I thought KU played quite well even in the first half. They beat the press much better than previous years. Their D was really solid. They took away WV strength, offensive rebounding, and made them into a jump shooting team.
I thought Self had an excellent game plan and execution by players was good. The few TOs in the early stages can be expected, more mental lapses.
Most late-game strategy is usually to get the ball in the hands of your best scorer and then clear out. Sometimes it is made more difficult with ball screens. I’m not a fan of that, most of the time because ball screens can fail easier at the end, when defense knows it has to stand up. In the least, the screener better have good offense himself, opening for a potential pick and pop/roll or otherwise you just invite a double-team on your #1 scorer.
And then there are the “twists.” Those are the secondary options. So your big scorer is being doubled in his iso and is fighting to drive for shooting space… then he feeds another open shooter to take the winning shot.
I love to see this happen. I love to see unexpected heroes!
@Gorilla72 Ya I saw that. Iowa State ends up winning 104-98 -This isn’t a win I would be boosting about for sure -AppSt? - -App State jack up like 42 3pt shots, -Iowa State is bad - -seem in-disciplined to me just ragged. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BAY