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We were actually a great 3pt shooting team last year

Over the entire season. 2nd in the ACC and top 30 in the country. Almost at 40% in conference play.

We were terrible at points though, correlating strongly to losses.

We shot 41% from beyond to arc in wins, 31% in losses. In conference play it was 44% to 31%. In the last 11 games of the season it was 50% to 24%.

We were basically good at one thing on offense last year, outside shooting, and while we took more than usual, we still didn't take as many as most teams do.

And when we didn't shoot well, we looked terrible.

A lot of this had to do with what kind of shots we could get. Relative to how we usually do, we weren't bad % wise at the rim over the course of the season, we just couldn't get there, so we settled for long 2s, which we weren't bad at either, but long 2s are naturally inefficient.

Against teams with talent, size, or just generally good defense, we had to resort to taking lots of jump shots. Often lots of bad jump shots late in the clock. When we were hot we won, when we were cold we lost.

This was just magnified towards the end of the year. When we had the 4 games in 8 days stretch that we got swept over we probably had tired legs, which affects jump shooting and all the cuts and everything to get open.

When Wilkins went down we really didn't have anything and made the offense even more one dimensional. Wilkins isn't a offensive juggernaut but he does add some things there.

(In response to this post by WaHoo757)

Posted: 09/13/2017 at 10:42AM


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