The ending was disappointing, but if you ask every basketball coach in the U.S. what they would have done.....about half would foul, and the other half would take their chances with the 3 point shot. Personally, I think the foul would have worked, but I can also see the other side. Foul......and there is a chance you could lose the game with the right circumstances. Take a chance on them hitting a 3 and the worse that can happen is you go to OT.
I wish CFH had chosen to foul, but I can't fault him too much because I thought the rest of his game plan was brilliant. Starting Niang, and Niang playing well somewhat reduced the effectiveness of Withey.
At the end, I just wish Babb had been assigned on a man to man on McLemore and stuck to him like a dirty shirt. He was just too hot last night to leave to a random player guarding him. He was 10/12 and 7/7 at the line. Not someone you want to get the last shot off.
Fred Hoiberg ruined my life last night. I didn't expect him to instruct his players to foul, because he has a huge ego for being right all the time. What I was expecting was coach to run onto the floor and commit the foul himself. I'm tired of his act. The guy is truly over his head. If he had any type of brain in that thick head of his, he will start taking coaching advice from the vast pool of CF coaches.
OP stained his drawers with a big load of fail and it's running down his leg now.
It is on Fred that we didn't foul up 3 with 10 seconds remaining. But it's also on Lucious for missing the front end of the 1-and-1, Niang for fouling out, Babb and Lucious for not hitting just one more 3, and everyone on the floor with 10 seconds left for forgetting how to play defense, allowing the 3 pointer to be shot openly.
Conversely, it is also on Fred for coming up with a gameplan that had us within 2 seconds of beating KU on their court, which wod have snapped countless streaks in the process, Niang for being the first freshman since who knows when that wasn't intimidated by the Phog and had one hell of a game, Lucious and Babb for being straight up freaks last night, and the defense making KU look bad much of the evening, especially during the second half drought.
KU simply doesn't lose on its home court, and it was going to take a perfect game to do so. They played a near-perfect game and that was ultimately the difference.
I know a lot of people don't believe in moral victories - you either won or lost and the discussion ends there. That simply isn't the case in college basketball, especially taking KU to overtime on the road. The selection committee gives far too much credit to quality losses to just completely discount moral victories. Granted, winning at KU would have done much more for tournament respect, but last night will go a long way to getting us in the tournament and increasing our seed.
Not a fan of the "Blame Game".
The collective IQ on this board has sunk even lower.....
Now we're only up 1 with two insanely pressure packed free throws coming up, 6 seconds on the clock. Even if we make both free throws, we are right back where we started... up 3. Heaven forbid we miss one or both free throws. If we miss one we CANNOT foul and KU is getting the last shot to win instead of overtime.
The dude made a freaking banked three...
To say it is Fred's fault is unfair. You must also consider that he is the reason that the boys are even competing at such a high level in the first place. Hindsight is always 20/20, and looking back it seems as if he made a mistake.
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looking at the play again, Babb and McGee switched too late. In the press conference, Hoiberg said that they were suppose to switch and worked on it. Mental lapse that cost the game, not Hoiberg.
This is a nice thread. I slammed a hammer into my skull just to read the first couple pages. They make sense now.
To the geniuses who keep talking about a wide open three, what game were you watching? This is a thread about the ISU V KU game last night in Lawrence. Did you get the wrong thread?