By BOB PARASILITI
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The difference between winning and losing isn't anything Shepherd College men's basketball coach Denny Alexander can explain with a ruler.
It's something intangible, not measurable.
"We are big, quick and fast," Alexander said. "But the difference between winning and losing is very small. You need leadership and character and we need them to be successful."
Any changes for Shepherd have been subtle so far. Alexander plans to open the season with the same starting lineup that he ended last season's 8-19 campaign. There has been some added emphasis on defensive pressure. But finding players who will give the Rams direction on the floor has become the top priority heading into today's season opener at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.