Well, first I would fire Stiney...oh wait this is basketball. I have two problems with the offense. First, it appears to be set up to try to get a mis-match. If we get a match-up advantage, we will shoot if open, or drive to the hoop. Also, when we get the match-up we want, the rest of the team freezes and watches the play. At times last night, it appeared we didn't get the match-ups we wanted and faltered as the shot clock expired. I give Miami credit, they were ready for our offense, and their athleticism caused problems finding the mismatches we were looking for. I would look for an offense that has more movement that tries to get open looks regardless of who is guarding you.
Second, our inside guys are inside only. We are not big enough on the interior to play a consistent inside game. If we can get our 4 and 5 to develop a mid range game, that would free up the interior.
I am also disappointed that we don't rub off screens. I mean, when a screen is set, we need to "rub" the screener so the defender has to either run into the screener or behind the screen. IMO, the moving screens are a result of the screener trying to find the defender.
I think we play very good defense, but I wish we would change things up throughout the game rather than wait until we are behind. I would continue to treat the man2man defense as a base defense, but I would throw other defensive sets throughout the game. I also think we should vary our back court pressure (no pressure, token pressure, heavy pressure). Token pressure would give the staff insights on how they would break the press, and we could anticipate passes when heavy pressure is applied. I liked the 1-3-1 zone we played, but we shouldn't play it too long, b/c ACC guards will light us up if we do.
To be honest, last night I was pissed because I think we have the talent to beat Miami.
So refreshing to see the topic addressed Guy. I think it was Elmore last night that also talked about our "moving pick" was more of our guy with the ball not properly guiding the defender into the screen than the screener not properly executing.
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