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One wonders if any team can keep up that type of defensive pace for a full B10 season. We looked dog tired the last 4 games and our shooting and D suffered because of it. Certainly if we're still playing hard in practice - that needs to stop once the season starts.I'm still not sold on BU and his style of play
This is not SFA where you get some more breaks in the schedule during the season. This is a full contact, every game battle type league. It could also be that it was novel for the first season and 1/2 but coaches are adjusting and so the pressure may be neutralized.
Syracuse's zone D was always built for the NCAA tourney as it was difficult to deal with the first time teams saw it. Once SU moved to the ACC - an entirely new set of coaches saw more and more of it and were able to adjust.
All that being said - we did have a very difficult schedule and that could have mentally worn down the team as the season went on and its difficult to have to rely on Freshman to overcome that.