This one had to hurt a little deeper and a little longer.
It wasn't just a loss. It was to Shelby County, one of Anderson County's oldest rivals. But it was more than a 67-65 decision that had the Anderson locker room somber last Tuesday night.
It was the fact that the Bearcats had blown an 18-point lead. It was missing two of four free throws in the fourth quarter, one being the front end of the bonus situation. It was 18 turnovers, many unforced. It was a list of mistakes, some small, some huge, longer than the Bearcats' roster.