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I like that idea - I think switching defenses works well at the college level (think Dale Brown's "Freak" Defense back in the day).
Even Pete Gillen was saying that you can upset a team’s offensive flow by changing defenses if they score on 3 or 4 consecutive possessions.
Btw, one of the worst things about being a second-tier team is being relegated to listening to the Pete Gillens of the world (or worse) commentate your games. It makes it even harder to watch the dumpster fire unfolding before our eyes.
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I have watched less college basketball than I normally do so I am wondering if most programs are using man-to-man as their base defense.
If not, do you think Pat uses it because of his years as an NBA player and assistant coach? This could be a selling point for players who want to get to the next level. Of course few players enter college ready to play (and with the desire to play) the kind of defense you need in order to win at the D1 level.
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Any improvement noted in the Villanova game was apparently a fluke.
This dumpster fire was a return to form only this time it looked like the fight was drained from our guys. It was stunning the way UConn just carved us up in the second half. This looked like we were one of the fillers in a pre-season tournament. Last year UConn crushed us as well and we are lucky we did not have to face them in the BE tournament – does anyone doubt that they would have ended our magical run? They are efficient and ruthless and play the way Calhoun coached them in the 80’s/90’s. Georgetown used to play with that intensity. They did not exhibit much intensity yesterday.
As fans we are all rooting for the team to be competitive, but I am not sure how we get there. I dread another round of defections that seem to impact all NCAA teams (but GU the most) these days. I am not sure that even if we maintain our roster, we even have the talent to be a legitimate contender in the Big East. Like many, I feel that Ewing is in over his head when it comes to running a major D1 college program – I think he would probably be more suited to being an NBA coach. However, even if he were to be dismissed, I do not see how things get any better. In fact, they could get worse and the program could totally fall apart. Perhaps they need new assistants who can help develop the players. A team featuring a top-20 recruiting class should not be 0-6 in any conference – particularly when we were only in a couple of those games and maybe only in Providence were we really even close to having a chance at the end. And before people say Covid or inexperience, let’s remember that we are not the only program to face these hurdles.
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