Let's say for argument's sake that MF is marginally better than MM right now. The problem is it would take MF awhile to get his sea legs and adjust to the speed and physicality of the CBB game if he started playing now, even in spot duty (5-10 mpg). As a frosh, the end of January/February/early March would be akin to other frosh adjusting to CBB in November and December, and MF wouldn't get the benefit of getting his feet wet against any cupcakes or mediocre opponents like we faced in November and December. Playing him now would probably not pay off until March, so the marginal benefits would not outweigh the negatives of losing that RS year for a few games of positive performances.I may be misinterpreting what you are saying. If we could have really used ANY improvement at backup center over the past 2 weeks (and I agree completely with that assessment) isn't it fair to say that Groce didn't think Finke would be an improvement? I mean if you're a coach struggling to make the tournament and you have a guy on your bench that you think has any chance of improving your team, isn't it your responsibility to play the kid? After all, it's not like he recruited Finke with the agreement that he'd sit year one. That was Groce's call after assessing him. If the assessment changed, I'd like to think our coach was flexible enough to change his plans.