Choc Full of UConn
- Aug 26, 2011
- Reaction Score
you know, i don't know what to guess. i really thought we'd sprint past 90 vs. HC, but i suspect our offense will come in fits and starts this season and the loss of Maya may show up in big games more than easier games from the offensive perspective (in other words, replacing maya' offense is giong to be harder than at least I thought)...
By later in the year, we should be able to replace Maya's points in the half court, once the freshmen get more experience and our team starts to solidify. Our biggest issue against better teams is going to be scoring in transition, partly because we need to first be strong on the defensive glass. Maya was so big in this respect, but also in others: getting the break started, getting out, finishing and assisting. She dominated in all phases of transition, often in ESPN Highlight fashion. I see a lot of good things from several current players in transition opportunities so far--Stef really gets out there and runs the floor well, Bria is always out ahead, Tiff is Fast&Furious as always--but no team without Maya Moore is as good as a team with Maya Moore when it comes to transition. Not the Huskies, not the Lynx, not Team USA--nobody. We will have to make up for it in other areas. C'est la vie.