Well, it was tonight. That was one frustrated PG trying to break down the zone. He will learn from this.
Also for the first time. Joe and Jones had a less than average shooting night at the same time.
And yes, Adrio has lost his confidence. When that happens, your strengths are no longer your strengths. As someone suggested he also seems to be less athletic, which is his strength.
I am not sure if Embery-Simpson is still nursing an injury. He doesn’t look anything like his highlight tape.
Of all the freshmen, I was most intrigued by Jordan Phillips, without him, we are reduced to just shooters and no scorers. On a bad shooting night, that can be the difference.
Playing Gafford and Chaney together is that it forces Gabe and Bailey to be on the floor at the same time. And Bailey not playing well, makes that situation even worse.
But there are so many new guys, I had expected spotty play like this. Games against Indiana, Texas and Colorado State kind of threw us off. But a stretch like the last three games was bound to happen.
On the positive side, with all the bad shooting, they still had a shot at it. If they can hang on to that fact, they will be fine.
Yes, this puts NCAAT in doubt just like it was at the start of the season. But it really depends on what happens next.
Mike has his work cut out, but he knew that before the season started. He was probably surprised with a 6-1 start just like we were. He ha s had the same starting lineup so far. I expect a shakeup. I believe Sills comes in for Jones and Chaney for Adrio.