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Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:03 pm
by ARTerrier

Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:47 pm
by woffordgrad94
Terrier13 wrote:One frustration I've had with the repeated press we've seen in conference play is we can pretty easily break the press but rather than pressing the advantage, once we get it across half court, we immediately pull back to setup our half court offense. I know MY doesn't want to speed up the game too much but you have to think a few easy layups and dunks would discourage the pressure we're seeing. Without the risk of getting burned for easy points, the defense never has an incentive to stop the full court pressure. We did better in this game stayingn aggressive but this remains a frustrating trend I've noticed the first four games of conference play.


For the record, I hate the press. It is saying that "we don't think we can defend you man to man like men so we have to resort to this". It is often ineffective too...we got a lot of easy open shots when we broke their press and we shot well over 50% tonight. It fails more than it succeeds.

Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:28 pm
by Hobo
Just heard on the Mike Young show that Cam didn't play because he turned his ankle.

Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:40 pm
by Ruckus
While we broke it consistently in the first half, it was a jagged effort that looked awkward at times with many near TOs and a 5 second call mixed in. In second half after adjustments at half, we took advantage of the numbers pretty well and got some easy points. VMI's press was much more effective. Even if we break it, it seemed to interrupt our flow and rhythm in getting into our hlaf court sets.
While I like to see us run some, I really like our discipline of not pushing the envelope when we don't have the defense outnumbered. It is our style and our guys execute it well. It's not like we don't run or can't push the pace, it's that we CHOOSE to run our offense unless there is a clear advantage. Smart basketball is you ask me.
What does drive me crazy is trying to give ground and pick up our dribble when facing the press. EG and Loesing are/were 2 of the best at attacking it.

Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:48 pm
by boulder3m
Missed the coaches show. Any other news or interesting stuff?

Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:28 am
by lawdog
In our last two games, we have 35 assists; our opponents have 8. That shows great D and unselfishness, and is how the game is meant to be played.

Re: Samford 1/10

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:52 pm
by boulder3m
The 'ole assist to TO ratio. It's hard to beat. If you are getting the ball to your teammates to score more than you are turning it over then you are going in the right direction.