New recruit Chez Marks scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the opening quarter as the Scots laid the foundations for a domineering win but it could, and should, have been more emphatic.
Surrey, short-handed and with an entirely new roster, made ample mistakes and granted sufficient opportunities, but too often they went unpunished. And although Glasgow eventually swept aside their challenge in the second half, Davis plans to address some of his primary concerns before an inevitably tougher test from Plymouth next weekend. "I thought we played a pretty sloppy game," he said. "I thought our offensive execution was all over the place. Defensively, we gave them a lot of open looks and they did a good job of moving the basketball. We were on the back foot all night. And that's something we have to improve on."
In front of a 3000-strong crowd at the Emirates Arena, the Rocks hit eight unanswered points to race into a 14-3 lead in the opening period and were seemingly in complete control. However Surrey, ignited by 19 points from young guard Elvisi Dusha and consistent three-point shooting, would not meekly ebb away.
They remained within reach when they trailed 53-36 at half-time but it took a 15-3 burst from Glasgow in the third period to finally break through their resistance. With another summer arrival Daniel Northern adding 18, and the hosts out-scoring United's reserves 43-15, there were hints at what the Rocks might accomplish. However, Davis had not seen enough of what he had envisaged to leave him satisfied from his team's initial showing. "If it had been a different team, it would have been a different story," he added. "So we'll focus on the little things that can help us improve rather than feeling satisfied. I'm thinking about us playing as a team. I don't think we did that."