Xavier (11-4, 4-4) vs Butler (7-12, 6-10), Sunday, 2/21, 7:00 PM EST (FS1)

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by ButlerNut, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Well-Known Member

    100% agree. And yet it still happens :/

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  2. jeff

    jeff Well-Known Member

    I admittedly know very little about basketball theory, but it always appears that even when we drive to the basket the other teams bigs are surrounding our guy. Yet on the other side we don't seem to be able to do the same. Is it that on the offensive end our bigs aren't clearing out the lane, and on the defensive end they are getting pushed around or are too slow to react? Just seems like we get no easy shots near the rim while the other team gets a bunch.
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  3. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

    It’s spacing. Without floor spacing shooters the defenders guarding the weak side offensive players can camp in the lane instead of be forced to stay a step closer to their man on the perimeter.

    The lack of floor spacers is also the likely explanation for why were so bad with both Golden and Nze on the floor together. It’s not that they’re bad players, it’s that it takes away anything inside because there will always be a big guy in the paint and we can’t shoot 3’s to exploit it.

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  4. Clevedog

    Clevedog Well-Known Member

    I think he needs a lot of muscle, not some muscle.
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  5. jeff

    jeff Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the explaination.
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  6. WMUDog

    WMUDog Well-Known Member

    Was that off 4 way street?
  7. jarik

    jarik Active Member

    Yes. Pretty sure it was in his intro to “The Needle & the Damage Done.”

    Edit: It was “Don’t Let It Bring You Down.” That actually is rather fitting for this season, too.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021 at 8:02 AM

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