If we make the basket, Gonzaga wouldn't be ranked #1.So we are a made basket away from beating the now #1 team in the country, as well as picking up a win Tuesday night, but suddenly we're Penn State of the late 00's / early 10's? This team is extremely young and unfamiliar with each other. Jordan Cornette put it beautifully on the broadcast last night when he said "every time we take the floor it looks like a string of first dates." Brighter days are ahead, and I'm looking forward to some of you enjoying a nice helping of crow when that times comes.
I think that would necessitate a combination of athleticism, speed/quickness and defensive ability that this team does not currently have. We often utilize traps in the corners once opponents cross halfcourt, where the halfcourt line works as an extra defender. If we extend to their backcourt, they will likely beat it much easier.I do wonder why BU doesn’t apply more full and 3/4 court pressure? Huggy Bear has done it masterfully, but also has the monster and other lengthy guys to cover it up. Did he do it at SFA or OSU? Does he not have the roster to do it?
If BU hasn’t had the time or talent to implement his full arsenal, he better keep guys here and recruit the guys he needs!
Palmers buzzer beater last year was one of our "should have, could have won it" last year. Agree that this will be good matchup. Just dont let them go off on 3s.We actually match better than some other teams, their strength is their guards DMac Jr. and Palmer. On the frontcourt, we have to contain Copeland and Roby without Giorgi picking up fouls.