6. about the game w/msu....i thought for the first time all season really, they played like a team that belonged on the court with the likes of MSU, Duke, WVU etc...they really played at a high level, they made big plays, they didn't kill themselves, they didn't look like a team overwhelmed by the moment...they looked like a team worthy of a bid to the final four. |
another way to look at this, which probably sums up what i felt like, is....they didn't look like they were playing over their heads, like they have at times in the past against big time opponents. conversely, the big time opponent didn't make a bunch of mistakes to keep us in it. it was an evenly played game, at a high level on both sides.
last thing....i was impressed with our defensive effort the past two games particularly. tenacious, relentless, and made the other team work for everything they got. that really impressed me.