B-Ball Idiocracy

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Re: B-Ball Idiocracy

Postby 26mi235 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:12 pm

jhc68 wrote:So I knew a coach who adopted the exact opposite system.
30+ years ago he took over the local junior college B-ball team in the era just before the time clock was adopted at that level.
His tallest player was just over 6 feet but instead of playing run and gun he had his guys run endless plays. Weaving and passing over and over until someone on the other team either got tired or bored and left his man unguarded for a lay-up. Sometimes two or three minutes would elapse between shoots.
Games usually ended with both teams scoring in the mid-20 to low 30 point range and the stall-happy coach always had winning seasons. Other coaches and teams and fans hated the coach and the system, but locals turned out in droves to watch smaller, less talented players piss-off the opposition.
It was fun to watch if the whole spectacle of opponent's getting frustrated and melting down but it was all about winning within the rules. Taylor's coach seems to be pursuing a system to he thinks will win. None of it, as far as I can see, has anything to do with morality.

Wisconsin has tended to play that way. The year that they had the epitome of the no-name team (no one on the team made either first- or second-team All-Big Ten) they played several very high-ranked teams. One was LSU with a big star that scored (20 pt/game type). They hounded him so badly that he made about one of six shots and turned the ball over about five times in the first half+ a bit of second?) and in the second half he seemed to want no part of the ball. Wisconsin won by double digits.
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Re: B-Ball Idiocracy

Postby Blues » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:57 pm

Jack Taylor was a little more impressive on Saturday against Ripon than in his previous outing. In Grinnell's 134-97 win over Ripon College, Taylor shot 12 of 19 from the field (9 for 15 3pt) and was 6 for 7 from the foul line, for a total of 39 points. Not bad stats, especially since he did it in only 14 minutes of playing time as Grinnell used their normal platooning style.
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