IBLEEDPURPLE wrote:My lineup would be
Rotate out Simmons and put in Benzon, rotate Brown in for Gibson, Put in Howard for Moore with Giddy or for Giddy with Moore still in the game. With Ptacek..if he is a great shooter, why do we not run the double screen and get the guy open for a baseline jumper like we used to do when we had those good spot up shooters? If not for Ptacek, why not for Wing? Ptacek should have been red shirted or maybe he will realize after playing this year he is no D1 caliber player. Also, some other posters mentioned and I agree..try some pressure D..with guys like Benzon, Brown, Gibson, Moore I think we could out quick many of the teams and see if we can push more of an up tempo style game...I thought we played more up tempo those first five games and then it's like the light switch went off..or should I say it went off.
I remember reading, or hearing, Marty say in the preseason that the Aces fans had not seen the type of speed in our play as we would see this season with our recruits...it did seem like we played that way early in the season, but now we usually fall back into our old, structured, way of coming down court, forming our semi circle, and then playing pitch and catch....easy to defend and so much the same each time that we are easy to read. Then, one of the guards may make a drive into the forest and usually get the shot blocked or travel or lose the ball. And yet, there will usually be a once-in-a-game instance where Boo or Brown will make a drive all the way down the floor to the basket and score.....but that usually happens only once or twice a game. I always watch and wonder why we don't do that much more often.....sprint down the floor and see what we can do before the defense gets set up????