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(01-30-2018 09:57 PM)anti-zip Wrote:  Oh, and this one deserves a post of it's own... The big shot AD made late was huge in so many ways. He went to his left hand! His left hand! He literally never goes to the left. Guys over play him to the right and he still works his way back to it. The left is usually wide open for him. If he starts scoring with his left he's going to be so difficult to defend. And it was clear he wanted everyone to know he did it with his left. He held his left hand up the whole way down court a la John Wall.

Great move and an overall great game for ADLR! Happy to admit I may be wrong about his NBA potential. John Edwards never had ADLR's post moves (not what we saw last night and certainly not his Junior year).

ADLR has improved a lot just in the past few months. His confidence is surging.

Eating Crow never tasted so good!
01-31-2018 07:44 AM
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(01-31-2018 07:44 AM)Old School Flash Wrote:  ADLR has improved a lot just in the past few months. His confidence is surging.

I really like ADLR, but what I've noticed - he played 38 minutes yesterday. 38 minutes without fouling out. I thought that would be the major flaw; he would always be limited to 20 minutes because of foul trouble. And I think he's only fouled out once in the last 12 games or so.
01-31-2018 09:05 AM
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(01-31-2018 09:05 AM)bopol Wrote:  
(01-31-2018 07:44 AM)Old School Flash Wrote:  ADLR has improved a lot just in the past few months. His confidence is surging.

I really like ADLR, but what I've noticed - he played 38 minutes yesterday. 38 minutes without fouling out. I thought that would be the major flaw; he would always be limited to 20 minutes because of foul trouble. And I think he's only fouled out once in the last 12 games or so.

He stayed out of foul trouble because his defense was almost nonexistent particularly in the first half. Hopefully he can continue to learn to be aggressive without fouling and develop a defensive skill set to match his improved offensive game.
01-31-2018 10:24 AM
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RE: Kent State vs Buffalo
Buffalo fan that made the trip.. I thought your crowd last night was fantastic and I know it sounds cliche, but they were the sixth man!

De La Rosa is a handful and I really think those three's Pippen hit at the end of the first half was the turning point in the game.

Yes I know it got a little chippy at the end, but this really could be a great rivalry between these two schools. I know you guys have Akron, but I would love for the MAC to bill these meetings between Buffalo and Kent State as marquee match ups. However, with both being Tuesday night games, they won't get put on national TV.

Good luck and we will see you again in like two weeks here!
01-31-2018 10:35 AM
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One of the better performances by a Kent team in recent memory. especially considering the opponent.

This team has now beaten #1 and took #2 (Tol) to the wire in their house. I think we will be fine for rest of year and into the MAC tourney

GO FLASHES!!!!!!!
01-31-2018 11:08 AM
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(01-31-2018 11:08 AM)luckyflash Wrote:  One of the better performances by a Kent team in recent memory. especially considering the opponent.

This team has now beaten #1 and took #2 (Tol) to the wire in their house. I think we will be fine for rest of year and into the MAC tourney

GO FLASHES!!!!!!!

KENT'S TROUBLES THIS SEASON HAVEN'T BEEN THE GOOD TEAMS ... IT' S BEATING THE TEAMS THEY SHOULD BEAT.
01-31-2018 11:31 AM
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(01-31-2018 10:24 AM)goldenflash99 Wrote:  
(01-31-2018 09:05 AM)bopol Wrote:  
(01-31-2018 07:44 AM)Old School Flash Wrote:  ADLR has improved a lot just in the past few months. His confidence is surging.

I really like ADLR, but what I've noticed - he played 38 minutes yesterday. 38 minutes without fouling out. I thought that would be the major flaw; he would always be limited to 20 minutes because of foul trouble. And I think he's only fouled out once in the last 12 games or so.

He stayed out of foul trouble because his defense was almost nonexistent particularly in the first half. Hopefully he can continue to learn to be aggressive without fouling and develop a defensive skill set to match his improved offensive game.

He was definitely getting beat a lot in the first half. Every time Perkins got it outside the arc he drove by him. Part is one AD for sure but the help defense was lacking as well. Most 7 footers are going to get beat off the dribble outside. Even though Perkins looks really big he's got a decent first step.

In regards to his post defense I think it's usually pretty solid. He could improve his help defense though as well. He doesn't seem to challenge shots when someone else's man gets in the lane. To me this seems like a side effect of the foul issues he had early in the year.
01-31-2018 12:27 PM
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that was a GREAT win! :) 02-13-banana

think about it.. UB is talented as all get-out. they just kept on scoring, scoring.. hot from the field.. yet we were still able to win! its not like we caught them on an off night. they had a good night (very good night) & we still go the W.

you can't teach mental toughness. you can't teach the will to win.

think about it: pippen is a sophomore. let that sink in.


who's road tripping to BG? if i lived in NE Ohio, i certainly would be :)
i'll be takin the cross country flight on march 7th (red eye) arrive 7AM on the 8th - mac tournament here i come!! 04-rock
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How Valpo beat KSU is still a bit perplexing. Valpo is dead last in the MVC. NE and Albany I understand a bit as both are very short led mid-majors this season and Loyola-Chicago is in first place in the MVC and really separating itself from the rest of the conference. But we’d like to have the Valpo game back.
01-31-2018 02:08 PM
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An exciting & encouraging win. The team chemistry & experience is really coming together.

DP continues to impress. Great example of how conditioning & practice pays off.

Is ADLR becoming a force? Still an adventure when he handles the ball below his waist, but getting better. Possesses a lot of finesse. If he gets stronger, look out.

You cannot overstate the leadership qualities of the back court guys. And DP & MP are developing these qualities as under-classmen.

Now onto BGSU. Beat-down, not let-down.

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01-31-2018 03:00 PM
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