100% agree on the effort. That was good to see. Hope they can sustain it.--We didn't play very well on offense or the boards, but we played hard. This is a team-building win.
--Can't believe both Chris and Benny played the entire second half and OT, especially when they weren't getting rebounds.
--I'm really happy for Chris. He played a lot harder than I've ever seen him and didn't even look tired down the stretch. Hit the game-winning bucket off the dribble. He's worked on developing that and he can hit them. He also had a very nice lob feed to Jesse late in regulation. If he gets minutes like this, he'll have a couple games where he'll score about twenty.
--Benny and Chris couldn't get rebounds but they fought for balls. Benny just couldn't seem to do the things that show up in the box score, but he fought. He got his hands on a ton of balls, had four steals and seemed at times he was everywhere. Last year he was mostly a passive observer.
--The ball movement was lousy. Judah can play much better but still did a lot of good things. He looked like himself on defense, very aggressive.
--Jesse finally started playing like Jesse down the stretch. Don't win without that.
--Don't win without Joe in the first half. He showed a lot of effort in the second half. Flew in for that one rebound and caught an elbow or something doing it. Was second on the team in rebounds with four. wtf?
--We contested shots around the rim. 9 blocks. Hima had some very good defensive moments.
--We scored 27 points off turnovers. The zone can give up threes and be tough to rebound out of, but this team can also cause a lot of problems for opponents with it too.
--Lots to build on and a lot of room for improvement. The team has done a complete 180 since the Colgate game. The team dug in and competed.