Finals week is coming to an end,
"I'm just happy to see those guys
smile again. It's been a while,"
How They Did It
"We purposely slowed the tempo in an effort to control our mistakes. When you do that and you're maybe a little more talented, it allows them to hang around," McDermott explained.
"I'm seeing too many mistakes over and over again. If that's going to happen, it might as well happen with freshmen. They might as well get an opportunity to grow up with the lights on," McDermott said.
McDermott reiterated that starting is not that big of a deal to him as a coach.
"Who starts the game has never been important to me. It's important to players. I think it's more important who finishes," McDermott said.
"It's good to see Mike Taylor get five assists and only one turnover," McDermott said.
McDermott said that his staff
"Only two ways to go about fixing
this. Either you change, or I take you out of the game," McDermott told
Not only was McDermott happy with
"The shots he missed, for the most part, were really good shots," McDermott said.
Clark is Back
Another bright spot on Wednesday
night was the resurgence of Rahshon Clark's offensive play. Before Wednesday
"We just lost three in row. As for
myself, I needed to be more involved and bring more energy to the team." "I came
ready to play and wanted the ball,"
Gray Breaks Nose
"They didn't think he'd be able to practice tomorrow," McDermott said.
McDermott also pointed out that Gray will now need a clear mask to wear while playing, which he will need to be fitted for.
This is the second injury that Gray has suffered this season. He's missed several games due to a broken wrist earlier in the season.
"It seems to be one thing after another with that front line this year," McDermott said.
- Freshmen Cory Johnson and Dodie Dunson got the first start of their Cyclone careers tonight. Wesley Johnson also started, meaning that three true freshmen started for the Cyclones.
- Junior PG Corey McIntosh did not start tonight for the first time all season long, but still played 15 minutes in the first half.
Ross Marsden did dress for tonight's game, but did not play in it. The last game that
Marsden played in was on Nov. 25 against
- Jessan Gray left the game in the first half with what appeared to be a broken nose. No word has been given out on his condition.
team will practice at 3 p.m. on Friday in the Wells Fargo Arena in
- Wesley Johnson had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the game.
- Jiri Hubalek scored 11 points and had six rebounds.