Bishop had another solid game and Stephenson put forth a very solid effort. I really like the way this team is constructed. Stephenson will only get better and the team doesn't need one person to carry them. They actually seem to play very well as a team. Texas Southern isn't the best opponent, but you have to love how UC played the game tonight.
Where was Larry Davis tonight?
UC played pretty well, but they should have. Texas Southern didn't have the horses to play with UC and UC dominated them.
I was impressed with Stephenson. He plays well, still is a little raw, but you can see that talent.
I am a little disappointed with Wright. Not as quick as I thought he would be. I have never seen a guy get into the lane as much as him without a clue as how to put the ball in the hole.
Mick missed a great coaching opportunity. In the second half of the game the Cats got sloppy. He let them keep playing instead of yanking all 5 players.
Gates is a beast.
Dixon is becoming my favorite UC player.
I also love Dion Dixon's intensity. The guy goes 100% every minute he's on the floor and sometimes finds himself out of control because of it. He'll learn to channel the energy more effectively as time goes on.
I'm really interested to see the dynamic Ibrahim Thomas will bring to the team. I can see the Cats facing a lot of zone this year because teams will be very willing to let them chuck threes all day. A player with height who can hit the midrange jumper might just be what the doctor ordered.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
Vaughn, Dixon or even Lance could play some PG.
What troubles me a little bit is first step explosiveness. Is that gone or is he being too timid. To me that quickness is always there, it doesn't matter if you are rusty or not. Also I am a little disappointed in his PG play in general. He doesn't strike me as a true PG. It is very difficult to learn how to become a true PG when you get to college.
Stephenson seems like a guy who could be selfish but tries too hard not to be at times.
Now that the shootout is over and the Cats have racked up two painful losses, UC heads to Birmingham to take on UAB tomorrow night. This is their last chance to put up a decent non-conference win, and if so then UC will have gone 3-2 in their five solid non-conference games. If the Cats regroup and play well, they should be able to pull out the victory.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.
Seriously its hard for a team to lose 2 games like they did this year. 2 over time losses just dont happen often.