Post by ghostofdylan on Nov 19, 2009 9:41:03 GMT -6
And how did they do it? Making 9 of 26 shots from behind the arc is hardly staggering. What's staggering is the way the Bulldogs guarded on the ball and in the passing lane. Who got most of the 50-50 balls? Hint: it wasn't the guys dressed in purple and white. In essence, who wanted it more? Look, our problem isn't scoring 67 points; it's preventing the other team from doing the same. Butler has a staggering commitment to team defense, so does Wright State ... and Cleveland State since Waters' arrival. That's how you win ... and I don't care in what league you play. Stare me down on a 3-pointer and I'm going to make sure that you don't get that same look the next time. It's all about will.
Post by PANTHERfan on Nov 19, 2009 10:01:37 GMT -6
That's exactly right Dylan. UWM can easily match a 9 of 26 three point shooting effort. That's a pretty mediocre to awful shooting percentage. We need to play defense, and that's all about desire and discipline. Until this squad wants it more than the team we're playing, each game will be a struggle. To me, that comes down to coaching. Butler is a fine example of a program that has engrained that notion in each and every player it recruits.