I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.
Above pic of Embiid with his arm underneath his opponent is telltale. Positioning/boxing for rebound is successful by being over your man’s feet as well as arms. Surely at his height this will come easier for him than others, but lack/amount of of physical strength in your legs is even more critical element than height to accomplish this & keep the man pinned where you want him. He clearly is not heavy enough yet even for college ball. Just as coaches describe playing def with your feet, without proper footwork, is easy to foul with your arms trying to position for windex duty. Trob was already a horse when he got here & Hudy performed a virtual miracle making a man outa Jeff. She’s sure got her work cut out with the Lion Hunter also-no spears, guns, or arrows allowed by NCAA…yet!
Agree @JayDocMD Last night we really needed a PG, but Greene was not. And White has been playing well, so Greene seemed redundant and we were never in danger of losing the game. But 3 minutes was very short especially given the fact he played pretty well during that time.
Another of Mother’s favorite anecdotes was her down pat excuse, “There’s many a slip, twixt the cup of the lip.” Also of honorable mention would be her Irish influenced “German salute” with the always guarded thumb to the nose gesture. Sorry for the political incorrectness, but she could be quite humorous without being (very) off color. No malice JB old friend, just jest.
@Hawk8086 Only if it’s the second miss of two or the front end of a 1 and 1. Missing then making leaves a point on the table. KU was 12 for 30 from the stripe. In order to have not lost any points, 9 of the 24 offensive rebounds KU had in the game would have had to have been converted after a two miss scenario. There may have been a few times that it happened, but I’m willing to bet it didn’t happen 9 times, so no, free throws very much cost KU a title.
@DanR Or you may substitute Adams with Frank Mason. He collected a couple of those phantom hand check fouls. Wonder how much Coach Self anticipated Mason’s defensive tendencies and decided he needed Conner Frankamp as the backup, just in case Mason gets a couple quick ones and has to sit.
@bskeet This ESPN article hits the nail on the head. It points out what I am worried about. The OAD process will turn college basketball coaching on its head.
From the article:
“Every season, Self’s teams have been a combination of talented youngsters, promising stars and reliable, program-sculpted veterans; every season, players from one group slowly move into the other.”
But not this year, when we will hope that the freshmen class can catch on quick enough to take us all the way to the national finals.