Blog Entry

Great season Dayton!

Posted on: March 24, 2009 12:53 pm

Dayton ended the season with a tough loss to Kansas in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.  They were simply out-matched in that game.  But despite that loss, things are looking good for the Flyers. 

If someone would have told you the Flyers would have one 27 games, go undefeated at home, beat Xavier once, and win one NCAA game (upset over West Virgina), I think everyone would have said, "No Way.  Not after losing Brian Roberts and with only 1 senior."

The only player not returning next year is Charles Little.  (He had a great career at UD, was a stronger leader, and is really the kind of class-guy that UD needs).  A lot of guys on this team have post-season experience with the NIT last year and the NCAA this year.  They've also proved that Dayton doesn't need to win the A-10 to make the tournament.

A few items for next year (as I'm sure BG reads these posts all the time)

1. Continue the defensive focus.  Great college basketball teams play great defense.  Teams that run up and down the floor don't win championships (most of the time).  If you can hold your opponent under 70 points, you're team always has a chance to win.

2. Work on FT shooting....64.5% on the season...nuf said

3. Develop a long range threat.  With the great dribble penetration this team will always draw the defense to the lane.  If we had one or two shooters that made 40-45% of their 3's this team would impossible to stop.

4. Let your best players log 30 minutes a night.  Look at the UWV game, stats don't lie

5. Finally and most importantly. DON'T WEAR THOSE HIDEOUS BLACK JERSEYS.  take them out back, throw them on a coach in the Ghetto, and set them on fire.


Category: NCAAB
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