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RE: WBB vs NIU
(01-14-2018 11:41 AM)Dwight Wrote:  We just don't have enough offensive options right now, especially when it comes to outside shooting. Rokkanen, Cunningham, and Santucci have all been ineffective. Of the three, I still prefer to see Santucci on the court despite her tendency to make bone-headed plays now and then. I think that the turnovers and poor shooting are part of the same problem. Because we generally have no more than two shooters on the court, we have to drive and dish or force passes inside to try to create offense. As things stand now, we will be a hard-nosed, competitive team that finishes around 10-8 and loses in the first round at Cleveland. If one or two of the players mentioned above catch fire, then we once again become a team capable of winning the conference tournament.

hwut, your comments are insightful, and you obviously know a lot about the game. I'm puzzled, though, by the fact that you support every decision that Cullop makes, and you never second-guess. Of course Cullop knows more about basketball than we do, especially about her own team, but I've never known a fan who didn't sometimes think the coach made a mistake. Is this a matter of, "If I don't have something nice to say, I won't say anything at all," or do you really think Cullop is infallible?

The schedule going forward is daunting. 6 of the final 13 games are against Central Michigan, Ball State and Buffalo. Rockets will be underdogs in all of these matchups. So with two losses in the league already an MAC record around 500 looks inevitable.
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(01-14-2018 11:41 AM)Dwight Wrote:  We just don't have enough offensive options right now, especially when it comes to outside shooting. Rokkanen, Cunningham, and Santucci have all been ineffective. Of the three, I still prefer to see Santucci on the court despite her tendency to make bone-headed plays now and then. I think that the turnovers and poor shooting are part of the same problem. Because we generally have no more than two shooters on the court, we have to drive and dish or force passes inside to try to create offense. As things stand now, we will be a hard-nosed, competitive team that finishes around 10-8 and loses in the first round at Cleveland. If one or two of the players mentioned above catch fire, then we once again become a team capable of winning the conference tournament.

hwut, your comments are insightful, and you obviously know a lot about the game. I'm puzzled, though, by the fact that you support every decision that Cullop makes, and you never second-guess. Of course Cullop knows more about basketball than we do, especially about her own team, but I've never known a fan who didn't sometimes think the coach made a mistake. Is this a matter of, "If I don't have something nice to say, I won't say anything at all," or do you really think Cullop is infallible?
Thank you for the nice comment. Like everyone else, I have questions about why certain decisions are made. No coach of any sport is or was infallible, not even the greatest coach ever John Wooden. I choose to keep my negative comments to myself. I believe in PMA, positive mental attitude. I am sure that came from playing and coaching. I have never known a coach to deliberately make a bad decision, some turn out bad. When they do, the coach will second guess him or herself more the we do. You are so right about the coach knowing her players, their strengths and weaknesses. It is amazing to see the depth of her and her staffs knowledge of the opposing team. The preparation at practice before a game is fun to watch. I also appreciate the comments you post on here. You are a very positive person too.
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(01-13-2018 11:46 PM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote:  Is there a worse rule in college basketball than the one punishing a team for good free throw shooting and clock management near the end of the game by allowing the opposition to call a TO and inbound at half court instead of their opponents end line? Horrible rule. NIU should have to take the ball length of court on 1.5 seconds to get a shot.
I was wondering the same thing. Scratching my head why they didn't have to go the length of the court. Doesn't make sense.

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(Yesterday 07:34 AM)emanoh Wrote:  
(01-13-2018 11:46 PM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote:  Is there a worse rule in college basketball than the one punishing a team for good free throw shooting and clock management near the end of the game by allowing the opposition to call a TO and inbound at half court instead of their opponents end line? Horrible rule. NIU should have to take the ball length of court on 1.5 seconds to get a shot.
I was wondering the same thing. Scratching my head why they didn't have to go the length of the court. Doesn't make sense.

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This rule, borrowed from the NBA, doesn't bother me. The women generally aren't strong enough to throw length-of-the-court passes or heave up half-court shots, so it's not feasible to score in a few seconds from the opposite end of the court. This rule makes for more exciting finishes.
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(Yesterday 07:37 AM)Dwight Wrote:  
(Yesterday 07:34 AM)emanoh Wrote:  
(01-13-2018 11:46 PM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote:  Is there a worse rule in college basketball than the one punishing a team for good free throw shooting and clock management near the end of the game by allowing the opposition to call a TO and inbound at half court instead of their opponents end line? Horrible rule. NIU should have to take the ball length of court on 1.5 seconds to get a shot.
I was wondering the same thing. Scratching my head why they didn't have to go the length of the court. Doesn't make sense.

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This rule, borrowed from the NBA, doesn't bother me. The women generally aren't strong enough to throw length-of-the-court passes or heave up half-court shots, so it's not feasible to score in a few seconds from the opposite end of the court. This rule makes for more exciting finishes.

Exactly my point. And I have nderstand it makes for exciting finishes but if my team is behind, runs fifteen seconds off the clock and then executes perfectly and scores the go ahead bucket with two seconds left they are penalized by allowing the opponent to win on a lucky heave from a place where they couldn’t in-bound at any other point in the game. I hate it in the NBA, too.
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