True but there is still a chance we could hit on Myles Turner which would turn next years class into possibly the best class Thad has fielded.
He has lost some confidence in this big bad conference play. I think he is forcing it too much. Just needs to do what he was doing initially. Relax and let the game come to him.
Players look very tentative when shooting. No one has confidence in their shot.
Everything feels tight
He could but they won't play him. Matta said the mono set him far back in terms of practice and development that it isn't worth him using a year of eligibility. They are almost certainly going to redshirt him.
I agree the problem is we don't have anyone on the bench that can shoot better. Maybe ADV but Scott offers way more in the way of defense and ball handling. We try to survive with our defense because that is the only option.
I can understand that. The reason I was so surprised by the criticism and panicking is that everybody knew coming in to this season was that this was going to be the "down year" if there is such a thing for a Matta team. Lack of depth and talent in places like the front court and general scoring on offense were always going to be problems. This wasn't a surprise like the lack of competence in the secondary. We knew way ahead of time what the ceiling and the limitations of this team were going to be. Yet despite that I still see a ton of potential, more than I thought this team had coming into the season. We have our problems to work out but can still be something special. I am surprised by all the negative feedback when at this point, this team has still exceeded my expectations coming into this season.
Matta has proven himself. We lost but that was to two very good teams, one of which is a final four possibly championship team in Mich St. We knew of the deficiencies and problems coming into the season. This year was supposed to be the down year, yet I still see a good deal of potential. We need to work on securing the ball and perfecting our defense. Players will grow and the team will be ready for another run come march.
The weakness of and ultimately the ceiling of this team was always the interior presence, both on offense and defense. Amir and Q need to up their D in the interior, and we need someone who can score in the post. Otherwise teams can continue to play zone effectively since right now we can only score from 3 and dribble drives to the basket.
At some point or another we need to figure out how to find guys in the paint in our halfcourt offense. This passing around the perimeter and driving isn't going to work forever.
Interior has started to step up
That is what is so frustrating about Amir; flashes of promise then stretches of apparent disinterest.
Struggles against teams with SIZE.
Sadly I agree. Hopefully Miles will grace us next year and change that.
Gotta tighten up that interior defense. Can't let them get such easy shots.
Let's see how we deal with their bigs.
I can't even be angry. There was a point in this game where I was hoping we would keep it from being a 20+ blowout. That took a ton of heart and effort to battle back in that environment. Close all the way down the stretch. Today this team proved they can hang with the best. Regardless of rankings Mich. St. is a championship caliber team. It was a loss but in the end very proud of this team.
Disagree loving was playing waaay better than the rest. Though I would put lenzelle or Q back in for their 3pt scoring.
Officiating terrible. No one can score inside, they know it and are hugging the arc. Now our defense is getting tired...
That was the worst call i have seen yet
Izzo you mean
I miss Deshaun and Sully
I don't understand why Loving and Q aren't setting up inside or at the high post and looking to score inside. They are playing right into the zone State is running. When they know we can't pass inside we are very easy to defend against.