A few thoughts on the win:
-Great rebounding. Allowing MAAR and Matthews to attack the offensive boards while getting others back was big, excellent overall effort by everyone on the defensive boards.
-Those too especially but others too did a good job not getting too discouraged by blocks and still taking it inside.
-The defense really is improved. I mean, Texas did look awful at times and I just have never been impressed with any of Shaka’s offenses, but we’re getting hands up, making shots difficult, even when they get in the lane.
-We’ve been spoiled by such dependable guard play. Only 10 TOs but two huge, dumb ones down the stretch by MAAR and Simpson. Still a pretty good effort by those guys.
-Duncan quietly had a nice game offensively. Got it going with 5 points early, hit the freebies in the second half to keep as afloat.
-We’re still close to being a lot better. For instance, that pass from Simpson to Teske late should’ve been an easy dunk but was just too far in front – those guys don’t have the chemistry yet. It’ll come.