QUOTE(mivid12 @ Mar 19 2012, 09:24 AM)
is it talent? coaching? luck?
Talent... They have talent, but not as much as the Zips.
Coaching.... Ours had trouble managing the game late in our last two games. Theirs is in control late. Both are good coaches though.
Luck... Too late in the year for luck, but it does take some.
You didn't mention the "c" word....Composure. Looking at the stats, Cooper had a good game, but shot below 50%. What he does is make plays when they need to be made late in a game. He has a short memory and isn't rattled by setbacks. His coach has confidence in him and he has confidence in himself. Right now, is there any other player in the MAC you would want with the ball in his hands late than Cooper? Lots of teams can be good against the MAC West in February. Hell, everyone is good against the MAC West. It's those teams that win in March that get to call themselves winners.