I am often accused of being the eternal optimist….and I am. But this game last night made me happy….regardless of what happens tonight against UCLA. Many people have made a great deal about the fact that our defense left MUCH to be desired….and that is true. But ladies and gentleman, one fact remains….if we played that game last year, we LOSE. Last season we played teams when our defense was lacking and they proceeded to beat us, often badly. Kansas, Indiana, Tennessee at home, Vanderbilt at home (and on the road) are all examples of games where the other team’s offense was clicking, our defense was lacking and we couldnt score enough points to win.
However this team can score those points. This team has offensive firepower that we simply did not have last year. Scoring 87 points last year was often nothing short of a pipe dream…..but this team can do it. There is no doubt in my mind that a team that was able to shoot like Depaul did last night and take our guards off the dribble so quickly would have defeated the 06 squad. This one pulled out the win. That folks is a good sign and is my positive from the game.
And as for the picture….it is the team celebration when Derrick Jasper won the video game contest. UK unite!!!!!