We must be the easiest team in the league to defend. If you put pressure on the ball, we turn it over because we don't have any good, consistent ball handlers at PG. If you sit back in the zone like the Hogs did tonight, we don't have anyone who can shoot. Once again we let the slow white boy go off on us from 3 point range.
Green and Knox had pretty good games, except for the obligatory foul trouble. Anthony Brock is becoming less shy about shooting. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, he took some bad shots but did make a couple of big ones when it appeared things were about to get out of hand.
Two things I thought Pearson did better than Gottfried would have. We made better use of our bench. I might have tried to get Hollinger some more shots against the zone though. I know he's been way off all year, but nobody else was shooting worth a crap either. He also switched to the press a little quicker late in the game to try to get back into, whereas Gottfried probably would have waited an extra minute or two. It almost worked, we cut the lead to 6, but couldn't make the plays to get any closer.
At the end of the day, turnovers, bad shooting, and bad perimeter defense did us in.
Up next, Georgia comes to Coleman Coliseum Saturday for a 6pm tipoff Central time, in a battle of the interim coaches. I'm going to watch my Chicago Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks that evening. The hockey game starts right after our game, so hopefully I'll be able to find a sports bar with the NCAA basketball package in close proximity to the Shark tank in San Jose.