The more time that passes, the less irritated I am about Louisville’s performance on Tuesday evening against Villanova. I’d be lying if I said seeing Duke get blasted by Miami last night didn’t help.
As I mentioned earlier this week, Tuesday’s loss shouldn’t warrant anyone to push the panic button, but it is a slight reason for concern. Nineteen games into the season, we’re now seeing some minor flaws and weaknesses from this team that we hadn’t seen before. Here are a few that I’ve noticed.
Half Court Offense:
Louisville’s half court offense has looked just fine at times throughout the season, but in recent weeks, if the Cards are unable to control the pace and get up and down the floor, they’ve struggled. Russ Smith’s ability to create instant offense in the open floor or in a half-court setting has hidden Louisville’s inability to score in the half-court. In games that are played at a much slower pace and each possession is valued, Louisville has a habit of going into scoring drough