posted by cat_lover
Big Ten has several good teams,we shall see how it all shakes out. The biggest change I see from Matta's last two years is that there is a 100% percent buy in to whatever it is that Holtman is selling. Total team basketball,good effort every night on both ends of the court. Matta's last two years they didn't look like they wanted to be out there half of the time. I don't see the Meh effort anymore. This team is fun to watch.
And that's a very good thing this year, with the team not being super-talented offensively (ie: if Kaleb is in foul trouble and/or the 3s aren't dropping, it's going to be a slog). If they weren't giving max effort and playing hard on defense, this year would be a struggle (just look at the Bucknell game for how much of a struggle things were when, due to a 10-day layoff, they weren't at their best defensively), but since they are, they're a top-15 team right now and have the potential to be in the mix for a top-4 seed in a VERY strong conference.