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bowie 
Pre-Frosh
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Age: 58
Reg: 01-12-17
03-14-17 11:01 AM - Post#226922    
    In response to Bison89

My money is on the BISONS!!!! They are pumped! What better motivation than to be listed as the under dogs! They may be nervous and start slow, but they fight and fight!!!! GO BISONS!!!!

 
Paulie777 
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Paulie777
Reg: 11-11-07
03-14-17 11:15 AM - Post#226930    
    In response to bowie

Bucknell has to disrupt the disruptors. There's no point in trying to handle the ball better thats exactly what they want us to do. Its their game to disrupt us by creating turnovers we would be better off just GIVING THEM THE BALL. That creates a disruption in their game plan. Now we certainly are not going to just give them the ball but we have to disrupt their disruption and create our game and the underdog becomes the favorite because they will not be able to catch up. More baskets lead to less rebounds for them, Think outside the box on the aggressive presses they will have. Change the game around. Don't play into Huggins plans, the emperor really has no clothes. Disrupt their disruption the game becomes easy after that as they will not be able to respond.

 
Bison54 
PhD Student
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Bison54
Reg: 11-18-09
03-14-17 11:41 AM - Post#226939    
    In response to Paulie777

Mount St. Mary's Mayhem?


 
BuffaloBison 
Junior
Posts: 217

Reg: 03-07-06
03-14-17 11:53 AM - Post#226943    
    In response to Bison89

Presumably anyone go the game saw the notice that there's a pre-game Bucknell reception,but just in case, this is copied from the email (the email also has a link to register):

***

When
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Pre-Game Reception Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where
Pre-Game Reception Location:
Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER
95 Main Street
Buffalo, N.Y. 14203
*The reception is about one block away from the arena.

Price $15.00
*The reception will include a brunch buffet, assorted drinks and a cash bar.

***

Actually, the venue -- HarborCenter -- is more than close to the arena, it's connected.


 
res 
Masters Student
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Reg: 03-21-06
03-14-17 12:01 PM - Post#226944    
    In response to BuffaloBison

Some trivia about Bucknell and the other schools courtesy of the Buffalo News:

http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/14/fun-facts- schools-heading-buffalo-n caa-tournament/

Even includes the Orange Bowl victory over the U.


 
HuskyColonial 
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03-14-17 01:02 PM - Post#226957    
    In response to res

http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/ne ws/b...



 
HuskyColonial 
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03-14-17 01:05 PM - Post#226959    
    In response to Paulie777

I like it. A leopard cannot change its spots and we are going to turn the ball over. We turned it over all year long and often looked sloppy doing it. Thomas could have 12 turnovers this game by himself!

However we can and must do things to rattle them. I think free throws will be huge. Pressure generates fouls and fouls free trips to the line.

 
Bison54 
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Bison54
Reg: 11-18-09
03-14-17 01:53 PM - Post#226971    
    In response to res

  • res Said:
Some trivia about Bucknell and the other schools courtesy of the Buffalo News:

http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/14/fun-facts- schools-heading-buffalo-n caa-tournament/

Even includes the Orange Bowl victory over the U.


How many of you remember about 20 years or so ago when live bison roamed the sidelines at football games? A local farmer would bring one to the stadium and parade it around the field. The live Bucky was transported in a pickup truck, IIRC, and the truck could barely handle the shifting weight. This happened several times over a couple of years, but the practice was abandoned.


 
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
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MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
03-14-17 02:19 PM - Post#226977    
    In response to Bison54

I wish Ben wouldn't have said that West Virginia should be scared. That wasn't the best thing to say even if it were true.

 
BUFan 
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BUFan
Reg: 01-24-06
03-14-17 02:26 PM - Post#226982    
    In response to MrPhillie

No love from Lunardi

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=1889803 1

 
BreakinBison 
Sophomore
Posts: 110

Reg: 01-23-06
03-14-17 03:11 PM - Post#226989    
    In response to BUFan

Press Virginia...just keep attacking (and hit your shots):

"Whatever variation of the press West Virginia runs, opposing coaches say the key to beating it is to attack in transition when you cross mid-court with numbers in your favor. Quick shots can accelerate the pace and feed into the Mountaineers’ hands when they misfire, but otherwise there’s no penalty for employing full-court pressure."

