Should never have lost this game. Five things that popped out to me:
- Live by the 3 and die by the 3. Happened tonight. 7-30 will not do it.
- Free throw shooting 10-18 and missed freethrows down the stretch. Several one and ones.
- We got into foul trouble. We went to the 2-3 zone and shut them down and got defensive rebounds. Then, with about 4 or 5 minutes to play we went back to man where they killed us in the first half. They hurt us again getting put back shots when Kalifa had to help. Went away from what was working.
- With 10 seconds left and the ball, down by 2 points, we let Hall be the hero and he turned it over. Why not pass it to an open shooter and have a chance to win instead of forcing a shot. We had a lot of hero one on one ball tonight. And a lot of missed 2 point shots too going down the stretch.
- Missed Fousse a lot!
So many opportunities to win. So many ways to have won and it’s a loss. Hopefully, this will serve as a wake up call that even teams not as good as you can win if we don’t play our game.