-You know the drill. Nobody wants to read a novel about a loss several days after it happens. Especially when we have Duke coming up on Saturday. So once again, I’ll try to keep this one brief.
-Never fun getting punked out by the opposition. Especially at home. After a bad loss to Miami. Just a bad couple of games.
-One positive was Jae’Lyn Withers. The redshirt freshman did come to play and had 14 points, nine rebounds, and was 6/9 from the field.
-After putting up no stats at all against Miami, Josh Nickelberry shot 0/4 and had one rebound and one turnover in 15 minutes. Got to bring something to the table if the shot isn’t falling.
-The fact that some of The Vipers got some playing time is not cool. What’s a Viper? See last season. I assume they are still that.
-Louisville got down by 24 in this one and had it all the way back to eight before the now infamous fast break that did not work out. Infamous because Mike mentioned it in his postgame recap, mentioned it on the pod, and when it happened, I told myself to make a mental note of what happens next because that seemed like a big moment. The fast break I am referring to is in the film review. What followed that was, well it was not good for the Cards.
-You can’t get yourself down that much and THEN start to flip the switch. It doesn’t work like that. Not with this team, especially.
-You also can’t shoot 4/16 from three while FSU shoots 9/21. Quick math tells you that’s a 15 point difference in what ended up being a 13 point game.
-There’s just not going to be much else to add to this that you have not already read, listened to, or thought about yourself. Let’s just beat Duke and get this thing back on track.
-As always, thanks for checking this out. Go Cards!
Sam does not do much to fight over this screen and FSU buries a three. Three coaches point for Quinn to go in right away. Makes you think that this particular set was on the scouting report and was worked on. pic.twitter.com/iOMfe8z57p— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 19, 2021
Dre, don’t be a hero and make the complicated play. Just kick it out to DJ for the wide open three. pic.twitter.com/YRFglB2X4k— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 19, 2021
J.J. Traynor is not in help position, which is why the lob happens. Then DJ does not help onto Traynor’s man, which is why the easy bucket happens. pic.twitter.com/UvjDkf9psU— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 19, 2021
Louisville always switches on ball screens. On this one, Withers decided not to stay switched very long. Not ideal. pic.twitter.com/jhnW61BbtT— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 19, 2021
GOOD PLAY ALERT! David Johnson cuts to the basket and then to the corner. Two defenders go with him and Withers is open for the slam. pic.twitter.com/L87PmHLfOS— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) January 19, 2021