Xavier @ Nova - Last 4 Years

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Re: Xavier @ Nova - Last 4 Years

Postby gym from delhi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:00 pm

From the memory bank, one of the best games I ever saw had #6 Villanova beating Xavier 90-88, in Schmidt, in early '64. X had no answer underneath for future NBA er Jim Washington, but conversely (a 60's pun) later NBAer Wali (then Wally) Jones couldn't guard Steve Thomas, either.
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Re: Xavier @ Nova - Last 4 Years

Postby mumuskie87 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:09 pm

ChitownSteve wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:17 am
Brunson really tough, and need to make him understand he is not the only one on the court with moxie. Double-team him early and make someone else handle the ball. If you sit on Brunson, he'll yo-yo you to death. Control the tempo. Brunson is not tall, run some early JP/Goodwin traps.

Go X!

Reminds of a Al McGuire quote about Phil Ford and UNC's 4 corner offense - "to kill a snake, you have to cut the head off".
X's needs to keep Brunson from controlling the offense for Nova.
This has been a weakness for X on D this year - shutting down the PG.
Case in point - Cartwright for PC.

Agree with others - need to pound it inside and feed which ever big is having the hot hand.
With our 3 bigs, usually one of them is having a strong game.
Against PC it was Kanter
Against Butler it was Big Sean.

And Tre and JP need to say enough is enough and kick some a$$.
I'm pretty sure JP will be up to it.
Concerned about Tre and whether he is 100% physically ready to play.
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