— Trying to be sensational before you get the basics down pat is generally impeding the Cards’ overall development. Instead of making the easy pass, opting for the wow factor, blowing easy plays, looking not very intelligent, and letting opponents stick around in games.
— “We’re going to have that solved before the Morehead game (day after Christmas),” promises Rick Pitino in the post-game radio show. Ever wonder what Christmas is like for one of Pitino’s teams?
— Just happy Martin Iti, the big 7-footer, wasn’t playing on a North Carolina Charlotte team in Freedom Hall today. One of those typical UNCC teams would have destroyed the Cards, as they did so often a few years ago.
— No lack of camaraderie between Edgar Sosa and Andre McGee today. Reports of strained relations exaggerated.
— Where did McGee find that three-point shot? Where did Will Scott lose his?
— Juan Palacios was much more mobile and agile than anticipated, also bringing with him a sense of calm in midst of unnecessary confusion at times. Nice to have a senior on the floor for a change.
— Wonder if the rations order will be lifted for Derrick Caracter at the team’s Christmas dinner?