In terms of talent, this year's team is at least equal to that 2000-01 team. The difference must be all of the intangibles (decision-making, toughness, etc.).
You can't be serious!
1. Obviously a HUGE difference between Garrett and Tinsley.
2. Sullivan was a much better offensive player than Christopherson. Defensively, Christopherson has the edge. But overall, Jake's three point shooting ability makes him the better player.
3. I could certainly argue that Horton was better than Gilstrap. Horton was very savvy and made a lot of smart plays. Having him out there was like having a second point guard that would have been good enough to start for most other teams in the Big 12. Gilstrap is a better scorer, but I'd take Kantrail on my team over Gilstrap any day.
4. Yes, Brackins is better than Rancik, although Martin could certainly hold his own. At least Rancik didn't put up ****** shots every time he touched the ball.
5. Ham is a good player and has made great strides this year. However, I'm not sure that he provides all of the intangibles that Shirley did.
Has anyone thought for a second that perhaps the talent that we have isn't great all-around talent. I don't know of many NBA players that go 3-17 from the field. I realize Craig is getting double but his shot selection at this point is terrible. MG needs another year of college to gain some offensive consistency. Furthermore this team does not play defense with a purpose. Unfortunately there are far too many players on this team that have learned to lose. They are looking for ways things can go wrong at the end of a gem. Individual talent (or can I simply score) doesn't win games.
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