[quote=“kidcoyote, post:18, topic:954”]I missed the second half, travelling. DJ and Jones had 10 points apiece. Sasa, playing 13 minutes, led in rebounds with 5.
In the 1st half, I noticed we went inside early, and I think tied the score at 9. Jones once, DJ once, I forget the other, but I think there was one more. Minny must’ve started throwing their muscle around, and we stopped doing it. What then? IMO, the offense becomes, give Talor the ball, set a bunch of high screens, and if that doesn’t work, run to the arc and wait for Talor to penetrate and kick it out to any of several players. You know how much energy this must take? To continually go into the lane, like he’s running the gauntlet, in order to kick it out to guys who can’t or won’t play in the paint? You know how it’s obvious this is happening? Talor never, ever gets a kickout to him. Ever. Now, if DJ, Brooks, Jones would play with their backs to the hoop, you’d see it. But they won’t. Talor forced shots? I guess. With everybody standing around waiting for him to set them up, who wouldn’t force? I wouldn’t give the ball to guys who only stood at the arc waiting for the ball.
On one of Minny’s 1st possessions of the game, the ball was thrown into the paint from one corner, then thrown to the opposite corner for a drained 3. That only happens on PSU if Talor drives to the paint at the baseline. It’s never thrown inside to a big, cause they’re not there. IMO, no cojones. As expected, Brooks was close to invisible. Out of position, fouling stupidly, taking himself out of the game. Consistent? Puhlease.
Ed gone? Who knows? Taran will at least take some pressure off Talor by driving as well. Hope we don’t have to hear about seniors and what “potential” they have, if they’d only do it. Time’s up on that, IMO.[/quote]
I am almost as astounded at how you use your unequivocal support for Battle to rationalize his play (and denigrate nearly everyone elses), as I am at the people who continue to throw their support behind DeChellis to stay as head coach.