2nd night in a row playing a Top 10 opponent. Made more FGs than him 22-21. Problem was 9 of his 21 FGs were of the 3PFG variety and only 3 of mine were. To top that off, he nailed 16-22 FTs to my 10-12.
This was a fun team to coach and my goal was Sweet 16 and fell just one game short. I had no elite scorers, 2 decent scorers, and 3 role-playing scorers. The rest of my team couldn't throw it in the ocean. But we could play defense and rebound. I had to turn those 2 decent scorers into 18 and 15 PPG game type players and that was tough. My 1st round NT opponent averaged over 80 PPG and lost only twice. We held him to 48 and beat him. My 2nd round opponent... same thing... 80+ PPGer. We held him to 67 and was down 5 with less than 2 min left. Just couldn't score.