Gabe, Elliot, Jordin, and Matt Will See More Minutes
According to Coach Miller's press conference we should be seeing more of Gabe, Elliot, Jordin, and Matt should all be seeing more minutes soon. Probably in the Utah game and then Colorado this week. I believe this is in preparation for the tournaments. Getting them more minutes will improve their game.
I have a real good feeling about this.
What does everyone else think?
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Whether or not Coach Miller plays the bench, the Cats face 5 tough opponents in their final 6 regular season conference games - Utah, Colorado, Cal, Stanford, and Oregon. The Cats are like a wounded animal right now, being without Ashley, and having lost 2 games. The teams we will be facing know this and can smell blood. The Cats could realistically lose 2, 3, or 4 of these remaining games prior to the PAC-12 tourny. Most of these games will be close. Play the bench or not, there is no win/win scenario here.
It depends where the primary focus is. Play only the 6-man rotation now, and try to survive the remaining PAC-12 schedule; or give the bench significant minutes now and be better prepared later for the Big Dance, while going down in flames near term.