Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by DBT, Jan 9, 2014.
Misleading thread title. Thought DBT had become self-aware.
Good defensive teams don't foul
With the new rules, I'd rather get beat by the three than the other team taking 30+ free throws (unless we are playing North Carolina) and putting our guys in foul trouble.
Also, when our shots aren't falling on the road, it is nice to get freebies at the free throw line and put the other team in foul trouble.
Also, 3pt shooting teams don't usually win many tourney games because it is really hard to be hot every game.
Or could it be based on where shots are taken from? We shots more of our shots around basket, they took 3's.
And they made 3's. And every team we play makes 3's.
I've heard several instances that Tad hates giving up lay-ups. I figure that we tend to overprotect the paint which leaves people with space to fire threes.
because we play terrible defense on the perimeter. They drive, we collapse, they kick out and we are too slow to recover.
The sky is truly falling. Teams are raining threes on us. Teams are playing zone against us.
And we keep beating those teams. Lighten up, folks.
I don't think that the CU coaches and players have adjusted very well to the new defensive rules. CU is an average defensive team this year. A lot of it is youth and not having Dre, but the interior defense is better than it has ever been and yet the overall numbers are still mediocre. Teams shooting very well from the perimeter against the Buffs and often having a guy absolutely go off has now happened enough to be something other than "luck". It's at least a trend and maybe even a fact of what this team is.
I've been thinking of digging into the real numbers over this from the last few years (but it's worse this year) if anyone is interested.
stop teasing and post your research.
KenPom already has done this for us:
How Defense Works, an investigation
The three point line is a lottery
I think they are very well coached, so they don't make dumb fouls...desperate blocks, reach ins etc. Our O is also good enough to where teams feel desperate or are outmatched. #RollTad
Scott and Gordon always go straight up. Very good at not fouling.
Ski gets lost a lot on the perimeter, and we struggle fighting through screens and closing out, but our defense is also very good at helping and I'm glad we don't give up anything easy (although giving up open high school 3 after 3 might be defined as easy).
I don't agree with this. he is turning into a good perimeter defender and when he does he beat it is because he has to help inside. Remember giving up a layup is way worse than giving up a 3 in Tad's defense scheme.
You mean Talton
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