Ames Trib look at four guard offense

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  1. acoustimac

    acoustimac Well-Known Member

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    Nice write-up and hits on some fairly well known topics. Even though Coach is the one that uttered these words, I have to voice my disagreement with them. He states, “There might be games, which we haven’t had too many of those here lately, where we got to outscore somebody and beat them 75-70 or 80-75 and just have to live with that.â€￾

    Why do I disagree? If there is one thing that has been a staple of Twister Sister basketball it is defense. In your face, scrappy defense. We hold teams to lower point totals than practically anyone else. I would like to believe that this team will be very effective at half court and full court pressure with the guard makeup. It will be quicker than in the past. Probably invoke a collapsing defense around the post to deny ball entry. Personally I see this as a big challenge to the guards with a very high rate of return. Time will tell.
     
  2. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    I do think the height issue will be a problem for us on D - remember the Gonzaga game? They had a great, swarming, pressure defense, but were just too short compared to us. They had no answer for Poppens, Prins, and Hallie.
     
  3. twistedredbird

    twistedredbird Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Tornado. I think our interior defense will be a weak spot, There will be some games where Hallie will be manhandled.

    I think his comment about outscoring relates to us being more guards oriented. Guards typically score the majority of points for teams, and we will be shooting 3s this year like days of old I suspect.
     
  4. Senolcyc

    Senolcyc Well-Known Member

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    Defense? I go with three-point shooting or cute blondes.
     
  5. acoustimac

    acoustimac Well-Known Member

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    I see our team as being like a bunch of those giant Florida mosquitoes inside. The posts in the Big 12 are not like the past...mainly 6'4" types that our 5'11" and 6' guards will terrorize. This year speed kills.
     
  6. Dryburn

    Dryburn Well-Known Member

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    Is BF mainly hoping the other team will have to counter with 4 guards?
     
  7. acoustimac

    acoustimac Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that is it as much as using the best tools he has available. I think it will be as much of a matchup problem for them as it is for us...IF the guards produce.
     

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