For this one I'd start Lewis, JCL, Malcom, DJ, and Finke. First off the bench is Nunn and he comes in for Lewis.
If healthy, KN has to start. He's one of our top two players, he'll get six days off to heal up from injury and finetune his shot, and he's a Chicago product who will want to play well in front of family and friends in Evanston.
This one will be a W.
Maybe this is the downstater in me talking, but I couldn't care less if he's from Chicago, and thus should get to play there. If one of the freshmen were taking the shots he did today, they'd be benched in a second. This season is basically over, so why not send a message?
Why do we have to even start Lewis or Tate? At this point, we might as well play DJW and AJ and play without a PG since neither of Lewis or Tate is a BIG PG anyway. All they can do is bring the ball up the court. Whoopdy-doo! After that we're playing 4 on 5 and Lewis/Tate reverse the ball from one side to the other.
Sit them both and start Nunn, JCL, Hill, Finke and Morgan and bring AJ and DJW off the bench to gain experience for next year. Lewis is better than Tate, but Lewis won't be here next year. This season is over, so let's move on with the future.
Give Tate and Lewis each 10 minutes/game to keep the other players fresh. That's it.
Malcolm needs to take Tate to the gym this summer and show him how you work on shooting. Because if Tate could and would shoot halfway decently, he would be a serviceable PG and offer good back-up minutes next year which would be very valuable to the team.
Not as simple as that. They have more weapons than those two. Can't forget Alex Olah, who is one of the better bigs in the league.We should all learn to hate Bryant McIntosh. He's as despicable as Alex Marcotullio. Straight evil. Shut down Demps and McIntosh and we win! Easy as 1, 2, 3!