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No idea on Williams injury. He was not moving around well when he would get up after icing. Probably find out something at Tuesday game. I imagine he’s having MRI today
01-08-2023 11:24 AM
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(01-07-2023 08:53 PM)Big Red Wrote:  I was in the car for the duration of the game today and listened to it on the radio via the NIU Huskies mobile app which worked flawlessly.

With that said, boy oh boy...there are three things I am really gettin tired of:

1. Turnovers - they weren't the complete sh!tshow today in this category but I'm so shell shocked about it this year, any TO is triggering.

2. Illegal screens - I might be imagining things but I feel like we've been getting a minimum of like 1.5 illegal screen calls against us going back well into the Montgomey era. And it's baffling.

3. Anthony Crump shooting free throws - hey...he could have made all of them today and we'd still have lost but for fvck's sake, every time he goes to the line I chalk it up as a turnover. Crump shot almost half of our FTs today and complete skewed the stat. Overall, the team shot 56% from the line which is pitiful, but if you eliminate Crumps shots, all of the sudden the team shoots 71.4%. Not stellar mind you...but way f'n better.

Actually, I was looking at this the other day.

This year, NIU is shooting 68.4% from the line. Let's break it down:

Plintauskas - 4 for 4 - 100%
Youngblood - 4 for 4 - 100%
Wiemers - 4 for 4 - 100%
Coit - 21 of 25 - 84%
Ibarguen - 5 of 6 - 83.3%
Williams - 44 of 55 - 80%
Thornton - 7 of 9 - 77.8%
Amos - 3 of 4 - 75%
Hunter - 9 of 13 - 69.2%
Nutter - 31 of 45 - 68.9%
Russell - 4 of 7 - 57.1%
Crump - 18 of 42 - 42.9%
Durosinmi - 6 of 16 - 37.5%

It's those last two that are killing this team from the line. Russell too but he's only shot 7 FTs and shot 83.3% from the line last year so I doubt this is his true level (ie, he's not the problem and 7 shots is the epitome of a small sample size...because, if he made just one of the 3 he missed...he's all of a sudden shooting 71.4%).

If you take Crump and Durosinmi's shots out of the equation, the Huskies are shooting 77.2% from the line (136 of 176). Those two players are so bad at the line, they lower our FT percentage by 8.8 percentage points.

Those two players account for a quarter of our FT shots (24.7%) and 45.9% of our missed FT shots.

It's baffling. I'm almost 48 years old and haven't played any kind of competitive basketball since my intramural days in the Rec Center and, on occasion, I will grab a basketball and shoot free throws. I typically do it in chunks of 10s to make the math easy and I have been a 60% FT shooter (almost on the nose) for like 10 years with absolutely no practice and checking just a few time a year.

How anyone who practices basketball on the regular shoots anything less than 70% is mind-boggling to me...let alone sub 50%...or close to 40%...

FT only matter in close games. So it hasn't been much of a problem for NIU.
But yeah, incredible. Crump has no inside game except for drawing fouls (1-2 FG!!!). Like it or not Crump is our go to big guy on the inside!
01-08-2023 11:25 AM
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(01-08-2023 11:25 AM)El Duderino Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 08:53 PM)Big Red Wrote:  I was in the car for the duration of the game today and listened to it on the radio via the NIU Huskies mobile app which worked flawlessly.

With that said, boy oh boy...there are three things I am really gettin tired of:

1. Turnovers - they weren't the complete sh!tshow today in this category but I'm so shell shocked about it this year, any TO is triggering.

2. Illegal screens - I might be imagining things but I feel like we've been getting a minimum of like 1.5 illegal screen calls against us going back well into the Montgomey era. And it's baffling.

3. Anthony Crump shooting free throws - hey...he could have made all of them today and we'd still have lost but for fvck's sake, every time he goes to the line I chalk it up as a turnover. Crump shot almost half of our FTs today and complete skewed the stat. Overall, the team shot 56% from the line which is pitiful, but if you eliminate Crumps shots, all of the sudden the team shoots 71.4%. Not stellar mind you...but way f'n better.

Actually, I was looking at this the other day.

This year, NIU is shooting 68.4% from the line. Let's break it down:

Plintauskas - 4 for 4 - 100%
Youngblood - 4 for 4 - 100%
Wiemers - 4 for 4 - 100%
Coit - 21 of 25 - 84%
Ibarguen - 5 of 6 - 83.3%
Williams - 44 of 55 - 80%
Thornton - 7 of 9 - 77.8%
Amos - 3 of 4 - 75%
Hunter - 9 of 13 - 69.2%
Nutter - 31 of 45 - 68.9%
Russell - 4 of 7 - 57.1%
Crump - 18 of 42 - 42.9%
Durosinmi - 6 of 16 - 37.5%

It's those last two that are killing this team from the line. Russell too but he's only shot 7 FTs and shot 83.3% from the line last year so I doubt this is his true level (ie, he's not the problem and 7 shots is the epitome of a small sample size...because, if he made just one of the 3 he missed...he's all of a sudden shooting 71.4%).

