- Jan 25, 2020
- St. Bonaventure
Yesterday's game showed again how terrible the bench is--and I've criticized Schmidt myself for not using them more--but only on those several games when he could have done so when we were up 15 points or near the end, and he fails to do it. But I'd bet virtually every other major team in the country would have had one, two, three inserted in game (or more) if they were going through our fade out in the 2nd half. But Schmidt couldn't or wouldn't trust anyone. On merit. The faith some have in calling for more time for Vazquez is bewildering. He is almost always a liability. Yesterday he was in for 3 minutes--did nothing and then went for a steal, missed, leading to an easy lay in--then 30 seconds later blew coverage and allowed another layup--and fouled. Gave up 5 points on his own in less than a minute. And got quickly yanked before he could throw up two bricks, and never returned. And if you want to say--"instant offense"--well, he Is shooting 23% on the year now. That number does not lie.