On Possible Buckies vs. Gators /for Wissox

  • Executive summary: both guard hard and physical. UW relies more on the trey with three 40% trey ballers to UF’s 2 and outscores UF nearly 4ppg. UF defends the rim sharply better. UW defends the trey slightly better. UF holds substantial edge over opponents on the boards. UW holds a slight edge over opponents on the boards. UW protects sharply better with 3.1 fewer TOs per game than UF. Blocks are nearly even. UF is +2 in steals over UW. UW leads UF decisively in FTA and FT%. You beat UW by protecting, keeping UW off the line and pushing its trey shooters 2 feet deeper and pressuring it into a few more TOs. You beat UF by banging and shoving its inside players to take away their athleticism in rim protection and rebounding and their rim scoring. You push Florida’s two trey ballers two feet farther out. UW holds a counter intuitive edge in transition. It shoots so well and ends so many possessions in made FTs that it can afford not to care so much about rebounding edge, and so can release and get back on defense to STOP UF’s transition game. UF, on the other hand, has to go to the glass on both ends, because it doesn’t shoot well enough to win without dominating the glass. So: UF, which has the athleticism to beat UW in transition, won’t be able to get in transition if UW is shooting well and getting back. But if UW shoots poorly and has to go get rebounds, then UF will get into transition and the game will be over. Both teams have tons of experience. In a big game called tightly, UF athleticism inside can trump Wisconsin muscle. It can keep UW off the line, wreck its inside shooting percentage, and push its trey shooters farther out. But if they let 'em play, which they usually do, Wisconsin, on a good trey shooting day, will almost certainly win. Florida’s average FT shooting gets beat by UWs excellent FT shooting. Referees decide this game.

  • Interestingly, amazingly UW hasn’t given up a fastbreak point since the first half of the Oregon (round of 32) game. They’re really two pretty similar teams with Florida having an edge in the guard play slightly and UW having an edge in the front line play slightly. You’re amazing JB! I was just joking on your post the other day, but… I appreciate it. Go Badgers! Beat Arizona!

  • @wissoxfan83 Congrats to the Badgers and Bo Ryan! Awesome.

  • @approxinfinity great games, sigh…

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Yeah it’s hard to watch basketball after we lose. I’m rooting for non basketball schools cuz it would annoy me to see Kensucky win another title…or even UF

  • @jaybate did you enjoy watching stumpy’s brother and stumpy back to back?

  • @approxinfinity

    Thanks approxinfinity! I checked my bracket for the first time in like two weeks and saw your name a few slots ahead of mine with not many above us!

  • @VailHawk

    I enjoyed watching stumpy lose!!

  • @wissoxfan83 I enjoyed watching Archie getting interviewed and whomever it was doing the interview saying “Sean, are you enjoying watching your brother Archie play?” Then when Archie didn’t answer, clearly a little annoyed at being addressed as Sean, the interviewer shouted “SEAN!” at him, as if it was a technical difficulty. The broadcast was then cut off, and they returned to the studio.

  • Well crap! Wissox if your badgers don’t beat Kenstinky next weekend I’ll never speak to you again. ;<) Oh, and one other thing. Next time KU plays in the FF in the dome you can get your own tickets. (beer)

  • @brooksmd me too!

  • @wissoxfan83 Congrats on taking down Zona. Now PLEASE take down the rest and win it all!!!

  • @wissoxfan83

    Super congrats! Now kick the crap out of UK!

  • @wissoxfan83-Bo Ryan has got to be a real sentimental favorite after that post game mic up last night, when asked about his Dad. I know he’s at least got you & me on his side.

  • @jaybate 1.0 Kinda hope you are right. Picked Florida to win the title but rooting for the underdogs, if a 2 seed is an underdog.

  • Go Badgers and go @wissoxfan83 !!!

    Think @Jesse_Newell will do his in game blog for the final 4? I miss chatting w everyone since our season was cut four games short.

  • Thank you all for the congratulations as if I had anything to do with it!

    @VailHawk I came across a live blog for a Badgers game, even uses the same platform @Jesse_Newell uses, but it was pretty dull. The live blogger insisted on dominating the blog with comments like “rebound Decker”, “Missed FT, 2nd coming up”, etc. Really didn’t work very well. I even tried engaging the conversation like we do on Jesse’s with our witicisms and off the wall comments and it didn’t register! It felt like getting a divorce and the next day being with another woman. So I guess I’m sold out for the Jayhawks and the Badgers will fill the void for times like this!

    @brooksmd Don’t worry dude, we got Kentucky. The ‘experts’ picked Oregon, Baylor and Arizona to run all over us because we’re not athletic, as if it’s possible to make it to the Final 4 and not be athletic. So I’m welcoming the experts opinion as good news for the Badgers.

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