"Oh crap, Belmont can shoot."
And then I said:
"Michigan State? Again??? WHATTT???!?!?"
1) Belmont is a low-rent Davidson, and we worked that particular Rubik's Cube on December 30th, mostly by feeding the post. You'll recall, Anthony Gill went wild against the Wildcats, to the tune of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Since that time, Darion Atkins' offense has rounded into form, and Isaiah Wilkins has emerged as a player worthy of time. We have the bigs to punish Belmont down low. They'll make some moonshots to keep it somewhat close, but we'll grind them down and knock them out.
3) Even if we do end up facing Michigan State, I think that's a game we'll win. Our defense is better, our players more experienced, and we'll have the chip on our shoulder from the screw-job the Selection Committee gave us and the revenge we want for last year's tourney exit.
Sweet Sixteen, here we come.