Duane Washington is just not good enough to be a lead option. Liddell is the best player, but he’s undersized and that too often leads to shooting low %, heavily contested 2s in crunch time.
The winning streak was a bit of a mirage. This team is more of a top 20 teams than a top 5 team. They don’t have good enough guard play or size to be a legit threat to do anything beyond the first weekend.
Feels like we've been clamming up and then Washington tries to play hero ball. Liddell has also been logging heavy minutes. His legs were shot at the end of that game.
We just don't have a go-to scorer to close out games like we've had in past years. Somewhat of a common trait so far in the Holtmann era unfortunately. I think he's great at getting the most out of guys but we've lacked someone with killer instinct.