Team showed a lot of heart and competitive fire in the comeback last night in a MUST win game!! But for us to achieve our goals for the year (which are all still before us), I believe CMW must have 3 clear takeaways from Bama: 1) Not sure what happened at halftime but I imagine MW gave a tongue lashing. The difference in passion and effort by the Team in the second half was stark. Whatever was said/done needs to happen at the START of games going forward. I think teams play with the personality of their coach and I loved seeing CMW technical in the second half. This team has sleep walked through games this year (including first half last night) and the fire and passion in the second half needs to be there for the rest of the year from coach on down to the players. 2) Scottie HAS TO BE ON THE FLOOR!!! To me, he was the catalyst for the turnaround with his energy in the second half. I know he struggles some on the offensive end but he is a leader that gives us an element this team is missing without him. I love OP playing in tandem with KB and KJ has probably been our best player over the course of the whole season to date, so I am not sure who starts or the rotations. BUT Scottie needs to be on the floor A LOT of the time. 3) Tempo has to be increased. I know, I know - this is old news that I, and most others, have harped on all year. I have advocated for man-to-man full court pressing on defense and fast breaks on offense (and still do) but we saw none of that in the second half. But because we were so far behind and the pace that Bama plays at, we saw a focused aggressive offense in the second half. No stall ball, not a lot of aimless perimeter dribbling but a team that WANTED to score and showed an urgency to do so. Let's just play at second half pace offensively, at a minimum, CMW!!