Posted by bullman17 on 11/19/2013 8:49:00 PM (view original):
That must be it. His team hit a ton of threes throughout the year and in the games I checked, teams would play zero or plus one at most against him. I figured that there must be a reason for it because he was playing seasoned coaches who know what they are doing. I was just curious because I probably would have used plus three and a 3-2 zone. Not that I would have won or anything:)
Just sort of thinking out loud in response to this. JDub actually beat Piedmont in non-conf play by 5 (which was probably our best game of the season), and I went back and looked at the boxscore. They shot an insane 37 3-pointers and made 12 (.324) against our Press(0) defense. They also shot 16/29 on 2-pointers (.552) and didn't get to the FT line all that much. My reaction to that is maybe I should've played a 'minus' defense!
I think sometimes it can be better, when you're facing a team that does A really well, to actually just let them have A and try to take away B. Like an elite scorer who puts up 20-25 every game. I frequently just ignore those guys and assume they'll get their 20 points, rather than gameplan around trying to shut them down. Same could be said for Piedmont's 3-balls. If you sell out on the perimeter, you might find them only taking 20 3-pointers but bludgeoning you in the paint.