As annoyed as I was with the loss at Mississippi State, I realize that there were a few glimmers of hope in the game.
Drazen Zlovaric. He looked more comfortable out there. Nice move to the basket off of the in-bounds play. Good job in getting the bucket and finishing off the three-point play. I still think he'll have a big game (15 points or more) while in a Dawgs uniform.
Albert Jackson. Best I've seen him play in a while. Used his body. Shot 5 of 6 from the floor, if memory serves me. Had a crucial turnover late in the game, but I fault that to the guards putting him in a bad position.
Travis Leslie. Hit only 7 of 21 from the floor, and that includes the dunks. That means that he missed a lot of jumpers, floaters and stick-backs. However, of those misses, there were a few plays on which he should've gotten to the line, and in a home game, he probably would have. He'll have an off game or two. He just needs to stay agressive. As he improves, his field goal percentage will be close to 50 percent.
Trey Thompkins. Shot 8 of 19. Not too bad. He'll do better. He's money from the free throw line, which is good. He had some turnovers at the end of the game. I chalk that up to fatigue. Most games, Thompkins has really good hands.
Can we beat Tennessee? Can we get our first SEC win under Mark Fox? There are some glimmers of hope.