- Apr 24, 2009
This is a fair question and it crossed my mind as well.Let me ask you this then since you say this was a layup. Would you take this win vs Mason as we were supposed to win this one but then take losses to UR, Bonnies 2nd game, Utah State, Dayton, etc. (Teams at the start of the season we weren't supposed to beat?)? Rhoades is doing a heck of a job. The fact that we are even in position in late February to even be in the NCAAT discussion is remarkable with such a young team who came in about 300th in the NCAA in experience. heck of a job by coach. I'll take a mason hiccup and be in the position we are in than the alternative of where we were projected. Rhoades tried to counteract their front court presence with athleticism and speed, Douglas is still recovering from injury and on limited minutes. It didn't work today but overall he's doing a fine job.
Emotionally - prefer beating UR at home
Statistically - prefer not to lose to GMU at home
In any game - prefer to see a consistent effort level vs all teams, regardless of the outcome. This was not the case yesterday.