Alex Poythress looked in the mirror, found room for improvement

Alex Poythress - photo by Tammie Brown |
Alex Poythress – photo by Tammie Brown |

Lapses of effort are nothing new for freshman  this season, but when the problem resurfaced Saturday versus he responded in a new way.  “I took him out, his teammates got all over him,” said head coach  after the 61-57 win. “And he said, ‘Put me back in.’ He grew up today because he went back in and finished those last seven minutes and was a beast.”

The day before the upset win versus Florida, Poythress acknowledged to reporters that he was “probably disappointed” in himself because he felt like he “could give more effort out there.”

It was that epiphany that led him to respond to the mistake in Saturday’s game differently.

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