Sunday, December 11, 2005

Wow! Now THAT Sucked!

The Wildcats took a header off the RCA Dome yesterday, immolating themselves (how's that for a mixed metaphor?) by shooting 2-for-27 from 3-point range on the way to their worst loss since 1989 (the fifth worst in the last half-century) -- 79-53 to Indiana.

There's not much to be said about it other than this team sucks right now. No offense (31% shooting overall, 4 assists/19 turnovers -- I can't even believe that one!), and no defense (53% shooting for Indiana) equals a team with absolutely nothing going for it.

What's worse, those stats don't even begin to tell the story of how bad they look. No fire, no hustle, no movement, no toughness, no clue.

I'm not sure what Tubby can or will do with these guys at this point to keep this from turning into a truly disastrous season. Some version of a pressing smallball team seems about the only possibility. There is just no way this team can beat a good team in a traditional half-court game, but I don't know if Tubby is capable of coaching a more wide-open team -- especially on the fly in the middle of the season.


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