Good to see a win, especially both coming off the ND loss as well as the early struggles tonight.
- Excellent to see Kris and Scoop step up. Needed that against Notre Dame, but it didn't happen. Kris looked noticeably more aggressive, and that one dribble-pull up looked really effective. Scoop was positively Good Scoop (or as Sean likes to call him, Snoop Jardine), with no turnovers and solid decisions all game long.
Brandon Triche needs to be a bigger player on this team. You know why? Because he is our most effective driving player in the halfcourt. His combination of size and dribble is the best on the team and allows him a lot of success. I also think that, if we go cold, I would love to see Michael Carter-Williams, because his passing allows him to take advantage of collapsing defense.
- Dion Waiters didn't do much but it was okay this game - good to see the other guys step up.
Rakeem Christmas is much better than Fab Melo was this stage this year. Still gets lost defensively and messes up the rotation sometimes, but showing some early shot-blocking skills and solid rebounding.