Can someone please tell me why almost the entire second half Boeheim kept Fair, Melo and Kieta on the bench? RickyJ was tired and we had no help down low...and what did Southerland do? I don't understand how Boeheim is so bipolar and says that in this tourny Melo is our X factor, and then the next game takes him out early in the first half and never puts him back when (WHEN WE NEEDED A BIG GUY DOWN LOW).
This is my personal opinion of why we lost. Fair has been PHENOMENAL all year on getting offensive rebounds, driving, dishing etc. As much as I like Southerland shooting the occasional 3, he had NO purpose of being in the game for the whole second half. Does anyone else agree with me? I feel cheated in the fact that we had the players to win but our coach for no reason didnt put them in the game. What in the world was going through Fair/Melo/Kietas heads in the second half when they knew they could contribute but didnt even get a chance?
Rarely, and I mean rarely, do I ever point the finger at the coach...because majority of the time the players are in control...but this time I am just plain confused on Boeheims logic.