-This will be an abbreviated version since the Cards are back in action tonight. No need to spend too much time on it since you have already read or seen just about everything you need to on this game.
-Carlik Jones was that man again. When you get to the film review, I could have easily just had clips of him scoring at the rim, but then we would have had 20 similar clips with nothing to breakdown other than “he is good at this.” He had 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and only one turnover.
-Samuell Williamson…welcome back. Are you here to stay? We will see. But you were much, much better in this game.
-Dre Davis made some big time post moves and looked like a veteran doing them. Some spin moves followed by an up and under and the finish. Not to mention scaring all of us near the end of the game. Don’t do that again.
-J.J. Traynor continues to show flashes of what he can do. The more weight he puts on, the better he is going to be. But even playing undersized, he was able to get three blocks in this one.
-Good to see Charles Minlend out on the court. I am sure the plan was to just get him in there and get that debut over with and now we can start to see his time ramped up little by little. Nothing extreme, just bring him along in the safest way possible and get him in the rotation when he is ready.
-I said abbreviated so I need to stick to my word. I appreciate you checking this out, and let’s get another win tonight! Go Cards!
David Johnson gets the ball and pushes in transition. J.J. Traynor fakes setting the screen and goes to the basket. His man is still in help position on DJ so Traynor is open for the finish. pic.twitter.com/3QyvdJ5QtP— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021
Traynor gets switched on the PG and stays on his feet until the shot goes up and he gets the block. He then runs the floor and finishes again. Count the dribbles that UofL took. Beautiful! pic.twitter.com/NKh4YUhPNj— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021
This doesn’t look like a big deal, just Sam cutting to the basket. But it’s not a half-speed cut, so this is improvement and what we need from him. pic.twitter.com/1YPIuOVbfl— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021
More DJ and Traynor. It’s a pick and pop. DJ drives and draws three defenders and kicks back to Traynor, and if you notice, Sam comes and sets a little screen to keep Traynor open for the shot. pic.twitter.com/WyvFDf5r1b— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021
I just love this play. I have never seen it against the 1-3-1 but it worked. Ball goes to the corner, screens are set against the bottom defender and weak-side wing defender. Wide open underneath. pic.twitter.com/uqgQIf9Xqu— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021
Dre Davis backs his man down and gives a nice up and under move. This is solid footwork for the freshman and he made a couple of nice moves in this game. pic.twitter.com/H19FZzVoMm— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021
Oh Carlik, you and your fancy no-look passes. This one, he looks away from Sam just enough that both top defenders in the zone freeze and he delivers it right into the middle. Easy bucket. pic.twitter.com/I507EkIM0o— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 16, 2021