[quote=“rwd5035, post:9, topic:2033”]If people can go back and remember what made us more successful against OSU the first time we played them, you’ll see that one of the reasons was Diebler only hit two three pointers.
Thad coached a perfect game plan against us. He knew we would double Sullinger almost every time he touched the ball. So what Thad did was move Diebler to the side of the court that was constantly vacated from our double, and basically gave him the green light. Jon just popped in three after three.
I’ve seen some people trying to remain optimistic, and I don’t even know how that’s possible after last night. In the biggest game of our season, and easily the biggest of DeChellis’ career, they score 18 points in the first half and let someone make 10 three pointers against some really soft D.
We gave up 55.4% shooting on our floor. That’s inexcusable, and our bad performance last night has killed any hopes we had of an NCAA bid that isn’t us winning it all on Sunday. Remember: No 14 loss team has been invited as an at large in the last four years. Sure there are four more bids, but with our lackluster resume, it’s highly unlikely we get in. Sorry, I tried to get on the optimism train, but it’s quickly heading off a cliff. I wouldn’t be surprised if this team goes 0-2 to end the season.[/quote]
This is the biggest issue I have with people in the IGT and elsewhere proclaiming that it was simply guys getting “hot” against us. I hear this all the time. Does everyone always think it is just someone getting “hot” or think that it just may have something to do with the way we are playing defense and the quality shots teams are getting against us? To me it is a coaching/execution issue. You cannot explain losses away infinitely by saying guys are just shooting well against us.