I wouldn't have had Georgio anywhere near that play, just putting another defender in the mix, we had 3 guys way too close to each other on that play. Give them some room. Shot 40% again, just hard to win games when you consistently shoot around 405 or under.
The shot clock violation is on BU. Ask any high school or college coach and 99% of them would have called a timeout in that situation to get a shot, even if it is a 23 foot three. The play at the end of the game and the loss are on the players. I am not as high on BU as I was when he was hired, but there were enough plays left out there today to say we should have won that game. At some point accountability is on the players to execute and make plays.
It doesn't matter who we recruit if they can't get off the bench playing behind program changing walk-ons. I can excuse the poor execution to a degree. Young, blah blah blah. But if we are full of freshman no walk on should ever play unless we are up by 40. Ever.
I see tears as a team that cares. I see tears as team that's going to be keep battling to get over the hump. Remember, the majority of this roster was put together last spring/summer. The one player who was signed last fall dominate the majority of this game. The rest of the team has so much potential/promise, they just aren't there YET.
Stick with them and Coach, it's gonna happen with this roster.
If there weren't tears, I'd be a lot more worried about a mass exodus like last year.
This team is making progress, but Underwood needs to let them play at the end of games. We don't execute plays well, that's not this team's strength. Let Trent or Ayo make something happen in the flow of the game.
The final play of the game is the exact argument that these players aren’t playing to what the coach is coaching them. Botched inbound turned into loss of composure and a hail mary play.
Coach can only show them the path, these guys need to walk it by being more composed, and having better instincts.
It’s a young team, i just keep telling myself that.
look at the second to last possession (shot clock violation). Trent gave the ball up to kipper 20 ft from the basket on the baseline with about 7 on the shot clock!? Don't know they have done to him, but Trent would never give the ball up that late and he has done it time and again the last 3 games. Can't win without him.
The game was closer than I expected and I actually thought we might win because we were making ft’s. Obviously a massive fail at the end.
Our spacing on offense bothers me a lot. I don’t understand why we are always dragging the defense to the ball. One man cuts and the other is 5 ft behind him. If the ball goes in to either one it’s clogged up. The guys off the ball don’t seem to find an open spot for a kick out. The bigs did a good job of finishing, but no one moved to an open spot for them to pass out if they needed to.
A game we could have won. There are few chances the rest of the way. Have to take advantage when we have one and we didn’t.