I've noticed a bunch of improvements in the Huskies since game 1 against Florida State with two standing out: 1. Passing, and therefore turnovers, is vastly improved, like 1000%. For the first several games, the Huskies were passing to the bench, the photographers, or no one at all with somewhat alarming regularity. IMO, that was because players were in unfamiliar roles and seeing teammates in unfamiliar positions on the court. Hence the "looking like an elementary school team" comments (nope, still not over that). Anyway, it's pretty clear everyone on the team is getting a better feel for which teammate will cut any which time and understanding how to predict how long it will take someone to stride to the basket. The passing isn't perfect yet, but it's been really, really good with stretches of spectacular here and there. 2. Everyone has shown a willingness and ability to push herself to expand her game and this has made the Huskies potent on defense and downright scary on offense. Gabby is the most obvious sign of this but others have grown enormously in the last couple of months. Lou doesn't stand around on the perimeter, she'll put the ball on the floor and drive, she'll make a pull up jumper, and she'll pass the ball. Kia's improvements are mostly mental - she's put her demons behind her, the difficulty of this is something we shouldn't underestimate. Saniya - you go, girl. We've seen flashes of her wanting to be a senior leader for an entire game and last night she showed she's perfectly capable of doing so. I could go one, but you get the point. There are other improvements but those are all I have time to orate upon during my lunch hour. The drawback of sharing a cubicle with my boss.