My take is simple- they got up quick and then started the one on one nonsense and it let Carleton back in the game and eventually take the lead. Once they fell behind unthought they played much better. There did not seem to be much of a game plan and that may very well have been by design in some ways. Also didn't help that Jerrell and Sam weren't really available Good teams have lost exhibitions in the past to worse teams I think our guys were not focused as they would have been for a "real" game. If the same thing happens Saturday I will be concerned but right now I expect this will provide plenty of a wake up cal
I was there. Some thoughts: Positives: The D was really solid. We pressured for 94 feet, including heavy pressure inside of halfcourt, which was great. When we had to press, we did that very well too which generated the game winning run. Steve played a great centerfield on the press and did well stopping a lot of the two-on-ones. Ramon forced some things but 28 points on better than 50% shooting is hard to argue. Negatives: The overall offensive flow was awful. We tried to run a set, it didn't work, we'd hold it out top until 8 seconds, the PG would make a one on one play. Lots of one on one play.
Overall, not very impressed. Hopefully it was a matter of scouting and/or game face.
Perimeter defense was good early but the interior defense was terrible all night and has been for years. Jerrell is the biggest culprit. He needs to understand defense is important as well. Our bigs were carved up by a crafty 6"6 kid.
Zack played well late to help us but my concern with him is he just is not.athletic enough to make that huge leap as Rothstein and G want us to believe.
We are too small up front and need a kid like Brimah badly.
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Did Davis, Brown or Hunt give any indication they will help us?
Davis and Hunt did not play. Brown was active but missed two free throws , a lay up in traffic, but did hit an open 3. He seems to have a nose for the ball. He is probably. 5 to 10 minute a game player right now.