Thursday, September 25, 2008
To get from a pretty good team to a really good team, there are some things we have to do. You have to be superlative in at least one aspect of the game, and atleast adequate in all of them. Last year we were superlative in perimeter defense, but several parts of our game were sub-par, and must improve if we are to step up. Our shooting overall was not good. From the perimeter it was barely adequate, and overall it was just bad. That has to change. Also, defensively we had periods when we just went into meltdown, such as against Creighton. That cannot happen. You are supposed to be consistent on defense and be able to stay in games because of it, not get blown out of games because of it.
This team needs to be focused and intense from the first day of practice, and the seniors need to demand that that be the tone of the team this season. This is the best opportunity we have had in a long time to make a big splash, and we don't need to blow it by coming out sloppy.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
We don't care that we get no respect from the media and fans in general, who clamor for the fancy-dan, run-and-gun playground teams. We don't care that we probably won't have anyone on the preseason All-SBC teams. We don't care that we aren't trendy. We just play in-your-face, blue-collar basketball. UALR basketball.