Yeah, I have no idea.
It’s reasonable to expect a loss, but it is the final home game of the season. This team could rain down 3s and win big against an expected #1 seed for the NCAA Tourney. OR they could roll over 10 minutes in. And anywhere in between.
It’s Senior Day on the final (regular season) game at the Pete this year.
“These next three games,” [Jeter] said, allowing himself to look ahead to games next week at Georgia Tech and Virginia. “The type of resiliency we show is a mark of what our legacy is going to be.”
“What are we going to do now?” Artis said. “Crumble or keep fighting?”
While speaking to reporters, the seniors were asked how they wish to be remembered.
Jeter said, “No matter what, he just fought. He played as hard as he could. He gave his heart to this place because that’s what I did.”
Young’s hopes are similar: “I just want to be remembered as a guy who got better every year, worked (hard), was a really good teammate and, everytime he came on the court, he gave his all.”
Young said recovering from another devastating defeat won’t be difficult.
“If you love the game as much as I love it, it’s easy to bounce back,” he said. “Any opportunity you get to bounce the basketball, you’re going to seize. If you have a good game and you still lose or a close game and you lose, that’s what you play the game for.”
As maddening as this group of seniors have been, they still are members of Pitt’s community. They will be alumni. And as much as we may feel disappointment with their on-the-court performance, they have done anything off-the-court that has been anything but positive.
Still, a win would be better. Even if it once more offers that surge of hope that will be dashed later.