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RE: Basketball after thought
(02-07-2020 11:49 PM)ToledoFan1 Wrote:  
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(02-07-2020 04:26 PM)Sleepy Wrote:  I think not. Despite the struggles this season I believe this is an excellent coaching staff with Kowalczyk, Massey, Offutt, Ingram and Lauf and that the problems this year are an aberration.

The staff is good, but the HC will not adapt or change, subsequently sending this program into a downward trajectory that we are seeing now...

I don't see how one down year after back to back 20+ win seasons means the program is in a downward trajectory. If they have multiple losing seasons in a row, that would be a downward trajectory

THIS TEAM HASN'T GOT BETTER UP TO THIS POINT! RUN OFF FIFTY SCREENS JUST TO TAKE A THREE POINT SHOT. A ONE DIMENSIONAL TEAM. IF THEY AREN'T SHOOTING A HIGH PERCENTAGE FROM THE 3 POINT LINE THEY WONT WIN. ITS TK SCHEME! WHEN DOES TK AND STAFF TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ? LETS FACE IT THIS TEAM LOOKS THE SAME FROM DAY ONE. WHEN FANS SPEND THERE HARD EARNED MONEY THEY DESERVE MORE THAN BLAME AND EXCUSES FROM TK! FANS DONT WANT THE PLAYERS COACHING THE TEAM! FANS PAY TK AND STAFF TO COACH! HOW IS IT THAT PLAYERS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING AND TK TAKES 0 RESPONSIBILITY. THE SMOKE HAS CLEARED AND TK AND STAFF CANT ELEVATE THIS TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THEY'VE SAID IT AND MADE IT CLEAR THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME THING. RUN FIVE PLAYERS INTO THE GROUND BECAUSE MAYBE THE BENCH ISNT READY BUT WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT ? IF TK COACHING STAFF WAS GOOD THEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUPPORTING CAST WILL SHOW? NEXT SEASON WILL BE EVEN MORE EXCUSES FROM TK AND STAFF BUT PERHAPS DECLINING TICKET SALES WILL FORCE A SHAKE UP.
Doing the same thing and expecting different results = insanity .. but let’s go rockets?

WRITING IN ALL CAPS INSURES MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT READ YOUR POST. When your bench guys provide minimal production it's hard to justify playing them more. Everyone on here gets that Coach K likes to ride his top 6 or 7 guys and often there's a debate about whether to try and get more out of the bench. Personally, having mostly been a 6th/7th man in my competitive bball days I want the bench guys to get a shot. It's always fun when that mostly forgotten player makes a couple big plays and sparks the team. Really, I think the part coach misses in this debate is the human emotional aspect of bench play. the guys on the bench are there cuz they are not good or consistent enough to play more, but their teammates are always rooting for them, so when a bench guy contributes the team feeds off that energy. NIU got a big boost from Mateen coming off the bench and hitting a couple tough shots. BG got energy from that latvian kid making a few plays. Kent turned that 20 point deficit around when Williamson came off the bench and got hot from 3. That said, all those guys are 3rd 4th 5th year players. Our bench is all freshmen.
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(02-08-2020 05:16 AM)pono Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 11:49 PM)ToledoFan1 Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 09:23 PM)RocketBBallFan Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 07:20 PM)FMRocket Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 04:26 PM)Sleepy Wrote:  I think not. Despite the struggles this season I believe this is an excellent coaching staff with Kowalczyk, Massey, Offutt, Ingram and Lauf and that the problems this year are an aberration.

The staff is good, but the HC will not adapt or change, subsequently sending this program into a downward trajectory that we are seeing now...

I don't see how one down year after back to back 20+ win seasons means the program is in a downward trajectory. If they have multiple losing seasons in a row, that would be a downward trajectory

THIS TEAM HASN'T GOT BETTER UP TO THIS POINT! RUN OFF FIFTY SCREENS JUST TO TAKE A THREE POINT SHOT. A ONE DIMENSIONAL TEAM. IF THEY AREN'T SHOOTING A HIGH PERCENTAGE FROM THE 3 POINT LINE THEY WONT WIN. ITS TK SCHEME! WHEN DOES TK AND STAFF TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ? LETS FACE IT THIS TEAM LOOKS THE SAME FROM DAY ONE. WHEN FANS SPEND THERE HARD EARNED MONEY THEY DESERVE MORE THAN BLAME AND EXCUSES FROM TK! FANS DONT WANT THE PLAYERS COACHING THE TEAM! FANS PAY TK AND STAFF TO COACH! HOW IS IT THAT PLAYERS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING AND TK TAKES 0 RESPONSIBILITY. THE SMOKE HAS CLEARED AND TK AND STAFF CANT ELEVATE THIS TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THEY'VE SAID IT AND MADE IT CLEAR THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME THING. RUN FIVE PLAYERS INTO THE GROUND BECAUSE MAYBE THE BENCH ISNT READY BUT WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT ? IF TK COACHING STAFF WAS GOOD THEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUPPORTING CAST WILL SHOW? NEXT SEASON WILL BE EVEN MORE EXCUSES FROM TK AND STAFF BUT PERHAPS DECLINING TICKET SALES WILL FORCE A SHAKE UP.
Doing the same thing and expecting different results = insanity .. but let’s go rockets?

