Quick thought. Have heard different things, but in my mind Montana won this game for two reasons.
1. They were simply unconscious in the second half. Whenever you shoot as well as they did, you are going to be tough to beat. They were nailing shots from everywhere after the break.
2. Weber State never figured out how to beat Montana's zone. For the first ten minutes or so of the second half, they reverted back to last Tuesday night. In that game, they stopped being aggressive, and were content to take long jump shots against the zone. That happened again. At about the eight minute mark, it clicked with Damian Lillard that they couldn't win like that, and he started to take it hard to hole (and was largely successful), but it was too late. By then, Montana's offense was rolling, and nobody else for Weber State was hitting anything.
Agree or disagree?
Follow me on Twitter @bigskybball
I was going to post this yesterday before the game. I thought Montana was just a better team. They are bigger and more physical. I base partially on the experiences when both teams played ISU. ISU matched up pretty well with Weber and beat them one time. ISU was totally over-matched by Montana. I think that although many want to say that in the conference you don't need a big man (it is a shooting guard league), I disagree. If you can get a good big man like Selvig, it causes all types of problems for smaller teams. The question now is rather the Griz can get a #14 seed and surprise somebody in the NCAAs.ReplyDelete