Show me high school basketball players that become All-Americans because of the Defense. They don't. I played college basketball. There are 7 former High School All-Americans on that team. Kara has had a few of these players for a couple years and they are no better on the offensive end now than they were coming in. Fact is, you can go right down that roster and look at the numbers those players had before arriving at Duke and they are worse. She may have cobbled together a defensive team, but i stand on the fact that she has shown no ability to coach the offensive end. That team she had a year ago should have been at the top of the league with the players they had on it and the players they got this year are even better.
For the Kara pumpers/Kellie haters...
Duke loses to a lower seed at home in the NCAA tournament while scoring only 53 points in an OT game!
Losing to a #6 seed Colorado team that the Lady Vols beat by 18 points this season.
Meanwhile Kellie and the Lady Vols score 94 points to advance to the Sweet Sixteen..while scoring 50 points in the first half!
Sweet Sixteen appearances:
Kellie Harper - 2 in a row at Tennessee
Kara Lawson - 0 at Duke
We had two easy opponents, Duke and other teams didn't--not in the second round. Big difference, if we're honest. We played a 12 seed today in the second round and, based on what I saw, I'm wondering how Toledo have made the tournament and won a first-round game. We were good--but they were awful. We have played better basketball as a team in the last quarter of the season and so far in the tourney--it's encouraging--but let's not act like we've just beaten two good opponents. We just beat two weak opponents at home. We'll find out how good we are in the next game or, let's hope, two!