Really no surprise here. The Cougars just can't play man to man, and they
basically play defense with their hands and not their feet.
I agree the Coug defense is bad, but the constant driving to the basket with
your head down, looking for no other potentially open teammate creates a lot of
turnovers and missed shots. Rose needs to correct that, it can and should be
corrected. Improving on defense will be tougher. Oh, and a few more made free
throws would help too.
Too Much skinny against too much Muscle!
Losing by nine against an undefeated,- and number one RPI team, on their home
court?And some are criticizing, and telling Dave Rose how to
UMASS is a better team. Byu is now 0-3 against ranked teams, and as my byu
friends remind me, playing ranked teams doesn't count for ANYTHING if all
you do is lose.I highly doubt the ncaa selection committee is
impressed with byu's .000 winning percentage against ranked teams
considering 3 games have been played.
@worfIt seems like maybe you did not watch the game. This was not
one of those close games that ends up being a 9 point game at the end because of
some free throws or something. It was the opposite. This was more like a 15
point game by the feel of it. Nothing for BYU to hang its hats on or find a
moral victory from.Also, coaches are not sacred or perfect. A lot of
people play and understand basketball. It is not like rocket science to
understand. When you give up 105 points in a 40 minute game there is something
wrong there, either with the players or the strategy or both.
I agree with "Dresdenballa"....you dont give up as many points against
so many teams, and expect to win against good teams. It seems the mentality is
to "out score other teams, and thats not going to win against good teams
that DO play defense. A good defensive team can stop a good offensive team
anyday. Any team that HAS to play zone is going to have a hard time winning
against top tier teams, unless you are Syracuse, and can recruit top level kids
to your program. Spend more time on "D" coach, like half your practice
DresdenBalla and Overseer:You guys need to stick to the level of
your competence - Mo Ball - and leave coaching to the professionals. UMass is