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Who was your Chief of the game and why?

Ayo
1 (14.3%)
Trent
0 (0%)
Kofi
0 (0%)
Griffin
6 (85.7%)
Giorgi B.
0 (0%)
Kipper
0 (0%)

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Purdue post/Chief of the game thread!

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Purdue post/Chief of the game thread!
« on: January 05, 2020, 10:52:03 PM »
Jumped out on Purdue with an 11 - 1 run and never looked back. Griffin's energy from the beginning gets him my COTG.

LET IT RIP!!!!!
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Re: Purdue post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 10:46:43 AM »
Good game...hate to say it, but it's to be expected at home that you beat people...we just haven't been there for a long time.  I struggle to see us beating Wisky at home...but we have the tools and ability to for sure. 
Griffin is the difference maker...needs clock.
Tev seems resigned to being gone...just my opinion. 
If we could get Trent and Ayo going...with Griffin doing what he's doing...and get Kofi AND Giorgi going, we'll be tough. 

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Re: Purdue post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 12:13:23 PM »
I agree with Tev being gone after this year. He is buried deep in the dog house with no signs of getting out. He made an appearance early on but was whistled for a charge and yanked immediately after until garbage time.
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Re: Purdue post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 12:22:18 PM »
Nice to see us play a team that isn't shooting 20% better than their average!  Griffin for CotG.  I said earlier that this is a guy who would flourish in Coach K's system as a defensive and 3 pt specialist.  Add offensive rebounder to that.

We match up well defensively with Purdue.  Trent is a good defender on guys who are a little slower than him.  According to Underwood, Trent takes their best outside scoring threat, who in this case, is.  Ayo is our best pg defender.  We match up well with size.  We struggle with teams with good, quick, scoring type of pg's.  The fact that our bigs are not great out court defenders and we dont aggressively play the pick at the 3 pt line doesn't help either.  But that isnt an issue with Purdue. 

At times, we still struggle to get open shots.  We have 3 guys who will not beat you from the outside.  But we dont do much interior screens.  You would think that we could get our 2 bigs open deep in the lane more often than we do.  I like the weave because Ayo and Feliz can really exploit it if we can get our opponent to give a little more attn inside. 

Tevian has a mental block.  He isn't quite getting there on D.  He is trying too hard to score so he can stay in the game, but then makes mistakes.  He is missing almost everything he throws up there.  He needs a couple breaks to go his way, because he has the body to contribute and possibly even dominate in a year or 2.