“You really couldn’t hear during timeouts. They put us right by the band. That was unbelievable. It was really loud,” Bennett said after his eighth-ranked Cavs won at JMU in a loud Convocation Center, 79-51, in their season opener Friday night.
During a second-half timeout, Bennett may have had enough of the wattage.
Forward Anthony Gill told it a little better.
“At one timeout, they started playing really loud, trumpets and everything. You could see Coach Bennett getting really frustrated. A couple of the guys started chuckling. He’s always telling us to be mentally strong and stuff like that, and that definitely got to him,” Gill said.
Bennett wouldn’t concede that much.
“Guys are just looking at me. I could tell the freshmen were like, what’s going on here? They have not been in that setting. It was loud,” Bennett said.
– Column by Chris Graham