Discussion in 'Syracuse Basketball Board' started by ImperialOrange, Mar 29, 2013.
Mine was Triche's second dunk--the one in traffic and he just went strong. Loved it.
To tell you the truth, everyone we were sitting with realized the game was over at the under 4 time out. IU had nothing to counter us with. The couple of times they did foul us, we made at least one. More importantly though, they could not score...
Finally someone told MCW, or he finally listened, to put some arc on his shot. It makes him a completely different player, and us a completely different team.
I have been tough on MCW all season, but last night was far an away his best game of the year.
My favorite play was actually in the first half when one of their little munchkin guards, "Yogi", tried to force transition by speeding up the court, out of control. MCW saw he was forced left by the D, charged at his left hand, and stole the ball at full speed the other way for an easy two at the other end. It was a high-risk, playground kind of a move, but he made it work and it seemed to really take what little wind IU had in their sails.
Maybe it wasn't a favorite "play" but "plays"... I didn't see BT going up to the hoop with no ball in his hands a dozen times like I usually do.
Jerami's dunk. He made it clear there would be no relief...
I liked the behind the back dribble by MCW with a wide open pass to Triche for the dunk. if MCW kept going he would have hada charge or the IU defender of stole it but he put it around the back and changed directions. Everyone was still going the other way and he was wide open with triche ahead of him.
I had to rewind and watch that again after the game was over. While watching the game live, at first I thought that shot went in until I saw CJ holding it under the basket and not bringing it in from out of bounds.
Watching it again, Grant was clearly caught out of position, but made a remarkable recovery to get back and block the dunk attempt. And it looked pretty clean - maybe a little contact but mostly ball.
Grant is an incredible athlete and is going to be fun to watch as a starter next year.
Yup...it's as if Indiana had no sense for our ability to make a lead disappear.
But that wasn't happening last night.
They got one 3 and Boeheim wisely called a time out.
We will not be beaten if we keep playing at this level.
One important point last night that is easy to miss given our spectacular defense:
we did not put up bad shots.
I can only think of one the entire game.
I loved the attitude we played with. When one of their puny guards were on the ball, Triche and MCW just went straight at them.
As for plays, I went crazy with Triche's crossover and finish and the block on Zeller when Grant got 2 hands on the ball and Keita came over the top to help put it in his face. Just kick your ass type of plays.
That was an incredible play by MCW.
Early in the game, SU makes a shot and IU tris to push the ball up the court...MCW is already in the zone, but steps forward as the IU guard brings he ball forward, strips him clean. The result is an MCW layup. Right there I said, "IU has more to worry about than just the zone." SU was determined to set the pace in this game, and it meant defense first.
Easy answer: MCW posting up on the first play of the game.
It meant we had a plan other than the three man swing outside the arc. And it set the tone for our guards dominating physically.
That's right. That was the play.
Favorite play(s) were each and every drive an SU player had against Home Depot. Guy was like an EZ Pass lane, a self checkout.
If it's the one I'm thinking, it was vs Sheehey @ the 9 min mark. He rocked him to sleep then got the and 1 (which he missed).
that's the one.
Good stuff. I'm rewatching the game as we type.
Seeing Triche go to the rack early, knowing that would be a good sign and a mismatch we could take advantage of... and Keita's maniacal yelling on that one play going back down the floor.
Your second to last sentence was the key, Mike for whatever reason cant make 2 of 2 but he was at least getting the first ditto for Keita who went 1-2 late as well. When you have a 10 pt lead like that you just have to get something on each Ft trip, its the Goose eggs that kill you. SU getting 1 of 2 three times down the stretch was a huge help.
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