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Defense and Rebounding

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by J-R-K, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2012
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    Amongst the Pac-12 teams CU is first in fewest PPG allowed (60.4), first in lowest opponents FG% (38.9), seconds in total rebounds (37.3), and first in rebounding margin (+5.5).

    Defensive and rebounding capabilities can be difficult to predict by just looking at a team on paper so I think they are largely overlooked in the evaluation process, hence us having a better season then most people thought we would. This also explains how we can lose 75% of our scoring from last year but still be successfull. If only we could have parlayed these numbers from this year with the scoring from last year we would be a top-25 team. Props to Tad for producing a team that adheres to his emphasis on defense and rebounding rather then just using the phrase as "coach speak" for his weekly press conferences.
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    To pat myself on the back, this is what I predicted in the preseason. That we'd be able to overcome a lot of what we lost in offensive efficiency and firepower by making major improvements in defense and rebounding for the 2nd year in Tad's system.

    I certainly didn't see us at 18 wins with 4 to play, but that's due more to the weakness of the Pac-12. We're about what I though we'd be as a team, though. Tad's system translates to winning basketball.

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