Regarding the IL offense, I tried to look at our season stats so far. I also looked after adding the KU game, since it was played like it counted and the competition was very good. (I didn't count Ottawa though.)Need to guard the three point line. Last year we had a time of trouble with switches, fighting through high ball screens and stopping penetration and kick out threes. There were a lot of career games against us. It's a new year, hoping it's not the same issues.
After only 2 games, it's hard to have a good read on this one.
I think Brad needs to have MD be more aggressive and less of a pass-first mentality. It's been really confusing watching him play this season knowing what his accomplishments were at SIU. He's playing a different role here, I know, but man ... I was expecting him to be THE GUY who would be draining catch and shot open looks when TSJ draws his defender off to help.Negatives, so far, include MD on 3s. He's 3-14, if you include the KU game. That 21%. His 2pt and FT percentages are much better though (60% and 75%), so he is surviving on those for now.
We've been "due" to shoot better from the 3 and the line for quite a long time.I fully expect us to look significantly better in this one. And I feel like we are due to shoot better from both 3 and the line. We aren't a <30% 3 point shooting team and a 50% FT shooting team, are we?
I really enjoyed the game in Milwaukee a couple seasons ago, in spite of the IL loss. Wish this was a matchup we’d see more often. Good luck the rest of the season, except on Tuesday. Keep posting til then, it’s fun to have rival fans on here.Marquette fan here making the trip down from Rockford. Any bar/restaurant recommendations for before or after the game?