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About MSHoosier

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  1. Agree with the inside out being fools gold. Someone above pointed out, even Bennett adapted and used the 3. Duke, despite so many advantages, couldn't shoot 3s or free throws. You can win a lot of games in the regular season, but to win a championship you have to be able to shoot. And I would go further and say shooting must be the focus offensively, especially if you want to get the free throw line. I have been critical of Virginia, and they proved me wrong. However, my gut tells me Virginia's style is not sustainable, they had three games in the tournament they should have lost, and i believe you have to get some fast break points or early offense out of your defense.
  2. If you saw the second half of Gonzaga, you'll know that TexasTech will have seven fouls in the first five minutes against Duke. No way does Texas Tech get that many no calls against Duke. Mark it down
  3. Haven't seen the game threads, but that WSU team was better coached today.
  4. totally agree. Experience is a great teacher. Justin had a bad game against OSU but bounced back against St. Francis. Hope he continues to improve.
  5. I posted yesterday that i was encouraged by the offensive efficiency over the last few games. Guess I spoke too soon. I only got to see the first half and I was amazed at how bad we were offensively. When we weren't dribbling into traffic and turning it over we were shooting some bricks from three. Very disappointing that Archie didn't have them prepared to look for the three early. You knew OSU was going to pack the paint, but we came out totally unprepared to shoot. No confidence. Speaking of confidence, you knew Smith was going to have a bad game when he missed two relatively makeable drives to basket early.
  6. Don't look now, but SI.com is now predicting Romeo as the No. 20 overall pick, although the writer acknowledges that some team may value his potential higher. Suggests Romeo has too any things to work on.
  7. Saw this story on SI.com. It doesn't really fit the topic of No.1 seeds, but it does speak to analytics and the favored teams to win based on defensive and offensive efficiency. The big takeaway for me, and its something I've seen from us the last few games, you have to produce on both offense and defense. I think the thing that has stood out to me during this winning streak is that IU is playing with confidence on offense, running and getting some easy baskets and not waiting until the shot clock runs down to take a shot. Increased offensive efficiency with continued great defense will win a championship. Go IU https://watchstadium.com/news/one-of-these-nine-college-basketball-teams-will-win-the-national-championship-03-10-2019/
  8. Can't say enough good things about the effort. Especially first half defense was tremendous.
  9. Scott, I think you and I are on the same page, you can't live on mid range jumpers, but i think you need a couple every game to beat good teams and keep the defense from waiting at the rim. Romeo got two charges on plays where he could have easily pulled up. He's normally great at that. Al was doing very well at this early in the year but has struggled lately. Rob has to get to the point where he can as well.
  10. I would suggest that the 'defense we played last night didn't look much like the pack line we have been playing. We pressured the ball outside and tried to make it difficult to shoot or enter the ball into the post. This is exactly what it takes.
  11. Agree we lost the game at the free throw line, but in the two games watching Bohannon, it just seems to me that I never saw him go left and pull up for one of those killer shots. Am I wrong ?
  12. So many goo things an it all goes for naught because IU goes 50% from free throw line. One more ft and IU wins
  13. I've tried to make similar points elsewhere, but you have stated it much better than I. I would make one other point. Other than the OSU game , when has this defense during Big Ten games turned the other team over for easy scores. When you can't shoot, walking the ball up and playing slow, methodical defense won't work. If you look at teams that are successful nowadays, they pressure the ball outside the arch and deny passing lanes.
  14. No doubt we are a terrible shooting team, but my eyes tell me that very few of these players are shooting with confidence. I'm not smart enough to know whether it is coaches telling them to hesitate in order to look inside or some other reason. Just look at Rob. He shot much better earlier in the year, but since he has returned from concussion protocol he has not shot the ball very well.
  15. Three straight trips down the floor with a chance to take the lead. If I remember right, one missed drive by Romeo and two turnovers. Painful.
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