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Found something tonight with Stevenson. McGowens is a great defender but it's tough to ask him to lock down on someone the size of Umude    

I’ve also noticed Thor’s frustration a handful of times. And it’s not a “give me the ball because I want to score” thing. It’s more of a “give me the ball because that’s what you were supposed to do i

MEH. It was a win...and it likely would not have been last year.  Players seemed to realize they needed to feed the beast in the second half, and did so.  If the game was a movie title, I wo

 

11 hours ago, big red22 said:

Mayen and Allen are both better for sure and I would argue Webster and McGowens are both better too.  He also brings less to the table than Delano and Shamiel

3 hours ago, Crush78 said:

Allen? His scissor kicking ugly jumper? He shot 32% from 3 against juco competition. Thor shot 38% in the big 10.

 

Teddy shot 37% last season at WNCC.

 

I was told that Thorir and Lat were consistently their two best shooters in practice heading into the season. Thorir is in a massive slump right now, but there's a reason Hoiberg keeps starting him and wants him to keep shooting the ball. He said that he worked with Thor on some mechanical things leading up to the USD game and that he was shooting lights out in warmups before the game, but the ball didn't really find him and he only attempted one 3. Hoiberg has confidence that he'll break out of the slump at some point.

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12 hours ago, Dean Smith said:

I do remember one play when Thor was up the floor wide open and had his hands out in the “throw me the ball” position” and Trey dibbles the ball all the way up ignoring him on the kick ahead and took the ball all the way to the basket and made that hard right hand on the left side layup. When he shot the ball Thor’s hands were still up telling me he was not thrilled with being ignored 

I’ve also noticed Thor’s frustration a handful of times. And it’s not a “give me the ball because I want to score” thing. It’s more of a “give me the ball because that’s what you were supposed to do in that situation”. 
Our pace actually seems worse this year, due to not advancing the ball with the pass, not playing 0.5 basketball (a lot of ball stopping) and often times not running the offense in the half court. Remember how many wide open looks we got within the flow of the offense last year? Thor and Haanif got several layup attempts per game just cutting to the basket and receiving a pass. Cross and Kavas had several wide open threes per game. We just didn’t have good enough players. Seems like individual guys are having to work much harder to get their shots this year. I don’t think this is sustainable in league play and hope we improve our discipline as the year goes on. 

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18 hours ago, Dean Smith said:

I do remember one play when Thor was up the floor wide open and had his hands out in the “throw me the ball” position” and Trey dibbles the ball all the way up ignoring him on the kick ahead and took the ball all the way to the basket and made that hard right hand on the left side layup. When he shot the ball Thor’s hands were still up telling me he was not thrilled with being ignored 

I, however, am thrilled he ignored Thor. 

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5 hours ago, millerhusker said:

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Our pace actually seems worse this year, due to not advancing the ball with the pass, not playing 0.5 basketball (a lot of ball stopping) and often times not running the offense in the half court. Remember how many wide open looks we got within the flow of the offense last year? Thor and Haanif got several layup attempts per game just cutting to the basket and receiving a pass. Cross and Kavas had several wide open threes per game. We just didn’t have good enough players. Seems like individual guys are having to work much harder to get their shots this year. I don’t think this is sustainable in league play and hope we improve our discipline as the year goes on. 

 

It seems like the pace was 'Lights-out' in the first game vs McNeese St, several passes ahead to a player streaking toward the basket, but having slowed noticeably in subsequent  games.  Several times I thought South Dakota beat us getting back into their defense following rebounds.  

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18 minutes ago, Red Don said:

 

It seems like the pace was 'Lights-out' in the first game vs McNeese St, several passes ahead to a player streaking toward the basket, but having slowed noticeably in subsequent  games.  Several times I thought South Dakota beat us getting back into their defense following rebounds.  

 

Three factors here:

Teams know we're going to try and score in transition on every possession

How much each team values getting back on defense vs hunting for offensive rebounds

Our speed/determination despite the first 2.

 

Generally speaking you can look at a coach's resume on KenPom and their OR% on offense and get an idea of their philosophy on hunting vs getting back.  Some guys are consistent game to game, year to year. Others are not.  

 

NDSU and SD have been get back on defense teams.  Steve Alford doesn't really have a clear pattern; we obviously didn't generate many vs the Wolfpack.  

 

Flordia A&M projects as a hunting for offensive rebounds team.

Georgia Tech is variable.

Creighton is a get back and defend team.

 

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2 hours ago, basketballjones said:

I, however, am thrilled he ignored Thor. 

In general I would think if we really want to play with pace, kicking the ball up is a much faster way to play than dribbling it up. They have to be open of course, but I have seen lots of times multiple ball handlers had that option and preferred to dribble to advance the ball. 

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47 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

 

Three factors here:

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Flordia A&M projects as a hunting for offensive rebounds team.

Georgia Tech is variable.

Creighton is a get back and defend team.

 

 

Thanks Dimes (err Matt :Redface:)   It seems like I've noticed some of same slow-down in 'steals' too (of course, the 'stealer' is streaking toward the basket if he can, but not always if he is not in the back court, or near the basket.   But then again we had an insane number of steals vs McNeese (16-12-11-9 respective games)

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