I got the same Overseas Elite feeling. Though I think if we had hit some shots we have been hitting recently and got a few calls we should have gotten from the stipes this game could have been a bit close, but we got outplayed as coach says, for sure.It seems like everyone gives their best effort when they play us. To me, it felt like we were playing Overseas Elite. SB is well coached and the players are mature and physically strong. It's hard to stop their one-on-one drives, so we help out and foul or leave someone open. They also play good defense. We've got to figure something out or hope another team knocks them out of the A10 tournament.
VCU doesn’t play particularly aggressive on offense. 250th in the nation in free throw attempts. I checked FT attempts for 40 min. The 3 best at getting to the line are MBJ, Nunn, and Ace in order. Not surprised, they are probably our most active and aggressive players. SBUs excellent and experienced guard play kept them in check (Dunn may not be 100%). It would be hard to be the aggressors against that group.I just don't understand how they roll with 5 players and we can't even get them in foul trouble.
If we have as much depth as we say then the bench should have been hammering them and turned the game ugly. If Nichols is never gonna see the floor they shouldve have just thrown him on Oosunyi and let him foul him hard 5 times in a row.
It's crazy how SBU literally manhandled us off the court every time we play. We need to let them know they can't bully us, but they did.
Yep. We need for DeLoach to take it inside, convert, and hit the free throw after the foul. Needs some work on the FT's. Needs some additional minutes.VCU doesn’t play particularly aggressive on offense. 250th in the nation in free throw attempts. I checked FT attempts for 40 min. The 3 best at getting to the line are MBJ, Dunn, and Ace in order. Not surprised, they are probably our most active and aggressive players. SBUs excellent and experienced guard play kept them in check (Dunn may not be 100%). It would be hard to be the aggressors against that group.
We aren’t not going to draw a lot of fouls in the post. Ward and Stockard are the primary bigs. Only Kern and Banks get to the line less per 40 min. Not surprised. Ward is soft and has no game. Stockard plays lazy and slow. Bigs worth a [email protected] are going to get fouled.
Is next game a week from now? Can't we get one sooner?
Why not play GMU mid week? Make it up.
I like DeLoach coming off of the bench. It gives him a chance to see the flow of the game before seeing action. The problem is Coach Rhoades has been starting either Ward or Curry as that fifth starter after Baldwin, Williams, Nunn and Stockard. So, who do you start? Stockard is not in game shape yet due to COVID. He only played just under 4 minutes last night. It definitely didn't help starting both Curry (-12) and Ward (-22). Once Stockard gets his legs back, I kind of think VCU should be starting Tsohonis as the fifth starter and bring both Ward and Curry in off of the bench.
Plus their core consists of 5 Seniors who did pretty well last year. They are gonna be tough to beat. We let up and never did. They did what Senior teams do they had us on the ropes and they knocked are arses out.
Soft teams cry and complain, tough teams never forget the arse whooping and never let their opponents forget either. They have to come to Richmond. Things will be difference.