Last nights close encounter with Ga Tech was scary and I am sure Roy knows where we have to concentrate.
#1. We are allowing too many 3 pointers and not properly defending the shot. Teams will watch the tape and as I said last night start throwing 3 point shots like quarters at a county fair. We stand a chance of seeing a three guard offense and many tosses from the 3 point arc. Early in the season, Roy stated he was worried about defense and I am sure he was referring to the lack of defending the 3 point shots.
#2. Last night even though the rebounding leveled out, it looked like we were getting beat out at both ends and losing opportunities both offensively and asn defense. Tech still out rebounded us by 36 to 31. It seemed like GT was pulling TH too far away from the basket and even with his 11 rebounds Randolph gave him a run for his money.
#3. We are looking very well from the FT line and we will see numerous attempts through our the year with people playing us very agressive. They need to keep working of free throws and keep that % up. It was good to see Green making some FT's also.
#4. FG % will increase when we learn that we are not a three point team and we lose 8 to 10 scoring opportunities trying the 3 pointer each game. It only takes another pass or two to work the ball inside and get a higher % shot. We are not passing the ball and weraing the defense down like the teams of old. Last night we shot 2 for 10 from the arc, therefore leaving 8 shots or 16 possible points in the hands of their defense.
# 5. We truly miss Bobby Frasor and with some luck with the NCAA on appeal may see him in uniform again. We need someone to step-up and take his leadership role and build some excitment on the floor.
We are 18-0 and there are only 3 undefeated teams left. Kansas and Memphis are the other teams and very good teams. We do not need to look ahead at them, but take one day at a time and stay foscused. We have Maryland coming up on Sat. Then a tough matchup with Miami away, Boston College at home, Fla State on the road and then come DOOK to our place for what will be a great challenge for our boy's. Any of these teams can bite us, so we need to work hard and strive to be 23-0 after the DOOK battle.
Go Tar Heels and I am proud to be a Tar Heel !!!