It has been a rough road back, Gator Nation.
We have battled injury and inconsistent play this past month. Which made it difficult to watch because this team we have this particular season is special. Today’s game is a huge step for us because we have everyone back at relative full strength and we need good team play at Lexington to build momentum for SEC Tournament play.
Especially on defense.
If we can do one thing especially well today I would really like to see us play aggressive-in your face-on the floor for loose balls-tenacious-full court-masterful TEAM D. That’s what is gonna get us through the SEC Tourney and deep into March Madness….and it must start today. Full disclosure: I will be at the game today so I really really want to see us play good D. We haven’t shot particularly well of late, so if this trend continues our defense will be paramount.
It was good to see the seniors go out with a great game versus Vandy. It will be tainted with a poor showing today. Coach Donovan knows this game is very important to the team mindset, particularly in light of UK’s struggles on Thursday against Georgia. It would be easy for the Gators to take this game lightly. It is Senior Day for the Wildcats even though thia brand of Wildcat basketball doesn’t create many seniors. The atmosphere at Rupp Arena will definitely be amped. A road win here will be the best way to finish our regular season and break an assumption that we can’t win big games on the road.
I’m amped and I’m walking into the Wildcat’s den. It’s time to play!