Unless Groce is doing something drastically different in the first half of every game I'm having trouble with coaching as the main reason for second half collapses. After all the advanced scouting in the B1G is among the best around. So the other teams are very prepared for what we do in the first half as much if not more so than the second half aren't they?
So that coaching and prep is working very well given our first half success against more talented teams I think?
I have never coached so I may very well be showing how much I don't know-I'm wrong a lot-but I'm wondering how many different adjustments are made at halftime of games. And if the team is good in the first half of the next game were those adjustments finally made but after the fact?
I agree on the coaching front. To me it just seems like teams are getting good looks in both halves and hitting more of them in the second half after cold starts. On offense we've been just as likely to have cold spells in both halves. So I don't think the issue is with some mythical adjustment in strategy at half time by opposing coaches, just lack of winning game plan catching up to us by the end of the game.