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Author Topic: How do we avoid anemic starts?  (Read 1528 times)

MuggsyB

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How do we avoid anemic starts?
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:13:12 PM »
It's going to come back and bite us.  Personally, I'd like to see much better execution in our h-c offense and far more tenacity defensively and on the glass.  Why not play with a concerted effort to get Morsell going to the rim and JLew more in the mid-post?   We can get 3 happy and it leads to significant droughts.  In general let's find a little more venom on this team for 40 mins.   Huge stretch of games coming up, hopefully we're ready.
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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 10:18:09 PM »
I am sure if there was an obvious answer that Coach Smart would have implemented it.
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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 10:24:23 PM »
Get lucky on treys. Hoping for the best Saturday

MuggsyB

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 10:29:56 PM »
Get lucky on treys. Hoping for the best Saturday

Shouldn't we try to get Lewis the ball more in the wide-post?

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 10:32:43 PM »
I’m not sure I’d go back and change anything about a 30 point win over a D1 opponent.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 10:36:24 PM »
I think part of what happens at the beginning of games is the Shaka is both exploring who's hot and considering what weaknesses the other team has. And he knows that he can wear most teams out.

So, MU is aggressive (and somewhat out of control) at the outset, figuring out what might work. And Shaka learns if some players are "ready" for that game.

Best, we find balance and our depth wears teams out. It's happened, basically, in every game except against the Bonnies.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2021, 10:37:39 PM »
I’m not sure I’d go back and change anything about a 30 point win over a D1 opponent.

I don't think you can glean much from that win.  A slow start on the road or vs UCLA could be problematic.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2021, 10:40:32 PM »
I don't think you can glean much from that win.
You’ve now answered your own question.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2021, 10:41:40 PM »
Shouldn't we try to get Lewis the ball more in the wide-post?

Agree with Jay Bee. We need to shoot a lot of threes and make a lot of threes to beat good teams this year. 13-32 vs. Ole Miss. 12-26 against WVU. We’re not going to have much offense if we’re not launching. Fire away with confidence.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2021, 10:43:31 PM »
Agree with Jay Bee. We need to shoot a lot of threes and make a lot of threes to beat good teams this year. 13-32 vs. Ole Miss. 12-26 against WVU. We’re not going to have much offense if we’re not launching. Fire away with confidence.

But we're shooting like 32%.  Can we not get to the line more and diversify our offense?
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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2021, 10:47:27 PM »
Keep the thread going, Muggs.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2021, 10:58:07 PM »
I look forward to this post again Saturday afternoon.

They're working through it. Did anyone look at those first half lineups tonight and think anything else?

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2021, 11:01:53 PM »
This issue can be resolved by writing a letter.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2021, 11:04:19 PM »
This issue can be resolved by writing a letter.

LOL.  Sorry if I belabor on things.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2021, 11:34:14 PM »
But we're shooting like 32%.  Can we not get to the line more and diversify our offense?

We're getting to the line a ton. 18th best in the country at getting to the line.
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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2021, 11:33:47 AM »
We're getting to the line a ton. 18th best in the country at getting to the line.
Yup lots of dribble/driving

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2021, 11:36:18 AM »
Jay Bee

It all starts with us hitting early threes or getting a couple of transition baskets.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2021, 11:45:55 AM »
Jay Bee

It all starts with us hitting early threes or getting a couple of transition baskets.

Can we not attack the rim Goose?  They don't really have a shot blocker.  I'm hoping for considerably more force and power on our interior attempts.  And we absolutely have to rebound the basketball.  We should also be cognizant of their propensity to flop.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2021, 11:50:03 AM »
Muggsy

I think our outside game creates our inside game. Making two or three quick threes would open things up.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2021, 11:51:39 AM »
All that matters is the final score when we end.
I will take a 29-point victory any day.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2021, 12:07:20 PM »
Muggsy

I think our outside game creates our inside game. Making two or three quick threes would open things up.

True dat.  We also need to be fundamentally much better on the glass.  Catch the ball with two hands and box out.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2021, 12:11:43 PM »
They have to start rebounding better and do it quickly.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2021, 03:57:03 PM »
The magic count is 32 for either team: MU counts deflections, UW counts flops.

For the magic number 6, MU counts kills, UW counts handfuls o' nuts.

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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2021, 03:59:51 PM »
The magic count is 32 for either team: MU counts deflections, UW counts flops.

For the magic number 6, MU counts kills, UW counts handfuls o' nuts.

Including their own???
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Re: How do we avoid anemic starts?
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2021, 08:13:54 PM »
Jay Bee

It all starts with us hitting early threes or getting a couple of transition baskets.

Isn’t it easier to get some drive to the hoop first then open the three. Not the opposite?  Not intended to be snarky. Seriously, drive first then the threes.  That is what I don’t get with this scheme.