The ending of Friday night's game against the EA Sports All-Stars couldn't have been more perfect. With 21 seconds to go, the ball was put in the hands of Rahshon Clark.
"It couldn't have happened any better for us," said McDermott after the game. "You can't simulate that in practice."
"I knew it was going to go in once
it left my hand,"
The three newcomers all had relatively solid games for their first times in Cyclone uniforms. Dunson, tied with Jiri Hubalek, led the Cyclones in scoring with 14 points, nine of those coming in the first half.
McIntosh did exactly what he was
brought here to do, be a floor general. The junior did have a disappointing
night from a turnover standpoint committing 7 in the game, but he hit a big
three late in the game that kept
"Defensively he was solid," McDermott said.
Wesley Johnson proved that he's not shy while holding onto the basketball. Johnson put up 11 shots scoring 10 on the night. He also added 8 rebounds to the stat sheet. Johnson said after the game that he had a little bit of extra motivation.
"I heard that they lost last year (to EA Sports) but this was my first college basketball game and I wanted to win," Johnson said. "I loved it."
"That's too many," McDermott said.
McDermott was obviously happy with the victory, but he said in general, his team is thinking way too much on the court.
"But that's part of the learning process," McDermott said.
McDermott also pointed out to the media that this was his first win ever in Hilton.
"I didn't know what it was like to win in this building," McDermott said.