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-west-virgini as-pr...


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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BisonRoadWarrior
Loc: Where the Bison Roam
Reg: 08-16-06
03-14-17 03:47 PM - Post#226998    
    In response to BreakinBison

A shot from the team's practice today https://mobile.twitter.com/bucknell_mbb/status/8 41...


 
bison63 
Postdoc
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Reg: 01-23-06
03-14-17 04:50 PM - Post#227005    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

There are some similarities to Kansas here. WVU like KU staggered home this season. Both were very highly ranked during the year. (Kansas had been #1, though they were around 20 at tourney time.)

It is an everything to gain, nothing to lose game for ND and the Bison. The fact that the Mountaineers lost in round 1 last year is not helpful imo, in fact quite the opposite. Fwiw the Bison tourney wins were both on Friday, another bad sign. 86, and 88 were blowouts, and figured to be even before we knew who we were playing. 2011 was more of the same. Lots of pundits picked us for the upset in that one. Shows what they know. This one we are virtually nobodies pick, and it would appear rightfully so. Our worst loss this year was to Butler. Who did we play that most resembles WVU, Butler. Oops! Maybe we learned something, and hopefully we are better now than we were then.

Some of us used to believe that Flannery's system took advantage of our players greater intelligence. Somewhat elitist, but nonetheless true. ND was there for the Flannery tourney wins (as was John Griffin), and while it is not the same slowdown system, featuring the matchup, maybe Davis' and Griffin's mere presence will play a roll. We just may be able to outsmart our opponent again. Our "smarts" will correlate directly with our shooting %.

 
Bison89 
Postdoc
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Bison89
Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-14-07
03-14-17 04:58 PM - Post#227007    
    In response to bison63

I expect the Bison to play deliberate other than when they easily break the press. At those times, they should attack.

GO BISON!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
jkrun80 
PhD Student
Posts: 1930

Age: 59
Reg: 05-07-12
03-14-17 05:47 PM - Post#227020    
    In response to Bison89

I am optimistic that Coaches Davis and Griffin have something up their sleeves to deal with the press, limit turnovers, and score some easy transition buckets.

 
jkrun80 
PhD Student
Posts: 1930

Age: 59
Reg: 05-07-12
03-14-17 06:23 PM - Post#227025    
    In response to jkrun80

Nice article on Ben Oberfeld. http://www.dailyitem.com/sports/men-s-basketba ll-o...

 
newbisonfan 
Freshman
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Age: 29
Reg: 08-27-12
03-14-17 10:28 PM - Post#227037    
    In response to jkrun80

Well deserved, the kid has been through a lot.

 
HoleinOne 
Masters Student
Posts: 442

Reg: 02-15-09
03-15-17 09:53 AM - Post#227062    
    In response to jkrun80

Less concerned about WVU press as I am about Bison defense. In first half of both the Navy and Leigh games, their guards seemed to be able to drive by us at will. WVU guards faster, quicker, and more athletic. Davis was Flannery's Defensive Coach so hoping he has some stops up his sleeve.

 
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
Posts: 1727
MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
03-15-17 09:57 AM - Post#227065    
    In response to HoleinOne

I am definitely concerned about the WVU press and our committing turnovers in general. But I agree that we have allowed far too much penetration by opposing guards. Even Stephen Brown has looked overmatched in that area. So yeah, it would be nice to throw in an effective zone to help limit those drives and to give our guys a small modicum of rest.

 
bisonmania 
Masters Student
Posts: 736

Reg: 10-26-07
03-15-17 10:23 AM - Post#227074    
    In response to MrPhillie

I agree with you Phillie on the turnover issues. I am also concerned about the slip screen at the top of the key and giving up layups! Navy really exploited that as did Lehigh part of the game. I thought Bruce did a better job on defending that as he had better spacing. I am sure Huggins watched a fair amount of video on the team lets hope it was not the last navy game.

 
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