To a man, the members of UL's men's basketball squad know that Tuesday's game was one the Ragin' Cajuns should have won, and let slip away.
For the rest of us, we now know that the Cajuns can win a lot of games by the time this season ends, their current 1-3 record notwithstanding.
It only took the first half of Tuesday's eventual 78-72 overtime loss to Alabama-Birmingham for those on hand at the Cajundome to realize that this team has a chance at success - something that wasn't the case last year.
The Cajuns took on a much more athletic team and played takeaway most of the night. UAB had 14 turnovers by halftime and topped the 20-TO mark early in the second half on the way to 27. That's five more than any UL opponent from all of last season.