What is that defense we are running?
For the world of me I cannot figure out what defense we are running when in the zone. It looks like a 1 3 1 but they keep calling it a 2-3. I watch Syracuse's 2-3 and it looks completely different. Our defense leaves the baselines wide open and has a gaping hole in the middle of the key.
I think the problem with the "hole in the middle" has gotten much better....teams were really exploiting that when we first switched to the zone around the beginning of MWC play.
I think its supposed to be like the old Tark (or Lute) amoeba zone.....a morphing 2/3 zone where a guy has to flex into that middle spot when he's on the week side.
I think our defense has gotten better, what appears to have happened is our offense is stuck in reverse.
I agree. Our defense has improved significantly. It’s been our offense that has lost us very winnable games, particularly the turnovers.
While we are no where near being a good defensive team, the defense is getting better.
But you are right, the turnovers are killed both on offense and on defense.
It is also the teams inability to get easy shots ever. We rarely get clean, close looks at the basket.