When you go into coaching, the ultimate goal is to make the kids grow into good human beings, fathers and husbands. But there is also the competition. Sometimes my competitiveness was greater than my kids'.

We just can't find the way to close out games in the final two minutes. Our effort was there again in the entire game, but our mental lapses on both ends of the floor cost us a good chance at a victory.

I am proud of how the kids have played so hard game after game, but they still have come up on the short end. I hope the kids will be rewarded soon for the effort they've given lately.

We just can't seem to put two positive, consistent games together this year. Hopefully, we can change that with the state tournament only two weeks away.