I wonder what kg_cyclone thinks about this game? I also wonder who he will be routing for?
Clones will outscore CU on in bound plays. You heard it here.
If Fred is smart, he should full court press them at some point. I don't remember the last time that didn't work against our former coach.
As we've seen in past years, full-court press on the primary ball handler is a great way to disrupt McD teams. It limits the number of seconds you have to run plays, and forces the PG to relinquish control.
Sucking the life out of his team, squashing their spirit and making them loathe the game they once loved, taking the court as lifeless facsimiles of once enthusiastic and passionate basketball players, regretting their college choice in every waking moment of their torturous existence.
Or maybe he'll do it differently at Creighton.
Be Slow. Burn clock. Be methodical. Fail on in-bounds. Stand. Fall out of bounds. Do not foul. Have one person dribble the half court. Call a timeout. Sub. Discuss. Reconcile. Sub. Dribble. Shoot a 40 ft three. Wave at a rebound.
Hustle back into a pack. Hands up. Look tense. Watch a three go in. Take a TO, baby.
Greg will yell "DG!" every time Diante puts up a shot hoping to get in his mind and remind him of the beat down control he had on him last year. At least until Diante winds up and throws the rock in his face.
Last year, I generally noticed DG passing up his first wide open look and only taking the shot once the ball was swung back around and the D had sagged bag, knowing he wasn't a deep threat. Clearly not a first or second option, but third or even fourth with the clock winding down. Leading to my comment on wide open 3's. I don't recall very many shots with a defender guarding very closely. Obviously only great 3pt shooters hit 40-50%, but they would hit 50+% in sagged off defensive sets.
What I want to see, as Erik mentioned, is if his release is looking much smoother and if he isn't hesitating to shoot at first open look. I think some of his problem beyond the arc in his first 3 years has been the hesitation after a miss or two. (which may have been due to Gmac)
From what I've heard so far, he's less hesitant and has a more reliable supporting cast on the perimeter. If he can stick at last year's 3pt % or even improve, good things will happen for this team. That is my point.