MEMPHIS — Daniel Hamilton's parents came east to see him last month, and they saw the shoulders slumping, the trying too hard to force shots, the sad expressions and the body language.
Karen Hamilton, being a mom, knew what her son needed to hear.
"My mom has been sending me spiritual text messages," Hamilton said. "She said, 'I know it's your time, you've pretty much been struggling all year,' and I really want to thank her for that. It really helped me out a lot."
Karen and Greg Hunter came from Los Angeles to see Hamilton finish a dreadful month, shooting 24 percent across seven games. As the Huskies turned the calendar, Daniel was reminded...