"A swirl is definitely a good way to put it," Cavanaugh said. "It was crazy. There was just a lot up in the air and going from one thing to the next. But I think playing games and preparing really helps. The Japan trip, we got to focus on those practices and build toward the season. The four games there was a step. When we came back, it was out of our control, so we just had to move forward."
"It's a new position for me," said Cavanaugh, who is averaging 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. "I've never been in the conference running or the race for an NCAA tournament, so it's fun to just watch games and know you could be facing one of those teams."