Isaiah Briscoe is the hottest of topics around Big Blue Nation right now (join the debate here) and it is only getting hotter after Briscoe fouled out for a second consecutive game, only to see his team pull away in the end once he took a seat.
The struggling sophomore did go 4-for-6 from the field with five rebounds and three assists, but the six turnovers in 23 minutes overshadows those contributions.
Then you can throw in Tony Delk’s postgame comments, in which he said he would rather see Mychal Mulder start in Briscoe’s place.
But John Calipari is still on board with Briscoe, at least in the meantime, as he said Briscoe was better in last night’s road win:
“He was better today. It took him two, three weeks to get to where he was. Now it’s going to take him some time to get out of it. And we’re only in the first week of it. He’s probably two weeks away from really breaking what he needs to do to get back to where he was.
I just said, ‘As a team, as an individual player, what were you doing that got you on this path? Stop! Don’t do that anymore. Go back to what you were doing, the mission you were on, the time in the gym you spent, all the things you were doing, do it again. But you’re going to have to do it over two, three straight weeks or you stay where you are.’”