[quote=“Great Santini, post:2, topic:1655”]Did you hear Bobby Knight’s comment about what a mistake it was for the USC pg to dribble away 20 seconds with everyone standing around? At the time, USC was up two with the ball and 34 seconds to go. Bobby Knight said everyone on the USC team should have been moving because that way you can often get an easy basket as they overplay the ball handler.
USC pg takes a wild shot (he was never going to get a foul called at Kansas), KU goes down and scores; K up 1. USC guy steps on the line. KU gets the ball and is fouled - kid makes a free throw. USC tries a 60 foot three pointer and it misses.
The USC coach blew the game by having four of his players stand around.
As much as I dislike Bobby Knight personally, he is a very good coach. An IU team would have never lost a two point lead with the ball.[/quote]
If you think about it, what does PSU do? Not with 34 seconds left, but kind of all the time? Basically stand at the arc, throw it around the arc, and either launch a 3 or have Talor penetrate, who sometimes finishes or kicks it out to guys standing at the arc, and sometimes hands off to AJ, who’s standing a few feet away by then. Any give and go’s? Good pick 'n rolls? Back door runs? Post passes? “An easy basket as they overplay the ball handler.” See NW for example. And what does PSU do? Hmmm…1-21 vs. St Joe’s from the arc. And vs. MD, where Talor was getting mugged(as they overplayed the ball handler)? Go inside where the space is? Nah, go to the arc and go 3-27. Avoid the paint. Avoid getting fouled by a hacking team. Let Talor penetrate and get the the perimeter players the ball. IU is 5th in shooting, NW 6th, PSU 250th+. Hint to the poor shooting team: do more layups and take shorter shots. But not on drives from the arc, but from passes to the inside, give n go’s, pick 'n rolls. Driving from the arc allows teams to recover and you get called for charges, which happened aplenty vs a team we weren’t afraid of going inside on, that powerhouse MSM.