Rick Pitino is back to his bloggin’ ways after the Cards defeated Hartford last night 87-52. He gives his quick comments from the game and looks ahead to Saturday’s game against North Florida.
The two disappointing parts were the execution in the closing seconds of halftime and the low deflection total (20). We were supposed to run the play at five seconds. Instead, we initiated it at nine seconds and that left time for a three-point shot, which we fouled the shooter. Not good!!!
Chinanu again was the MVP and we played intelligently on offense, handling all of their changing defenses with high percentage shots. Also, a major plus was we were 13-of-17 on the break for 26 points.
North Florida comes to the YUM! with a high-octane offense. They are #1 in three point shots made at 17 per game and 48% of their shots are three pointers. They’re shooting a stunning .523 from the three-point line. They dominated Illinois at Illinois, scoring 93 points. It should be a very interesting afternoon for our defensive scheme.