- I need to get over it, I really do. We won't have a game where all Three Amigos are "on." That's just too much to ask. But damn, it's really nice to have 4 scoring options. One of those guys will step up every night. The key is getting that second guy to step up...
- Which leads me to James. The dude frustrates me at times, but I've spent a ton of time and energy defending him. We don't "score the basketball" without him on the floor. He is our go-to guy in the clutch, hands down
- Hazel brought a lot of energy to the game, that's a great step. We don't expect much, but a couple of steals, a block and four points is a damn good night for Pat Hazel
- Our defense is an abomination. Every team lights us up. We needed 20 turnovers (many unforced) to win the game. NC State shot over 50% and "For the Love of the Game" Costner shot 9-10 from the field - yikes. We can't handle guys who are 6'8" and can move. Paging Lazar Hayward
- Play of the game was the double screen set by Burke on the last play. The shot was nice, but Burke adjusting to the attempted double team won us the game. That's senior leadership - 1) James recognized the double team and 2) Burke reacted and re-set the screen. Ball game, beautiful!
- I have no clue why ANYONE would follow our post players out on that screen play. We annihilated Aaron Gray with it a couple years ago as well. Memo - MU can't shoot and bringing your big guy that far out only clears a path for our guards to drive and score. Let's get that lardass Blair to do the same thing when we go to Pitt
- That would have been the ultimate roadie to attend - wowsers
- Judicious three point shooting last night - I can't think of a bad attempt - though Jerel had some dumb shots right inside the arc
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
NC State Observations
Some observations from last night