"I think we are a step ahead of where we were last year at this time," said Nored, the junior point guard. "I think back then, we were kind of going through the motions because we all knew what we were doing. Now, I think we've had to focus a little more because we have three freshmen to teach. So I think we're a little better."
"I wouldn't say much has changed," Nored said. "We're still running a lot of the same sets out of different looks, and I think the big emphasis has been getting Matt the ball inside and getting Shelvin the ball on the perimeter. I just think guys have heightened their level of play and we've got a lot of different tools."