We really lost the game in the first half. We were perhaps still celebrating from our win the other night. I don't know if we were hungry enough. We play better when we're hungry. I hope we can learn something from this game. It could be a wake-up call.
I knew he had the injury, but we expected him to be a little more productive. He's playing like we expected him to play all along now. He was a missing piece for a while, but he's been real steady since then. He's really stepped up big these past two games.
We don't give out a game ball, but if I had tonight it probably would've gone to Hilton. I thought he was outstanding. He came in and made some big plays that helped us win the game.
He was not working as hard as I thought he should have to prepare himself for the season.
That was one of his best games as a Tiger. He defended really well, he shot the ball well and he made good decisions. I thought he was in tune with what we were trying to do every minute he was on the floor.
That was a good stretch for us. I thought we hung in and hung in, and then we were able to put together a run there that helped us jump out to a lead.
That was the key. I thought we could put them away at the point. We came out and played really well in the second half.
He's doing a fine job with that team. But I'm not surprised. I thought all along he would do a good job there because he's an excellent coach. Anytime you go to a new conference there are going to be adjustments. He seems to be making those adjustments well.
That was a tough one, real tough. We had some costly turnovers at the end. I thought we pretty much had the game in hand. But they got those two free throws and then we turn the ball over. Those were huge plays.
He's played below expectations at times, but he's also played well at times. I really like the way he's playing now, though. If he can continue to play like that, it would be big for us.
We really haven't had everybody together, so that's made it a little difficult at times. We thought we could win six games, but we fell a little short of that. Overall, though, we're pretty close to where we thought we would be at this point.
I think our guys understand the importance of this trip. We need to play with urgency and play with a purpose.
I'm real proud of these guys for battling the way they did tonight. We had a good shot of winning the game there late in the game. But we missed some easy shots that we normally make. And we missed some free throws. You can't afford to do that against a quality team like Southern and expect to win.
This was a tough loss for us. It's very disappointing.
Hopefully being on television will bring out the best in us. No doubt, it gives us more exposure and it should help in recruiting. I think it's a win-win situation.
We'll probably go through the same routine we did for that game. We'll get up about 6, have breakfast at 7 and then get ready to play.
We would like to have three or four players in double figures. Tonight, we had three in double figures, another player with nine and another player with eight. So we're getting there. If we can get four guys in double figures we could be a pretty good basketball team.
Trey played off the radar tonight. We've been waiting for a game like that from him. We knew we had it in him. He's proving to the world he's a pretty good basketball player.
They're the class of our league. They've got good balance. They've got an excellent inside game and their guards are very good, too.
Jeremy has done a good job. He's about where we expected him to be at this point. He would probably be a little further ahead if not for the setbacks.
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