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  1. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    Well it was Robbie Hummel, who knows quite a bit about basketball. But the 1-3-1 can look like weird in certain rotations and who knows, we might've played multiple variations of zone the other night and one of those times it could've been a hybrid 2-3.
     
  2. moores2

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    Heck I even liked that we fouled quite a bit (especially non shooting fouls). That little bit of extra aggression was much needed, especially considering on how few fouls our guards normally have.
     
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    The effort and speed was more related to personnel I'd say, but the rebounding and a little ball fighting can be attributed to zone as well. That naturally spaces them better for those events.

    I actually noticed and appreciated that, too. A lot of them weren't bad or costly fouls, just disruptive. I'm cool with that a few times. Just as long as you don't give up and-1s, if you're gonna foul someone, make damn sure that shot doesn't have a chance.
     
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  4. moores2

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    I think it also helped us get some favorable calls down the stretch. Having the foul count be 8-3 in the final 10 minutes, you can get away with a few things. But if you only have 3, they are going to call everything. (Example: fast break that Nixon swatted ball out of the guys hands and he ends up on the floor trying to draw the foul turned into a no call.)
     
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    It seems like there were a few times where we turned the ball over and we got back in time to get the turnover.
     
  6. Cyinthenorth

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    That Austin Reaves character is certainly hate-able. Hummell was spot on in his assessment of him "hand fighting" to push off or push past and away from his defender. Must've graduated from Jordan Bohannon U. Too bad refs never called it.
     
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  7. AuH2O

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    I think this is what Prohm's trying to accomplish, and it makes sense. You really have two options if you are going to employ a zone. The first is that's what you do, and you're damn good at it. The second is you throw in a few different looks throughout the game. You might play man 70% of the possessions, but you're trying to steal some defensive possessions by messing with what the opponent is trying to do offensively. Eventually the offense is going to figure it out, and probably dissect a half-ass executed zone. But you might get them a little out of sorts and chewing up shot clock changing plays and getting guys into position.

    I don't think it's that Prohm is trying to figure out a defense that works, it's more about changing looks a few times and getting a few more stops throughout the course of the game than you would've otherwise.
     
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  8. cycfan1

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    If by Hybrid you mean 1-3-1 then they were correct.
    The ESPN2 crew was manageable but man the ESPN+ crew was incompetent.
     

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