He did commit six fouls, but that was allowed. Sort of.
"He's got a good jump hook, both hands," Herrion said. "A couple of them didn't go in, but he's going to be a good player for us. Very physical in his nature; we'll adjust and correct some of the fouling."
Continuing a 2012-13 theme, free-throw shooting was suspect, 17 of 28. The second-half number was 6 of 13, including Smith's miss for the Green team at the end.
The sides combined to hit an even 50 percent from the floor, committing 16 turnovers. There were six steals, a bit low for Herrion's liking.
But he knows his squad has a long way to go and about three weeks to get there.
"I think the tempo was really good for us. We want to play faster, we showed that," he said. "Defensively, I thought we were tired; I didn't like our defense overall. We'll correct that, starting again tomorrow, but then again, we were playing fatigued guys.
"You're trying to play a high-tempo game and press, extend the floor, but you're not subbing. It kind of contradicts itself."
The Herd plays an exhibition Oct. 28 against Concord, then begins the regular season on Nov. 8 against South Carolina State. Tipoff time both nights at Cam Henderson Center is 7 p.m.
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