Dixon Steps Up His Game

8 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Monday, December 05 2011 Dec 5, 2011 Monday, December 05, 2011 6:52:00 PM CST December 05, 2011 in Tiger Talk
By: Martin Sutovsky
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COLUMBIA - Michael Dixon had only been shooting 34-percent on the season until Friday night against Northwestern State when he went seven for eleven from the field and scored a career high 19 points. The Junior shot 33-percent from behind the arc as the Tigers rolled past the Demons 90-56. 

Dixon's teammates never lost faith in him even throughout his shooting slump this season, "I told Mike just let the game come to him, the offense we run and the way we play everyone's gonna be successful," said Marcus Denmon. 

Athletic ability fueled Dixon's success.

"When I would look up the floor as the ball was coming back reverse of me I would see that I would have a big man in my way and I know that I can use my speed or quickness to get by him and get to the basket," said Dixon.

Dixon's points off the bench were crucial to the Tigers as he came onto the floor for senior Matt Pressey. The offensive production wasn't the only thing he was doing right against the Demons, his defensive pressure was a big help also.

"We need him to be solid on the defensive end and Mike's one of those guys like a little jitterbug, hes always bouncing around and there's good things that happen with that" said Haith. 

The tenth ranked Tigers play the Villanova Wildcats Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

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