The Crimson shot 52 percent for the game -- that's almost 15 percent better than New Mexico's stingy defense normally allows. New Mexico, meanwhile, shot only 37 percent.
"We can't shoot for them," Alford said. "We've had games like that, several games where we haven't shot the ball well. It's a glaring weakness on this basketball team."
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Steve Alford.
It's pretty standard for a coach to say the team didn't shoot well or that they a weakness that keeps popping up. But why is it necessary to introduce himself (and his staff) into the equation by saying "we can't shoot for them"?
Good job making sure everyone knows it wasn't your fault the team lost, if it were up to you then NM definitely would have beat Harvard. It's amazing how someone can move across the country and 8 or so years later some things haven't changed...
Yeah, again, I really just don't understand how people thought the Mountain West conference was so good. They seem to drop turds every year in the tourney, so why this was supposed to be different I dunno.
Sometimes the obsession with parity and small schools in college basketball can be blinding. For every Butler and Gonzaga there are thousands of smaller programs that are just ok.