Was really pleased with the game compared to last. Defense was much improved and helped create points which has been sorely missing. The blocks were much more effective too. Anya’s blocks are fun to watch, but when he smacks it out of bounds, they still get the ball. It seemed like the blocks against Pitt resulted in a change of possession and fast break opportunities. It was nice to see Turner get some points finally. If they are able to maintain the defensive effort and play better during conference play, you have to point to the non-conference schedule and playing tougher times that help show your weaknesses. Better to iron things out before conference play begins. Of course it’s more likely to see an up-and-down roller coaster rather than a sharp turnaround. In way, way, way too early conference play, though, you can’t ask for any better. Two dominant wins. Here’s hoping that trend continues Wednesday (although, truth be told, I am scared to watch that game; expecting ugly, but hoping to be proven wrong).