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Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
Well... we didn't exactly put it out.

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11-22-2017 03:27 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
There was a point in the first half today where the official score and scoreboard didn’t match.
11-22-2017 03:32 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
Haha. I laughed at the pregame tweet...bc listening to pregame today, I almost posted on here that I was pretty sure the pregame interview was right next to a guy washing dishes
11-22-2017 03:38 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
As of yet are we part of any early season tournament next year?
11-22-2017 03:40 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
We should decline any future invites to early season tournaments. It nearly always leads to disaster.
11-22-2017 03:43 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
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.
11-22-2017 03:43 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(11-22-2017 03:40 PM)Blazer85 Wrote:  As of yet are we part of any early season tournament next year?

I don't think so. Other than playing Auburn at the BJCC, do we know anything else at all about next year's schedule?
11-22-2017 03:47 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
Actually it was being discussed in other threads. They played horrible the first day and the first half of the second day. The second half yesterday and the game today were well played games that we didn't win. Iowa was on fire, even though we played decent defense for much of the game.

Today, we took care of the ball and shot well as a team. There were some very questionable calls and Ehsan got a technical for calling them out on it. With a minute and a half down and us down by three, the Iowa player hooks Lee to get around him and score a basket, plus he got the foul. Iowa pushed it up to six, where we should have had the ball down three.

I know everyone would rather look at the big picture that we lost three games, but there were some bright spots, except for the first day. That day sucked.
11-22-2017 03:48 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
(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.
11-22-2017 03:49 PM
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RE: Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is the Cayman Islands Classic
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.
11-22-2017 03:55 PM
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