|12/11/2012 - 4:39pm||Long Twos||
Long twos, while not valuable shots on their own, are valuable as part of a multi-possession strategy. If you abandon long twos, or avoid all but the most open ones, you are essentially ceding a part of the floor that the defense does not have to cover. It's especially important that your 2/3 (ie Hardaway) demonstrate this threat, as he is most often operating in that part of the floor (the 1 is on the perimeter setting up the offense, and the 4/5s will be near the basket, except in certain plays like the screen in roll, in which case a long two capable 4/5 is very valuable - think Tim Duncan or Dirk Nowitzki). Now that doesn't mean all of Hardaways long twos are advisable as part of this strategy, but it can explain why Beilein allows him to take them at all.
|11/21/2012 - 10:43am||31 - 21||
|10/31/2012 - 6:08pm||Score||
Michigan 24, Minnesota 14. Total yardage = 611.