I just saw the last play of the MU/Nova game this afternoon, and all I can say is: What the fuck Jerel?!?!? Look, I understand that he's a gambling defender that likes to drift off his own guy to try to make a play and I accept that. I know that's part of what makes him the player he is, even though sometimes it bites us in the ass. But where the hell was he going on that play? He takes a stutter step to his right, towards the 3 point arc... where there is no one to guard. I have watched the play ad nauseum and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what he was doing there. The only thing I can even guess, is that he thought the guy behind him was drifting to the wing. Either that or he had 'Nova on the money line. If he had stepped up to double the guy with the ball and then he dished for the winning bucket, ok, I can understand that. If he had stayed home and the dude gets by Butler and gets it up and in for the win, I can understand that too. I don't like it in any scenario, but at least in those cases I can kind of understand. But to drift to nowhere, to guard no one just leaves me shaking my head. To see a lapse like that, at a time like that just makes it even tougher to swallow.
That being said, I still think we're worthy of a 6 seed based on our body of work. We played a universally agreed 3 seed, dead even, on a neutral court. Now, I know we won't get that, but I still feel like we've earned that. Maybe I'm biased, I don't know. That W would've really helped the cause. Damn.