WRITING IN ALL CAPS INSURES MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT READ YOUR POST. When your bench guys provide minimal production it's hard to justify playing them more. Everyone on here gets that Coach K likes to ride his top 6 or 7 guys and often there's a debate about whether to try and get more out of the bench. Personally, having mostly been a 6th/7th man in my competitive bball days I want the bench guys to get a shot. It's always fun when that mostly forgotten player makes a couple big plays and sparks the team. Really, I think the part coach misses in this debate is the human emotional aspect of bench play. the guys on the bench are there cuz they are not good or consistent enough to play more, but their teammates are always rooting for them, so when a bench guy contributes the team feeds off that energy. NIU got a big boost from Mateen coming off the bench and hitting a couple tough shots. BG got energy from that latvian kid making a few plays. Kent turned that 20 point deficit around when Williamson came off the bench and got hot from 3. That said, all those guys are 3rd 4th 5th year players. Our bench is all freshmen.

“ When your bench guys provide minimal production, it’s hard to justify playing them more”.
Yeah, I get that. But if guys off the bench are just given 30 seconds of PT here and there, it will be more of a deterrent in their building confidence along with being unable to ever get into a rhythm and feel of the court action...
Also, if SOME of these kids are not ready to step in and contribute as true freshman or redshirt freshman, I would start to question K’s overall recruiting evaluations...
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We have two guys out whom I assume would've given us more bench minutes. When they went out with injuries I wrote off this season. Since I figure we're not going anywhere anyway I'd like to see liberal substitutions to get the young players some game experience. As for TK, we know who he is. Our team has the highest GPA in the MAC, the players don't show up on police blotters, and we don't make the NCAA tourney. That's just the way it is.
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(02-08-2020 11:19 AM)RocketJeff Wrote:  We have two guys out whom I assume would've given us more bench minutes. When they went out with injuries I wrote off this season. Since I figure we're not going anywhere anyway I'd like to see liberal substitutions to get the young players some game experience. As for TK, we know who he is. Our team has the highest GPA in the MAC, the players don't show up on police blotters, and we don't make the NCAA tourney. That's just the way it is.

All admirable points about the program Jeff !!
I guess UT could do worse, but 40 years is a long time. as is going on 18 years for a Div.1 coach to not make the NCAA’s...
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(02-08-2020 11:29 AM)FMRocket Wrote:  
(02-08-2020 11:19 AM)RocketJeff Wrote:  We have two guys out whom I assume would've given us more bench minutes. When they went out with injuries I wrote off this season. Since I figure we're not going anywhere anyway I'd like to see liberal substitutions to get the young players some game experience. As for TK, we know who he is. Our team has the highest GPA in the MAC, the players don't show up on police blotters, and we don't make the NCAA tourney. That's just the way it is.

All admirable points about the program Jeff !!
I guess UT could do worse, but 40 years is a long time. as is going on 18 years for a Div.1 coach to not make the NCAA’s...

And its going to really sting if Huger gets BG into the NCAA this season. Right now, I think their odds are probably double our own.
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(02-07-2020 06:43 PM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
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(02-07-2020 04:26 PM)Sleepy Wrote:  I think not. Despite the struggles this season I believe this is an excellent coaching staff with Kowalczyk, Massey, Offutt, Ingram and Lauf and that the problems this year are an aberration.

Bingo!!!

In 17 seasons as a DI head coach, coach K has never been to the NCAA tournament. Question answered.
So have most of the coaches in Div 1. What a dumb answer.
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(02-08-2020 01:40 PM)FrickerRon Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 06:43 PM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 06:29 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 04:26 PM)Sleepy Wrote:  I think not. Despite the struggles this season I believe this is an excellent coaching staff with Kowalczyk, Massey, Offutt, Ingram and Lauf and that the problems this year are an aberration.

Bingo!!!

In 17 seasons as a DI head coach, coach K has never been to the NCAA tournament. Question answered.
So have most of the coaches in Div 1. What a dumb answer.

