G may have been trying some things out, but in addition to what has already been mentioned RG had the ball in his hands and dribbled way too much, and Zack was very ineffective when used to help break the backcourt pressure. As soon as we went back to two guards bringing it up we were fine. Was very surprised the way that we were beaten on the boards. We were often just outworked underneath.
This is closer to a practice than a game. I didn't want them to lose, but whatever happened last night becomes irrelevant by next Saturday afternoon. Keep it all in perspective.
That might be the case for experiments like Zack in the backcourt which was G being his mad scientist alter ego again. However that game showed me we are too small and not athletic enough up front and when things don't go we'll we revert back to one on one basketball. We didn't play well and that happens but you can transcend what you saw last night to what we will face this season.
Hoping for a better effort when it starts for real.
Post by victoriouslasalle on Nov 3, 2012 17:52:04 GMT -5
“Our biggest problem in the game, believe it or not was lack of conditioning,” Giannini said about the team’s fatigued play.
“We were exhausted, we were absolutely exhausted. They went on that run to get a nine- or ten-point lead because our defense slacked off, weren’t rebounding. We have to work on our conditioning, and we have to take care of our body.”
I was thinking the same thing about RG...senioritis. Takes away from the Team concept. Carleton beat Buffalo, and they beat Northeastern by 13. It looks like they were playing their 5th or 6th game, while this was our first. So, it appears that they are no pushovers, and a sluggish win looks pretty good from that perspective. Would have liked to see Davis play a few minutes, as well as Hunt. Just to see what they look like in game situations.