I might keep Treyton in the starting five until January or maybe once Battle is back, go Cooper, Henley, Carrington, Battle and Garcia to start. Refs are usually whistle happy in the first half of the year and I'd hate to get Payne in foul trouble five minutes in while he's a freshman still learning the ins and outs of college basketball, but I'd move Payne to the starting five once were fully in conference seasonWe had trouble staying in front of St Olaf's guards. Every team so far has beaten us off the dribble.
I think it is going to boil down to 7 guys consistently:
Ramberg, Samuels and Thompson are 5-10 minute guys depending upon foul trouble
The whole look of this would have changed with Ihnen and Fox. I think they would have played big and gone zone on defense with Battle at the 2 and all of the extra depth at the forward position.
Ben obviously wanted to win, but not in a do or die way last night. I think he was okay with taking the L or he wouldn't have player Ramberg 27 minutes and Samuels also got some run. I am done with the Thompson starting experiment...