Derek Willis hobbled up to his postgame interview chair with bags of iced taped to each knee, and asked Alan Cutler for a help up to his seat.
His first words to the media: “I’m deteriorating right now.”
That’s not exactly what fans want to hear after watching Willis go for a career-high 25 points in tonight’s game, but that’s how he feels. He said both knees are in a lot of pain and he twisted his ankle in yesterday’s practice.
The timing of Willis’ “deterioration” couldn’t come worse as he and his teammates will board a plane for Texas A&M tomorrow afternoon to meet an Aggies team desperately needing a win on Saturday.
Willis said all he can do is hope he can get some rest tomorrow before playing in College Station on the short turnaround.
Maybe he’s just worn out from hitting seven three-pointers against Tennessee?