[quote=“Powerbait, post:12, topic:25927”][quote=“NinerWupAss, post:10, topic:25927”]Poor player management with the rotation and knowing who you have on the floor relative to the score and time left.
Supposedly a defensive minded team, but yet other teams get into the paint easily and we give up open looks consistently.
Offensively we are stagnant. We station 4 guys around the outside and just swing the ball hoping to get it inside. When that doesn’t work we shoot a three. No cutting, no movement, no nothing.
Bobby’s defense was just as good as this and hell his offensive sets at least set screens for guys.
I know Major is a young head coach and we are going to have to grow with him. I am not throwing in the towel at all, but thus far it feels like as a coach he has regressed. If we don’t see some significant improvement in this team over the next 10 or so games all will not be well in Niner Land.[/quote]
Only thing I agree with about this is that we had the wrong person in shooting fts at the end of the game.
We forced 23 turnovers, we gave it back 22 times. They scored easily in transition, we slowed the ball in transition. We moved the ball well on offense and got a lot of open shots, we just couldn’t hit them. Our offense was working to create good shots for the most part, we have to hit them. Or, we had poor passing that lead to easy buckets for the other team. Our defense was really strong in half court sets. Look at how few assists they had vs how well they shot. It was a lot of open floor baskets, not a lot of set plays beating the defense.
Yes, our transition D needs work, but turnovers put you in a huge hole. We need to push the issue in transition, especially if we’re forcing that many turnovers. There were a few times Bras was open under the basket and the man with the ball took up a contested shot instead. There was only one fastbreak play that really stood out as a smart play. Deuce driving, passes off to bras, bras bounce passed back to Deuce for the layup and one. We stopped the ball on the break almost ever time (much to the gentleman behind me’s chagrin). I think that is something we need to work on, especially if we are going to force so many turn overs.[/quote]
I don’t deny we got open looks from swinging the ball - we have been getting them all season. I still don’t like that we have almost no movement in a half court offensive set though. If the jump shots aren’t falling we have to do something besides pass the ball around the perimeter. When everyone collapsed on Braz we rarely had anyone cutting to the basket. Just would like to see more player movement and take care of the damn ball.
Defensively we did cause turnovers but they got into the lane far to easy and got plenty of open shots. I just don’t see this as clamp down D. We were up 10 and rather than smothering them and ending the game we let them make a run. If ETSU does this I am not looking forward to some of our later opponents.
I too wanted to see us push the ball more. Best way to punish a team for a press is to score in transition.