Based on observation and numbers, it seems our offense performance has gotten progressive worse each year. The 2010 team had Burks/Higgins/Relphorde/Knutson, so they could score points by their abilty to drive and finish, make free throws, shoot a high percentage shot, etc. All of these guys were smart offensive players. They never really forced as much as the team does now. We averaged over 80 points/game with that team, but even with all that offensive ability, our defense cost us many games that year. Could you imagine if that team could play defense like this year's team? Wow. The 2011 team didn't have many weapons: Carlon Brown - up and down, Dufault - solid senior, Tomlinson - mediocre senior, Dinwiddie - good frosh, Booker - up and down frosh, and Roberson - up and down soph. This team averaged about 67ppg, which is pretty good considering we lost so much firepower from the year before, and we relied on a senior transfer, two senior role players from teh previous year, one offensively limited but athletic sophmore and two frosh for the main scoring output. The 2012 team had more weapons than the 2011 team but not the same experience and leadership. We can look unstoppable offensively sometimes (first half CSU, first half at Zona, and Stanford/Oregon at home), but most other times, we can go on long scoring droughts (ex. at Utah, at Cal). We finished the year averaging 68.2ppg, which is slightly better than last year. Also, our assist numbers have gone done each year (14/12/10 respectively), and this year, we finished the year with probably the worst assists/game average out of any team in the tourney (Surprisingly Illinois is just as bad as us with a 10.2 apg average). There are only 17 teams in all of D1 that have a worst assist/game number as us! I think we will improve next year because of familarity with the system and each starter will know his role. Our bench production will definitley be wayyyyy better, which should help relieve the starters of playing so many minutes a game and being fresher when coming back in and allow us to RUN hopefully. Here's my main though: we don't have consistent depth this year and not much last year either, so Boyle is forced to extend our starters into playing too many minutes; thus, our starters force shots up that would normally go in, but because of tired legs, our shots don't fall and we go into long scoring droughts. If we had a solid and consistent bench, our starters would make those couple extra shots to go along with the bench producing a few buckets and therefore, improving our PPG average. Thoughts? What do you guys think is causing the problems? Youth? No true PG? Offensive system? Lack of depth? Reliance on getting to the line all the time? Too many combo guards?