Should I be playing slowdown with 9 guys? Topic

I had a bad recruiting period and I ended up only picking up two incoming freshman and I took 3 walkons. The question I have is should I automatically be running slowdown each game, even if I am the better team? I haven't run a D1 team with 9 players before, so I am looking for any help. 

I ran slowdown against Xavier and I think if I would have run normal I would have beat them, instead I lost 47-46 

Here is my team

Thanks in advance!
11/13/2013 8:50 AM
Run regular speed and set to getting tired. I've run 9 man teams with no fatigue issues.
11/13/2013 11:41 AM
I just lost to a San Diego team with a rating of 596 running normal... not good 1st game result :) 
11/13/2013 2:10 PM
I would run slowdown and getting tired with your core best players.  Not enough stamina to m2m with 9 players and especially 2 fresh.
11/13/2013 3:24 PM
I would play slow, mostly because you have four guys who are strong defenders between their DEF and their IQ.  Need them on the court as much as possible.
11/14/2013 5:48 AM
As you can see the answer isnt based on how many players but the type of players. I have 9 with my LSU team and I've rotated between normal and slowdown all season and I should get into the NT as a 5 or 6 seed. Im wondering what impact uptempo would have. Also, another thing to consider (which I just did after an 0-3 start with my other team) is switching to a zone. Said team only has 8 players but the zone (despite having terrible IQs) seems to have countered the stamina issues. Yes, recruiting has been dismal of late and I've been taking 3 and 4 walkons!
11/14/2013 4:08 PM
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