I think Detroit Rocket was just trying to drive home a point about the lengthy time span (17 years) without a showing in the tournament by our current coach...01-wingedeagle
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(02-08-2020 01:57 PM)FMRocket Wrote:  
(02-08-2020 01:40 PM)FrickerRon Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 06:43 PM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 06:29 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 04:26 PM)Sleepy Wrote:  I think not. Despite the struggles this season I believe this is an excellent coaching staff with Kowalczyk, Massey, Offutt, Ingram and Lauf and that the problems this year are an aberration.

Bingo!!!

In 17 seasons as a DI head coach, coach K has never been to the NCAA tournament. Question answered.
So have most of the coaches in Div 1. What a dumb answer.

I think Detroit Rocket was just trying to drive home a point about the lengthy time span (17 years) without a showing in the tournament by our current coach...01-wingedeagle

That's the way I read it. I do wonder how long on average that someone remains a head coach without making it to the NCAA.
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Porter Moser who coaches Loyola had, I think, 7 years as a head coach split between a successful run with no postseason appearances -NIT/NCAA- in the sun belt leading to move up to illinois st where he had 4 up and down years with no postseason. then, a 4 yr role as associate head coach rebuilding st louis with the great rick majerus who was battling heart disease. got a 3rd shot at Loyola and it wasn't until his 7th year at loyola that he got to a postseason NIT/NCAA where he led that magic final four run. it's a similar career path to kowalczyk. with difference in that moser had more losing seasons and his rebuilding experience had 2 twists. first, going from the hc to the associate hc to majerus and then back on his own as hc. kowalczyk chose to stay at UT after rebuilding it instead of making a minor jump up in conference and salary (he wasn't being offered big10 jobs but he was a hot coach after taking the worse situation in the nation-more or less-and winning 25 games, a co-mac title and NIT bid. could have got a MWC, A10, AAC job or maybe a shi#ty p5 one.

it's been uncommonly long at UT. just by averages we should have gone to 4 tourney during the drought. the worst part is that we generally have a team in the upper half of the mac, but they always fall short. this year's team is really snakebit and due for some luck.

literally, we lost a game at notre dame that we would have won if not for some once in 1000 3 point shots that misses but gets stuck on the rim resulting in a jump ball with the arrow pointing their way and refs resetting the clock from less than a second to enough time to get off another desperation 3 for the tie. that happened. what happened this last home game vs niu with the clock malfunction noticed just in time by the ref to negate a 5 second call and the ball to tie or lead. that was a call you rarely see-a late game turnover negated by a whistle totally unrelated to anything happening on the court. it is worse in that it was at home that the clock starting running against us. the bg game we just lost was won by the refs. 1 highly unusual call (the reversal of the questionable goal tend-which should have stood-the ball was clearly moving off but was moving slowly and was on the rim when touched- a great play by the latvian but one so close is rarely reversed in basketball. is this football with reviews of every big play now?. then, turner kicks out the leg and should have been whistled like marreon but the foul gets called on littleson and we lose again. we had 85 bg scored 83. the refs scored the last 4. this is sports. the red sox had 80- years of misery- then tons of glory. the cubs suffered for a near century.
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Loss of 20 rebounds a game will be a big challenge for Rockets 20-21.
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Having two starters combine for 4 points didn't help.
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(02-09-2020 04:43 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  Having two starters combine for 4 points didn't help.
Yeah, no matter how good some of these injured player are when they return next year, I'm not feeling a 20 win season. Luke vs Edu may be a wash next year, but nobody will fill Willie's shoes.

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(02-08-2020 02:24 PM)RocketJeff Wrote:  
(02-08-2020 01:57 PM)FMRocket Wrote:  
(02-08-2020 01:40 PM)FrickerRon Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 06:43 PM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(02-07-2020 06:29 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  Bingo!!!

In 17 seasons as a DI head coach, coach K has never been to the NCAA tournament. Question answered.
So have most of the coaches in Div 1. What a dumb answer.

I think Detroit Rocket was just trying to drive home a point about the lengthy time span (17 years) without a showing in the tournament by our current coach...01-wingedeagle

That's the way I read it. I do wonder how long on average that someone remains a head coach without making it to the NCAA.

There are examples of coaches finally getting over the hump after many years. The Porter Moser example that pono gave is one. Another is the Yale men's bball coach James Jones. He got to his first NCAA Tournament in his 17th season as a head coach. Tricia Cullop got her first NCAA appearance in her 17th season. In other sports, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid just won his first Super Bowl after 21 seasons as an NFL head coach. I still believe that TK can get the over the hump and take the Rockets to the Big Dance.
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(02-09-2020 07:41 AM)emanoh Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 04:43 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  Having two starters combine for 4 points didn't help.
Yeah, no matter how good some of these injured player are when they return next year, I'm not feeling a 20 win season. Luke vs Edu may be a wash next year, but nobody will fill Willie's shoes.

