"It is probably the biggest game of the season," said Bluiett. "Both teams came ready to play and it was a big crowd. We expected it to be a great game and unfortunately we didn't come out with a win. We just have to keep our heads up and bounce back."
What was so impressive about Bluiett's performance was he did it in an efficient manner and scored from all spots on the floor. He says he was just in one of those zones.
"I was just finding ways to score and keep the team in the game," said Bluiett. "Whether it was a three point shot, driving to the basket, or hitting from the mid-range, I was just finding the holes so I could help my team get a win."
He continued, "It's a good feeling. You gain confidence but that goes down if you don't win the game, but at the end of the day you know you gave it your all."
At his game on Friday night were head coaches from Butler and Michigan.
The Wolverines have been very active in Bluiett's recruitment and he likes everything about the program.
"It means a lot for (John Beilein) to come down here," said Bluiett. "I like Michigan and their style of play. Also I like how they get along off the court. There's not much to dislike about that school."
Also he has been impressed quite a bit by Butler.
"Butler is a real good school and right around the corner from my house," said Bluiett. "That plays a big part in things. Brad Stevens is a real good coach, and he doesn't have to have the most talent to get the job done as you saw against Indiana."
While Butler and Michigan dispatched coaches, the only visit he has taken was to Indiana for the Hoosiers game against North Carolina. Bluiett as always was impressed with what he saw.
"It was the same as every atmosphere at Assembly Hall, it was great," said Bluiett. "There is never a difference in the crowd whether it is a little school or a big school."
Illinois recently has made a very strong run after Bluiett behind first year head coach John Groce.
"Coach Groce has changed Illinois a lot," said Bluiett. "He brought his offense from Ohio to the Big Ten and things are working there. His style of play fits me in terms of getting out of running and playing a fast paced game. That is what I like."
Another school in close contact has been Xavier.
"We text often," said Bluiett. "I haven't had as much contact since the season started but I have been watching their games and seeing their offense and that type of stuff."
While recruiting is going well it isn't the focus for Bluiett. This is Park Tudor's first loss in over a calendar year and the four-star forward says they have to move forward from it.
"We just act like this game never happened," he explained. "We just have to put it past us and go on to the next game and not let this hang over us forever."