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LMU Loss
Well this game wasn't going to be easy. You're on the road halfway across the country with a 2 hour time difference playing a team that's in a much better basketball conference than the SunBelt. If we would've won this game, expectations were going to go up. But alas, it was just not our day. However, the good thing about losing early, is that you can find holes and (hopefully) fill them before conference play starts.

My Takeaways from last night:
1. the Lack of experience showed at the PG spot: neither Smith or Andric could really get the offense consistently moving and ball distribution was pretty bad. However, Palermo seems to be a decent option if neither can get the job done.

2.We forced 17 turnovers but we had 22. However, the bigger contrast was that they had 22 assists and we had only 13. One side could distribute the ball.

3. Honestly, the slow starts in both the first and second halves are what doomed us. Does this mean we might need to make a change in the starting rotation? It's probably too early to tell but Palermo and Osawe are playing good off the bench...

4. Who is going to be our 3-point sharpshooter? 4-19 from the arch is terrible, somebody needs to step up!

5. Man-to-man defense needs work. The zone half-court press seemed to get turnovers but they had that one guy who hit 7 3-pointers in the corner because that zone opens up that area of the court. I'm not sure if there was miscue all night on him but I'm thinking this defensive set somewhat relies on the opponent "dying" by the 3 and hoping they won't "live" by it. Clearly, they were living!
11-18-2021 08:38 AM
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I was told that one of our new guys, who apparently is out for the season, was slated to be our starting point guard. DJ will be fine, but it is tough to be thrown out there as a freshman.
11-18-2021 09:59 AM
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(11-18-2021 09:59 AM)mjs Wrote:  I was told that one of our new guys, who apparently is out for the season, was slated to be our starting point guard. DJ will be fine, but it is tough to be thrown out there as a freshman.

I heard the same. Also heard the 3 who are hurt are all difference makers. I figured the 1 spot would be our weakness.
11-18-2021 11:06 AM
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(11-18-2021 11:06 AM)ez272 Wrote:  
(11-18-2021 09:59 AM)mjs Wrote:  I was told that one of our new guys, who apparently is out for the season, was slated to be our starting point guard. DJ will be fine, but it is tough to be thrown out there as a freshman.

I heard the same. Also heard the 3 who are hurt are all difference makers. I figured the 1 spot would be our weakness.

Of course, the guys who are out are always "difference makers" (I am sort of kidding about that). I heard that about Rayjon Tucker and it was certainly true. I heard that about Alsean Evans and that is still to be determined. But, certainly losing your best point guard always hurts.
11-18-2021 12:08 PM
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