3/30 NIT Finals Notes

30 Mar

I don’t really have a strong opinion on this game. Georgia Tech got here with a combination of a highly effective extended, morphing 1-3-1 defense (while still protecting the rim at one of the best rates in the country) and punching above their weight offensively. That’s not to say Pastner hasn’t done a good job offensively with this team, because he has. The Wreck is pushing hard off misses before defenses get set, and he added some Princeton motion wrinkles in the halfcourt. TCU meanwhile has tons of height to contend with Tech at the rim (both of these offenses are predicated on working inside first and foremost), but their bigs are mobile, which really stretched out an excellent UCF zone thanks to the ball skills of zone busting, triple double threat Kenrich Williams and the pick n pop game of Vlad Brodziansky. Robinson at the point has had his issues against extended defenses, and that’s really my biggest concern with TCU tonight. X-factor? The Frogs on the offensive glass. They’re good at it and Tech has their struggles rebounding when they’re in the zone, a double edged sword because it’s their most effective defense. 

PREDICTION: TCU -4

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4 Responses to “3/30 NIT Finals Notes”

  1. Paul March 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Don’t know if you’ll be around after Hoop season and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks for all the hard work this year and continued success in whatever road you chose to take.

    • jorcubsdan March 30, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

      Thanks Paul! And thanks for reading!

  2. Crayton March 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    I second Paul’s note. You are a daily read for my college hoops fix. Your time and effort is not unnoticed. Thanks.

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