Jimmy Bitter didn’t have one of his better shooting days against Loyola on Saturday.
Bitter had one goal, but he took many shots, some of which looked forced. North Carolina coach Joe Breschi wasn’t worried about what appeared to be a little bit of a shooting rut for the usually sharp sophomore.
“I trust that he’ll come out of any funk,” Breschi said. “We never tell him to stop shooting, and he won’t, which is a good thing.”
Loyola’s defense gave the relentless shooter special attention by double-teaming Bitter quickly on dodges, and Breschi liked that team communication his offense responded with.
“I love the communication down at that end,” Breschi said. “(Bitter) was drawing double-teams and the rest of the attack and offense were letting him know.”