Created: 11/22/2013 3:51 PM
By: Lee Faria, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
You probably don't want to hear this from me, but the Lobos problems are not on the offensive end of the floor, they are on the defensive side of the ball. Under Steve Alford the Lobos would hang their hat on shutting people down. In 3-of their 4-games they have given up an average of 89-points a game. Granted one of those games went to double overtime, but that is an poor total. By playing fast the Lobos have increased their possessions, but they have also increased their opponents possessions. By playing fast they have lost their ability to play a physical brand of basketball. Alford's game plan was to take the break when it's there and run the motion in the half court setting monster "picks." Playing under control suits this team with two bigs and a guard that can penetrate. Right now this team looks like the Lobo team when Drew Gordon was at the post. That team started slow and then became scary at the end of the season.