Wow, almost 2 months since my last post...sorry Tiger fans, this season has been a blur! We are getting ready to load the bus in about 40 minutes and will drive down to UAB for a Saturday contest against the Blazers. This should be an interesting game because both teams have a trio of players who rank in the top 10 in the league in minutes played and this is also the first team that we will be seeing for a second time this season, so I'm curious to see how the players respond to having a chance to make changes against a team they had a good chance to beat in the season opener. I expect we'll see a few threes in this game if the first one is any sign of what's to come, let's just hope UAB doesn't hit 12 like they did in the first meeting! I'm going to guess the Tigers worked this week on closing out their respective shooters.
We had a light week this week....well, light for college basketball anyways. The girls still had class all week, but got both Sunday and Tuesday as days off, which is probably the first time since the holiday break they've had more than one day off. I'm sure their legs still feel pretty heavy, but when you are used to going six days a week, having multiple days off feels like a vacation!
Believe it or not, we have just three home games remaining. We host SMU on Thursday (Feb. 12th). I watched the first half of SMU's game at Southern Miss last night on CBS-C...USM prevailed in the battle for first in the league standings, so let's hope SMU burns some of the anger from that loss off at UCF this weekend before they roll in to Memphis on Thursday. The Mustangs will be repeating the four-game conference road swing that we went through two weeks ago, and it's a tough one...especially that UCF/USM travel. The game will be at 7 p.m. Thursday...hope to see you there!