I was excited when Carlino was hitting those 3s late in the game, but he needs
to play smarter. After hitting those three 3s, he had pulled the defense out,
the middle was completely open, he should have then driven to the basket and
either scored a layup or dished off to someone open for a dunk--that was there,
but Carlino didn't understand that part of the game. And then
Austin, who I thought played a pretty good game, decides to shoot a layup
instead of jamming the ball late in the game, his shot is blocked and he's
fouled and he only made one free throw. So what should have been a three point
play becomes a one point play. The game was lost on these two plays.I love Haws, he's my kind of player, but he too made some mental
mistakes. His worst mistake was trying to squeeze by Jackson on the sideline,
that was kind of dumb, there was no room to begin with, and Jackson just steps
over and draws the offensive charge--the game was over at that point because
Jackson then hit another basket.
Coulda, woulda, shoulda - I thought the game was well played. Baylor was able to
wear the Cougs down. Next year, those guys will be a little older and more
experienced. We're gonna miss Davies, though. Overall, a final four is a
good thing. Congrats to the Cougs for picking themselves off the floor and
competing well in the NIT.
If Lagoon were to build an authentic "Carlino Coaster," that baby would
have more ups and downs than anything you'll find at a Six Flags. I
don't know what kind of coaching he needs, but for the last two years.
it's bittersweet when he hits two or three triples in a row. When that
happens, only one thing is for certain . . he's shooting the next few times
he gets the ball, regardless of where he is, what the score is, how the defense
is playing, or where his teammates are.It's almost like he gets
off on adding degrees of difficulty to his shots . . "Cool! I hit a
22-footer! Now I have to try a 25-footer, and if I make that I'll back up
three feet more!" Calm down, Matt. Try less caffiene. Consider developing a
floater. Ask Haws for ideas on diversifying your offensive game.
Congrats to the Cougs for their run in the NIT. I wrote them off after they lost
to USD. Kudos to them for proving that they have more potential than they showed
The real big mistake, I thought, was when Zylstra fouled the Baylor player after
Carlino had pulled them within three. Didn't need to foul there. Just
needed a defensive stop. Instead, he put a very good free throw shooter on the
line to extend the Baylor lead.Carlino may not have played smart all
the time, but he's a sophomore. Zylstra is a senior and should have known
better what to do in that situation.
@SlopJ30 or ask JimmerHope he will focus putting some of his
techniques during off season and FORGET about the Yankees. He can watch the
Yankees after he gets old and retired.
@NevadaCougZylstra was a real big mistake
Too bad he couldn't go watch his beloved Yankees fall to the Red Sox again.