Hans8891 Posted February 21, 2021 Share Posted February 21, 2021 15 hours ago, ND-fan said: The season is over and what failure of season it has been from start to finish this year. We have not improved enough to be confident in win with any team. We played top opponent at the beginning of the season short handed and maybe played as well as we did today. The positive today is that Borowicz showed by far she is our best guard on this team even only playing her first game of this season with major minutes. Zander again showed she can become dominant player but so far hasn't reached that level where she can give you consistent game. Jarnot is most baffling player she can play like one top conference players and then she has weekend like she had this weekend where she can't even hit the rim. I think its mental game with her and coaching change could make world of difference for her with another approach. I look at Leets this year and I don't think she totally bought into Bernhard game and what they are asking of her I don't think she has quickness to play that kind of game. I think they just wasted her talents this year. Now Fleecs and Lane the offense they were asked to play doesn't work without better guard play and to many times we found these players on perimeter instead of rebounding and putting it back up. I looked at this last game we did not run offense when we needed to control ball and get quality shot up especially in crunch times. The last 4 minutes of the game when it was close we came down several possessions didn't run offensive set that would get us quality shot we tried to force something turned ball over or put up desperation shot thinking back on the season this has happened to many times in games. This why we lost so many close games because coaching should have put importance on quality possessions. This giving up 4 to 5 possession at end of each halves is to big obstacle to win a game. Say we get 40% result in score it means 5 to 8 points a game. How many games would have this made a huge difference because we wouldn't had to foul to try to get ball back we would have been even or ahead in number of the games. This team if it is able to keep its talent and add couple of pieces could contend quite quickly with the right coaching. Bernhard season long interview for the job leaves little reason to hire on full time basis. Also if they go with new coach it should be his choice if he/or she wants to retain any of the coaching staff but i feel they will need to have fresh start or different approach. I think if i was coach looking to move up UND be good move there's talent here if you retain that talent and it has supported women's basketball very well in the past and there is active fan support if you put quality product on the floor. This is not program to build from ground up but one with right leadership can become one major player in mid-majors in women's basketball. Also the other positive is that with us done for season they can get actively looking for new coach instead waiting until the conference tournament is over. Mallory has been a great part of the program and like to give her a shot but she proved over and over she is not ready for the head coach position. Was hoping that a Roebuck player would see adjustments needed on the fly but that has definitely not happened. Teams zone us and we still run a man offense with no passing to create open looks. Our weak side was nonexistent all year long. Poor shooting usually follows poor shot selection. We don’t move the ball quick enough to get good looks. At the end of the bison game, we needed a play to tie and we left our time out on the board rather than set up a plan for getting a 3 to tie. We had 15 turnovers in the first half against South Dakota throwing inside against a d that dared us to shoot outside. We called one time out the first half. The 4 time outs saved don’t matter when you are down 25 to a good team. Game over. We drive but don’t see the player wide open on the weak side when defense rotates. We continually get beat defensively not rotating to the weak side block. Again no adjustment. Difference between assistant and head coach is you have to see what is happening and make those decisions in real time. That did not happen this year. Hope Mallory will learn and make a great coach someday. She was clearly not ready to do that this year... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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