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By the players. But Blaney let the Jonnies back in the game by slowing it down in the second half. Hate that. He has never been a game time coach. But a hell of a nice guy and glad we have him to cool Calhoun down.
 
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By the players. But Blaney let the Jonnies back in the game by slowing it down in the second half. Hate that. He has never been a game time coach. But a hell of a nice guy and glad we have him to cool Calhoun down.
They never really got back into the game.
 

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I hate the slow down offense ... and it's not just Blaney. I understand it's purpose ... but it's never been UConn's game. More times than not this season it's resulted in turning the ball over or throwing up a prayer and letting the team claw back.
 
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Yea it definitely isn't Blaney, Calhoun has always done that, it cost them against UCF.
 
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I hate the slow down offense ... and it's not just Blaney. I understand it's purpose ... but it's never been UConn's game. More times than not this season it's resulted in turning the ball over or throwing up a prayer and letting the team claw back.

Yeah, they stress playing the full 40 minutes, but go into prevent offense with over 6 minutes to go. Prevents them from scoring, from being aggressive. Not a way to teach a "playing to the end" mentality. It's not like they were up by 35.
 
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Many games are won in the last three minutes and we've been very efficient in those final minutes. With three great ball handlers and foul shooters, this is a good strategy in a tight game, and it's worked in the past. The idea is to eat the clock and either get a layup or foul shots. I have no problem with it in a close game, but I thought we went to it needlessly and too early today.
 
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Take away the last 7-8 minutes and I thought Blaney did a good job today. Most everyone played well and SN and AD got a bit more rest than usual. Next game will be a big test. SHU is playing well.
 

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I would like to hear what JC would say about the reason for the early slow-downs in games. I thought that Blaney did fine today...I liked that he gave Giffey more of a run. He was running AD and AO in and out for each other about every minute in the latter part of the game....not sure what that was about.
 
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