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Discussion in 'Syracuse Basketball Board' started by Shoopy, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. No Hoyas

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    he could grip it by the husk!
     
  2. cusetown1

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    Does Aaron Craft wear blush?
     
  3. Shoopy

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    Any time Michigan's seen zone defense this year, results have been a mixed bag. They struggled against Penn State largely because they were outhustled and outrebounded. Michigan's mentally weak. They make simple mistakes on defense. With McGary's emergence this problem has lessened, but there are still some defensive lapses. Michigan's problem is due in part to their foul aversion. Michigan's the number one team in avoiding fouls, but what comes with that is soft interior defense. Two-way causality. Particularly with digging. Just digging against some guy posting up while leaving shooters open. Against EMU, a team coached by one of Boeheim's former assistants, Michigan dominated. EMU's is a bit like a terrible, terrible version of Syracuse. 2-3 matchup with a few power conference transfers manning the middle. Against EMU they ran a whole lot of duo-cuts in the same direction. I.E., Robinson cutting from baseline and Hardaway freed off a Morgan/McGary pick in the same direction with Stauskas in the opposite corner.

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  5. Shoopy

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    I hope so. That kind of cheek color must be an indication of a greater health problem.
     
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    Does Mike McGee still have NIT nightmares of Erich Santifer?
     
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    I give you credit for looking that up.

    Is Burke really that dominant a player that trying to shoot over guys 4-6 inches taller than him, wont affect him in the slightest?

    Is your team too young in key areas to win it all?

    What's the plan if anybody gets in foul trouble? Our team does have the ability to pick up fouls on opponents, and you guys are pretty much 5 deep...

    Stauskas seems like an incredibly cocky douche, any truth to that?
     
  8. Shoopy

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    i actually like this guy... puts up with our shenanigans
     
  10. Cuse'91

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    Obviously Burke is light years ahead of Ferrell of IU... But, when Trey penetrates, does he prefer to pass back out or pull up and shoot it himself?
     
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    Seriously man why do fools fall in love?
     
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  12. No Hoyas

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    is that really a question?
     
  13. jekelish

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    Well I am no expert on Michigan, but I can tell you one thing: he's a male college athlete, so I can pretty much guarantee he's fully against pulling it out.
     
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    I don't get it?
     
  16. Shoopy

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    Burke is going to struggle to score against SU if his outside shot isn't falling. He's going to get points, but Cuse is too long and active for him to finish inside consistently. But it wouldn't surprise me to see him go off at the same time. His jumper is uncanny off the dribble, particularly when he's pulling up while driving to his left.

    They've gotten this far. I don't think their youth is that much of a hurdle.

    If the backcourt gets in trouble, LeVert and Albrecht are capable backups. LeVert's got a nice handle but can't finish. Albrecht is essentially a mini-Stauskas with a very tight handle. The frontcourt's tricky. McGary's the best option by far. Horford has terrible hands and Morgan's been mentally absent since losing his starting spot, but has a soft touch off of pick-and-roll feeds from Burke.

    Yes. Stauskas is a douche. He does that stupid three-goggles thing and loses guys in transition defense. Much, much more athletic than people give him credit for. He's laterally slow, but has good hops. But he's a damn good shooter.
     
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    It'll be Stauskas on CJ and Hardaway on MCW. One thing I noticed, which might be false, is that MCW has a shaky handle. If Burke find success in pressing him in the halfcourt on defense, it'll probably be Burke and an incredibly soft hedge from the screen-man's defender. Stauskas will struggle against CJ. It wouldn't surprise me to see G-Rob get on CJ if Stauskas gets burnt repeatedly and a second big coming in to check Southerland.

    McGary has a pretty good face-up jumper and reads defenses well. He hasn't used it all that much, but he's a very underrated jumpshooter. Slightly less efficient than Dieng for Louisville on a PPS basis.
     
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    I would not say that MCW has a shaky handle. I think he has a lazy handle, which, when combined with his height, makes him ripe for being picked by small, pesky guards. He just doesn't protect it as well as he needs to.
     
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    It depends entirely on what the defense does. He's a very good decision maker. That's his best attribute besides his mid-range pull-up. Against Cuse I can see him taking a huge number of mid-range jumpers.
     
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    What you dont see is the tiny PBR bottle in his fist.
     

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