Centre College is on its first win streak of the season, having won its last two games, and the Colonels like the way it feels.
The Colonels will look to continue that run when they travel to Jackson, Miss., to take on Millsaps Saturday.
"Our practice intensity is much better," Centre coach Andy Frye said. "The kids understand you can't prepare on Saturday. It starts in your preparation that week. Granted, you're going to have poor practices, but not because of desire. Practice has become more physical and that's good for us. We need that."
Centre (3-2, 1-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) also needs a road win, something it hasn't come up with yet this season. The Colonels are undefeated at home in three games, but have dropped both road contests.
Frye downplays talk of a road curse.
"We got beaten because we didn't play that well," Frye said. "We would have lost at home had we played that way. To us, we just have to play our regular game. After 10 hours on a bus, you just want to play."