quick questions for TCU mens basketball head coach Neil Dougherty
Can TCU play spoiler in C-USA?
We hope to do a little more than just play spoiler after only
two games. But were a young team that is finding their way in
a tough conference.
2. Are the young players starting to get the hang of the system?
They are getting better each day. Any program that came from
where we came from last season is going to have a learning curve.
Theyre starting to respond, but theyre no where near having
complete understanding yet.
3. Where can the team improve?
Right now, reading and understanding the offensive set. We are
much further along in our defense than our offense. But the biggest
area is our mental and physical maturity. That takes experience of
4. What are the goals for conference play?
Were going to take it one game at a time and learn how
to be competitive in that game. We dont have a complete grasp
yet. So we have to find how we can win and do what we do. Our ultimate
goal is for us to win as many conference games as possible and get
into the C-USA tournament. Which we missed last season.
5. Who needs to step up?
Well everyone needs to get better. But our backcourt of older
players are the ones we need to look at. [Corey] Santee, Chudi [Chinweze]
and Nucleus [Smith] are the ones we need to look at to take on more
responsibility, and they are starting to do so.