Friday, March 21, 2008

Wrapping Up Cal-State Fullerton

A couple of thoughts about last night's Badgers win:
  • Brian Butch should never be allowed to play with his back to the basket again. He has zero post moves. Especially when guarded by a 6-5 guy, why not face up and shoot jumpers down low if you're Brian Butch? If I have to watch one more garbage bricked hook shot I'm going to puke.
  • That Akognan guy was as advertised. You just can't guard a guy 5 feet behind the 3-point line - if he makes those shots you just tip your cap (figuratively, of course, because you don't wear caps in basketball).
  • The only guy who consistently takes bad shots that are not in the flow of the offense for Wisconsin is Trevon Hughes. He's got a little Dom James in him, and that is not meant as a compliment. Brian Butch takes bad shots (see above) but they are in the flow of the offense.
  • Key to last night's game was Wisconsin's ability to draw fouls. I'm not positive about this, but I think they were in the bonus within the first 5 or 6 minutes of the second half.
  • Everybody's favorite 2nd round upset (USC over UW) isn't going to happen.
  • It's too bad that CBS went away from the K State/USC game in the 2nd half - I wanted to see more of K State. This will probably be a tough battle for UW - maybe Beasley will end up on the Bucks next year? K State looked pretty good against USC from what I saw, although clearly they didn't play that well all season or they would have been better than an 11 seed. We'll see which K State team shows up tomorrow. It would be nice if UW could make some jumpers...

7 comments:

train said...

I agree on Butch- you hate to bang on the guy but he's extremely weak physically in the post...6'11" and made of out match sticks. On the other hand he's a pretty nifty on the boards and finds ways to score. He is what he is.

matt said...

If he's going to go back-to-the-basket, at least get closer to the basket. I shudder when he starts his post "moves" 10 feet from the bucket.

I just wish he'd face up more inside - he's a good shooter.

Anonymous said...

In 10 year this will be known as Brian Butch's tournament.

train said...

What? you don't like the up and under move 9ft from the basket.

Anonymous said...

Lets get one thing right beasely is the number one overall pick next year and that is going to the heat b/c they are throwing games like crazy.

matt said...

The Bucks managed to lose to the Heat...

As Goldy Would Say said...

Way to celebrate beating a 14 seed.