I don't disagree jayparr re. our collective athleticism. However, there are many teams who win big without being super athletic. Many of us panned our prior regime for being too athlete-heavy. No need to rehash that discussion though.
My point is it's not the lack of athletes that bothers me, it's the stagnate "offense" and slow in-game responses that I can't stand.
We need Carter and MGH to lead us but both look lost. Everybody else just seems to be taking turns shooting. After a while the defense just erodes as shots fail to fall.
Ugly just turned uglier. That stretch of basketball in the second half of the St. Johns game was very...how shall I say it..."Hewitt-esque." Bad fouls, bad shots, bad turnovers. 20 turnovers. 30 fouls. 11 minutes without a field goal. 11 minutes! You cannot have an 11 minutes without a field goal and have any chance to win.
However, we did play some good ball in the first half and we were actually making our outside shots. It looked good...for a while. But to completely fold like that in the second half showed some real issues (the biggest question--is it talent?). The season is long and I haven't given up hope yet, but we need to get things turned around quick. This is not the start to the season we needed.