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That game thread was horrifying.
Just make each step half of each previous step and everything will be OK. And have a drink. Of alcohol. Soon.
Izzo, don't give up on Izzo.
Thin skinned Morans who can't take someone criticizing team.
This post was edited by Black Dutch 17 months ago
The easy answer, yet the correct answer, is both. I thought our defensive plan against both teams stunk. IU got a ton of open looks and the plan/adjustments on Craft were horrendous. But we had more than enough opportunities to win both games had we executed some things better (free throws, second chance points, catching passes, etc). I like running stuff through the bigs, but I also think we need to run much more stuff for Harris. He had to scratch and claw for points yesterday - didn't get many open looks.
That is a dumb comment.
Let in way too many lay ups in the last couple games. Guys are getting beat off the dribble and no one is helping out. That's all execution since they were doing it a couple weeks ago, now they've gotten lazy and not blocking out either.
5 lost points from the FT line....(4 misses, one bonus lost) in the last minute made the difference against IU.
Still were only 2 down to OSU yesterday with two minutes left. Too bad, in both game Appling cannot get anything done quickly or decisively in the half court sets.
Lack of preparedness is on Izzo and the staff. Not calling a timeout during a massive OSU run is on Izzo and the staff. Making bad lineup combinations while no one is in foul trouble is on Izzo and the staff.
But our players just throwing the ball away, Keith Appling not being able to hit the broad side of a barn, missed free throws, Branden Dawson being careless, and all of our guards (except Harris) missing wide open 3's... well, that's all execution.
This post was edited by arfabe16 17 months ago
Keith Appling hit a wall and hasn't been the same player he was the 1st half.
His inability to stay in front of anyone on defense or create at all on offense has been the one weak spot on a team that is otherwise peaking.
Believe it or not, sometimes good teams lose to other good teams.
Players play, tough players win.
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