ok so this game is actually happening today. hopefully we don't shit the bed, I think Tharpes leadership will be the difference and if they use their size advantage to control the pace, Hawks win. Wiggins shaved the nap-fro, so he should be fine.
It'll be interesting to see how often Wiggins matches up with Parker, he plays the 4 and Hood is probably too fast for Ellis to defend, so hopefully they switch shit up to make that happen....
Fran said this isn't a top 25 team without P.J. and Leslie, I'm not sure it's even a top 25 with P.J. and Leslie. Regardless of how good P.J. is, this team has some serious issues. UNC basketball goes from being as good as ever from 2005-2009, to one big disappointing, heartbreaking, shit storm (compared to expectations) from 2010 through at least 2014.
The hell is going on in the Michigan State/Columbia game?
MSU offense is gonna be MSU offense at times still....lol
I mean for as many times as they gave up a surprisingly easy lay-up, they still only gave up 26 points at the half and not much more in the second half. The offense was just bad at times. They continued from the second half of the Kentucky game I guess. There were also times were Dawson, Valentine, etc. just had bad touch around the rim as well. Appling didn't look like he wanted to even try to take over the game, but lanes were very tight with how Columbia played defense.
MSU was out rebounded again too. You'd think Dawson and Payne would be enough, but the three rotation bigs need to man up. I can understand them getting bullied by Randle on the offensive glass, but not against Columbia.
Trice doesn't look as good so far this season as the backup pg. Very early though.
Even though its only been 2 games, Johnny O'Bryant is averaging 23/11 in only 28 minutes so far. He needs to stop taking mid range jumpshots because the only way to slow him down in the post is to double team him. Even then though you cant really stop him.