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RE: MBB - Game 19 Elon
(01-19-2019 07:30 PM)billymac Wrote:  First of all, thanks so much to the Got Tribes for hosting me in The Lair. It was great fun and certainly an interesting perspective from which to watch the game. You can definitely see how the defense and offense move from there. I had a great visit.

As for the game, simply too many unfocused, unforced errors and unfortunate decisions, on both offense and defense.

We went 3-4 in our 5 of 7 at Home schedule. Let's see how the next 5 of 7 on the Road turns out. Time for our freshmen to show growth and our juniors to show leadership.

On to Wilmington.

We loved having the celebrity that is BillyMac join us in The Lair.
01-20-2019 07:38 PM
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My two cents: This game is on Shaver. Maybe the players didn't execute his gameplan or whatever, the gameplan should have been make Elon stop Nathan and Justin first, then run the offense or something. We had at least the best player on the court, if not the best couple, and we ran through our "everyone is interchangeable", "pass around the perimeter" offense instead of making Elon stop our best. Consistently, we do not take advantages of mismatches, and do not adjust our offense to focus on getting mismatches. Seibring couldn't guard anybody on our team and he got to relax on defense. Stop pretending that anybody taking an open shot is better than getting the ball to Knight in the post. Change the scheme to maximize our strengths.
01-20-2019 10:51 PM
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The frustrating part to me is that when we try to do exactly that ... that those are the games where Knight picks up two fouls in the first five minutes and then sits for the rest of the first half.
01-20-2019 11:47 PM
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(01-20-2019 10:51 PM)TribeInTheBurg Wrote:  My two cents: This game is on Shaver. Maybe the players didn't execute his gameplan or whatever, the gameplan should have been make Elon stop Nathan and Justin first, then run the offense or something. We had at least the best player on the court, if not the best couple, and we ran through our "everyone is interchangeable", "pass around the perimeter" offense instead of making Elon stop our best. Consistently, we do not take advantages of mismatches, and do not adjust our offense to focus on getting mismatches. Seibring couldn't guard anybody on our team and he got to relax on defense. Stop pretending that anybody taking an open shot is better than getting the ball to Knight in the post. Change the scheme to maximize our strengths.

I've been saying this for weeks. We have the talent to win games but we have to be willing to change it up from a system that has yielded great success for us (especially last year).
01-20-2019 11:59 PM
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(01-20-2019 11:47 PM)Zorch Wrote:  The frustrating part to me is that when we try to do exactly that ... that those are the games where Knight picks up two fouls in the first five minutes and then sits for the rest of the first half.

Great, then we can fall back to our regularly scheduled offense. Pierce is the only one negatively affected by learning a play that you don't run without Knight. This is basketball, not rocket science.
01-21-2019 07:51 AM
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(01-20-2019 11:59 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  
(01-20-2019 10:51 PM)TribeInTheBurg Wrote:  My two cents: This game is on Shaver. ... Change the scheme to maximize our strengths.

I've been saying this for weeks. We have the talent to win games but we have to be willing to change it up from a system that has yielded great success for us (especially last year).

This is a fair point. Last year's team was probably the best suited team we've ever had for running our regular offense. But this year's team is not at all the same as last year's team. Start implementing changes for next year right now. Only one senior is graduating and it shows the rest of the team you know what they can do, instead of hoping they can do what you want.
01-21-2019 07:54 AM
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Our group would agree, plus a couple of the frosh appear to like to run.
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01-21-2019 11:06 AM
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2017-18: 177th in 3s attempted, 25.06 attempted 3s/game, made 43.4% (1st overall)
2018-19: 58th in 3s attempted, 25.42 attempted 3s game, made 33.3% (223rd overall)

Now, I'll concede that raw totals are misleading, because teams trailing will try to launch more 3s and W&M's trailed more this year than last. I don't think it's that misleading. The offense this year is like when a singer can't hit the high notes any more but keeps trying to do so rather than rework the songs to have notes he can hit. (I'm not a music person, so if I butchered the analogy I apologize to band geeks. Just know I feel the same when people misuse "circumstantial evidence".)
01-21-2019 12:25 PM
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(01-21-2019 12:25 PM)Rocco Wrote:  I don't think it's that misleading. The offense this year is like when a singer can't hit the high notes any more but keeps trying to do so rather than rework the songs to have notes he can hit. (I'm not a music person, so if I butchered the analogy I apologize to band geeks. Just know I feel the same when people misuse "circumstantial evidence".)

Those would be the "chorus geeks" my friend.
01-21-2019 01:28 PM
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