This is what you were reading on the SCU boards....
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Posts: 207 01/09/11 14:03:56 Against my best judgement I went to last nights USF game... I have missed the last few home games on purpose as to try and calm my frustration with the SCU basketball program (by the way nobody took me up on my offer for free tickets), but I walked away last night more dissapointed in SCU basketball than ever before. Let me begin by saying that USF is a terrible basketball team. In all honesty, and I sincerely mean no disrespect to USF, they have 3 players that could make the SCU squad as walk-ons. I don't think those 3 guys would see lots of minutes, but they could probably make the SCU team. The rest of the USF players would have trouble getting playing time at NAIA schools. I know that this will irk some USF folk, but it's the absolute truth (and besides you guys have the last laugh as you beat SCU on their home floor last night). I bring this up only to illustrate how bad the SCU coaching is. In my estimation Rex Walters was good for a 20-25 point differential vs. KK last night. Walters was fairly quick to make some minor adjustments and they had a major impact on the outcome of the game. They were simple adjustments from his in-game observations, but they were spot on and ultimately what won the game for USF. Rex understands the game... he has no resources in terms of personnel, but his understanding of the game and ability to make adjustments makes his team better.
I could rant for pages and pages concerning the absolutely backwards coaching that KK implaments (or you could just browse through my last 100 or so posts and find it all there... it was just more of the exact same last night). It's high time he is driven out. With KK at the helm the ship is taking on water and sinking faster and faster. If the admin had the guts to oust him right now (seriously, paying him off to be rid of him would be the best $$$ the basketball program has spent in the last decade), SCU could at least start to move forward in the near future.
Now a few notes about the USF game. A few things I saw and posted after watching the pre-season intersquad game have come to light. First, Foster has lost a step to his surgery... as it stands currently he doesn't have the speed to go by guys and he's basically relegated to shooting outside (which is fine... he can certainly score from out there), but that needs to be acknowledged and fit into the offense accordingly as he is such a threat to score that defenses always have to make sure to find him, even if he isn't a threat to drive to the basket. It would be really easy to use Fosters presence to create space for others to drive and guys on the inside to find holes. Secondly, Rocquemore is not a point guard (not yet at least), and Rex Walters saw that right away and went after him and it worked well. Rocquemore was lost and disoriented for the last 10 minutes of the first half and the enitre second half. He can't handle the ball effectively and isn't a particularly great passer... he's super talented, but needs to be at the 3 position otherwise this thing will continue to be a mess. We need Smith at point, but since KK rode him off, the best option is Foster right now... besides it will put less burder on Foster to try and drive to the basket. The 20 3's Foster shot were a lot, but I have no problem with him taking that many in a game... it was just the way he had to take many of those shots last night that hurt SCU (just beofre the shot clock expired). In the early going SCU was pushing pace and finding wide open spot-up 3's in the early offense ad running away with the game. Then Walters made adjustments on defense (attacking the perimeter early, namely Rocquemore) and KK went to his usual sitting on the ball, burning clock and then forcing Foster to pull the trigger on some off balance shot with a hand in his face as the shot clock expired. Once Walters extended the defense if KK were to make a simple counter adjustment the game would have been over, but true to what he's shown in his 3 1/2 years KK made no significant adjustments. By the time the second half came Walters had come to the understanding that SCU was overplaying the ball, switching on high ball screens, and refusing to front post players, and all he needed to do was have his guys dirve to the basket as the lanes were wide open, so he abandoned any set offense, and once again KK had no answer. Seriously, you couldn't imagine how bad this USF squad is and the fact that they beat SCU at Leavy speaks volumes. Keating has got to go.
Last Edited By: betterbroncos 01/09/11 21:21:15. Edited 1 time.