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“ Luke vs Edu may be a wash next year “. - Edu will definitely be more of a rim protector than Knapke, but I sure don’t see him averaging 15+ points a game and our clever/quick power forward (Acunza) sure won’t fill Willie’s shoes...
Unless K goes out and gets a one and done power forward like a Steve Taylor, we will struggle in the rebounding department...
We will be guard heavy as usual, but with the loss of Willie & Luke, I am thinking another sub par season for 2020-2021...
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For those of you who want to "blow it up" after this season and bring in a new coach because of a combination of this season's record and TK's lack of a MAC Tournament Championship, you should remember what happened the past couple of seasons. Two seasons ago, we lose the MAC Player of the Year (T Fletcher) in the Quarter Finals against Miami and make it to the Finals against Buffalo where we lose a highly competitive game. Last season, we lose W. Jackson to an injury right before tip off against NIU in the Quarter Finals and lose the game. In addition, if we would have won that game, we would have been without both W. Jackson (Concussion) and M. Jackson (Shoulder Injury) in the Semis and the Finals. Now injuries happen to every team and you have to find ways to overcome them. However, you cannot overlook the impact those "key player" injuries had on our Tournament performance the past couple of seasons. That the injuries occurred during the course of the last 2 MAC Tournaments where the coaches did not have much time to game plan for them, compounded the situation. Now I am not giving TK a total "free pass" here, as his record of not taking the Rockets to The Big Dance is what it is. But I think you also need to consider that he put the Rockets in "great" position the past 2 seasons to get to the NCAA Tournament, but because of events out of his control (injuries), it had a major effect on why we didn't get there!
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Getting rid of a coach is complicated. You have two choices. 1) Fire a coach with several years left on his contract, which will cost the school a lot of money. 2) Choose not to extend a coach's contract until if finally runs out, which means that he will be seriously handicapped in his recruiting, since recruits want some confidence that the coach who recruited them will be around for a few years.

While President Gaber cares about having good sports teams, she also cares a whole lot about managing her budget. I do not see us taking route one. Route two entails long-term pain while the program deteriorates.

Getting to the NCAA tournament is about being good, but it's also about being lucky. The year that the women won the MAC tournament (as a six seed), the highest-seeded team they had to play was #3 Kent State. Numbers 1 and 2 got knocked off in the first round. Without those upsets, Cullop is probably in the same boat as TK.
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(02-09-2020 01:11 PM)FMRocket Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 07:41 AM)emanoh Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 04:43 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  Having two starters combine for 4 points didn't help.
Yeah, no matter how good some of these injured player are when they return next year, I'm not feeling a 20 win season. Luke vs Edu may be a wash next year, but nobody will fill Willie's shoes.

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“ Luke vs Edu may be a wash next year “. - Edu will definitely be more of a rim protector than Knapke, but I sure don’t see him averaging 15+ points a game and our slick/clever power forward (Acunza) sure won’t fill Willie’s shoes...
Unless K goes out and gets a one and done power forward like a Steve Taylor, we will struggle in the rebounding department...
We will be guard heavy as usual, but with the loss of Willie & Luke, I am thinking another sub par season for 2020-2021...


Edu should improve the transition game. Team speed needs to improve.
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(02-09-2020 03:42 PM)Dwight Wrote:  Getting rid of a coach is complicated. You have two choices. 1) Fire a coach with several years left on his contract, which will cost the school a lot of money. 2) Choose not to extend a coach's contract until if finally runs out, which means that he will be seriously handicapped in his recruiting, since recruits want some confidence that the coach who recruited them will be around for a few years.

While President Gaber cares about having good sports teams, she also cares a whole lot about managing her budget. I do not see us taking route one. Route two entails long-term pain while the program deteriorates.

Getting to the NCAA tournament is about being good, but it's also about being lucky. The year that the women won the MAC tournament (as a six seed), the highest-seeded team they had to play was #3 Kent State. Numbers 1 and 2 got knocked off in the first round. Without those upsets, Cullop is probably in the same boat as TK.

If those seeds were bad enough to get upset by lower seeds than UT no reason to think we wouldn’t have upset them.
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(02-09-2020 08:52 PM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 03:42 PM)Dwight Wrote:  Getting rid of a coach is complicated. You have two choices. 1) Fire a coach with several years left on his contract, which will cost the school a lot of money. 2) Choose not to extend a coach's contract until if finally runs out, which means that he will be seriously handicapped in his recruiting, since recruits want some confidence that the coach who recruited them will be around for a few years.

