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No. 24 Notre Dame will try and regroup for postseason play after a 73-57 loss to No. 8 Louisville in both teams' Big East regular-season finale.
Honestly, this was a meaningless game and that is the attitude ND brought down to Louisville. Their Defensive intensity was non-existant. Although Biedsheid isn't a mainstay of the offense, ND played like they were a wounded puppy and expected to lose. If there was any good to be taken from this game, it is that Sherman had productive minutes.
The upcoming Big East Tourney is also irrelevant for all but the bottomfeeders of the league. Notre Dame will need a flawless and 8 deep performance to win 2 games in the Big Dance.
Sherman's post play against Louisville this year was sensational. If ND had an 18-game schedule against Louisville, he would be up for Big East Player of The Year. Probably wouldn't like the team record, though.
As is usually the case, Pitino has his team cranked up at the end of the season. It's hard to think it won't be either the Cardinals or the Hoyas winning the title. Having that big man swatting and altering shots really gives them carte blanche to overplay on defense, because he's got their backs.
Just as an aside, Brey really needs to work on out of bounds plays under our own basket. Today's performance in that regard was inexcusable.
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I liked color analyst Mike Gminski's analogy where he likened areas such as in-bounds plays to special teams in football. They're the little things that are unappreciated until there are screw-ups.
This was about what i expected yesterday. Hopefully we can make a little run in the Big East Tourney and get some positive momentum going.
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What did Burgett show that pleased Brey? What I saw told me he isn't ready to play in a Big East game and a redshirt would have been the smart way to go.
I'm sure our starting front line was not happy with their play, but Knight never saw the court in the second half. Look, I know he is not a difference maker, and he needs to hunt his shot more, but if Brey thinks Burgett is the answer, he was not really trying to win that game. Sherman was good for a change, but Cooley has never had good games against Dieng, who has improved greatly.
Why does this team always start slowly and get into a hole most games? Why does Grant wait until late in ballgames to try and find an offensive game? Why is our best inbounds play a 3/4 toss to the foul line of our defensive zone?
Too many questions with this team, and in my opinion not enough answers to cause any damage in the NCAA's.
Alot of questions with this team
This post was edited by Scottfan34 on 3/10/2013 at 11:12 AM
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