Dixon Makes Career-High Game vs. William and Mary

7 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 19 2011 Dec 19, 2011 Monday, December 19, 2011 10:28:00 PM CST December 19, 2011 in Tiger Talk
By: Maddy Glab

COLUMBIA - Michael Dixon made a career high with 30 points against William and Mary, the only teammate in front of him is Marcus Denmon with 31 points earlier this season against Northwestern State.

Dixon credits a few things to his success in the game.

"I think I'm just fortunate enough to make some shots early on and that kind of got me going," Dixon said. "My teammates and offense puts me in good situations to make shots and things like that, so it's just a tribute to them and coach."

Dixon's low-point of the season was his game against Villanova when he went two for thirteen but Dixon drained thirteen of nineteen shots versus William and Mary. Kim English says Dixon's shot selection has improved.

"He's picked his spots and was in attack mode, and that was it. He's getting comfortable and comfortable each practice, each game, each practice, each game," English said.

Coach Haith says Dixon is a difference maker off the bench.

"Things I like about Mike Dixon is when he subs in, other teams are subbing in so Mike Dixon is like a starter. So he's playing against other teams subs, I like that fact," said Haith.

The solid guard adds a style factor to the court.

Haith said, "I love everything about him, his tenacity, his toughness.You know, I think Vitale said he has a lot of swag."

Dixon is not selfish when it comes to stats.

"You just got to take the good with the bad and make plays," said Dixon, "and as long as we win, I'm happy. I'm not really worried about anything else."

What Dixon knows is the most important part.

"I think Mike knows he's going to play starting minutes and that's the key," said Haith.

With 28 minutes played in the game against William and Mary, he is a key player.

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