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Size Will Matter

AlpoTitan

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After watching games this week, it's apparent that some of the top teams use either a 3 guard (Duke) or even 4 guard offense (Missouri). It's interesting how we have almost overwhelming size not only on the front line but also including our bench players.

Questions are:
  • Can we effectively make smaller line-ups pay? Especially when opponent is playing us M2M.
  • Are our inside players savvy enough at this point in development to be a vital part of our 1/2 court offense to attack smaller teams?
  • Will we resort more to a "smaller" line-up (Joseph and Fair/Southerland at the forwards) --- or another combination in these situations?
 

EastCoast2

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Not sure we'd need to. With the 2-3, we may just shade the arc against a team like Mizz and let our 7'0 6'9 6'7 front line dominate the boards. We'd make them match up with our size, not the other way around.
 

AZOrange

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After watching games this week, it's apparent that some of the top teams use either a 3 guard (Duke) or even 4 guard offense (Missouri). It's interesting how we have almost overwhelming size not only on the front line but also including our bench players.

Questions are:
  • Can we effectively make smaller line-ups pay? Especially when opponent is playing us M2M.
  • Are our inside players savvy enough at this point in development to be a vital part of our 1/2 court offense to attack smaller teams?
  • Will we resort more to a "smaller" line-up (Joseph and Fair/Southerland at the forwards) --- or another combination in these situations?

Duke looks about as unathletic as they come. Maybe not as bad as ND...but damn...
 

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