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Zag 77
11-07-2007, 09:09 PM
For new members, this is my favorite rant. We can't be shooting 63.2% in real games. Last season we were about 78% and Raivio led the nation at 95%.

A little encouragement for these guys:
Sacre: 7-13
Gurganious 2-4
Kuso 2-4
Gray 0-2

Overall we were 24-38. That is 14 points we left unscored.

Coach Krause needs to take these guys aside and make them get their mechanics down. Boring stuff, but very important.

Scotto
11-08-2007, 06:51 AM
I think the fact Sacre got to the line 13 times in 15 minutes is a great sign.

jbslicer
11-08-2007, 06:52 AM
There will be several games this year when the Zags will miss DRav's 95% free throw shooting. He won quite a few games with his FT shooting.

wazZag
11-08-2007, 07:03 AM
I agree with Scotto. Also with regard to Sacre, I thought his stroke looked pretty decent from the line. Anyone agree or disagree?

Nevtelen
11-08-2007, 07:29 AM
I only listened on the radio, but Fox said his stroke looked good, they just weren't going in. Nerves for the first game perhaps? It would be great if he could be a Batista-like presence at the like and shoot around 75+%. I'd take 70% even from a freshman.

Anyone know his ft % in hs?

trizag
11-08-2007, 12:17 PM
I think the fact Sacre got to the line 13 times in 15 minutes is a great sign.

To me that's like saying we forced 20 turnovers but didnt convert them to points. IMO--without the follow through at the line I fail to see the great sign.

I dont think we'll get that many turnovers on someone like WSU. So, we play hard draw a gob of fouls and leave 14 points on the floor again? Remember the final score on that game?

zag67
11-08-2007, 12:55 PM
I also think that it is great that he got to the line 13 times in 15 minutes. If he could even increase his number by 2 or 3 to 9 or 10 out of the 13, then he would be over 70%. That would be a good start.
I like some others think that part of these misses and those from the other players were partly because of nerves of the first game. I hope that we will see improvements in all of them as we go along.