They shoot 72% as a team, this was just an off night, it's also not a coincidence being the first big road game with fans.Poor free throw shooting is a real problem. If they don't improve measurably they won't go anywhere. Teams will foul them, play them closer on D, play a lot looser if they don't worry about the cost of a foul. A team can survive with one sub fifty percent shooter, but when most of the team shoots under fifty.... I assume that it will be a higher priority going forward, but if not it will not bode well. Bad technique is pretty obvious and can be corrected.
That's your opinion, and you are certainly entitled to it, but I am a firm believer in the adage that playing bad and still managing to win on the road vs a Top 25 team is the sign of a really good team.I wrote this at the end of third quarter…Fully understanding that the team had the individual talent to pull out the game
A sad thing thing about the game is how undisciplined the Husky’s looked, how lacking in composure. How so much of the offense looked like schoolyard BB, that the team appeared to look that just by showing up, the other team would fold…Won’t happen with the better teams.
Then (the saddest thing) is how badly coached they looked…How about the shot selection in the1st quarter …was it 4 or 5 long range shots by Olivia and Griffin. (and again in a crucial moment of the 4th) Perhaps Geno told her to
Then there is the question of the rotation…Is there one? Anna looked lost, Mika never took her sweatshirt off. Was it Mir, that totally wandered around the foul line, one possession..totally lost in in the first half, the announcers don’t tell us stuff like who is in or out of the game
This was not a happy day…I can accept losses, won’t be happy with wins like this.
COVID!! Remember, Miss. State, Louisville, and Baylor games were canceled!It seems like the weak AAC and big east have really factored into how some players perform when we finally play solid competition. I’m not totally convinced ONO is any more equipped as a junior to play a top 25 team than she was her freshman season. We completely lose our inside presence in big games which forces us to live and die by the jump shot.
There’s one other thing I loved about Paige’s game tonight. She has a shooter’s short-term memory with no conscience. She may have missed 10 outside shots in a row, but she absolutely knew that 11th shot was going in, and damned if she wasn’t right.Too any people equate “playing well” with “Making a lot of shots”.
Yeah that whole 8 to 9 deep chorus had me laughing. After watching this team for more than a decade I don't think he's ever going to break the habit of a six, maybe seven player rotation. Saying they're not ready? Why not? Even the volnation folks have figured this out.Why is it that some are saying Tennessee's height was trouble for UConn? Georgia is shorter than UConn and Tennessee did not stop them from outscoring them 29 to 9 in one quarter. I do wonder why the coaching allowed Tennessee to dictate the tempo. Also, after the last games some were saying UConn will go 8 to 9 deep. Now some of those same people are saying UConn will go only 6 deep. What is it?
Yep, not a second’s hesitation. She’s got the mindset of an assassinThere’s one other thing I loved about Paige’s game tonight. She has a shooter’s short-term memory with no conscience. She may have missed 10 outside shots in a row, but she absolutely knew that 11th shot was going in, and damned if she wasn’t right.
Wow, really? They're happy with the way the played? I said elsewhere that it seemed like they were trying really hard to give the game away down the stretch. It took us some time to accept the gift.
If you were in a competitive game and Paige was out, I suspect the answer for now would be start Anna but let Evina play point guard. She looked very controlled while Paige was out in this game.Saving her for Georgetown.
With paige gimpy, Nika will probably start
Yup, teams will foul us and then they will look around and find out half their team has 3 or 4 fouls and will be sitting on the bench. Yup, that will stop us by golly.Poor free throw shooting is a real problem. If they don't improve measurably they won't go anywhere. Teams will foul them, play them closer on D, play a lot looser if they don't worry about the cost of a foul. A team can survive with one sub fifty percent shooter, but when most of the team shoots under fifty.... I assume that it will be a higher priority going forward, but if not it will not bode well. Bad technique is pretty obvious and can be corrected.
then she should take two step in and get a shot more in her range. Paige and E and CW were all open when they crossed half court.I dont understand why everyone doesnt get this. They were being left wide open. Key was staying 10 feet away. I AM SURE that Geno told them to shoot it if that was happening.
It seems as if there are just a couple "mean" poster hanging out on the BY now days. Actually ignored the question. That was a question no one would ask that is a UConn fan. Nika is simply not ready for big games yet.Not to be harsh here, but what is it you think a player averaging 0.6pts, 0.4 rbs, and 1.8ast while shooting .071fg% could have done in this game to help the team win?