''The Xavier game, they scored at 10 1/2 minutes, 7 1/2 and 2 1/2, and that was basically it,'' head coach Buzz Peterson said. ''We did a pretty good job against a pretty good halfcourt team.
''We've got to continue mixing defenses at people to keep them out of rhythm but I really feel like some individuals have stepped it up and helped us on the defensive end.''
One of those is a hot-shooting freshman known primarily for his offense when he arrived on campus last fall.
''Chris Lofton has come a long way,'' Peterson said. ''The last game (Coastal Carolina) he showed some pretty good signs of guarding the ball. Dane (Bradshaw) got off to a slow start defensively but he's gotten better there. C.J. (Watson) is improving.''
''One thing Major and Brandon and Andre have done a better job of is staying down (not jumping) and building good, solid walls inside. We don't need to be jumping up and trying to block a lot of shots. We just need to build big, solid walls, and they've done a pretty good job of doing that.''