Yeah......I've forgot more about basketball than you'll ever know. If I wanted to take the time to educate you, I'd compile the statistics that bare out my "troll" opinion. If pointing out something obvious is in fact "trolling". You can go back to whomever you are currently fluffing right now. As that seems to be the only thing in life that warrants conversation.Ok, you just described something that can be said about EVERY team in the country. If they don't do "X" they won't go far. If Iowa doesn't play better D, they'll be out quick in March. OK, great. Good for you. I'm glad that you noticed this. If KS doesn't play better they'll be going home early too. If Wichita State doesn't play better, they might not make the tourney at all. If ISU doesn't play better with a short bench, they might be out early. If MSU doesn't play better at home, it's over. Purdue needs better guard play or it's lights out. Creighton needs to win out or they won't be dancing. See, what you say is so stupid it's pointless. Everybody needs to do something to continue playing either they will or they won't... just sit back and enjoy it one way or the other. Or, troll on man, you obviously enjoy it. I enjoy it as well or I wouldn't keep coming back for more
Yeah......I've forgot more about basketball than you'll ever know. If I wanted to take the time to educate you, I'd compile the statistics that bare out my "troll" opinion. If pointing out something obvious is in fact "trolling". You can go back to whomever you are currently fluffing right now. As that seems to be the only thing in life that warrants conversation.
He still didn't shoot well. He did most of his scoring around the rim and was 1-7 from behind the arc.
I didn't say anything about the shooting. Everyone has off nights. What makes Uthoff special is that he was off his shot and he changed his game to go inside and score in the second half. But you have to play good defense to win the the tourney because sooner or later you run into a team that can score a lot. You have to be able to slow them down. Teams are crashing the offensive glass trying to get 2nd chance points. It's smart because we want to run after makes or misses off of the other team's offensive possessions. We need to be smarter and secure the defensive rebounds better.I agreed that the defensive intensity has lessened - however the shooting comes and goes.
We were so hot there for awhile... that isn't going to happen the entire season.
Look at MSU...
They played the same way against Indiana.......but whatever.I hope the team can somehow manage more intensity playing good teams I'm the tournament than they had playing against a cellar dweller on a Sunday night in front of a lame crowd. How can anyone who has ever played or watched basketball think that one day's performance has any impact on what will happen in a month?
Defensive rebounding is part of playing defense. That's why they call it "defensive rebounding". Did you think I was specifically talking about our on ball defense? Man to man defense? Zone defense? 3/4 court trapping defense? If you play great defense for 29 seconds, force a missed shot but allow an offensive rebound/easy put back......that's not going to get it done.Our defense was fine against Indiana. Our rebounding and free throw shooting sucked.