Well we are halfway through the conference schedule and as the title says, I am very pleased with my Wildcats at this juncture of the season. We are 19-2 for the first time in about 10 years. We are ranked #7 in the nation with the 5th highest strength of schedule in the nation and 4th best in RPI. I don't know if Miller is a genius or that we are lucky that the teams we have beaten are having great success. Yes we have had some ridiculously close games, but that is just a testament to our squad's "no-quit" mentality.
Also I went through CBS sports and realized that we are in the same company with Duke and Michigan that can boast an undefeated non-conference schedule.... IN ALL OF DIVISION 1 NCAAB!!
On to our players. I see a NBA player in Hill who can score in bunches. I see Lyons, a superb athlete who is still adjusting to the point guard role but was born to be clutch in close games. Last year I believe I saw the best on ball defender in UA history in Kyle Fogg. Now I am only 21 years old but that is my opinion. And I believe that Nick is totally taking over Foggys tenacious D and looking to improve day by day. The freshman big have each had their moments of glory in one way or another , be it a Zeus and one dunk over 2 guys in McKale north or a dominant Ashley double- double. What is the best part is that they are still very raw and young and are leaps and bounds from their peak.
I think it was huge coming out of Washington with a sweep which is something we have not accomplished in 6-7 years. I am looking forward to the latter of our regular season with high praise and expectations from the Cats and will be rooting against the Ducks, Gonzaga and all the ranked teams ahead of us. Bear Down!