I said we could only lose if we played terrible. I was right.
But I also said we would dominate the offensive glass. Wrong! I was shocked at how well they rebounded against us. And that includes when we had 2 bigs…even JWill.
I also said we needed another threat from 3 besides Moses and JD. I still believe that. In order to advance. BUT I am happy if that proves to be incorrect…or if JD and Moses hit all the 3’s we need.
We did dominate the points in the paint. Thank you Smith! But also Tate! I loved the set where we iso’d Tate, let him back down, and distribute. That was a killer.
Proud of this team. The grit. Proud Muss assessed the situation and tapped into the inner Nolan of the program. Maybe not the jump switch scheme…but certainly the “scratch and claw full court” mindset. Nolan (and Mike) would have LOVE them some Devo.