Agreed I was noticing that Heyer really struggled to react when her player would set an on-ball pick, including the game winning threeway too many missed layups, someone needed to help Braun out and no one ever did. Our post defense is gonna be a struggle all year, Heyer isnt a good defender and Micheaux is a little undersized. This team does play really hard and fight all 40 minutes. Really tough night for our pgs.
which was odd having Battle on the bench in crunch time.. since she's a bigger defender who could have been on Spears late.. not sure I liked that move..The Braun show is a blast; but we seriously could use some help for Mara. However, Clark versus Braun could be fun in Iowa City.
Perhaps the big play of the game was when Spear and Braun collided and Spear was assigned to guard someone else. From that point on, Braun went crazy free. Spear was shifted back on Braun late in the game but immediately picked up her third foul for shoving Mara in the paint. At games end, Megan Gebbia knew what Lindsay was going to run Mara ran right into it.
I don't recall Cayton having dustups last season with Nebraska; but this is her second consecutive game for mixing it up. She should probably ease up.
The crunch time lineup tonight had Borowicz at the point and Battle on the bench.
Watching who was guarding Spear and whom Spear was guarding was half the fun of the game. It was especially cool when Braun was D'ed up on Spear; although expecting Mara to be both the teams leading scorer and shutdown defender would be a bit much.Very frustrating game with all the turnovers again. Our point guards were both 1.0 on assist to turnovers. Half of Battles were in the first 10 minutes and were more reminiscent of wild passes to know one that Katie does. We need more ball movement without turnovers and we still need to make it harder for the other team to score inside. We are better than last year in that respect but the other team did a better job of altering our shots inside than we did WF. It was a disappointing result given there was so much more we could have done. In the pre game radio broadcast Battle was supposed to be guarding Spear but in the second half it seemed if Katie was on here more than Battle although Braun was on her a lot too. Spear started her hot 3 point shooting in the 4th quarter on a late/slow closeout by Battle and the other consecutive 3 was with Katie guarding. I really expected to have fewer turnovers today, not sure how long it is going to take to get rid of these sloppy passes. Looking forward to Penn State game too. They lost to Virginia by about 20 points tonight. Looks like that game should be a good one too.