"Just to see him have a shot go in and see him moving better and get a block, that was important," Bennett said. "Everybody asks he is he full strength? As much as he's missed, he can't be. But he is certainly closer."
"We're going from a master coach in [Belmont coach Rick Byrd] to one of the greatest coaches in [Michigan State's Tom Izzo]," Bennett said. "Great respect for that program, how it's built, the physicality, the soundness, the toughness. We know we'll have to be at our best."