Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
Pastner seems to be a young, charismatic recruiter and an overmatched coach.
He's definitely still learning, but Memphis fans knew that was the case when he was hired. Today's game, when Memphis was purposeful about getting the ball inside to Tarik Black, SM had no answer. Toward the end of the first and second halves, Memphis built leads because of it. Where was it the rest of the game? Frustrating.
Team also makes some bone-headed plays, and not sure if that's coaching or players who just don't handle decision making very well. Adonis Thomas throwing the ball in with 3 seconds to go; you have 3 timeouts. Anyone who has responsibility to inbounds the ball should know this. Second, don't throw into traffic given you have those timeouts. Memphis similarly gave up a lead in the last minute of their conference tourney championship game. All that said, I'm just glad they won a tournament game.