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    Team defense, offensive penetration, and attacking the boards are (were) key

    If this team has aspirations of making ANY kind of postseason run, they need to watch and rewatch their effort in the first half. It was, by far, the best basketball this team has played all season. Guys were finally fighting through screens and popping out to guard the 3 point line. Our switches, often being double switches, were performed flawlessly. We were setting screens, getting guys open, and having great shot selection. Guys were attempting to get to the rim when the perimeter shots weren't there. Just as importantly the team was going after every loose ball aggressively.

    Despite being a very dangerous team, with talented guards and 3 point shooters galore, I had been EXTREMELY disappointed in this team's defensive (team defense) effort for most of the season. Today showed me that this team is capable, even on the road, of playing shutdown defense. More importantly I hope it showed the team just what kind of basketball they should expect from themselves on a nightly (or afternoon) basis.

    The only thing that really bothered me was our lack of composure to start the 2nd half (I also am sick of Gibson and Booker spacing out on defense but I digress). This team has had issues of having a team make a run then going into total ****** mode. There was no excuse for the inbounding fiasco, and the resulting implosion that ensued. Our guys need to learn to maintain focus for the entire 40 minutes. To their credit they showed resolve and stopped the bleeding with a run of their own and came out of a hostile environment with a win. This wouldn't have happened earlier in the season.

    If this team simply plays smart, as in putting in the effort and doing they aforementioned they have the ability to beat anyone. The crap basketball against TTU, where guys stand around on offense and lazily meander on defense won't cut it come tournament time. I hope the win, more specifically the play in the first half, is a sign of things to come.



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    Re: Team defense, offensive penetration, and attacking the boards are (were) key

    Yeah, if this team will play defense and not have huge lapses. Sky is the limit. Going to be a really tough team to beat.



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    Re: Team defense, offensive penetration, and attacking the boards are (were) key

    I was accused of offensive penetration once.



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    Re: Team defense, offensive penetration, and attacking the boards are (were) key

    I love the way our guys execute at the end of games. When it counts the most, we are getting some great offensive possessions.



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    Re: Team defense, offensive penetration, and attacking the boards are (were) key

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    I was accused of offensive penetration once.
    Drove the lane one time too many?


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