While President Gaber cares about having good sports teams, she also cares a whole lot about managing her budget. I do not see us taking route one. Route two entails long-term pain while the program deteriorates.

Getting to the NCAA tournament is about being good, but it's also about being lucky. The year that the women won the MAC tournament (as a six seed), the highest-seeded team they had to play was #3 Kent State. Numbers 1 and 2 got knocked off in the first round. Without those upsets, Cullop is probably in the same boat as TK.

If those seeds were bad enough to get upset by lower seeds than UT no reason to think we wouldn’t have upset them.

No because she has charisma, runs obvious plays... and also has a WNIT TITLE to boot. One post season title, one more game, better than the 32 team bracket for the men!!!

A 6 SEED, was a 10 seed in the NCAA tourney bracket. Just shows the advancement in wbb MAC compared to the men...

Yes you need luck to make it to the dance. It's been serious bad luck a rivalry has a combined million year drought for it. 39+ 52 years between em!! Are you kidding?? It's basically all luck..how many times can you be a top two seed and underperform. BG May have just had it happen again with the Frye kid leaving the program.
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(02-08-2020 05:16 AM)pono Wrote:  
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(02-07-2020 04:26 PM)Sleepy Wrote:  I think not. Despite the struggles this season I believe this is an excellent coaching staff with Kowalczyk, Massey, Offutt, Ingram and Lauf and that the problems this year are an aberration.

The staff is good, but the HC will not adapt or change, subsequently sending this program into a downward trajectory that we are seeing now...

I don't see how one down year after back to back 20+ win seasons means the program is in a downward trajectory. If they have multiple losing seasons in a row, that would be a downward trajectory

THIS TEAM HASN'T GOT BETTER UP TO THIS POINT! RUN OFF FIFTY SCREENS JUST TO TAKE A THREE POINT SHOT. A ONE DIMENSIONAL TEAM. IF THEY AREN'T SHOOTING A HIGH PERCENTAGE FROM THE 3 POINT LINE THEY WONT WIN. ITS TK SCHEME! WHEN DOES TK AND STAFF TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ? LETS FACE IT THIS TEAM LOOKS THE SAME FROM DAY ONE. WHEN FANS SPEND THERE HARD EARNED MONEY THEY DESERVE MORE THAN BLAME AND EXCUSES FROM TK! FANS DONT WANT THE PLAYERS COACHING THE TEAM! FANS PAY TK AND STAFF TO COACH! HOW IS IT THAT PLAYERS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING AND TK TAKES 0 RESPONSIBILITY. THE SMOKE HAS CLEARED AND TK AND STAFF CANT ELEVATE THIS TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THEY'VE SAID IT AND MADE IT CLEAR THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME THING. RUN FIVE PLAYERS INTO THE GROUND BECAUSE MAYBE THE BENCH ISNT READY BUT WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT ? IF TK COACHING STAFF WAS GOOD THEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUPPORTING CAST WILL SHOW? NEXT SEASON WILL BE EVEN MORE EXCUSES FROM TK AND STAFF BUT PERHAPS DECLINING TICKET SALES WILL FORCE A SHAKE UP.
Doing the same thing and expecting different results = insanity .. but let’s go rockets?

WRITING IN ALL CAPS INSURES MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT READ YOUR POST. When your bench guys provide minimal production it's hard to justify playing them more. Everyone on here gets that Coach K likes to ride his top 6 or 7 guys and often there's a debate about whether to try and get more out of the bench. Personally, having mostly been a 6th/7th man in my competitive bball days I want the bench guys to get a shot. It's always fun when that mostly forgotten player makes a couple big plays and sparks the team. Really, I think the part coach misses in this debate is the human emotional aspect of bench play. the guys on the bench are there cuz they are not good or consistent enough to play more, but their teammates are always rooting for them, so when a bench guy contributes the team feeds off that energy. NIU got a big boost from Mateen coming off the bench and hitting a couple tough shots. BG got energy from that latvian kid making a few plays. Kent turned that 20 point deficit around when Williamson came off the bench and got hot from 3. That said, all those guys are 3rd 4th 5th year players. Our bench is all freshmen.

Wright State's freshmen season stats:

F/G Holden, starter now, 28 mins/gm, 12 points/gm, 6.8 RBs/gm; Center, Basile, 15 mins/gm, 6.7 points/gm, 4.5 RBs/game; Guard Calvin, 19.2/gm, 5.3 pts/gm, 2.1/RBs/gm

Wright State record 21-5, first place in the Horizon.
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