EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) After losing one of the best players in USI history in Alex Stein, plus the unexpected loss of a slew of starters to start this season, we didn’t really know what to expect from the Screaming Eagles. After four wins in four games, one thing we’ve figured out about this bunch is that Rodney Watson’s team is pretty good.
(Rodney Watson) These new guys have picked it up pretty quick and gotten to how we want to play and it’s kind of a combination of the veterans giving good leadership and the new guys being good followers. We like our team, we’ve got a lot of things that, our ceiling is high, but we have a lot of things to get corrected right now and that’s what you use this part of the season for.
(Josh Price) It’s made us step up to the plate to be the next leaders and do our job and everybody else will follow. I think it shows our resiliency, as a whole, and our confidence as a whole so our mentality is just to keep going hard, keep playing hard on d, and keep moving the ball on offense and everything will be taken care of.
(Emmanuel Little) Staying poised and staying hungry. Knowing that we made it to the Final 4 last year, we didn’t win it, I take it as it wasn’t enough. I’m still hungry, making it back to the Ford Center is the key, and taking it day by day is what we’re doing.
And the eagles in pretty good hands to have another special season. Last week, head coach Rodney Watson surpassed Bruce Pearl as the winningest coach in program history. From USI practice, Jessica Wimsatt Eyewitness News. “
(This story was originally published on November 25, 2019)