Lehigh played several possessions of zone against Baylor, but it is something they should have done throughout the entire game. For as good of a coach as I think Doc Reed is, I can’t understand why he doesn’t teach/coach zone. It was suicide to play straight man against that Baylor team, especially without Knutson on the inside.
The zone was somewhat effective, and it’s not like Baylor shot the ball exceptionally well from three, so I don’t know why Lehigh didn’t go to the zone more in the second half. Brady Heslip, who is one of the best shooters in the nation (you wouldn’t know it based on his 1-7 shooting from three against Lehigh), and Pierre Jackson are pretty much the only threats from the outside.
Baylor shot 40-62 from the field…could playing zone exclusively done worse?
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