NC State 66 - Georgetown 63 2012 NCAA 3rd Rd Mar 18, 2012 21:38:48 GMT -5
Post by RockawayHoya on Mar 18, 2012 21:38:48 GMT -5
2) Leslie's steal before the half. One thing III and his staff are really going to have to back to the drawing board on this offseason is to work on ways to get our team to maximize end of half possessions, especially in situations where we should be holding for one shot. We were never able to do this correctly all year. Guys repeatedly jacked up shots with ample time left on the game clock and gave the other team another chance to score, or even worse, made a careless error which resulted in a turnover and an easy bucket the other way (which happened today). No way we should be down 3 going into half in a game where we have the ball with 35 seconds left at the end of the half down 1. That dunk changed the entire complexion of the game and gave NC State a ton of momentum heading into the break.
That's the point guards fault. Not really much Coach can do. I believe it was Clark on that play with the lazy pass.
Believe you're right, but why not have him (or Starks) hold the ball until there's 6-7 seconds left on the clock and then have him drive to the bucket to get a shot for himself and hope you get an offensive board if he misses? A contested shot is not the worst play there if you don't give the other team a chance to come back and score. At worst, we should've been down 1 at half today.
I'm not singling today's turnover out, but we killed ourselves all year by using our last possession of the half to run the offense, take a decent shot that comes along, miss it, and give the other team 10-15 seconds to come back and get a shot that we should have never allowed them time to do in the first place. That's my gripe.