Defense wins championships or something like that...
BC entered the game with one of college basketball's best offenses. Florida State entered with one of the game's best defenses. The 'Noles and their defensive approach won out, with a comfortable 67-51 victory. I don't think the loss is a wake up call for BC. But it is a sign that this next stretch of games will be very difficult if BC can't hit their shots.
-- I know FSU is long and closed out on the perimeter well, but did anyone else think BC became too passive? It seemed like the guys were willing to make another pass when they had a decent look.
-- Aside from the the offense-defense approach, this was just a bad matchup on many levels. Florida State has a bunch of shotblockers who just waited on Reggie. Without any penetration, the flow of the offense seemed lost.
-- I actually was a little frustrated with the tempo. When we started to fall behind, I think we should have forced more shots and shot earlier in the shot clock.
-- Our defense is not good, but I liked when we went big with a lineup of Reggie-Dallas-Trapani-Dunn-Southern. We didn't stick with it very long, but I think it could give some teams trouble when we are not shooting well.
-- I think this shows how valuable Biko has become. Moton was okay, but is not a scorer yet. Although Florida State is good, I think one of the reason's Reggie struggled is that he had most of the ball handling duties.
This is one loss, but as I said, we are about to hit our toughest stretch. Let's hope we adjust or this feel good season could end with a lot of ugly basketball.
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