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Im sorry but the depth and health issues are not excuses when up 11 with less than four to play. You have to live in the present
I have been a UVa fan since the mid 80s. In the back of your mind, you know these types of losses will rear their ugly head from time to time.
It is what you sign up for to be a Cav fan
Actually, those are the exact reasons you can lose a 11 point lead with 4 to play. Being able to have guys in the game that aren't phyiscally exhausted. Guys in the game that are better at closing it out at the line. Our lack of depth and health issues contribute directly to those problems.
You have no depth, combine that with the effort needed to overcome a deficit and build the lead left you with no legs...hence no killer instinct. Coaching kept you in this one IMO, the shots were there at the end, your boys just didn't convert, and give FSU credit, they made huge shot after huge shot....they also had a nice rotation off the bench, their boys were fresh and ready at the end
UVA back in Gillen's first year. I believe we played much of the year with 5 scholarship players, maybe 6.
To take your point a step further JoeHoo, the book on playing UVA is to press them full court in the last three minutes because teams are accutely aware of how many minutes our guys are playing. That little extra effort required to break the press causes mental and physical breakdowns that wouldn't normally happen.
I was at the game last night and was as disappointed as anyone because it was the only game I was able to attend but on that long, lonely drive back down 64 to Richmond I could count 2-3 easy stick backs that were missed, a beautiful pass to Joey Basketball on a backdoor cut that he needed to catch with his BROKEN hand and another sweet look to Akil Mitchell under the basket on the last possession that he missed. The chances were there but it didn't bounce our way. It was a great game by Mike Scott and the atmosphere was good. The sun came up this morning and I think better days lie ahead. Go Hoos!
We are last years FSU.... Tough gritty team that had some really tough losses. They made the tournament during a strong bubble year and I think they did pretty good! Go hoos!
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