Posted by ButterBall Devil on December 17, 17 at 18:29:28:
Much has been said about the 3 senior guards - and indeed they need to be recognized for the character, resiliency and maturity that only seniors can bring - but we have to concede that Hurley has imprinted his personality on this team.
Nobody plans to get down early by double digits - whether on the road at KU, or at home vs. Vandy - but in each case you could sense the determination and focus of the players which were drawn upon as a result of the score - and the resulting effort to not only take the lead, but to dominate the balance of the games.
Tenacity is another word that comes to mind. For those of us old enough to remember, Bobby Hurley was the guy on Duke's teams, that everyone hated. He played with attitude, and played at a level higher than his talents should have allowed.
I don't know how this season will end, but so far, this team is an E Ticket ride, and it is not too late to jump on board.
I can see CBH as having the same impact on ASU, as Lute Olson had on au. The full Arena today vs. Vandy was great - no reason the attendance can't be matched for the remaining home games. Let's win all of the remaining December games - especially next Sunday.
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