"I didn't know. I just shot it," Dunson said after the game about whether he got the shot off or not.
Dunson did shoot the ball,
something that never should have happened according to
"I talked to Mike. Mike has got to shoot that ball," McDermott said.
One common theme throughout the
post-game press conference was the familiarity factor between the two in-state
rivals. Why? Because Sunday's game in Hilton was a who's who of the top players
"The fact that these guys played together in the summer league; there is not an intimidation factor there. They know our guys, they know how we play," McDermott said.
The other hot topic was
"We just came out too slow. We
weren't aggressive on the ball,"
At the end of the day, McDermott told the media that he has feared this game for a long time. Why?
"This was the last type of team we need to play in terms of our development. A Tom Davis coached team is the last team you need to see," McDermott said about his young team.
Drake's full-court press was an
obvious factor in Sunday's game. When you add that to the fact that
"Bottom line, Drake is a better team than us right now," McDermott said.
"If we don't defend any better than this on Friday night, it will be a long night on the road," McDermott said.
Dodie Dunson had 16 points and went 4-5 from 3-point range.
Wesley Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Rahshon Clark had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Mike Taylor had 12 points and eight turnovers.
Jiri Hubalek only played 12 minutes, scoring six points.
Ross Marsden didn't play for the second game in a row due to the flu.
Cory Johnson has only played three minutes in the last two games combined.