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"Off Week" basketball observation
I was jonesing for some basketball last night, and since we do not have a weekday game this week, I re-watched the Iowa St game from last year. It is absolutely amazing how much smaller our players looked compared to now. Cokely, Norton and Lee looked like kids. Denzell Watts looked slimmer and quicker, and Tyler Madison looked like a Tasmanian devil on the boards.

We have come a long way since last year, and this is a team that belongs in the tournament just based on the eye test of comparing the team that beat Iowa St to the team that we have on the floor this year.

Hope we can take care of business in the CUSA tourney.
02-17-2016 11:04 AM
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(02-17-2016 11:04 AM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  I was jonesing for some basketball last night, and since we do not have a weekday game this week, I re-watched the Iowa St game from last year. It is absolutely amazing how much smaller our players looked compared to now. Cokely, Norton and Lee looked like kids. Denzell Watts looked slimmer and quicker, and Tyler Madison looked like a Tasmanian devil on the boards.

We have come a long way since last year, and this is a team that belongs in the tournament just based on the eye test of comparing the team that beat Iowa St to the team that we have on the floor this year.

Hope we can take care of business in the CUSA tourney.

Accurate observations, Matt. I watched it again myself a week ago.

I've seen our team play every game at Bartow as well as the Auburn game, Southern Miss, La Tech, and Destin. We clearly measure up to every CUSA team I've seen in person. I was very pleased with how we measured up to Illinois and Virginia Tech as well. I don't think in either game we were physically beat by their size. A large part of our success this year is due to Corey's off season work. There's a reason why we haven't incurred any major injuries. Our team is built and conditioned to face various types of line ups fielded by our opponents. I believe we'll see a physicality disparity come conference tournament time when the other CUSA teams are beat down and tired.
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RE: "Off Week" basketball observation
This is a good team and would have benefited from a tougher schedule. I believe a tougher schedule would have brought more quality win and losses. I suspect the schedule was made with youth in mind/ and growth. I believe we are still a year ahead of schedule with this team and next years Senior and Junior laden team is the Sweet Sixteen team...But lets not sleep on the fact this team was 20 additional pounds ( in the paint ) away from sweet sixteen last year.
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(02-17-2016 11:32 AM)Rebounder2u Wrote:  This is a good team and would have benefited from a tougher schedule. I believe a tougher schedule would have brought more quality win and losses. I suspect the schedule was made with youth in mind/ and growth. I believe we are still a year ahead of schedule with this team and next years Senior and Junior laden team is the Sweet Sixteen team...But lets not sleep on the fact this team was 20 additional pounds ( in the paint ) away from sweet sixteen last year.

20 pounds? UCLA owned us in the paint. They were bigger, stronger, and had much better post moves. We were not close in my opinion. The guy who would've solved our problems against ucla is currently not on our roster in my opinion.
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(02-17-2016 12:40 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(02-17-2016 11:32 AM)Rebounder2u Wrote:  This is a good team and would have benefited from a tougher schedule. I believe a tougher schedule would have brought more quality win and losses. I suspect the schedule was made with youth in mind/ and growth. I believe we are still a year ahead of schedule with this team and next years Senior and Junior laden team is the Sweet Sixteen team...But lets not sleep on the fact this team was 20 additional pounds ( in the paint ) away from sweet sixteen last year.

20 pounds? UCLA owned us in the paint. They were bigger, stronger, and had much better post moves. We were not close in my opinion. The guy who would've solved our problems against UCLA is currently not on our roster in my opinion.

20 Pounds on Coke or Mehenti against UCLA could have made the difference inside.
I believe Coke said he realized he needed more weight strength because he was pushed around so much as a freshmen, my contention is 20 pounds could have made the difference
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(02-17-2016 12:40 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(02-17-2016 11:32 AM)Rebounder2u Wrote:  This is a good team and would have benefited from a tougher schedule. I believe a tougher schedule would have brought more quality win and losses. I suspect the schedule was made with youth in mind/ and growth. I believe we are still a year ahead of schedule with this team and next years Senior and Junior laden team is the Sweet Sixteen team...But lets not sleep on the fact this team was 20 additional pounds ( in the paint ) away from sweet sixteen last year.

20 pounds? UCLA owned us in the paint. They were bigger, stronger, and had much better post moves. We were not close in my opinion. The guy who would've solved our problems against ucla is currently not on our roster in my opinion.

Coaching staff missed on Gustys (Hofstra) and Haase (Purdue). Both would do wonders in terms of rebounding and guarding the other team's big guy. We don't need them as much now, but they could have been the different in advance another game in the tournament.
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RE: "Off Week" basketball observation
(02-17-2016 01:00 PM)Rebounder2u Wrote:  
(02-17-2016 12:40 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(02-17-2016 11:32 AM)Rebounder2u Wrote:  This is a good team and would have benefited from a tougher schedule. I believe a tougher schedule would have brought more quality win and losses. I suspect the schedule was made with youth in mind/ and growth. I believe we are still a year ahead of schedule with this team and next years Senior and Junior laden team is the Sweet Sixteen team...But lets not sleep on the fact this team was 20 additional pounds ( in the paint ) away from sweet sixteen last year.

20 pounds? UCLA owned us in the paint. They were bigger, stronger, and had much better post moves. We were not close in my opinion. The guy who would've solved our problems against UCLA is currently not on our roster in my opinion.

20 Pounds on Coke or Mehenti against UCLA could have made the difference inside.
I believe Coke said he realized he needed more weight strength because he was pushed around so much as a freshmen, my contention is 20 pounds could have made the difference

Justin Johnson kept our guys of the boards in Bowling Green. A skilled tall & wide post man will continue to be our kryptonite.
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RE: "Off Week" basketball observation
Well UNC lost to Duke, Ol Roy said he shouldve call a TO to draw up a final play.
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(02-18-2016 10:59 AM)Big Dee Wrote:  Well UNC lost to Duke, Ol Roy said he shouldve call a TO to draw up a final play.

Finish his statement. He also said in the same situation next week, he would play it out the same way because of his philosophy.
02-18-2016 11:03 AM
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(02-18-2016 11:03 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(02-18-2016 10:59 AM)Big Dee Wrote:  Well UNC lost to Duke, Ol Roy said he shouldve call a TO to draw up a final play.

Finish his statement. He also said in the same situation next week, he would play it out the same way because of his philosophy.

Theres no need to when i have a Memphis Blazer.

Point is UNC sucks and Ol Roy is a walking contradiction. He only has one championship i think and dont see him winning another. Part of the Dean Smith coaching tree i guess that still matters too.
02-18-2016 11:11 AM
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