-- 18 wins at the end of January. Pretty freaking good. I know our SOS isn't the greatest, but... c'mon! 18 wins!
-- Mike Scott was a beast tonight, as usual. I especially liked the hook over the 7-footer, the three blocks, and the clutch free throws at the end of the game.
-- Joey Hoops came through, big time. 5-for-6 from three. Sweet as Yoo-Hoo.
|Kingpin quotes, anyone?|
-- Really, really impressed with Akil Mitchell tonight. Kid made a bunch of crucial plays, especially defensively. Sank some key free throws, too. 35 minutes of action tonight, and it's not hard to squint and see a solid starter for next year.
-- Sammy: 1-for-7 from 3. Is the slump back on?
-- Are we a better team on the road than at home? We've played some flat games at home lately...
-- Tonight is a perfect example of why Jontel Evans frustrates the heck out of me.
-- The press made me very nervous. We need to shore up our ability to break the press.
-- Malcolm Brogdon showed me something in late game action. Kid was fearless. Didn't make all of the plays, but at least had the stones to try. I really like Brog's future... I just wish he'd drive the lane a bit more right now.
-- We need to squeeze more minutes from Darion Atkins and Paul Jesperson. 13 minutes between the two isn't enough. We're going to lose a game due to tired legs (Pete Gillenism!) if we keep doing the ironman routine with the starters and Brog.
-- Bring on the Noles. I like our chances in Tallahassee on Saturday. Golden opportunity to land a second marquee win and get off the bubble and improve our seeding.