We are not this bad. Sure, UNC played well and we played poorly, but the game should not have been so lopsided. We are clearly flawed (no real inside scorer, mediocre penetration, one of the worst defenses in college basketball) but we can play better. What has me scratching my head is Donahue's lack of adjustments in game. I don't believe in micro-managing a basketball game. In fact I love Skinner's "let them play" mentality, but Donahue is supposed to be an Xs and Os guy. He made good adjustments and had exciting rotations earlier in the year. Now he doesn't seem to tell emphasize the simple adjustments ("Hey, Josh, they are over playing you. Step into the pass and use your body to keep him from stealing the ball").
This might not make sense given UNC blew us out, but I really think we should have picked up the tempo. We looked hesitant on offense too often and ran down the shot clock many times. We can't play defensively with UNC, so why not try to out score them?
Other thoughts as I wonder if we are about to slide way, way down...
-- Trapani's hustle. I harp on Joe, but I give the guy credit for fighting well after the game is over. We need more of that.
-- Raji's shot selection. For some reason the most of the guys are either passing up good shots or forcing bad ones. Not Corey. He is doing a great job in shot selection and has a pretty quick release.
-- Southern on the low block. He is not a good rebounder and not an especially great low post scorer. He is much better on the high block where he can pass.
-- No time for Dunn. I don't think Dunn is some sort of hidden gem. He may not be showing the right attitude in practice, but we could use his size and minutes. We are making average players look great because we have no one to match up with them.