• SCHoosier

    “We tried to drive too much.’OK..but why does that continue for the entire game? “Didn’t make the simple plays” I think u can thank PU’s defense for that.Their D better than our O? “Our 2 pt D will improve when our transition defense does.” How does that get learned in the last ten games..when it hasn’t in the first 21?

  • SilentBob

    Did you watch the whole interview? It wasn’t the drives so much as where they went with the drive. Getting caught under the side of the backboard after picking up their dribble with the leagues best shot blocker. Either don’t pick up that dribble or preferably go at his chest and sweep underneath the direction Hammons came from. Or even better draw the defenders and dish to the corner or another cutter. Yogi did it all night, Stan and Rob did it. James and Troy, who are two players we need to be successful, didn’t do it. I think Crean shoud have benched Troy and JBJ last night in favor of Stan and Nick, but given the already huge size deficit that didn’t happen.

  • SilentBob

    Also we have had games where our transition defense was well, we just don’t remember it because we won those games. We didn’t hustle like we should have last night. The only players who seemed to care last night were Nick, Yogi, Rob, and Stan.

  • SCHoosier

    Thats’ because Hammons camped all night about 3 ft in front of the rim. Any drive heads toward the bucket…had no options except to deal with Hammons sitting on the rim

  • SilentBob

    I don’t understand your post. We had plenty of other options. Yogi found them, Stan found some even though his teammates
    didn’t hit, rob even found some. We went to his strengths and we didn’t need too. They didnt keep their heads up on drives whatsoever

  • Guyton25

    Ok, he started to frustrate me at the beginning because he made it sound like we just didn’t score well enough in the paint but then he clarifies that we “tried to drive too much instead of making the simple pass” and “it’s funny how Yogi never gets his shot blocked because he understands how to keep driving the ball under the basket and find the open man.”

    I think that says a lot right there. Troy kept trying to score in the paint rather than play through it like Yogi when he either traces the 3pt and baseline or slashes and dishes. But this would infer that Crean was unable to get them to stop trying to go up for the score on the drive rather than pass it. That might be the case because Purdue would close off all passing routes and then whoever would be driving it would see there’s no one open on the outside so make the best of it and try to score (like a quarterback who is forced to try and scramble [because you can’t throw it away, lol] when all the routes with been shutdown).

  • Laffy

    Odd how it’s never…..never…..Crean’s fault.

  • SCHoosier

    Yogi found them for himself..and the rest of the team stood around looking like last year’s Hoosiers.

  • HoosierBoat63

    not ever!!!!

  • SilentBob

    That was kind of the point. They weren’t alert

  • Guyton25

    That’s why I mentioned getting frustrated, because Crean usually acts like that after losses. I felt the need to comment about this conference though, because I think his explanation behind what happened to the game plan made a lot of sense. But still, when you’re getting denied that badly in the paint, as a coach, you need to tell them to give up oon trying to play “through the paint” or whatever they were trying to do and just start shooting 3s off the pick or something. Things could have been done differently by both the players and coaching