After today's game, looking at Burks' Tourney MVP-type numbers ... without Alec we're about #11 in the league this year, perhaps #12. Let's face it, the #12 team took us to the wire today with our best player going OFF - 29 points and 15 rebounds. When Burks isn't being super-human on offense, I just don't see much to get excited about with this team. Teams in this league have figured out Higgins, Relphorde, and Knutsen. Burks athleticism separates him from those guys so if Alec is on, the other team just needs to answer his bursts. I'm looking for a lot more in the way of offensive identity out of Coach Boyle's team next season. Again, sorry to be a wet blanket but if we're depending on the following, we're not going to be a good team - Burks - may come back but only if there's a lockout. Roberson - hasn't shown the ability to be an offense force yet, but great in all other aspects. Dufault - disappears for long stretches. Hasn't "gone off" on offense in 32 games this year. Harris-Tunks - showed nothing on offense his Freshman year. I'll believe it when I see it. Mills - Nice on offense but more weaknesses than strengths in other aspects. Sharpe - The leaper needs to add a LOT more to his offensive game. Tomlinson - Still hasn't make a Buff team 'his' yet after 3 seasons. Freshmen - I don't count on Freshmen to be contributors ever. Sorry guys, without a much, much better identity, I see us as about #8 in the 12 Pac next year.