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I have seen a lot of post about teams 3 point capability and I assume that the post refer to hitting a lot of threes. I am wondering if anyone feels the way that I do in that more games are lost by 3 pointers then are won by 3 pointers. I am not taking about a 3 at the buzzer or a team that hit 12 3's in a particular hot night. Just in general: are more games lost by and not hitting them as opposed to a 10-15 foot jumpers.

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Especially at Rupp! But I do think we need to make a distinction between a team that shoots a lot of/ and relies heavily on the three vs a team that compliments their offense with the ability to shoot them well. The latter is tough to guard and does not lose 95% of the time...

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CovCath lives by the 3 in the first half, then comes out going to the basket in the second half. Not necessarily the game plan but it always seems to turn out like that.

 

And RadioGuy, CovCath is considered a top 2nd half team! So I guess you are right.

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I see a lot of kids/teams that can’t seem to get enough of the long ball, and they have no business launching them. It's like baseball players that swing for the fence while nursing a .175 batting average.

 

On the other hand, the three is a very effective weapon in the hands of a player/team that knows how to use it.

 

A player/team that can consistently hit 33% from 3 range is the same as a player/team that averages 50% in the paint. Not too bad.

 

A player/team that can consistently hit 40% from 3 range is the same as a player/team that averages 60% in the paint. Pretty good.

 

A player/team that can consistently hit better than 40% from 3 range needs to let it fly.

 

A player/team that cannot consistently hit better than 30% from 3 range needs to save it for the buzzer.

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