- Nov 20, 2008
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They need to switch to some zone defenses. Match up, box and 1, zone trap, mix it up, this version of Gophers women's basketball doesn't have the foot speed outside of Powell to play man to man defense. The main reason is they simply don't have the depth ready to play man to man in conference play even if it is what is preferred by the head coach. You have to protect Sisoko and Micheaux, Powell, from picking up early fouls. Sisoko is far to important, you have to have her on the floor. I would sacrifice playing man just to stop the baseline drives that are killing them so far this season. If they don't adjust its going to be an awful long season without growth. Success breeds change, and belief and buys you time to develop and teach what you want long term.