Not sure how they can look pretty good in Orlando and then be as bad as they are. Probably should have played a little easier schedule and try and find some rhythm. Because clearly that tough schedule didn’t pay off.
He can’t be worse than 5-14 or 2-8. I’d much rather I’m take 14 shots around the rim than McGriff take 14 half of which are 3s. Also we have taller guards can we not post one of them up. Waters is also pretty good around the rim. We just don’t get the ball inside at all
You can tell he has little confidence in his outside shot. He hesitates on any type of jump shot. He is way more comfortable driving the ball. Once he gets an outside shot he will be difficult to guard.
Jones just started playing. Cunningham in dog house and hurt in November. Hardly played. I wouldn't play dizzy as much but maybe with freshman it's a problem. Get ball inside to Anei more. He's gotta get 8 shots a game to keep defenses honest. At least 4 a half. Plus Anei has a decent touch anyway.
Some of us need to reduce our expectations down for this team. It's apparent who they are.
This is conference play now. The scouting reports are out. They will start to take away what we do best (and we only do a handful of things well right now). So the expectation that our play will look improved is very skewed by our new opponents.
Our offense -- It appears to me we run two different secondary breaks. Then we typically try to run the spread or some call it pinwheel that Underwood brought here. We are not near as good at running this as we were a year ago. Solomon was the guy that made this work so well a year ago. He exploited all the options. Yor can do the most basic action but seemingly nothing more. Demuth is in the same boat, and Calloo is really struggling with understanding. It's truly, among other things, what we miss the most about Solomon. Then it seems we run around 5-6 sets. I know people are complaining about movement, and the spread should have plenty of movement but that middle guy has to be clever to catch the ball more than what Yor/others do in the opposite elbow area. That's what creates the actions that are more difficult to guard. LSU and Memphis were both poor at defending this making us look much better. And Yor has exceeded my expectations as a player, he's just not good at that spot in the offense. And to scrap the offense now, and try something totally new would have similar growing pains.
It's hard to improve as a team when your team doesn't have continuity. Weathers being out in the preseason, and really not playing his full role as of yet. Jones just getting eligible, and last night was a big indication that Boynton doesn't trust him yet. Cunningham was hurt, then played well, and now is in the doghouse. He has more playing experience than a lot of guys on the team. Hopefully, by February with some continuity, we will begin to see the "improvement" that some seek.
We were in the game last night, so I was pleased. Do I think we should shoot a lot 3's? Sure. Do I think we should highly contested ones in crucial moments? No, and that's something McGriff and Waters need to improve. But it's also why we need more Weathers. He's one of the few people on the team that can create one on one when the shot clock is dwindling.
He's big but not very athletic. I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't on the team next year. Earlier in the year MB talked about how he was getting frustrated by not getting minutes and he had talked to him about earning minutes.
This team isn't athletically where they need to be to compete in the Big12 in my opinion. That doesn't mean they won't win games or get better but tell me what other team would start our starting 5 in the big 12. We are going to finish in the bottom 3rd of the league this year and its going to be frustrating but we will have 3 or 4 true freshmen that will get a load of experience and we are bringing in some serious offensive talent in the fall.