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jazzdelmar
01-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Still don't understand why we played into their hands and played at their slow down tempo for last three fourths of game. Zags were pushing it when they went up by nine. Then, inexplicably, Pangos and Stockton are walking it up, almost backwards it seemed at times. Someone with real knowledge of hoops, please explain.

Chicken Ball
01-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Looked to me like Butler clamped down. Our 9 point run was more a matter of BU getting away from their gameplan than GU mastery. We just don't have a team that can control tempo. To do that, you need either a dominant, turnover-forcing perimeter D (we don't have one) or a dominant, shot-blocking interior D (we don't have one). And those things have never been points of emphasis. And that's why GU is never able to impose its will on games against solid opponents.

Section 116
01-20-2013, 01:15 PM
You might want to listen to the Few post game press conference in another thread where Few discusses tempo, among other things.