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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(11-22-2017 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(11-22-2017 03:43 PM)blazerball25 Wrote:  My wife and I went to the Battle 4 Atlantis a few years ago (we went 0-3 there too) and it really was a trip of a lifetime. The tournament and the venue were bar none the coolest thing I have ever been apart of as a basketball fan.

Glad we skipped this one.

That was a killer tournament. We were not expected to win any of those games.

Wisconsin, Florida and UCLA in consecutive days. At tipoff off the Wisconsin game, we had 2nd row seats courtside, I looked at my wife and said "they are a foot taller than us at every position, how the hell are we going to guard them?"

We didn't.
11-22-2017 03:58 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(11-22-2017 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(11-22-2017 03:43 PM)blazerball25 Wrote:  My wife and I went to the Battle 4 Atlantis a few years ago (we went 0-3 there too) and it really was a trip of a lifetime. The tournament and the venue were bar none the coolest thing I have ever been apart of as a basketball fan.

Glad we skipped this one.

That was a killer tournament. We were not expected to win any of those games.

I like to think those Haase whippings ultimate prepared us to make the NCAA tournament. Playing the Magicians and Mississippi College does not. If we don’t play in one of these next year, we need to go on the road against elite programs.
11-22-2017 07:02 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(11-22-2017 03:55 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  There were multiple times in the last two games that we were down ten points and came back to either go ahead or be within a possession of doing so. The team I saw play on Monday would have folded and given up, but they didn't. Buffalo is a good team who has been in the NCAA tournament last two years, and Iowa is a Big 10 team. We played both well. We should have beaten Richmond and the team was not ready to play that game. But I give the coaches and the team credit for rallying together and getting focused on playing even if it didn't turn out as it should have.
Yep, there were a lot of bright spots. This team has potential. I just don't see glaring weaknesses as with previous teams. The only problem that I see is that Ehsan is relying too heavily on seven guys.(Cokley, Lee, Norton, Darling, Bryant, Perry, and Sullivan). One or more are going to get into early foul trouble against tougher opponents as the season progresses. He is going to have to get a couple of good defensive players in the rotation in addition to those seven to keep them all out of foul trouble for this team to really shine.
11-22-2017 07:39 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
Here is a little salt for our wounds.

UAB played three games and lost all three. We lost to Richmond, Buffalo, and Iowa.

Those three teams combined played nine games in the Cayman Islands Classic. They combined for three wins - all against UAB. Neither one of those teams won another damn game.

In other words, we played the weakest teams in the Classic, or at least the weakest this week.
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11-22-2017 07:45 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(11-22-2017 07:45 PM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  Here is a little salt for our wounds.

UAB played three games and lost all three. We lost to Richmond, Buffalo, and Iowa.

Those three teams combined played nine games in the Cayman Islands Classic. They combined for three wins - all against UAB. Neither one of those teams won another damn game.

In other words, we played the weakest teams in the Classic, or at least the weakest this week.

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11-22-2017 08:11 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
Didn't we show up late to the first game? What's the story there?
11-22-2017 08:34 PM
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UAB’s record in early season, neutral site games since the 2010-2011 season is a pathetic 2-13.
11-22-2017 08:43 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(11-22-2017 03:55 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  There were multiple times in the last two games that we were down ten points and came back to either go ahead or be within a possession of doing so. The team I saw play on Monday would have folded and given up, but they didn't. Buffalo is a good team who has been in the NCAA tournament last two years, and Iowa is a Big 10 team. We played both well. We should have beaten Richmond and the team was not ready to play that game. But I give the coaches and the team credit for rallying together and getting focused on playing even if it didn't turn out as it should have.

2 of the last 3 I believe. Not to take away from your point, but I believe they went in 15 and 16 and missed last year.
11-22-2017 09:25 PM
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