To be honest, we're VERY lucky to not be 2-5, we had no business beating Air Force, and we nearly choked away yet another game with FTs at home against Georgia. We are 4-3... not the end of the world to be sure, but it's about HOW we've won that concerns me. This team is the worst FT shooting team I've ever seen in my life... and it's not because we don't have shooters. And that's where my problem lies, FTs are mental, FTs are about toughness. It's clear that this team does not have the mental fortitude to knock down these shots right now, they aren't confident offensively, especially Andre. I know many people expected him to be a much improved scorer this year, and it's pretty easy to tell that he isn't. He'll have huge games because he's a freak athlete that works very hard, but he gets garbage points, he's still incapable of producing his own shot, creating for himself, etc. The bottom line is that nearly every team we've played this year has been considerably worse than I anticipated, Georgia, CSU, Air Force, Maryland, and even Wichita St were not what I expected, and all of those teams minus Wichita are borderline NIT teams at BEST. I knew we'd struggle early, but god damn, we've played some bum squads, and we still sit at 4-3. The Pac 12 sucks this year and we are a good home team so I can see us going around .500 in the conference, but this is at most a 3 bid league this year and we aren't even close to Top 3 despite the conference being abysmal. I had us going 13-17 previous to the season, and we'll likely get more than that at this point, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm MORE disappointed in this team than I thought I'd be. We could get to 18-19 wins and still not be even close to considered for the NCAAT because of our weak schedule... and I wouldn't complain one bit. We don't look like a team capable of being in the postseason, let alone winning in it. People will say, you could have said the same thing last year. This is true. Three major differences though... Alec Burks, Cory Higgins, and FT shooting. Nothing further needs to be said on the topic. Our most gifted players are not aggressive enough to be on their level, they aren't confident enough to be on their level. I tried to hold off posting this for awhile since I know I'm heated... not sure how it will come off. Either way, will we improve? Sure... I'd expect so. But this isn't a tourney team, so we might as well get that out of our heads now.