1. Disappointed in the crowd yet again tonight... had to be less than 4K out there today. Come on guys, go support the Buffs! 2. Spencer Dinwiddie is an absolute stud. We were not very aggressive tonight and Spencer took over when we needed someone to, that's BIG from a freshman. He's very aggressive finishing at the rim and has a very pure long distance jumper... he's a very efficient scorer for us. Gotta watch the dumb freshman mistakes and fouls, but of course, he is a freshman so they will happen. 3. Nate Tomlinson, if you can't respect what he brings to this team after tonight, you'll just never get it, bottom line. He was the only reason we did ANYTHING in the 2nd half until the last 5 minutes when Spencer showed up. He is apparently the only person on the team who is capable of running the offense against a zone, and he was routinely setting up players for easy buckets tonight. Austin Dufault literally would average 2PPG without Nate on the floor. Efficient offensively, and 6 assists and 6 rebounds tonight, he was HUGE. 4. Austin Dufault had a solid game, as I said, benefited from some easy looks because of Nate's vision. He's still a liability defensively and he refuses to box out. Needs to utilize the pump more offensively because he's a below average leaper. 5. Damiene Cain is ready to play, but it appears he's just out of game shape as of now. He's extremely aggressive on the boards and will be a double digit rebounder for us long term. He is only an average leaper so he'll need to rely on his width to create scoring opportunities for himself. He looked comfortable guarding in the post and quick enough to guard the perimeter at his position, so that was very good to see. 6. The Shane Harris Tunks experiment needs to be over...please keep him off the floor, PLEASE. 7. Askia Booker had a very rough night, which to be honest, he was due for. He's very aggressive offensively but he also takes terrible shots routinely. That hasn't stopped him from scoring in the past, but it bit him tonight. We took 3 bad shots on the night, he took 2 of them (his only two attempts), Spencer the other one. Freshman will do that, but Booker needs to realize when to attack and when to find someone a shot. He also had some turnover trouble tonight and he's gotta find a way to slow down and play within the system. 8. Shannon Sharpe needs more minutes in games like tonight. We don't have a stopper on defense and he's our best shot, we've gotta find a way to slow down teams with a single guard who can score, it's bit us in the ass repeatedly. On the same topic, I don't understand why we continue to help off kids like tonight... their leading scorer was destroying us all night and we kept dropping off him, SOOOOOO frustrating. 9. Carlon Brown is such a disappointment thus far in the season. He's the ONLY kid on the team who can consistently create for himself off the dribble and get a solid shot. There is NO excuse for him to be so complacent, and he's not even playing aggressively defensively to make up for it. Its so inexcusable for our go to scorer to shoot the ball twice... literally inexcusable. 10. Andre Roberson played extremely well tonight, stayed available in the offense and took advantage of his off the ball advantages. He needs to continue to do that, because despite him being limited offensively, he can't afford to disappear on offense, we need his production. Of course, on the boards, he's as solid as can be... 11. This is the 2nd game in a row I came away extremely disappointed with Tad Boyle's decision making. His rotations are very questionable at times and he continues to leave players in for too long, namely Harris Tunks. He's getting stubborn, trying to allow the team to figure it out by themselves, we aren't good enough to do that, he's gotta tone that down. This type of game were we blew such a huge lead and we had 3 TOs remaining at the end of the game, that's not acceptable, at all. He refuses to make defensive adjustments to focus attention on a team's scorers, we can't allow one person to keep opponents in a game. 12. Free throws! FINALLY!!!!!!!! Nice to point to this as a reason we WON a game. Time and time again FTs are the difference between a win and a lose, they are free, it's not acceptable for them to be the reason you lose. We need to continue this going forward. 13. This team wins ugly... better than losing ugly, but we've got a long ways to go. We are fortunate to be playing in the Pac 12 this year rather than the Big XII, I'll say that much. It's going to be a roller coaster ride and I continue to try to tone down my emotions as I didn't expect much from this team this year. A win is a win afterall, right? Oh, and GO BUFFS!