After the comeback, it's all seashells and balloons on the board. But we've got some flaws. Grant and Fair can't play 30 bad minutes against the decent teams on our schedule and get us a win. They've got to finish around the hoop, Grant's got to pay attention on defense, and C.J. needs to value the ball (including not dribbling into doubles and coughing it up and not forcing up fadeaways early in the shot clock).
Huge credit to Grant, though - excellent last ten minutes of play, including big free throws.
A friend texted me about this at the time and I wholeheartedly agree: Boeheim deserves a lot of credit for leaving him in.
I suppose there's some "what if" associated with Grant potentially having gotten his fifth and leaving us in bad shape, but he was our best player down the stretch. Don't know if we win or lose with Roberson in there, but it wouldn't have made things easier. Great personnel move; great stretch of play by Grant.
(Now is it asking too much to see that kind of focus for 35 or 40 minutes?)