What a huge win for us - we still need to handle our business going forward (and I have every confidence that we'll do that), but this one is going to really help cement our status as a top team come tourney time. Great atmosphere in the O'Connell Center and great effort from the team overall. Wilbekin was awesome for us getting buckets when we needed them down the stretch. I sometimes get a little upset at Scottie for overdribbling while looking to penetrate so much, but hey, what he does usually works. He just wouldn't be denied taking the ball inside last night - his hesitation dribble, head fakes and pump fakes when he gets in the paint are top notch, and he does a great job of keeping his head up in deep and finding teammates. He's one of the better guards I've seen in terms of creating interior passes off the dribble. DFS didn't shoot well overall, but he was great from outside and made a liar out of me, for this game at least, in regards to my worries about 3pt shooting on a night when Frazier was a non-factor. Hope he builds on that hot streak - when he's on like that it gives our offense a whole new dimension. That 1-3-1 was devastating in the first half - with Prather up top and our size on the wings it really shuts down a lot of passing lanes. To play that zone, you have to have your guy on the baseline stay active to front the post and shut down the corners - I thought Scottie did an excellent job defensively there. Wiggins was incredible down the stretch - that kid is special. Vitale is a pain in the ass with his commentary, but he was right on saying that Kansas should have gotten Wiggins the ball more - I'm glad they didn't, it was bad enough watching him go ham over the last five minutes. That fast break drive he had in the first half where he dribbled into the up and over move into a finger roll through two or three of our guys was absolutely sick - that was a bigtime play and he made it look as easy as a layup drill. Embiid, on the other hand, still needs a lot of work imo to justify his hype - the size and athleticism are there, and he had a couple nice blocks, but I think he's just as likely to be Desagana Diop as Dikembe Mutombo. Long season, though, so he's got a lot of time to continue improving, and he'd still get drafted high right now regardless. It's a gamble, but a gamble that a lot of GMs would probably take. lots of positives last night so I won't keep talking about all of those because I could write a novel. My only two quibbles with that performance are: 1) gotta continue getting better at FTs down the stretch - both our starting big men are liabilities at the line in the crunch (although WY was doing better this year up to last night) and both our PGs are a little shaky there as well. Prather did a hell of a job there though, I would have given him a game ball for that if I was Billy. 2) we need to do a better job of getting Frazier shots - KU played him tough, but they weren't faceguarding him all over the court the way UConn did, and he still only got four shots (two 3pt attempts) in 25 minutes. When you have a guy shooting over 50% from deep on high volume, you have to do better than that getting him involved. He needs to have at least 8-10 attempts per game, imo. but honestly that stuff is window dressing for the most part - we just beat one of the top teams in the country, and it wasn't really as close as the final score would indicate. Guys are getting healthy, Walker should be joining the team soon - the future looks bright!