First the good news: the point/foul/timeout tracker boards finally work again. Even then, it only started working 10 minutes into the game.
OK, now to the dirty biz:
- Slow starts: This is the second game now where we just looked absolutely out-of-sync for the first half. Actually, we were even out-of-sync for the first few minutes of the second half as well. These slow starts are going to catch up to us if we don't fix this quickly (namely, this upcoming Saturday).
- FT shooting: better, but definitely needs improvement
- Zone-D penetration: The ugly zone-D issues are back again. We did penetrate a few times, but when we definitely gave up several ugly turnovers trying to pass on the perimeter. Considering our size and strength advantage, we could have been bullying our way to the basket more often.
- Fan support: OK, I know this was the game after the GAME, but still, when I checked after asking a prof sitting next to me, this is only the week before dead week, yet the Den had at least 100 or so seats empty. Come on, these are your #1 UCLA Bruins!