Nature of the injury wasn't really the point. Barnes would seem to favor players playing with and thru pain, if cleared to play. High praise for Santiago, but seemed miffed with turner last season and same answer about Springer this season.
The run to close the large gap was made with Fulky on the bench so maybe there is some hope in more small ball. and if Springer had been available at the moment maybe Mizzou doesn't just will themselves back in front by 12. I don't think we're an F4 team but I do think we can make the tourney...
Not top 10 but should be ranked. Season will depend on springer staying healthy and assuming point and if our starter bigs finally assume leadership roles and start playing like they've eat their spinach before games. You can have all the talent in the world and be losers if you play like pussies.
The way Barnes was talking about his team Tuesday nite, you'd think he was a VN poster. So give a little leeway to those who believed the hype and hate losses to Bama and florida worse than any others.