If you attend the game in person you get a better opportunity to view the offense. Watch what is going on off the ball/dribble. See more that you do from just television. I watched that closely last night and Seth is running more of an offense than you would think. But without one player who is capable of getting a good shot by himself it requires a number of moves, screens and passes. I thought the team really understood that last night and I saw plenty of movement which resulted in some assists and good shots taken. If we were a better screening team these would be more apparent from the tv angle. But we are not and that is as much the fault of the ball handler as the screener. Several times Raines was open on the pick and roll but because Mike Scott had doubled the ball at the top we didn't see Cdot. Near the end of the game after the two point guards from UVA had fouled out it made sense to let Green go one on one. It just didn't work out. Seth knows what he is doing but unfortunately due to injuries we are limited.
That does play into it quite a bit. We are a poor screening team, and to make matters worse, our guys aren't good at setting the screens up. I don't like this O, but if we were better with screens, it would certainly help.
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