Offensively a pretty good half. But defensively awful. The defensive rebounding was terrible. Marquette was always going to take (and make) their share of 3s, but we have them multiple extra possessions. There is no way we can win if we keep doing that.
Post by bamahoya11 on Jan 18, 2020 15:02:16 GMT -5
I would have liked to have seen more on defense in the first half. Poor perimeter defense and way too many second chances for Marquette. It really seems like Marquette only has two scorers, but both are making us look silly at times.
This is a big game for both teams. We really need to hold serve at home. Hope we can get some stops in the second half.
Post by gatormcclusky on Jan 18, 2020 15:07:49 GMT -5
no one but Yurtseven is making an impact today and our energy just doesn't look that great. McClung had a couple of nice buckets but not a good half for him overall, he should've shot that last one instead of forcing a pass. Pickett played solid D but can't buy a hoop.
Jagan and Qudus both shot pretty well, hopefully they both continue to play well. I think the length of Marquette's wings and forwards is really bothering our guys and making the difference in some of these 50/50 balls, but it is what it is. Gotta turn up the energy and effort and hope other guys than Omer can get some shots to go down.
Howard has had some open looks but also canned several with a defender in his shorts - all you can do is keep playing him as tight as possible and don't get discouraged. Eventually he has to start missing some of those tough shots if we keep making him work hard for them.
Gotta stay on people tighter and not lose them off screens (Mac)...person being screened needs to step out on shooter much faster...gotta control D boards much better...need to get more people to contribute offensively/make some shots ( Allen, Moseley, Pickett, Blair)...go into Yurt every available opportunity (both their centers have two fouls) and if they collapse he can pass to open shooters and we just have to knock down shots...value the ball and don't force things early in the shot clock...getting good shots with every possessions is critical...double Howard when he gets the ball on occasion to force him to give it up...stay on Anim...Go Hoyas!