Cats’ recent success tied to better guard play

Archie Goodwin - photo by Tammie Brown |
Archie Goodwin – photo by Tammie Brown |

When added insult to ’s devastating knee injury, knew he had to do something different to turn his team’s season around.  As Coach Cal has said time and time again since losing Noel, no one was going to feel sorry for the Cats (20-8, 11-4 Southeastern Conference), so they had to figure out a way to get off the ground and fight back.

His solution: Put it in his guards’ hands and let them play.

“He talked with us (after the game) to see what we were more comfortable with,” graduate student said. “It was more of him putting it all in our hands to where he really had nothing to do with it. He told us to just go out there and play. Any rebound, missed shot, turnover, it’s all in our hands. Obviously when it comes time to slow it down, we have our grind-it-out offenses, but other than that he just wants us to get up and down and play.”

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