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Username Post: West Virginia Game        (Topic#20134)
HuskyColonial 
Masters Student
Posts: 905

Age: 43
Reg: 02-17-12
03-16-17 05:07 PM - Post#227368    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Nate Jones. Why?

 
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
Posts: 1727
MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
West Virginia Game
03-16-17 05:10 PM - Post#227369    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Overall gave a great showing today...just too many offensive rebounds allowed and bench scoring was non-existent (although Davis did not play his bench at all like he did during the season.) Offense was falling into the traps too many times as well. But we hit shots in the second half. An awesome season, nonetheless. Proud to be a Bison fan!

 
dirtynine 
Sophomore
Posts: 103

Reg: 02-01-06
03-16-17 05:14 PM - Post#227370    
    In response to MrPhillie

Proud of this team. They have the taste. Sweet 16 next year.

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
Junior
Posts: 219
Bucknellbisonfan21
Loc: Mifflinburg
Reg: 11-12-15
03-16-17 05:15 PM - Post#227371    
    In response to dirtynine

Great effort, great season, next season can't come soon enough

 
HuskyColonial 
Masters Student
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Age: 43
Reg: 02-17-12
03-16-17 05:24 PM - Post#227374    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

I'm proud too. We were not outclassed at all.

 
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
Posts: 1727
MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
03-16-17 05:32 PM - Post#227376    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Definitely have disappointment because I never felt that WVU was far superior to us. When we played UConn and lost big that disappointment was tempered by the fact UConn was simply a much better team. The Butler loss was disappointing but it was clear they were better...but we weren't too far behind. This year, I don't think any of that was true. We can hang with them, period.

 
HoleinOne 
Masters Student
Posts: 442

Reg: 02-15-09
03-16-17 05:35 PM - Post#227377    
    In response to MrPhillie

Maybe this will demonstrate to some of the old guard at Holy Cross that they don't need to leave the Patriot League to find good talent. Sorry-living near Worchester, couldn't resist.

 
BUFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1695
BUFan
Reg: 01-24-06
03-16-17 05:52 PM - Post#227384    
    In response to HoleinOne

One hell of a game. Tremendous heart and effort. They showed great poise in the face of the press. Very proud of the team.

Thank you to the seniors, and very excited for the core we have returning next year. Kimball has shown awesome stuff in big spots.

 
res 
Masters Student
Posts: 624

Reg: 03-21-06
West Virginia Game
03-16-17 05:54 PM - Post#227385    
    In response to dirtynine

  • dirtynine Said:
Proud of this team. They have the taste. Sweet 16 next year.



Perhaps a stretch, but not a great one. What is it, top nine in minutes played coming back?

Who knows how things will play out, but this team certainly could be a top 50 team next year -- and maybe a mid-range top 50.

2005-2006 all over again?


Edited by res on 03-16-17 05:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
mcapodee 
Sophomore
Posts: 117

Reg: 01-29-06
03-16-17 06:03 PM - Post#227389    
    In response to res

Foulland found another gear maybe a third of the way through this season and has been dominating ever since. No high majors are going to want to schedule us next year if they watched this game.

It will be really tough to get the RPI up to high-40s, low-50s to avoid a 13/14 seed if no one is willing to play us.

Maybe Coach Wright's postgame visit to the locker room was to offer a game next year because he was so proud of his alma mater.

 
bisonmania 
Masters Student
Posts: 736

Reg: 10-26-07
03-16-17 06:11 PM - Post#227393    
    In response to mcapodee

I agree we got crushed on the offensive glass. We need more length and to be able to box out better. But no one coaches that anymore. I thought they played pretty well. Kimbal looks like the next 2 years will be special for him and the team overall next year should be a bit better. I was a bit disappointed that Davis again did not call time at the 8 second mark to dump the bench. The game was over at that point. I really do not like that.

 
Bison7882 
Junior
Posts: 204
Bison7882
Reg: 11-24-13
West Virginia Game
03-16-17 06:16 PM - Post#227394    
    In response to bisonmania

I'm disappointed only because we have such high expectations! We didn't play our best today but hung with a team that beat Baylor (when #1) and Kansas. Next year should be special. I hope that an uncommitted HS big who has really progressed this season was impressed and signs with Bucknell this spring. And I agree with HoleinOne: There's no reason a PL team can't play with the big boys!

