By Colin Dunlap | 11:15 a.m. Wednesday
Been wrestling with something ever since I wrote the story that appeared in this morning's Post-Gazette.
(And you can catch that story here: LINK)
Here is the question: Can the Dukes come out and put, pretty much, all of their eggs into stopping Andrew Nicholson tonight? That is to say, can they double him every time he touches the ball? Or, even, front him with someone to deny him and then play hard-help if he does manage to catch it over the top? Can, say, 75 percent of their defensive game plan center around him?
Or, is that a bad tactic because of what Jonathan Hall has done as of late?
Where I am on this one --- you do every single thing you can to defend Nicholson. And if someone else beats you, oh well. Or, more so, if you do everything you can to stop him and he still beats you, you move on to Fordham on Friday.
But, with all that said, I don't think an option tonight is to not defend him with just one guy. I think you must throw everything you can at him.