After Saturday's disappointing loss to Oklahoma State in the Big
12 tournament, I asked assistant coach Kelly Curry if two weeks off was a good
response (paraphrasing) was physically yes, but mentally no.
team could obviously benefit from the time off from a stand point of rest, but
riding now a three game losing streak he feels the team would benefit from
getting out on the floor as quickly as possible, and not letting the bad taste
of the losing streak sit too long.
I would never pretend to know half as much as he does about the game, I do
think the team could use some time to go back to the drawing board defensively.
all three losses there were very noticeable defensive breakdowns that
contributed in a big way.
in point, Kansas State's 12 three pointers in their win, Oklahoma scoring over
70 to knock off the Lady Raiders closing out the regular season, followed by
the 28 points in the paint scored by Oklahoma State Saturday, representing
nearly half their 59 scored overall to win by 5.
of whether it's a good thing or not, there's no changing it. And there's
still well over a week left until the tourney begins.
hope the team makes the most of it and gets this thing turned around, because
the next loss will now be their last this season and that's nothing anyone
around here is ready for any time soon!