Saturday, January 27, 2007
He said it
Coach Self on today's game (from kusports.com):
“I thought our perimeter was very good. And I thought our big guys were as bad as our perimeter was good. So I would give us a passing grade...Same thing, we don’t rebound the ball, and our big guys, they’re not rebounding the ball. To me it’s hard to give us too good of a performance because I don’t think our big guys played. I think it can be summed up in one word, and that is our big guys play soft.”
That sounds just right to me. The rebounding margin was not us by 15: no, they outrebounded us. The margin? Too soon to say, I guess—ESPN has it at 34-29; kusports.com has 36-30. Either way, that's really not what I was hoping for.
We did, thanks largely to the 56% shooting and 30 CU turnovers, win convincingly (though not by Vegas' 26 and not nearly by Deron's 43).
If you haven't yet, I hope you never see it, but the Noodle's missed dunk seemed emblematic: we were in a comfortable spot all game long, and we should've been having fun, but we just didn't look as cool as you would expect.
Good play from Rush (pictured) and Chalmers (nice to see him shine again), and RussRob went 2-3 from outside. That rebounding, though . . .
Posted by Yancy Hughes Dominick at 9:35 PM