The Big 10 finished 3-1 over the 4 days of play, but in the end started scoring 100 points regularly, putting on a scoring show the last 3 nights, with the Wildcat's Tim Doyle contributing at both ends of the floor.
Under Michigan's Tommy Amaker, the Big 10 squad started slowly, losing to the West Sidney Razorbacks 117-91, but a bright spot for NU fans was Tim Doyle's 9 points and 10 rebounds. He also had a steal and a blocked shot.
The only blot on his record was 0-3 free throw shooting.
The next night, the free throw shooting woes continued for Doyle, but he scored his best offensive performance [10 points, 6 Assists]
against the Sidney Kings as the Big 10 team pulled away to win 97-89. Doyle also pulled down 5 rebounds and had another steal.
Then it was on to Brisbane for a couple of games, first the Brisbane Bullets
lost to the Big 10 109-100. Doyle scored 6 points, 4 for 4 from the free throw line, and added 2 boards, 2 assists and a steal to his
totals coming off the bench.
In the final, Brisbane's South District Spartans got whacked by the Big 10 team, 145-69. Doyle added 9 points, including a trey, and
had 2 more assists and another steal in a game where 8 Big 10 players scored in double figures.
Tim Doyle averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds a game.
He totaled 10 assists, 4 steals, a blocked shot, and appeared to solve his free throw shooting by the end of the 4 game road trip
Doyle is one of the seniors on the 2006-07 Wildcat squad and is expected to be a team leader both on offense and defense.
Unfortunately, few NU fans saw the Big 10 team play down under, but on paper, it appeared that Tim Doyle was a big contributor on defense and
used his passing skills to help score additional points for the team.
Now we'll have to wait and see how that translates into the 2006-07 Big 10 season.
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