Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
Well, they basically did what we said they needed to do.
Patrick Sparks played a good game and actually helped control the flow of things;
Bradley and Crawford cut down on the ill-advised shots (with Crawford playing a HECK of a game with an absolute MONSTER dunk);
Woo played probably his best game ever as a Cat;
Tubby is finally beginning to realize that Bobby Perry sort of sucks and seriously cut back his minutes;
Rekalin Sims is a HORRIBLE passer and decision-maker with the ball, there's a reason he had to go JUCO...
Overall, the unselfishness was the biggest difference today, with players finally beginning to appear willing to accept certain roles. If they had played this way against UNC & Indiana, absolutely no way they lose those games.
Hopefully this will be a springboard to bigger and better things and the players will continue to embrace this team-first style.
I'll see your post, and raise you this: Rajon Rondo is still bitter at his hometown school and, more specifically, Pitino for failing to offer him a scholarship. I'll bet that Pitino sees visions of Sebastian Telfair in his nightmares....
Rondo played like a madman and was never out of control at any point today. I think he hit about 75% of his free throws which should warm hearts all across the Bluegrass...