GoHawks – Good and fair thoughts, good post bud. Certainly not a great game for AD, but he has been playing very very well of late, not sure they mess with this lineup right now when they are rolling, but you saw his minutes(15) go down tonight as Reed knew he was struggling, whcih was good coaching. Perhaps, tonight struggle was in part to his salivating at the matchup that Paulsen gave him in Willman. Paulsen said we’re going to make AD hit some shots, and tonight it worked. AD drove by WIllman a few times but didn’t get any buckets, but I think he’ll have more success next time if that matchup returns….I was shocked that it was how paulsen played it, but he wanted to put a “quicker” defender on Greiner so Ayers drew that matchup, leaving Willman with AD.
Bad overall field goal shooting can be made up, by great 3 point shooting, and that is what happened tonight. Mackey, BJ, Schaef stroked the 3 ball well, and that was huge difference. Both teams who are great FT shooting both struggled at the line.
ONe thing I mentioned to 65 and TMH after the game on their drive home was if I told you before the game, without CJ, that we’d get to the line 8 more times than BU, you’d be kidding yourselves…that was a sign of aggressiveness and attack mode that this team has. 8 more times and GK only had one FT attempt, a miss. Pretty amazing, and in part cause their guards didn’t have an answer for Mackey and BJ attacking the rim, good sign.