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Bison137 
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03-18-17 01:12 PM - Post#227549    
    In response to MrPhillie

Notre Dame trails West Virginia by seven at the half. If West Virginia hadnt missed a lot of fairly easy shots, the margin could be much larger. ND is having more trouble against the press then the bison did and they are struggling to stay with the West Virginia players when they are in man-to-man.




 
MrPhillie 
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03-18-17 01:34 PM - Post#227550    
    In response to Bison137

I really thought that if we could somehow get by WVU that we could have a decent opportunity to hang with and defeat ND. Colson would've been a lot to handle but I think if we were shooting well we could've taken them. Lol, I was already thinking Sweet 16 when Bucknell got to within 63-60 of WVU.

 
jkrun80 
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03-18-17 03:45 PM - Post#227561    
    In response to MrPhillie

I didn't watch the game, but had a eye on the score. Sounds like we gave WVU a tougher time than ND. It takes luck along with everything else to win in this tournament. Just seemed like WVU got more of the lucky bounces than us. The guys should certainly be proud of their accomplishments. This ought to make them hungry for next year.

 
Biggest fan of 5 
Freshman
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Reg: 11-26-08
03-18-17 07:14 PM - Post#227577    
    In response to bisonmania

I look at stats and watch every game of the Bison. Some things don't show in stats like an attitude or personality. The bench should have played more and would have made an impact in the second half. Each time Zach has an off game it is said that he has the flu or now a head cold. Just chalk it up to we all have bad days. No excuses needed. I too talk to the players as well.

 
Bison137 
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03-18-17 07:53 PM - Post#227578    
    In response to Biggest fan of 5

  • Biggest fan of 5 Said:
I look at stats and watch every game of the Bison. Some things don't show in stats like an attitude or personality. The bench should have played more and would have made an impact in the second half. Each time Zach has an off game it is said that he has the flu or now a head cold. Just chalk it up to we all have bad days. No excuses needed. I too talk to the players as well.




Disagree. And given the strength of the opposition and the role he was asked to play, I thought Zach played well. Watching the game near court side,,it was clear that WVU was the most talented, most athletic, and most physical team the Bison have played in a number of years.




 
BUFan 
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03-18-17 08:58 PM - Post#227585    
    In response to Bison137

Bucknell played way better against WVU than Notre Dame. The experts said WVU was in trouble against ND because they don't turn it over, but ND looked way more flustered by the press than Bucknell was. Gotta give Coach Davis a ton of credit for coming up with a good game plan.

 
Raymond Bucknell 
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West Virginia Game
03-18-17 10:09 PM - Post#227604    
    In response to Biggest fan of 5

  • Biggest fan of 5 Said:
I look at stats and watch every game of the Bison. Some things don't show in stats like an attitude or personality. The bench should have played more and would have made an impact in the second half. Each time Zach has an off game it is said that he has the flu or now a head cold. Just chalk it up to we all have bad days. No excuses needed. I too talk to the players as well.



I'm a fan of 5, too. Not the biggest, clearly. He will be missed. Your apparent anger toward Zach is misappropriated. Guy is as talented as he is selfless.


Edited by Raymond Bucknell on 03-18-17 10:11 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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03-18-17 10:44 PM - Post#227626    
    In response to Raymond Bucknell

I will forever be haunted by one particularly lousy foul call on Nana. It may have been foul #3, but he was in a nice, stationary, straight up, arms-over-head defensive posture and they whistled him for a foul. Upon replay, a big portion of the general crowd expressed its dismay.

He had such a great game on both ends of the court; having to sit him definitely came with a price.

In other news, a Bucknell fan and message board reader asked me if I was Bison89. I can only imagine the crushing disappointment she felt when I said I was merely BisonRoadWarrior.

It was a long week in Buffalo. Concerned about flight cancellations, I got there Monday night just as the storm began. Likewise concerned, the MacLeay family drove all the way from San Antonio!


 
Biggest fan of 5 
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Reg: 11-26-08
Re: West Virginia Game
03-18-17 11:03 PM - Post#227644    
    In response to Raymond Bucknell

No anger, must be your feeling as it is not mine.

 
Raymond Bucknell 
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03-18-17 11:05 PM - Post#227646    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

'ray

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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Re: West Virginia Game
03-19-17 12:05 AM - Post#227660    
    In response to Biggest fan of 5

  • Biggest fan of 5 Said:
No anger, must be your feeling as it is not mine.


