While many people view the preseason as meaningless, Coach Mitchell's quote after the game illustrates the importance of players applying what's been worked on in practice:
"I'm not going to scream and yell, but charity time is almost over. If you're not going to come out there and apply the things we're doing in practice, you're not going to play. Your biggest learning tool, John Wooden said it, [is to] let them sit on the bench and watch. So if some of them need to sit there and watch it, that's what we're going to do."