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(02-05-2019 10:27 PM)7 Wrote:  
(02-05-2019 10:10 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  
(02-05-2019 10:04 PM)7 Wrote:  I don’t want to pile on Lacey, but I don’t get how that happens. How do you not know the score?

See you for football season

Most likely he thought Thompson's 2nd free throw went in (at least in his internal counter), it all happened pretty quick. But I assume the coaching staff and bench are yelling 'foul' or "D-up" or something similar in those situations, so not sure how that didn't happen or wasn't heard.

But it's just a perfect example of this program.

He got the rebound on the missed free throw!!

All happened so quick! I'm not making excuses, it's god awful...just trying to think through what happened.
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There are nine games including first round of MAC tourney left. NIU would need to go 6-3 to get to 18 wins and postseason. They have zero chance of that happening. It looks like they have about two at most wins left this season.
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After NIU tied it up with about 2.1 to go on a layup, Ball State inbounded the ball to their best guard and he dribbled up court once, and James grabbed his jersey from behind. Intentional foul , shooting 2 FT. He made the first and then intentionally missed the second, game over.

I was at the game and able to count the number of people there and I counted 300 in attendance. This includes about 40 band members, and 28 students.

Lowest turnout ever at convo center sinced it has opened in 2003 for a men's game...
02-05-2019 10:48 PM
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Did not see STF at the game.
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Absolutely brutal.
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(02-05-2019 09:25 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Turnovers....and just overall bad basketball IQ

Pardon pulling a comment from another thread, but on the mbb vs toledo thread you said "MM is a nice guy I’m sure but I see nothing as far as a “plan”. It’s just 5 guys on the floor ... "

This another game where we saw (heard, actually; ice storm = radio) the same thing, and not too soon after. If there was a "plan" at the end, which it seems there was to force OT, then why did LJ not get the memo? Who is in charge of making sure everyone is on the same page? Northern closed the gap in the second half, got in the best position possible, and then ... (??!!)

I never met Coach Montgomery, so he gets the benefit of the "nice guy" doubt, but maybe there is something to his comments around the Michigan State game about his decision to come to Northern (or leave MSU).

After, what, 8 years, where are we? And since no one has brought this up recently, did anyone ever find out whether MM got a contract extension?
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Official attendance 462.
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https://www.daily-chronicle.com/lists/20...xml?page=1

Good article.

Tough to read the quotes. This is where the program is at, this is where 'we' are at. Bleh, there will be better days.
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It is time to move on with Coach Montgomery. He does not even care anymore, and is in the Rod Carey deflecting blame mode. End of this season will be a nice transition for new leadership with the rebuild coming next season anyway. Very disappointing. It sure is going to take a high charisma individual to come in here and change this culture.
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Our four made it to the game..

Lacey James plays hard. He made a mistake. It happens.

Two possessions before that, on the Ball State inbound, the team didn't know whether to pressure the inbound or not. So they did neither. They looked lost and fouled the wrong guy.

They look lost way too often. I put that on the coaching. It can't be anything else.

This game was frustrating to watch.

And, what has happened to Levi Bradley? He had been rock solid.

Time to move on from MM.
02-06-2019 02:28 AM
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(02-06-2019 02:28 AM)GeorgeBorkFan Wrote:  Our four made it to the game..

Lacey James plays hard. He made a mistake. It happens.

Two possessions before that, on the Ball State inbound, the team didn't know whether to pressure the inbound or not. So they did neither. They looked lost and fouled the wrong guy.

They look lost way too often. I put that on the coaching. It can't be anything else.

This game was frustrating to watch.

And, what has happened to Levi Bradley? He had been rock solid.

Time to move on from MM.

I echo the Bradley comment. I love the kid, he is my favorite Huskie, but something is not right with him. He looks disinterested at times
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Need a guy like Hammock for basketball.
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(02-06-2019 08:28 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Need a guy like Hammock for basketball.



On paper yes, but as of now he is 0-0. I am excited, but time tells
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(02-05-2019 11:59 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  https://www.daily-chronicle.com/lists/20...xml?page=1

Good article.

Tough to read the quotes. This is where the program is at, this is where 'we' are at. Bleh, there will be better days.
My man lol
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Program is dead in the water. Time for a change.
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(02-05-2019 10:05 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  I feel awful for James, he played a very good 2nd half. But man...can't say anything except that's just a dumb dumb play. Having no timeouts the last minute killed us.

NIU didn't deserve to win that game anyways.

Man, this season is turning into trash. I guess it's what I expected at the beginning, but the Buffalo win got us so excited.

This is lazy nonsense. Did Ball State deserve to win? They blew a 6 point lead with under 2 minutes to play and were given a gift free throw with 1.9 seconds remaining in a tied game.

But I suppose THEY deserved to win.

Tbh, I'm not even sure what "they didn't deserve to win" means.
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Pretty disappointing considering we were looking somewhat promising a couple years ago.
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(02-06-2019 11:12 PM)Big Red Wrote:  
(02-05-2019 10:05 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  I feel awful for James, he played a very good 2nd half. But man...can't say anything except that's just a dumb dumb play. Having no timeouts the last minute killed us.

NIU didn't deserve to win that game anyways.

Man, this season is turning into trash. I guess it's what I expected at the beginning, but the Buffalo win got us so excited.

This is lazy nonsense. Did Ball State deserve to win? They blew a 6 point lead with under 2 minutes to play and were given a gift free throw with 1.9 seconds remaining in a tied game.

But I suppose THEY deserved to win.

Tbh, I'm not even sure what "they didn't deserve to win" means.

Settle down, take some deep breaths. It typically means that NIU didn't really play that well considering how they have played at other times throughout the season and compared to what they're capable of doing. It's a fairly common phrase of speech.

I'll try to type out more thorough definitions for you in the future and I'll try to remember NIU certainly deserved to win a game in which they fouled an opposing player 70 feet from the basket with 2 seconds left in a tie game. You really proved me wrong!
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This year has been a little painful for me to watch just because I feel like a big part of the problem is that this team comes to play about 25% to 35% of the time. When they are interested, its not a bad squad. Full of flaws, but a dangerous team when the energy and effort is there. The EMU game will be interesting. I get this feeling NIU is going to show really well in this game with convincing win or get blown out of the water in an embarrassment. This is a game that will show if NIU has any interest in salvaging anything from the season or if its a 100 percent mail in from here on out. And watch NIU give WMU its first win of the year next Tuesday ugh
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(02-07-2019 12:45 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  This year has been a little painful for me to watch just because I feel like a big part of the problem is that this team comes to play about 25% to 35% of the time. When they are interested, its not a bad squad. Full of flaws, but a dangerous team when the energy and effort is there. The EMU game will be interesting. I get this feeling NIU is going to show really well in this game with convincing win or get blown out of the water in an embarrassment. This is a game that will show if NIU has any interest in salvaging anything from the season or if its a 100 percent mail in from here on out. And watch NIU give WMU its first win of the year next Tuesday ugh

Yeah, most of us had high high hopes after our first home MAC game against Akron. Akron had already whipped up on CMU beating them by 27 points and I was expecting a tough game. We were down by 9 points at half time, playing poorly as we have played many games since. Don't know what was said in the locker room at half time but NIU came out on fire outscoring da Zips by 26 points in the 2nd half. That 2nd half NIU team was capable of beating anyone - no doubt! 3-0 in MAC play with 2 road wins!
3 days later, at home, NIU came out flatter than a pancake against CMU losing by 9.

At home on the 15th against BGSU could still be a huge game, getting some pride back, depending on how NIU plays EMU and WMU beforehand. Really kind of need to win both of the beforehand!
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