If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, and looks like a duck…it’s a duck.
You are what your record says you are.
Anymore cliche’s to throw out there.
I don’t see how people are justifying last night as just a poor shooting night. Last time I checked, a HUGE part of basketball is shooting. If Maryland doesn’t turn the ball over 75 times in the first five minutes and plays just OK BBall, they win by 30 points.
There were two guys on that court associated with the PSU BBall program that belonged on that court, Battle and Jones. Granted Jones can’t shoot a lick and has horrible hands, but he played with emotion and intensity and was a legit force on the boards. DJ and Brooks, both seniors, showed up very small. Frazier/Woodyard/Oliver/Buie couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn because they were so nervous and overmatched, that is what happens. There is a huge difference between hitting a wide open three against Lehigh or Furman then in hitting a three with a guy running at you in your face in a tight game. Especially when you legs are a little tired because you just had to play man to man defense for 30 seconds on the other end against a guy as big and strong and fast as you are.
As was pointed out in another thread, that was also the worst coaching performance and was just flat embarrassing. There were literally times when all the PSU players were just standing around doing nothing as Battle ran around like a chicken with his head cut off. I thought I was watching the beginning of the movie Waterboy where Ed was Henry Winkler and Williams was the other coach who just totally outclassed Dechellis (Henry Winkler). For a team with 4 seniors, two juniors (Oliver being in his 3rd year) and a sophomore who logged quality minutes last year in your 8 man rotation, something like that should not happen on your home court in a big game.