He wants to get over the loss, but has one burning question before he moves on.
His biggest fear is how SIU will respond in its next game, a Sunday night "White Out" game against in-state rival and MVC top-dog Bradley.
Sure, the Salukis are on a pretty positive roll despite a tough loss. They're making big buckets, especially freshman guard Kevin Dillard who is leading the team in scoring. They're getting key defensive stops, save the two 3-pointers in overtime. And more than anything, the Dawgs are fighting together.
That final thing will carry teams more than you think.
But his biggest fear, in all honesty, is a fear that SIU will have a let down Sunday night. After mustering up so much emotion and so much energy, how does a team desperate to get back into contention respond?
How does its fanbase, torn about whether to be happy about the team's recent progress or the overall 7-10 record, respond when Southern, in those familiar white jerseys with oversized maroon numbers, steps on the floor?
As much as I .. er .. he learned about the Saluki basketball team and the cojones that group has ... he will learn even more Sunday night.