I agree Belo and Ayo are the ignition to our offensive engine- I just don’t think worrying about foul trouble is a reason not to start them together. Against Michigan we were down 2-0 before Belo gets in the game at the 16 min mark and gets us going- against OSU we were down 6-11 before Belo gets in and gets us goingThe key is having at least one of Belo and Ayo in the game at all times. They both get Kofi easy buckets and they are the two guys who can make things happen offensively. If they both start together, you increase the chance of both getting in early foul trouble. When Belo comes off the bench, you can wait to see if Ayo picks up an early foul and then manage rotations accordingly. If neither is in foul trouble, you can maximize both of their minutes, including a lot of time on the floor together with Kofi.
At some point we may just want to play our best lineup from the get go- but BU obviously knows his players far better than any of us and the psyches involved- so he’s doing what he’s doing for a reason, But it’s very apparent in Ayo’s absence and yesterday with Ayo- we need Belo on the floor