 23, 2007

The Cougs predictably whipped Idaho State today — it was nice to see them more or less obliterate an inferior opponent from start to finish for the second consecutive game — and in the process we got a little bit of a glimpse into how Tony Bennett will handle the absence of Daven Harmeling.

Now, I won’t pretend to totally know what happened today; after all, there’s only so much you can glean from a box score, play-by-play and not listening to the game. However, here’s what we know:

  • Caleb Forrest was the first guy off the bench, coming in to replace Robbie Cowgill with just over 14 minutes to go in the first half and the Cougs up 7-5. He would go on to play 28 minutes in the contest, easily a season high for him.
  • Nikola Koprivica was the second guy off the bench, giving Taylor Rochestie a blow with 12:37 to go in the first half. He would go on to play just 11 minutes.
  • Thomas Abercrombie was the third guy off the bench, subbing into a 16-7 game with 9:19 left in the first half. He played four minutes, missed a jumper, collected no other statistics, and did not re-enter until the game was 55-31 with just over 10 minutes to go in the game. He played the rest of the way.
  • Derrick Low played 29 minutes, Kyle Weaver played 30 minutes, and Rochestie played 31 minutes … in a 30-point blowout.

What to make of all this?

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