01.05.2010 / Jays Finally Win on the Road. From the Creighton Athletic Office, posting by T. Scott Marr

It has been a rough Nov. and Dec. for the Jays and their fans. But hope springs eternal, and I am hoping that the win on Sunday in Evansville will jump start these Jays and give them a little shot of confidence. The fact that they fought back after falling behind, and somehow found a way to steal one on the road should help this team with the conference schedule they have got ahead.

"This may be Dana Altman's toughest team to get a read on and he may still not know which buttons to push but he'll figure it out. He always does."

Coming into the season, we were all excited by this team’s potential. But, as someone famous once said, potential means you haven’t done anything yet. You still have to prove yourself and turn the potential into a reality. The Jays have definitely shown great signs of promise, but they have also lacked intensity and focus. Although it’s been frustrating at times, I still honestly believe this team can be a very good basketball team.

Barring any more serious injuries or players contracting 4 or 5 viruses as a time, I think this team has a shot at being a factor in the Valley race and a team nobody wants to play in February and March if...

Kenny Lawson makes up his mind to come every game. His performance over the weekend was fun to watch. I know we played two teams without really good big men, but he’s shown the ability to go toe to toe with just about anybody if he makes his mind up.

If P’Allen will consistently let the game come to him and buy into Dana’s “simple plays” philosophy. Will he do that? I have no idea. But I know this: the Jays need his offensive firepower.

If Andrew Bock continues to provide good minutes off the bench. He’ll just get more confident has the season wears on.

If Ethan Wragge takes more shots. His stroke is as quick and pure as anybody since Korver.

If Wayne Runnels and Daryl Ashford make that ‘second half of the season’ jump that most juco’s do. Runnel’s post instincts are as good as anybody’s in the league and Ashford is sneaky good.

If Antoine, If Justin, If Cavel, If Kaleb, If Casey... the list goes on and on. The bottom line is this: This season is far from over and this team is sooo close to being a very good team. It’s a fine line. But it always has been for the Jays.

This may be Dana Altman’s toughest team to get a read on and he may still not know which buttons to push but he’ll figure it out. He always does.

What did you think of this past weekend’s game? Can this team still pull it together in time for the MVC Playoffs? Post your comments.

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