Much of this is accurate. But I'm tired of hearing "this hurt Brackins" and "that hurt Brackins".
The Craig Brackins issues were there before Lucca bolted. IMO, the people that hurt Craig are Craig Brackins and his coach - for not being a bit harder on him when Craig wasn't getting it done.
I would have had some respect for Greg had he sat down Brackins during those times he was more concerned about the refs than getting back on defense. Or when he camped out around the perimeter rather than posting up.
Tell me - how often - regardless of who is on the floor - do good things happen for Craig/ISU when he goes strong to the rim? I'd venture to guess it's over 80% of the time that the shot goes in and/or he gets fouled. Sadly, it's like 10-20% of his touches (at best) that he did that.
My "blame-o-meter" for this season is...
3. Lots of other stuff
Agree. Most of the blame has to fall at the feet of McDermott. Starts with a lack of talent in his fourth year and continues to head scratching moves or non moves like last night. SC is NOT good at making decisions in transition. Why McDermott didn't call a time out in OT is an example of one of those head scratchers.
Brackins season was summarized beautifully by the sequence where he had the ball on a break, went in like a 2-guard instead of a power forward and got the shot blocked. Then he exacerbated the screw up by not hustling back on defense and allowing his man to get a put back.
The other stuff....Dendy and Colvin being knuckleheads, injuries to JVB and Boozer, Staiger...that is all just the icing on the cake to an altogether awful season, start to finish.
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