When I see stats like this: “in games this season where State is up/down by four inside the 3:00 mark, the Wolfpack is 1-6?
…I unfortunately can’t help but think about coaching.
And that’s just THIS season! In those final minutes, how badly have we been outscored? I’m guessing 100-30.
It’s tough to pull out the close ones when most of your starters are trying to avoid fouling out. If we could get to the 4 minute mark with our starters having only 2 fouls a piece, we could win! But we pick up too many cheapies, now the other team is in the double bonus, and we squander the game. I hate allowing a guy to cruise around late in the game because we’re too afraid to play real defense.