Posted by Sun Imp on March 23, 15 at 09:22:03:
In Reply to: Re: Another head scratcher posted by Big Ron on March 23, 15 at 08:37:04:
: : I am still 1000x happier with this loss than the USC loss.
: I'm only 500x happier. The loss still showed an inability to call/run a set play at a critical time in the game. The lack of offense fundamentals has been the Achilles Heel of ASU basketball for years.
Effort has never been an issue with this bunch. These players have played hard all year long. My question comes with the idea that there is a fine line to letting players loose which allows them to play w/o fear of being pulled out. It looked like to me that Shaq was the only player that really ever met the coaching staffs criteria to do that. Tra a little more as the season progressed, and to some extent Savon. Other than that we were always tentative offensively which didn't serve us well in late game situations.
Is that a function of the coaching staff's philosophy or talent? Either way both need to be scrutinized to see where we go from here.
Thanks Devils for the effort all season. I attended multiple games as a season tic holder and enjoyed your energy and fight.
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