If this refers to the Bison89 thing, please know that I was being silly, elevating Bison89 to superstar status. (I have an aversion to emoticons that would have made it clear I was being silly.)

 
bison63 
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03-19-17 07:03 AM - Post#227662    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

I think you were quite clear BRW. I believe that the "anger" reference is related to the post prior to yours.

 
res 
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03-19-17 10:25 AM - Post#227670    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
In other news, a Bucknell fan and message board reader asked me if I was Bison89.



How in the world can anyone mistake this guy:

http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=8000#/30




 
Gmoney89 
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03-19-17 11:59 AM - Post#227683    
    In response to res

  • res Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
In other news, a Bucknell fan and message board reader asked me if I was Bison89.



How in the world can anyone mistake this guy:

http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=8000#/30







What a great picture! Every sinew of every muscle is in tension in that shot! Go BRW
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bowie 
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03-19-17 01:17 PM - Post#227691    
    In response to MrPhillie

I think Bisons played a GREAT game! They handled the press well and never gave up! I also wondered why some players did not get more play time. I think sestina was in for a minute and just getting warmed up before he was out. coach doesn't make good use of him. This team will be back next year and I cant wait!!

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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West Virginia Game
03-19-17 01:50 PM - Post#227704    
    In response to res

  • res Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
In other news, a Bucknell fan and message board reader asked me if I was Bison89.



How in the world can anyone mistake this guy:

http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=8000#/30




Oh, my. I'm guessing that was a Kimball three.

 
HoleinOne 
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03-19-17 03:57 PM - Post#227726    
    In response to Bison137

137 and 42-similar thoughts. Some seem to forget results in part due to coaching decisions and the trade offs made. Davis did a fine job of countering WVU's many strengths-just too many to overcome. Thomas didn't have a great game but many seem to forget his multiple responsibilities this game:
-Brought ball up - seemed gassed at end of game. Understandable since he was working hard the entire length of court.
-Charged with rebounding against physically bigger team. Since Bison had 3 guards, two small who didn't do great job of boxing out most of game, another tough challenge.
-Much of the offense went through him for large part of game. Doubled often.
-Few seem to remember he sprained his ankle about 2 weeks ago. Drove well at times, at times appeared mechanical.
Nothing really to defend for Thomas or Bison. Proud of their effort. Likely another strong year to come.

 
HuskyColonial 
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03-19-17 05:37 PM - Post#227741    
    In response to HoleinOne

I'm not going to pile on Thomas. I find it strange the people who pile on him thought Hass was awesome. You can't have it both ways. And for the record Thomas is a more complete player.

Foulland looked like a guy who could be playing major conference basketball. He stood out on the court. Brown also single handedly showed me why he is in the upper tier of our PG's for all time.

 
Bison137 
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03-19-17 07:01 PM - Post#227744    
    In response to HoleinOne

  • HoleinOne Said:
137 and 42-similar thoughts. Some seem to forget results in part due to coaching decisions and the trade offs made. Davis did a fine job of countering WVU's many strengths-just too many to overcome.




Nathan Davis probably hasn't received enough credit for the job he did all year. Last year's team ranked 173rd in the nation (Pomeroy) and the Bison lost three starters from that team: Chris Hass, 1st-team All-PL; Ryan Frazier, a solid guard who made All-PL defensive team; and Dom Hoffman, a strong rebounder and good defender. Also lost Ben Oberfeld. That's a combined 40% of the 2015-16 minutes lost.

Due to those significant losses, the Bison were picked for 3rd in the PL preseason poll, and were picked for 4th on many sites. Despite those losses, BU jumped from 173rd last year to 76th in the 2016-17 rankings, and they won the PL championship in a league that was better than last year. Also Foulland improved significantly, Thomas improved significantly, Mackenzie improved significantly, and Brown improved. That is as much improvement among key players as Bucknell as seen in a long time. Also two freshmen were able to step in and see major minutes, with both playing really well on defense. Kudos to the coaches and the players.




 
Bison89 
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03-19-17 07:21 PM - Post#227745    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:

In other news, a Bucknell fan and message board reader asked me if I was Bison89. I can only imagine the crushing disappointment she felt when I said I was merely BisonRoadWarrior.



(Please read very sarcastically.) BRW, I know that we have been mistaken for each other many times. We look soooooo similar. I'm 6'-5" 240# with brown hair, and . . . . . you look like a Bison Road Warrior!

I hope that you educated the young lady.
Shall we DANCE?


 
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