Great win without Mike. Sturdy’s first good showing. Onward and upward!
We foul a lot, but the refs called a few bogus fouls on our bigs. They called one on Saba when he went vertical and the guy jumped into him. I don’t know what else he could have done on that play.Overall this game pretty much just continues the story so far to me. Offense looked good overall. Ush played great. Several guys stepped up when needed. Defense is still lacking. Refs still
Yes, Pastner stated that not only is the flu running through the MBB, but it is running through the whole campus. He said the football team had been dealing with it and is still dealing with it this week. That would explain some of the sluggish performances by our other teams. That said, Smith and Usher were warriors tonight. The whole team stepped up tonight.Great job of Usher stepping up. Not only in performance, but in playing when not fully 100%. I would say he was about 75% tonight, but that was good enough for him to score his career high. On top of that, he grabbed 10 rebounds and had 3 assists. Usher is really blossoming into a complete basketball player.
Both Usher and Smith looked like they were battling. Smith was really struggling towards the end.
Our 5's played a good game. Combined for 18/9/6. I'll take that every night from Saba and Howard. Saba showed growth in this game, which bodes well for games down the road. Howard is becoming a steady producer for us. Not spectacular yet like Lammers/Banks/Wright, but he playing better and better every game. Games like the ones the aforementioned GT 5's will come...and Saba is beginning to show flashes of becoming a very nice piece that Pastner and Reveno can depend on to contribute.
Kelly played a solid game. Made some questionable decisions, but as a true freshmen, you live with them.
Sturdivant playing like we knew he could. It's important that he continues to improve because we can be such a good team if our PGs make the other teams fear them with Devoe and Usher.
4 guys in double figures, and a couple of guys not too far from getting us to 6 players with double figures. Maybe we look at this game down the road as the game where role players developed some confidence to step up when our best player was out. This only helps us as the season progresses.
Looks like the bug is going through our team. Luckily we have some time before Wisconsin, and our bench is deeper than last season.
Glad he found the warmth on the floor. I haven’t enjoyed watching a GT player this much since Ish to the hole. Ush is like a damn tank destroying the countryside when he’s on the floor. You can just tell when he’s about the unleash himself on somebody. There’s gonna be a body on the floor If they don’t get out of the way.Usher literally shivering on the bench right now