We had some opportunities early in the game that we didn't convert, and I think that was also part of why we struggled early on. In the second half we went strong to the basket and didn't worry about fouls. We just went up strong and that's when good things happen.
Any time in our history when the color barrier is broken, people have made significant sacrifices and stood up for the rights of others. That can't be taken lightly.
The game at Washington allows us the opportunity to bring (junior center) Jason Mgebroff back home, as well as graduate assistant Matt Logie ... We always try and get our student-athletes one trip back home during their career, and I know Jason will be very excited to play in that game.
Our guys did a tremendous job on the defensive end of the floor. We're a team that applies a lot of pressure and tries to use our defense to jump-start our offense. We were able to force some turnovers and turn them into transition points tonight.
This is sure to be one of our most demanding schedules, certainly since I've been here. Along with what figures to be a very competitive league schedule, we've added games against some top-notch opponents, which should really challenge our guys and prepare us well for when the league portion of the schedule begins.
The thing that is making jazz healthy today is that people are coming out of other backgrounds - from rock, folk, from ethnic music. It's changing the music, and for the better.
Duke Ellington's career traces the entire history of jazz. The repertoire associated with him contains the most important elements in the music and provides concrete examples of some of the best ways to present the music in the widest variety of settings-radio, TV, recordings, movies, concert halls, festivals, solo, small ensemble, big band, symphony orchestra, opera, Broadway shows.... You name it, he did it!