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Top 3 Things You Want To See Against Xavier Tomorrow

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With Nika's return to the starting lineup and a new found energy and intensity, these are my top 3 things against Xavier:

1) More of the same from Nika, proving that you can substantially impact a game without scoring a single point and that Geno still knows what he is doing;

2) Evina, Liv, and CW to play even more confidently, without hesitation and with a sense of urgency;

3) CD to throw in 20, no biggie for her anymore, and what a pleasure to watch!!
 
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Now that we have at least a 7 man rotation and didn't Geno do a great job of getting each of the 7 players a bit of rest.
1. An all-out intensity level from all players
2. Everyone got their three-pointers up last game. We need to continue to shoot them. Hopefully, someone will shoot better than 35%. My two candidates are Evina and Carolyn.
3. The bigs dominate the paint and have good entry passes so they can take their movement in a continuation to the hoop.
 

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Let me go through my Christmas list and see what Santa didn't bring ... ;)

1. We score 80+ and make 10+ threes.

2. We force 20+ turnovers.

3. Azzi scores 10 points in 15 minutes on efficient shooting. You folks have seen just glimpses.
 
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Pretty much what everyone has said.

1). That same line up with the emphasis on pushing the tempo (Thank you, Nika)
2). That balanced scoring. 4 & 5 options on the floor? Lethal!
3). Defensive intensity. Lock Xavier players down! Do not let a Xavier get 2nd chance shots. 1 and done.
 

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CW passing more and NOT taking twice as many shots as anyone else!
Working the ball down low to take advantage of our huge size.
Pushing the pace more after made field goals by Xavier.
Nika actually taking some shots (and making them)
CW not taking 3 pt shots- her career percentage is 33.3% and has gone down every year- 36.6; 32.8; 32.1; 31.1 so please let someone else take them….
 
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1. Confidence
2. Offensive flow
3. Defensive intensity (entire game)
 

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CW not taking 3 pt shots- her career percentage is 33.3% and has gone down every year- 36.6; 32.8; 32.1; 31.1 so please let someone else take them….

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1. steady progess on the offense = points, assists, and fluidity.
2. more playing time allowed for NIKA , increasing from the current
health related 17 minutes
3. ongoing confidence / playing time to the extended rotation and bench..
we need everyone ready to assume any role in the context of
unpredictable injury and predictable Covid risks.
Go Huskies! also... enjoy the trip to and from Oregon!
 
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Let me go through my Christmas list and see what Santa didn't bring ... ;)

1. We score 80+ and make 10+ threes.

2. We force 20+ turnovers.

3. Azzi scores 10 points in 15 minutes on efficient shooting. You folks have seen just glimpses.
Azzi is playing?
 
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1. AE to make a mid range shot or 2.
2. ONO to continue the good performance
3. A win, no injuries and hopefully few min. of game time for Azzi
 
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I think Azzi was just only getting work on the treadmill this week. Haven't heard anything about her actually practicing with the team yet, so wouldn't be surprised if shes still out for another week or 2.
 

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1. Nika shooting more to get in a rhythm

2. Evina controlling the offense when she is in there

3. The BIG players showing what they can do INSIDE
 
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Let me go through my Christmas list and see what Santa didn't bring ... ;)

1. We score 80+ and make 10+ threes.

2. We force 20+ turnovers.

3. Azzi scores 10 points in 15 minutes on efficient shooting. You folks have seen just glimpses.
I've been a bit out of the loop--is Azzi scheduled to play in the Xavier game tomorrow?!
 
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1. 30+ pt MOV;
2. Amari > 33.3% from beyond the arc; Caroline & E > 40% from beyond the arc;
3. Nika's aggressive actions causes the rest of the team to be equally aggressive in their own (best) way, without fouling much [still will foul, but two or fewer called fouls would be nice in 20+ minutes].
 

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I've been a bit out of the loop--is Azzi scheduled to play in the Xavier game tomorrow?!

Please see above. Possibly, but probably not. No definitive word yet, but she's getting close. I'm hoping!!
 

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