Every time I think GB is due for payback from last year they end up getting beat (ISU & BGSU). GB doesn't need to win this for retribution, they just need to win for the here and now.
IUPUI has one of my least favorite players, Evan Hall. Don't get me wrong he is a good player. He plays with an edge and feeds off of that. Don't let him be a factor. Otherwise they have some solid pieces that need to be contained. I would love to see GB not let one of their guards (Justice or Rogers) go nuts.
Drink up, it is $2 beer night. Get loud, make it a home court. Go home safely and happily with a win!
I think this year's team is built to win the conference but after watching the prior games, this is what I believe needs to happen... We need to become more of a team and stop taking so many hero shots especially when we get behind. Enjoy the offensive freedom but make the right basketball play with the extra or right pass. You will get your points per say but I watch other teams swing it and make the extra pass as we recovering on defense and hit it to take the wind from us and then we come down to take a shot on 3 people instead of doing the same...
After we make this adjustment, our shooting will improve more as the guys will get in a better grove. Next, we need to adjust our help on defense and start faking it and make the attackers make the tuff shot. We help and they make the right play on us with the little drop off or kick out for an open three and this gets guys going like it would do the same for us. Our assist could be 2x more if we played more team ball and hopefully the coaches see this too and start to stress it to some of the guys. We have had some guards light it up on us but they hit some tuff shots etc... and I'm fine with that but don't let multiple guys do that. We watching the guards to much and then give up to many 2nd chance shots instead of getting the defensive rebounds.
Next, our spacing on offense needs to improve as we have guys that can get to the hole or attack but it's too crowded and then we force it instead or making the right next pass. We have guys who can shoot but we not getting them the ball in the right position to do it enough. If we stop playing for 1 and start playing for the team, we will for sure finish at the top of this conference.
The final thing is limiting the turnovers especially after we get a defensive rebound. I know we want a lot of guys to be able to start the break but we need to adjust some and try to get the ball to some key guys on breaks and then look for the pass back etc... Other teams are getting the ball to their play makers on breaks and then they make basketball plays. We have a number of guys that can do this too but we too into ourselves instead of the right play. If we don't become more of a team, it will be one season that I believe may get away from us.
Get back to having fun together... Peck at the right time...
The good news is, I don't think they realize how they not playing together like they can and this is why when they figure it out, they will be fine...
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2019 17:44:44 GMT -6 by Panther
Well can’t say much has changed from prior games. No offense really being ran, leaving Justice open from the corners as well. If Justice starts hitting those shots we are done.
Gotta hope the staff figures out how to get this team going and pull a W out.
What game are you watching?? Not much has changed? All his shots where contested except one, they changed to a 3/4 court press, different line ups though out the half. They ran multiple set plays in the half court. Suppose u want them to walk the ball up the floor on all 14 turnovers and pull it out after they break the press! Stop digging!
Must be watching a different game from you because all I see is one pass then a shot.
Hey guys slow down ur going too fast! They just missed at basket and you need to walk the ball up the court! What is this Hoosiers! Make 5 passes before you shoot? If you don’t like it, stop watching, find another team to root for! Stop digging!