The Kleuh Level
Valpo bench outscored ISU 49-3...wtf?
Bench scoring has been a MAJOR issue this year for the Sycamores. It typically shows up in our losses. If you look back at all of our losses this year I’d venture to guess that our bench scoring was in single digits in well over half. Just a guess.Valpo bench outscored ISU 49-3...wtf?
He was fine, until Lansing benched him.Hope Cooper gets his mojo back I. St. Louis
When does Neese share in the responsibility? He’s still #22 in the MVC in minutes played, which is third on the team. He’s getting plenty of time on the court, so it doesn’t really have much to do with anything but him.He was fine, until Lansing benched him.
At this point in the season, you don't play head-games with your starters, especially someone like Neese who is 10X's the player of a Miller, Bacote or Larry....but that's Lansing...always has to have someone in the doghouse.
When does Neese share in the responsibility? He’s still #22 in the MVC in minutes played, which is third on the team. He’s getting plenty of time on the court, so it doesn’t really have much to do with anything but him.
He absolutely has to hit shots for our offense to work, and I hope he finds his mojo soon. This is not a Lansing issue, though.
Looks like the end of season collapse came all in one game. Hopefully Lansing will get their attention this week. I still think we have a chance to win Arch Madness.
I can’t deny there seems to be a correlation between his disciplinary benching and his slump at the moment. I just don’t see the causation.In my opinion it’s partially a Lansing issue... He yanked him out of the starting lineup for a disciplinary issue - fine no issue with that. He then proceeded to keep him out of the starting lineup. That’s unnecessary - we’ve had players with more disciplinary issues than Cooper and he’d been playing really well prior to that.
But Cooper has to get his head out of his ass as well. He’s such an important piece to this O - if he’s shooting it well then it makes doubling Jake or Tre difficult. Our movement yesterday when we got doubled was awful - everyone stood and watched. No one made themselves available or cut toward the lane - when we did we fumbled the catch or made bad passes. Just not locked in as a team.