If you take Crump and Durosinmi's shots out of the equation, the Huskies are shooting 77.2% from the line (136 of 176). Those two players are so bad at the line, they lower our FT percentage by 8.8 percentage points.

Those two players account for a quarter of our FT shots (24.7%) and 45.9% of our missed FT shots.

It's baffling. I'm almost 48 years old and haven't played any kind of competitive basketball since my intramural days in the Rec Center and, on occasion, I will grab a basketball and shoot free throws. I typically do it in chunks of 10s to make the math easy and I have been a 60% FT shooter (almost on the nose) for like 10 years with absolutely no practice and checking just a few time a year.

How anyone who practices basketball on the regular shoots anything less than 70% is mind-boggling to me...let alone sub 50%...or close to 40%...

FT only matter in close games. So it hasn't been much of a problem for NIU.
But yeah, incredible. Crump has no inside game except for drawing fouls (1-2 FG!!!). Like it or not Crump is our go to big guy on the inside!

Ibarguen still has development to go through but he's becoming more reliable on the inside. He's also a high motor guy (kinda like Noah McCarty but not as skilled) so his constant work gets him slop points and rebounds.

Ultimately, obviously, the guy inside is Konan but he's spent a lot of time hurt this year. The recent ankle injury was kind of a freak accident but the previous injury is a bit more mysterious to me but I wonder if it was an over-work type of thing being he played for his national team in the summer.
01-08-2023 11:29 AM
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RE: MBB @ Buffalo
(01-08-2023 11:25 AM)El Duderino Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 08:53 PM)Big Red Wrote:  I was in the car for the duration of the game today and listened to it on the radio via the NIU Huskies mobile app which worked flawlessly.

With that said, boy oh boy...there are three things I am really gettin tired of:

1. Turnovers - they weren't the complete sh!tshow today in this category but I'm so shell shocked about it this year, any TO is triggering.

2. Illegal screens - I might be imagining things but I feel like we've been getting a minimum of like 1.5 illegal screen calls against us going back well into the Montgomey era. And it's baffling.

3. Anthony Crump shooting free throws - hey...he could have made all of them today and we'd still have lost but for fvck's sake, every time he goes to the line I chalk it up as a turnover. Crump shot almost half of our FTs today and complete skewed the stat. Overall, the team shot 56% from the line which is pitiful, but if you eliminate Crumps shots, all of the sudden the team shoots 71.4%. Not stellar mind you...but way f'n better.

Actually, I was looking at this the other day.

This year, NIU is shooting 68.4% from the line. Let's break it down:

Plintauskas - 4 for 4 - 100%
Youngblood - 4 for 4 - 100%
Wiemers - 4 for 4 - 100%
Coit - 21 of 25 - 84%
Ibarguen - 5 of 6 - 83.3%
Williams - 44 of 55 - 80%
Thornton - 7 of 9 - 77.8%
Amos - 3 of 4 - 75%
Hunter - 9 of 13 - 69.2%
Nutter - 31 of 45 - 68.9%
Russell - 4 of 7 - 57.1%
Crump - 18 of 42 - 42.9%
Durosinmi - 6 of 16 - 37.5%

It's those last two that are killing this team from the line. Russell too but he's only shot 7 FTs and shot 83.3% from the line last year so I doubt this is his true level (ie, he's not the problem and 7 shots is the epitome of a small sample size...because, if he made just one of the 3 he missed...he's all of a sudden shooting 71.4%).

If you take Crump and Durosinmi's shots out of the equation, the Huskies are shooting 77.2% from the line (136 of 176). Those two players are so bad at the line, they lower our FT percentage by 8.8 percentage points.

Those two players account for a quarter of our FT shots (24.7%) and 45.9% of our missed FT shots.

It's baffling. I'm almost 48 years old and haven't played any kind of competitive basketball since my intramural days in the Rec Center and, on occasion, I will grab a basketball and shoot free throws. I typically do it in chunks of 10s to make the math easy and I have been a 60% FT shooter (almost on the nose) for like 10 years with absolutely no practice and checking just a few time a year.

How anyone who practices basketball on the regular shoots anything less than 70% is mind-boggling to me...let alone sub 50%...or close to 40%...

FT only matter in close games. So it hasn't been much of a problem for NIU.
But yeah, incredible. Crump has no inside game except for drawing fouls (1-2 FG!!!). Like it or not Crump is our go to big guy on the inside!
I partially agree with this. But, early missed FT's can cost games that would be closer at the end with them made. Keeping games close does not allow teams to shoot as freely and confidently early, which turns into large gap losses. Too often we let a 8 point lead become a 13 point lead that a few FT's would keep from happening. At 13 point lead there is no pressure and our opponents start steamrolling us
01-08-2023 06:50 PM
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