Somebody was bitching about Larranaga running up the score at the Palestra 3 seasons ago... What Dayton did tonight way waaaaaayyy worse.
Dayton ran it up? Their last five games... 74, 70, 72, 70, 70
How many times over the years have we had a 10-point halftime lead and our wish was that we would leave the pedal on the metal only to lose by 7? I will number never grumble about a coach running up the score unless they go over 49pts differential. Leaving starters in with 10 minutes to go is one way to make sure that you're tuned up for Brooklyn and don't lose that competitive edge.
dayton didn't run it up at all. our guys played possibly their worst game of the season and couldn't put the ball in the ocean. that's the reason la salle lost by 31.
They were shooting 3's up 30 until the end... Maybe it's just me. Or maybe I'm used to G taking the air out of the ball up 10 with 8 minutes left in games...
I did not see the game but listened to Kale on the Internet while driving home last night. I think the last three with about 30 seconds left was by a walk-on so if we cheer for Hank Davis doing it than it's okay for the Dayton kid in my book. I think the one that I have to question is why is a starter Josh Cunningham taking a 3 with about 1:30 left in the game and up 25?
PS. I read the Dayton board game thread this morning and it was interesting to me that (a) they mostly give one short sentence per post and (b) they were unhappy for the vast majority of the game how the Flyers played.
Last Edit: Mar 7, 2019 8:08:03 GMT -5 by jellybean
When the deep reserves and walk ons are playing, let them play. These kids work hard and finally get a chance to play and they are told not to try? Why bother to put them in. Your starters can run out the clock. Any opposing coach that doesn't understand that must not think too much about his reserves having a true game experience when they finally get their moment. A pet peeve of mine is refs often stop blowing the whistle in these situations. If a kid drives to the basket and gets fouled, call it and give him a chance to get to the line. My final rant on this is that I'm more concerned about how my team played than what the other team does at the end of a blowout.
Post by GlitterBro #2 on Mar 7, 2019 11:10:14 GMT -5
Dayton was shooting horribly until the last 9 minutes of the game. They also are not a good free throw shooting team, so I have no issue with them getting their shooting legs and scoring in the final 9 minutes...the last 2 or 3 of which were with some bench players. We could just as easily have found our shooting legs and been right back in it if we connected on a few 3's when we were down 11 with 8 minutes left. Dayton scored under their season average.