There was an offensive scheme shift between these two games that is telling as to what this team will be moving forward. Check it out:
Nice breakdown! My one point of pessimism about the mover-blocker numbers against UNC is that they were boosted by some of the “landing zone” fouls committed by UNC on jump shooters, and I don’t think that’s something that can be counted on to happen reliably. But it did work better than I expected for sure.
Good point, some dumb fouls from UNC. I will say though that sometimes those fouls were a result of the ‘Hoos being open enough (as a result of the offense working well) that UNC had to close quickly and recklessly, resulting in the fouls you mentioned. MB still not a perfect option, but that’s what appears to be the best one right now.
Great breakdown. Interesting to see the effectiveness of the mover-blocker. I was so excited when they began the move to more ball continuity offense, but I can’t argue with those numbers. And the analysis makes perfect sense, without the attacking guards the offense does look extremely herky jerky.