I don't want to get in a big debate again about moral victories etc. but I'm still proud as hell of this team and think these last 2 games have shown that we can go toe-to-toe with anyone in this conference and I think we'll win our fair share of games this Big East season. I don't think there is anyone who thought we'd win either of these 2 games so I'm not going to panic until we start dropping games against teams we are "supposed to beat". Sure our offensive execution late in the second half was not very good and our defense was atrocious as we continued to just let people drive by us to the hoop, but hopefully we can build on these 2 close games and be fine the rest of the year after we get out of the schedule gauntlet.
Remember we were projected to be 12th in the conference and that was before J-May quit and Junior and Chris went down to injuries.
PS-I just forced myself to watch the end of the game again. Our possession with 1.5 minutes left accomplished one of its goals of using some clock but the Mo 3 isn't what we were looking for at all and Lazar never touched the ball. Secondly, our possession with 49 seconds left. DJO created for himself and had a decent look heading down the lane. Lazar was there for the o-board and was fouled. Watching the replay it very easily could have been a jump ball in which case we would have had the ball with the shot clock turned off and the game tied 71-71. I guess in hindsight I would have much preferred that. Even when we got a call yesterday we got screwed. I'm so glad Scottie Reynolds is graduating because he is such a pain in the ass, the behind back dribble between 2 defenders and the Sam Cassell and one was just sick. And Jimmy, go up and dunk the hell out of the ball. I think he was expecting to get killed and when no hard contact was made he just missed the point blanker! Oh well! That is all from the glass is half full contingent tonight...I look forward to being verbally abused again tomorrow!