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Rams look to limit errors after 0-2 start

Michael Moore (Source: WALB) Michael Moore (Source: WALB)
Khaliq Hughes (Source: WALB) Khaliq Hughes (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany State basketball isn't where they want to be two games in, but head coach Michael Moore has identified the weaknesses.

The Rams returned to practice this week after going 0 for 2 in the SIAC-Gulf South Conference challenge.

The first few words Moore had for his team were about free throws and turnovers.

The Golden Rams shot 66 percent from the charity stripe and averaged 18.5 turnovers per game in their two losses.

Another area of emphasis for the Rams is limiting offensive rebounds, but Moore is sure his Rams will turn things around

He said gang rebounding to make up for their lack of size will help.

"We just got to have all five in the paint helping us rebound before we start our fast break," said Moore. "And that's going to be the emphasis this week. We are going to concentrate on having the guards helping our bigs rebound."

Junior guard Khaliq Hughes is bought in and knows this year's team will perform much better than last season's (5-22) record.

"We just need to work on limiting our turnovers and transition defense. We just have to get stops first and make our free throws down the stretch and we'll be alright."

Next up for the Golden Rams is a four-game home stand, starting Saturday against Georgia Southwestern.

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