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The land of the giants

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by DBT, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    My knowledge of bball couldn't fill a thimble. But it seems to me that we cannot handle going up against decent bigs. Not sure about Wyoming, but KU, UA and ASU all have bigs that we just could not deal with. What do we do to remedy it?
     
  2. sliderNcider

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    Roberson pretty much got abused by the type of player he would have to go against every night in the NBA.
     
  3. DBT

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    I only had radio. Just read they had 33 FT's to our 8. Quite a disparity. (Same thing for the lasies, btw.). Makes me raise my eyebrows a bit.
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    unable to deal with bigs was certainly the case against Stanford last year.....i remember being pretty thrilled we avoided them in the Pac tournament.
     
  5. DBT

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    The formula for most of the UA game was hitting from outside. But when we go cold, we are dead in the water.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It's not going to get any better next year either. We're going to have to hope that Gordon is ready to go next season because he's really our only frontcourt help coming in after this year (unless Thomas is more of a banger than I expect).
     
  7. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    This was an issue I noticed when Boyle was still at UNC. They didn't seem to have a plan B when shots weren't falling.
     
  8. sackman

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    Their plan "B" is to play tough defense and keep it close on games when your shots aren't falling. The only problem is when you get in foul trouble, you defense has to back off. That's been the case in all of our losses so far. Not sure how to overcome that.
     
  9. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    They rely on players creating their own shot off the dribble entirely too much. They're not running plays designed to get players open or stretch the D. Pick n Roll, setting back screens, etc. Hell setting screens period has been average at best since Charleston. Playing tough D and crashing the boards should be happening whether the shots are falling or not.
     
  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Tad's focus on D has been well received around here - but the results of the neglect of our half court are definitely showing on the offensive side. It's very annoying.
     
  11. CVilleBuff

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    Last night is a textbook example of why Dre is going to be here next season.
     
  12. jgisland

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    This was a problem last year (think the Stanford games) is continuing this year and will likely be a problem next year. CU doesn't take it to physical players, they try to take it around and over but not "into". They shy away from contact, XJ shows signs at times of taking it into players but not often enough. They need to get their elbows up, create space in the post and take it up with power. XJ's problem is when he does go up hard he only takes it up with his left hand, he needs to take ti up with both hands.
     

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