Posted by OmahaDevil on January 05, 18 at 11:26:20:
I feared it a bit and even asked if the success comes (ranked 3rd) will we be mature enough to handle it. Obviously there is NO way of knowing this until it happens but these guys probably needed to be knocked down a peg so they can see its not just a given for them to be successful, and I am not calling CBH immature in anyway but this was his first go at #3 as a coach (and yes its different than a player) so he needs to learn how to handle a group and keep them mentally into the games instead of all the peripheral stuff. For me I just have to call this "LEARNING TO BE SUCCESSFUL ONCE EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR GOOD" and once they do this than watch out because they will be very good but until than your going to see these swings which were evident in previous games (down to Kansas, Xavier, SDSU and San Francisco) but we were able to overcome them and therefore they were not really talked about as they would have been in a loss.
I am not panicking because I still believe in this team and I even actually think we will be more dangerous at a 3-4 seed than a 1-2 see with a target because frankly we have never done what we are doing right now for this group. When you are a top team you get everyones best game, I made the comment after the game (which was the same as WD) "interesting to see someone storming the court when the beat us" so we all know we are getting other teams best games.
Having said that and obviously I am not the Coach and I really like CBH but I really think we play small too much. White was having success inside last night when we were up by 13 and we were getting good open 3 point looks but for some reason we abandoned the inside. The blessing for our Guards is they have the green light, the downside is they sling it from anywhere and almost seem unconscious at times when we are having success down low. I would really like to see more Lake, White and Mitchell together to just see if we can evolve more than just this 3 point threat. Just a thought???
Other than that and I hate to admit this but in years past when we lost it was like OK but now I feel the emotional pain of last night (which really sucks) but its better than almost expecting to lose!
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