Monday, November 26, 2012


Nothing can replace getting experience in certain situations and that is exactly what we got this weekend. What an exciting tournament for the Bobcats to have the opportunity to play an ACC opponent, play in a championship game, and wear shorts throughout the entire weekend with such great weather. Our Cats have improved a ton learning that a shot fake, shot works against high flying defenders and solid box outs work against any level of athlete as we got two over the back calls in the first half. Against SMU, the host of the tournament, we saw our offense begin to click over the course of the game with great ball movement and decision making going inside/out through the paint. Then with three minutes to go and a ten point lead SMU turned up the pressure, MSU panicked, and SMU pulled out a one point win. I think about the line in THE REPLACEMENTS, a football movie where Keeanu Reeves is the quarterback and talks about quicksand. It's where one thing after another goes wrong and you can't settle yourselves down. You can't focus on execution, you rush, and your mind gets caught up in the pressure. How do you fix that? You admit it and you FACE IT! We know what happened on Saturday and we know what we are going to do now. Great teams don't make the same mistake twice. It was a heartbreaking loss, but one we have grown tremendously from. Our CATS are confident we can be successful on the road and that's going to be absolutely necessary to win the Big Sky Championship. With that being said, we are anxious to get on our home court this Thursday for our first home game of the season and can't wait to hear our fans! Go Cats! Coach Bin

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