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Why do you think the Lady Lions are giving up so many points this year?


#1

I know there’s been three OT games, but geez!

I thought the weak points of Tyra and Janessa’s games was defense.

They have a shot blocker unlike the recent past.

It seems like the team is quick enough to play D especially on the perimeter. Is it that they haven’t mastered the Muffet Zone?

Hmmm…


#2

[quote=“MillionaireMagic, post:1, topic:1599”]I know there’s been three OT games, but geez!

I thought the weak points of Tyra and Janessa’s games was defense.

They have a shot blocker unlike the recent past.

It seems like the team is quick enough to play D especially on the perimeter. Is it that they haven’t mastered the Muffet Zone?

Hmmm…[/quote]

For one thing, they are playing at a much faster pace. 78.9 possessions per game vs 71.7 last year.

Last year, they gave up 0.889 points per possession.
This year, they are giving up 0.865 points per possession.

So, on paper at least, they are actually playing better defense (although the Rider game might skew things a bit so I wouldn’t quite make that claim yet).