SawatchHoosier Posted March 21 Report Share Posted March 21 A couple things to note before XJ went down he was 3rd best defensive rebounder. I don't feel that Kopp, Galloway or JHS really stepped in to take up the defensive boards we lost when XJ went out. At the time he was averaging 3.5 defensive boards a game whereas Galloway and Kopp finished the season at 2.4 and 2.1 per game. We got crushed (+6 or more) on the offensive boards for 7 games and 5 of which we won. 2x against Purdue, Michigan(Away), MSU(Away), Illinois at home (only game in January), Kent State and Miami. The difference Miami and MSU (away) had was they made 2nd chance shots and the others couldn't. From an offensive rebounding standpoint. Indiana was good protecting the defensive glass for all of November, December and only got crushed once in January and still won against Illinois. I sure the coaching staff made adjustments for this issue in February and March but it didn't appear to work. Maybe they choose the lesser of two evils which were giving up additional possessions to our opponents for a better offense? Having a better rebounding lineup of consisting of some combination of the three, not four, TJD, Malik, Geronimo and Race would have spelled disaster on the offense without Kopp or Galloway off the court. I don't know if anyone had thoughts about rectifying this or how the staff could have changed this season? 4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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