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I did not see any of our "Wofford" players as overmatched.


Cattoor was fine. He had the one bad turnover where he got stripped up high, but other than that he played good D, just didn't get enough open looks.

I thought Storm actually played really well, considering that Memphis was relentless with their pressure on him and he had basically no one to help with that pressure. IMHO Young is going to have to learn to trust Pedulla sooner or later, because we can't ask Murphy to be a one-man show for 40 mins a game against presses.

Aluma was the one "Wofford" guy that I think really struggled, but I don't think he was "overmatched" per se, it was more a case of him getting caught up in trying to out-Memphis their frontcourt guys. Aluma attacking the rim is great when he's playing against guys like Jay Huff. When he's playing a team like Memphis, or UNC, or FSU, his advantage is not going to be trying to out-quick the opposing bigs, it's his ability to step out and hit jumpers. I also think this is another case where Coach needs to trust his bench more- would have loved to see VT go with a taller frontcourt, with Ojiako and/or N'Guessan playing alongside Aluma.

VT could have, and arguably should have, won that Memphis game. The reason they didn't was more mental and tactical than physical, IMHO. Would love to see these two teams meet again down the road, because I think VT players and coaches learned a lot and would make some adjustments.

[Post edited by Gobbler Guru at 11/26/2021 10:29AM]

(In response to this post by TurnerZ)

Posted: 11/26/2021 at 10:28AM



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Can a Wofford line up compete with the big boys ? -- TurnerZ 11/25/2021 8:13PM
  Is there a message there? ** -- PhotoHokieNC 11/26/2021 3:46PM
  I did not see any of our "Wofford" players as overmatched. -- Gobbler Guru 11/26/2021 10:28AM
  Memphis has about 3 inches on them and is much deeper -- soflahokie 11/26/2021 09:35AM
  This is a VT lineup… -- VPI63 11/26/2021 04:42AM
  So we should be good enough to beat UNC once, -- King of Hokies 11/25/2021 10:35PM
  🤦🏻‍♂️ ** -- hokiepro 11/26/2021 1:01PM
  Yeah, your argument in favor of Wofford teams -- King of Hokies 11/26/2021 1:08PM
  Has Clemson won at Chapel Hill yet? ** -- HwoodHokie 11/26/2021 12:08AM
  Yep. In 2020. 60th time was the charm. ** -- KCHokie2 11/26/2021 12:41AM
  ROFL!!! Well played :) ** -- gman86 11/26/2021 10:16AM
  COVID year. Asterisk ** -- HwoodHokie 11/26/2021 01:34AM
  Thanks Will for your support -- TurnerZ 11/25/2021 8:33PM
  Do you have any idea. -- 2hhoop3 11/25/2021 8:20PM
  It's a legit question. -- Will Stewart  11/25/2021 8:29PM
  It is to some extent, -- Pylons 11/26/2021 10:38AM
  I think there is a lot of overreaction from one game -- hokieton 11/26/2021 01:31AM
  No kidding. ** -- PhotoHokieNC 11/26/2021 4:20PM
  It is, but I thought they competed last night -- NC Hoke 11/25/2021 11:26PM
  Yeah, that wasn't just "highly rated recruits" -- Pylons 11/26/2021 10:42AM
  They are really struggling and it's his alma mater... -- Cvillehoops13 11/26/2021 09:23AM
  ^^^^Well worth reading ** -- johnmcd40 11/26/2021 07:31AM
  We beat ourselves last night... -- MBHokie90 11/25/2021 8:54PM
  Their length and athleticism is exactly why Aluma -- 133743Hokie 11/25/2021 10:34PM
  While I agree..... -- 2hhoop3 11/25/2021 8:40PM
  I don’t understand your point -- TurnerZ 11/25/2021 9:17PM
  You just are not very smart -- VT ChemE 1986 11/26/2021 10:44AM
  Read your initial question..... -- 2hhoop3 11/25/2021 8:57PM
  I look forward to see how things go -- TurnerZ 11/25/2021 8:29PM

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