I was wondering this on my drive home late last night and I remembered when ol' Roy took over at UNC and he played a super slow down offense. He was roundly criticized for it but it kept him in a lot of games and forced the players to really work the basics.
In that vein, I started to wonder if it would be possible to simply hack a team the entire game. I mean foul them intentionally EVERY possession they run their offense for more than 20 seconds without attempting a basket. You put in a walk-on and tell him he is to foul their worst shooters under these circumstances. Same goes for starters and backups but not until we start to run out of walk-ons.
This would effectively take them out of their offense, break their rhythm, eliminate their rebounding advantage, eliminate second chance points, and after a while it might force bad shots because they know what's coming.
On the offensive side, we run 25-30 seconds off the clock and take smart shots. We should NEVER take shots after 5-10 seconds because that means we just give the ball back to UNC. We could look to intentionally draw fouls from Zeller as he seems to give us so much trouble. Padge, Nick, and Stogs should be able to do that.
What do you guys think? I just don't see us beating UNC head to head, and we really could use that win. In theory, you could use this style game against any opponent you don't match up well against and force mismatches on offense with your key players - Faust to drive, Mosley on short jumpers, Stogs from outside or inside for the foul, Len down low.
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