These weren't the same sleepwalkers from the Robert Morris game. The play was crisp and shots were falling. It was probably the best basketball we've played since the 2006 ACC Tournament.
I'd like to write a unique take or uncover a factor in the success. It wasn't one of those games. Everything just went right. We probably could have beaten anyone playing like this. Our 3s were falling. Our tip-ins went in. We used tight flex at the right times and spread it out at other times. The D was solid. Some days it all comes together (how is that for insight?).
Rice's second-half response. Rice's shots weren't falling in the first half. I worried about a continued cold streak. In the second half he played much better and drew fouls. He also benefited from Paris running the point and moving to the shooting guard.
Spears' shot selection. I've been critical in the past when he starts moving away from the basket. Not an issue tonight. He got some easy points early to help spark things.
Oates! Another good outing from Oates. As long as he is hitting his 3s, you won't hear my complain. The minute he cools off though, he needs to stop looking for that shot.
When you win so decisively, there's not much to complain about. My only gripe was the transition D. We did not get back and let Wake score some easy baskets. If we do that against UNC, the Heels will run us out of the building.
Miami is up next. This might be the best Hurricane basketball team in a decade. Anything can happen...it just depends on which BC team comes to play.