I watched Bucky tonight. They are playing at a completely different level than we are, at this point. Bigs are skilled AND strong in the paint, they’re shooting well, look very controlled and confident. I paid extra attention to boards on D – night and day difference from us. They find somebody, put a body on ’em, get the arm back to stay in contact.
Just checked the box, and they out-rebounded St. Johns 35-32 who were clearly bigger and more athletic. Bucky ate a BUNCH of shots, as we did vs. Houston, so I think it’s a fair comparison; Johnnies had 13 blocks.
I honestly think Bucky might have beaten Minny or Houston. They look very, very good. I haven’t seen BU yet, but they better be damn good if they plan to win the PL.