Nocona's Bret Botard joins Zach Duncan on the TRN Sports Podcast to talk Indians basketball. They cover the Indians upcoming games against the Bowie Jackrabbits and Holliday Eagles. They discuss the team's success this year and the high expectations after last season's regional tournament bud. They also talk about the hardest gyms to play in and more.
:55: It's an important week for the Indians in 8-3A. They will be facing Bowie and Holliday. Botard discusses how they approached this week and getting ready to play in tough road gyms.
3:29: He talks about the matchups between Bowie and Holliday and discusses the different keys to winning against them. He discusses facing off against Bowie's Doug Boxell and Kyle Tucker.
7:03: After last season's regional tournament the expectations are high for Botard's squad. He discusses how his team handled the extra pressure before the season and how they responded.
12:15: He talks about how senior Riley McCasland elevated his game along with other players on the team.
18:11: Looking back on the Indians' history, Botard discusses being the program leader and what it was like coming into the program after J.D. Mayo.
22:03: The Nocona gym is a tough gym for visitors to play in. Botard lists reasons as to why and the advantage it gives to the team.
25:37: He discusses why he decided to go after the Nocona basketball job and what he learned about the region basketball-wise.
28:50: Who the best players Botard has coached and coached against.
32:18: What his most memorable wins were and which ones hurt the most.
34:06: Which gyms he coached in that were unique and the hardest gyms to go play in.
35:00: What one thing about basketball or his profession that he would change.
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