Monday, January 15, 2007

Flat Feet

Still trying to figure out how the Heels went so flat against the Hokies. Couldn't even hit free throws (they don't call 'em "free" for nothing, guys!). Lavin and co. can talk about us not having long-range shooters, but we've got 'em - they just ain't hitting. Wes Miller, Reyshaun Terry and Wayne Ellington have all shown that they can hit the three in the past - even big Tyler has hit a couple. Hopefully the loss to VT (and the day-late-and-dollar-short comeback against them) will wake them up - five out of our next seven games are on the road, culminating in trips to NCState and Dook the first week of February. This could get ugly if there weren't lessons learned in Roanoke.

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At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Lex said...

One of my impressions, which may be utterly flawed, is that having the deep bench gives the guys a false sense of security.

But you're right about the lessons. If they're not learned, and tout de suite, this season could be over before Valentine's Day.

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Lex said...

Also, even our bad high-school teams hit 75% of their free throws. Someone wanna explain to me what excuse any starter has on the (erstwhile) No. 1 team in Division I college hoops?

 
At 11:36 PM, Anonymous PC said...

I saw only the middle of the game, but my take was this:

Our advantage in bodies only helps if we're running like mad weasels. Against a team with experienced guards who can control tempo (and hit a reasonable percentage), that advantage is somewhat negated--especially if we can't hit from the line. (Brandan, I'm looking in YOUR direction...)

 

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