Alas the final four was not to be. We go down 55-45 to Southern. No genius to figure out what happened here, my guards got owned by a better group from LA.
His guards 55 min from starters, 9-25 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 14-15 FT for 32 points.
His guards had 7 reb, 8 assists, 4 TO, 4 stl, and 3 fouls.
My guards had 50 min from starters with 3-13 FG, 1-8 from 3, 3-4 FT for 10 points.
We got 8 reb, 7 assists, 6 TO, 2 steals and 12 fouls.
Just owned. Boynton is not really good enough to be a backup SG on a final four team, and Wyble was just young. I could get away with 1 crappy backup, but not two. Now it is time to hope my 3 best underclassmen return. Bets?
In order of my fear for them:
Terrry Benson, SG
2nd Team all MVC, was 17th SG, 4-star
22.4mpg, 11.1ppg, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals
Ath 83, Spd 98, Reb 31, Def 100, Blk 14, LP 34, Per 87, BH 89, Pass 97, WE 66, Stm 84, Dur 100 FT B+.
I really need him back, but I think he might be gone.
Next is Baker, my senior ineligble, he was only a 2-star, but has good ratings. 8.8 ppg, 5.3rpg, 2nd team all MVC.
94 ath, 63 spd, 75 def, 95 blk, 94 lp, 42 per, 17 bh, 23 pass, 49 we, 77 stm, B+ FT.
I could live without him.
Last is Ryan Flood a sophomore SF 10.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.2 steals
94 ath, 75 spd, 59 reb, 97 def, 69 blk, 62 LP, 82 Per, 61 BH, 48 passing, 86 we, 95 stm, C+ FT.
He is going to be SOOOO good next year, I would hate to lose him, but I have decent reserves to replace him.
So if I can save 2 I want Flood and benson back, and if I lose 2 I want Benson back, but I think its most likely I just lose Benson, but its not for certain. If I just go by overall rating (Benson has 100 durability so this is not favorable for him) he is the 6th best SG in the country, behind players from Duke, Maryland, Illinois, Northwestern and Cleveland State. So that isn't good. But if you ignore 50 points of Durability he probably isn't in the top 15, so Its going to be iffy.