Edited by Bison7882 on 03-16-17 06:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
oldschoolbb54 
Freshman
Posts: 43

Reg: 01-10-15
03-16-17 06:22 PM - Post#227396    
    In response to Bison7882

Could not agree more, about letting Matt and Ben get into the books.

 
MangyOne 
Freshman
Posts: 50
MangyOne
Loc: Rochester, NY Metro Area
Reg: 12-28-09
03-16-17 06:41 PM - Post#227398    
    In response to Bison7882

No question that I'm proud of the Bison today. True, the offensive boards hurt us, as did the press, and, not complaining, but Zach wasn't himself today. But he did seem to rally near the end, which speaks volume about his character. However, that being said, look at the result. We hung tough all day, came back after that mid-first half slump, and made it a game. Kimball and Nana played a GREAT game, as did Brown. Kimball and Nana have progressed so far since the season started, I can't help but be very excited about next year. 2005 again No matter what the experts thought, as soon as WVU started pulling away, the Bison would roar back and we kept it close. Remember, for us to keep it close with so little bench help shows how great the guys did - they had to be running on empty near the end, but they kept coming back. Truly a sign of the class and talent of the team and Coach Davis. It was enjoyable near the end when Huggins appeared to start sweating and losing it a few times. Contrast that to the class of Nathan.

To the entire team - hold your head high - you made all of us proud. GO BISON - can't wait for next season

 
bisonmania 
Masters Student
Posts: 736

Reg: 10-26-07
03-16-17 07:03 PM - Post#227401    
    In response to MangyOne

Zach has a head cold that may have effected his performance.

 
HuskyColonial 
Masters Student
Posts: 905

Age: 43
Reg: 02-17-12
03-16-17 07:33 PM - Post#227405    
    In response to bisonmania

I'm not upset with his performance. I thought they played well and the game was competitive.

 
Bison54 
PhD Student
Posts: 1357
Bison54
Reg: 11-18-09
03-16-17 07:52 PM - Post#227410    
    In response to bisonmania

Zach was battling on breaking the press and did a great job there. That helped in ways that didn't show in the stats. Also, except for Nana's foul problem (especially the lousy 4th) Nana, Zach Kimbal and Stephen all played a lot of minutes and left nothing in the tank. Thanks for a great, exciting season to the whole team. And thanks for the great four years to John, DJ and Ben O.


 
crd012 
Freshman
Posts: 92

Age: 29
Reg: 12-02-12
03-16-17 07:53 PM - Post#227411    
    In response to HuskyColonial

It was a very good showing, something to be proud of. We all know what the issues were in this game. But we should be even better next year so there is a lot to take out of this loss. At the very least they won't be intimidated next year if we get to the tourney. I think that there was a stretch in the first half where they were a bit intimidated. Next year they will go into any game with a power conference team that they're good enough to compete and win. I hope they take today as a morivating factor, work hard in the offseason and really be dominant next year.

 
jkrun80 
PhD Student
Posts: 1931

Age: 59
Reg: 05-07-12
03-16-17 08:30 PM - Post#227412    
    In response to crd012

It's shame Zach wasn't 100% today. May have prevented a few more offensive RBs. A couple of made 3's would have shaken up the dynamic of this game. Also, wish the freshmen had stepped up a little more, especially Bruce.

But a great team effort overall. Stephen with only one turnover! Nana was great inside and handled the ball well against the pressure. Was scared when Kimbal almost air-balled his first 3, but not to fear. By far the best NCAA game by a PL team since 2013 - maybe 2012.

Congrats to the coaching staff and the guys for preparing so well for a tough, big, athletic opponent.

 
Paulie777 
PhD Student
Posts: 1404
Paulie777
Reg: 11-11-07
03-16-17 09:00 PM - Post#227414    
    In response to jkrun80

The Bison showed a lot of poise today. A lot to look forward to next year. A solid first round contender next year and possible sweet 16. Wow.

 
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