Lack of bench is killing us....

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  1. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    Our lack of depth and short turnaround from Saturday definitely showed in this game. We need to get Edozie and Gibson some mins, they owned us rebounding and underneath, great heart in this team, but when our shooting goes cold I foresee similar outcomes without a deeper bench. Rest up , big game Saturday......
     
  2. BloodyBuddy

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    Our bench needs to do something. Naz has never really came around since week 1. Thomas needs to find his shot. Monte should start. To many stand around threes, not in the flow of the offense.
     
  3. jburke

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    Sorry I see it as more of a front court issue, Niang, Ejim and Hogue were just gassed in the second half, plus with all the double we kept throwing I am sure it affected all of them....
     
  4. MyLifeAsADog

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    Gibson or Edozie are not the answer. How bout one of your starters clamoring for "revenge" in the papers today doesn't shoot 4 for fu%$%$ 20. Niiiang hits a quarter of those shots and we win.
     
  5. kingcy

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    A lot of teams only go 7 and 8 deep. The lack of depth isn't a big problem.
     
  6. Go2Guy

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    That's a good point about the doubles - we really had to bust our butts covering that big front court. Dustin held his own; of course Ejim played ok, but the fouls caught up a nd he fouled out
     
  7. simply1

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    Wiggins: 38 minutes, Tharpe: 36 minutes, Selden: 33 minutes.
     
  8. acgclone

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    We have major holes on this roster, that is a fact. We don't have a 2-guard that can score against teams with a pulse, and it's not like they play great D.

    We have very little depth, and no height, so our mismatch strategy is totally screwed when we play a team that is long and athletic and our 3-balls aren't falling.

    We really need one more really good post, and a consistent scoring 2-guard before we're going to take the next step as a program.
     
  9. jburke

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    Did you watch the same game that I did?? They completely killed us on the boards and defensively at the end we just looked tired down low.....
     
  10. Cyinthenorth

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    Depth really isn't a concern, but on night like this when the players are clearly gassed and they're taking all kinds of abuse from bigger, faster, more talented players on both ends of the court, they need a break. I really have to question Hoiberg not playing Gibson or Edozie tonight, even if not for 2-3 minutes apiece. Would have been greatly appreciated by Ejim/Hogue/Niang I am sure.
     
  11. LutherBlue

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    Indeed. They looked exasperated every time KU got one of their 200 offensive boards.
     
  12. swarthmoreCY

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    Here nor there
    And lots of teams are hurt by only being able to go 7 deep.

    -There is a big difference between being 7 deep and 8 deep.
    -The issue is that our 5-7 guys really should be 6-8 or 7-10 guys if we were going to have a chance to compete for the Big 12 title.
     
  13. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    Niang might have a shot if he was not stuck guarding EBIID....
     
  14. kingcy

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    The lack of a tall player was a bigger problem.
     
  15. simply1

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    Niang only played 31 minutes, not a huge amount.
     
  16. LutherBlue

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    But they are not running 15 miles over the course of a game to get in and out of double teams every time the ball goes below the FT line.
     
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  17. swarthmoreCY

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    Here nor there
    Nice stats, but those guys are not having to play as a team that is undersized at almost every spot.
     
  18. simply1

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    So we run our post players from the perimeter to double down inside?
     
  19. simply1

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    Niang played 31 minutes, how fewer minutes should he have played?
     
  20. Cyinthenorth

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    Right now, the team lacks a 6th man. Naz Long hasn't totally disappeared, but nobody really expected him to average 27 ppg, either. He's a fine player, but not quite the 6th man we need. Ideally, he would probably either a) start in place of Thomas or b) be our 2nd or 3rd option off the bench. No sparkplug Tyrus McThree this year. Monte has probably been the closest thing to our 6th man, but I see backup PG and 6th man as 2 different things. Plus he isn't the instant offense that McGee was a year ago. I loved the 14-0 start, but reality is hitting quickly and I think it remains to be seen whether or not this years team is truly better than the one we had a year ago. I still think it is, but they need to figure some things out quickly.
     

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