After watching the games so far, I just hope our defense is as good as it usually is and even better. Because the way these teams seem to be shooting the ball, we better play shutout defense. One good thing is that I don't see these guys playing quiet the "team ball" with the smoothness we and others seated higher display. But man they really shoot the ball at a high pace and a fair %.
Playing a team like this at this time of the year is like trying to hit a change-up after a month of fastballs. It’ll be an adjustment. They shoot well, draw fouls and play cautious/disciplined defense. Whether we beat them handily or not, it’s going to be a big rhythm change. Teams like Longwood can make you shift your play in a way that effects the next game too.
Statement game. Boys will set the tone on defense and the refs will swallow their whistles for the higher seed. Having said that, team is due for a shooting slump. Barnes doesn't lose when the spread is double digits, but he also has a tendency to not cover either. 65-42