[quote=“kidcoyote, post:11, topic:424”]One of the ugliest games, from both sides, that I ever saw. The offensive rebounds 17 to 7, pretty pitiful. And lots of our defensive rebounds were on Temple airballs.
Guys on the front line need to do a gut check. As the teams get rougher, they go to the arc. That ain’t gonna work. While Temple wasn’t skilled, they played tough. We didn’t.
I think Edwards has to start, but I don’t see him as a 2. He had 11 rebounds, and as noted in the opening thread, he seems like the only big(at least today) who was willing to go inside to score. He might be the best 4 on the team. After DJ’s huge inside game vs. SHU, while I didn’t expect him to light it up inside like that regularly, I did expect him to continue to try to score that way. In 56 combined minutes, Brooks and DJ hit one shot inside the arc. DJ only took 1 shot inside the arc in 31 minutes, and 2 treys. If you give up trying to score inside, the whole offense collapses. No FTA’s from the two starting forwards, none from Babb in 29 minutes. It’s like players want to avoid contact or driving. Would have liked to see Sasa.
As a team, we took 24 shots inside the arc, Temple took 43. Temple took 77 shots, we took 62. Oh, well.[/quote]
See Kid, there was lots contact today, it wasn’t called… I agree though they did not go inside in post sets to score enough Temple was clamping down dribble drives… Spacing was horrible