Illinois 72, Kansas State 64 Postgame

#176      
I thought they played much better, coached much better.

Extremely happy to see Kofi make his free throws (didn’t notice he made them last game but he did), pass the ball out (for a couple assists?).

Damonte made a three.

Lot of good things happened to build on.

Hutch looks promising.

Way better product out there than the last two times.
Kofi only finished 7/13 on free throws after a strong start..
 
#177      
chitown
I do not think Curbelo’s sole purpose is ever to score on a drive.
Exactly what I was gonna say the analysis is the complete opposite of the way Belo plays.

Belo's problem is he actually drives with the intent of passing first and gets hung up when the defense plays him for the pass.

He's always looking to probe the defense looking for the pass but he really should start exploiting the first opening he gets for himself .He will have the lane but no pass and so he dribbles back out and looks to probe again . Just attack quickly and force the defense to adjust
 
#179      
Umm...Frazier has been battling a shoulder issue literally all season and even missed a game. I think it has affected his shot. Of course, now there is great concern about his knee.
Maybe....23 points against Marquette showed his shoulder was not likely significant issue at that point.
 
#180      
St Paul, MN
Maybe....23 points against Marquette showed his shoulder was not likely significant issue at that point.
"At that point" is your key phrase. Entirely possible he tweaked it in practice since the Marquette game or maybe even early in the Cincinnati game. Whatever it is, it's clear he hasnt been himself in the last two games.
 
#181      
Exactly what I was gonna say the analysis is the complete opposite of the way Belo plays.

Belo's problem is he actually drives with the intent of passing first and gets hung up when the defense plays him for the pass.

He's always looking to probe the defense looking for the pass but he really should start exploiting the first opening he gets for himself .He will have the lane but no pass and so he dribbles back out and looks to probe again . Just attack quickly and force the defense to adjust
You are seeing an entirely different Belo than the one I have been seeing. He has gotten a little better this year but, I see him missing wide open scorers outside as he crosses the free throw line extended. In fact, it was discussed in the radio broadcast last game, that the coaches told him that morning, to quit worrying about scoring and to focus on distributing the ball