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Username Post: Tip off        (Topic#20150)
bradley 
Masters Student
Posts: 555

Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
03-16-17 05:29 PM - Post#227397    
    In response to Chip Bayers

Not surprising. Getting a 12 seed is a good thing. Could have been two teams but coulda shoulda etc

 
mmp629 
Junior
Posts: 218
mmp629
Reg: 11-22-04
03-16-17 06:28 PM - Post#227403    
    In response to bradley

I am heartbroken. It's going to take a long time to get over this one.

 
penn nation 
Professor
Posts: 9897

Reg: 12-02-04
03-16-17 06:36 PM - Post#227407    
    In response to mmp629

We can trade stories over our 12th seeded tourney teams that lost nail biters.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
Posts: 1400
1LotteryPick1969
Age: 67
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
03-16-17 06:52 PM - Post#227409    
    In response to mmp629

Imagine how Devin Cannady feels.

I'm still annoyed about finishing second in the Pinewood Derby in 1958.

 
bradley 
Masters Student
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Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
03-16-17 07:32 PM - Post#227413    
    In response to penn nation

True but at least there are stories to share vs. no stories, i.e. 16th seed 0-125 and counting. Whomever breaks that streak will immediately go to Mt. Rushmore.

 
gokinsmen 
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Reg: 02-05-10
Tip off
03-17-17 06:36 AM - Post#227432    
    In response to bradley

This was a disappointing performance. To call it otherwise would be disrespectful to our players and our league. They had it in them. It just didn't happen...as usual.

 
Tiger81 
Freshman
Posts: 93
Tiger81
Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
03-17-17 06:59 AM - Post#227434    
    In response to gokinsmen

It is frustrating to have missed the opportunity to steal a winnable game, but Princeton played the #25 ACC runners-up to the last possession and represented themselves and the Ivies well yesterday. Characterizing it as a "disappointing performance" and more egregiously as a "disappointing season" is overkill in my view. They played with great intensity, created good shots, but had the same shooting woes that plagued them for 3/4 of the Crapshoot at the Palestra. Except this time the competition was at a higher level and they had a smaller margin for error.

Thanks to the team and coaching staff for a very special and memorable season!

 
Streamers 
PhD Student
Posts: 1862
Streamers
Loc: NW Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
03-17-17 07:25 AM - Post#227438    
    In response to Tiger81

Personally, I think it is remarkable that they put themselves in a position to win. They did a lot of things very well, particularly on defense. We all knew going in they needed to shoot well from outside to win. Going 8/31 from 3, many of them wide open, was why they lost. Cannady's just happened to be the one everyone will remember.

 
Columbia Alum 
Junior
Posts: 225

Age: 31
Reg: 11-15-11
03-17-17 09:14 AM - Post#227450    
    In response to Streamers

it was a great effort and a disappointing loss. But disappointing only because the tigers played so well and came so close. It was just a little bad luck in the end. Only thing they could have done differently was play more aggressively in the paint like they did in the second half, earlier. But that is a hindsight comment. Mitch's offensive and defensive system was otherwise the right one. ND was lucky to escape despite having the more talented team.

 
Tiger69 
Postdoc
Posts: 2097

Reg: 11-23-04
Re: Tip off
03-17-17 09:32 AM - Post#227453    
    In response to gokinsmen

Frustrating? Yes. Those damn shots didn't fall yesterday! Disappointing? No. That's a feeling allowed only to the players and coaches. As fans, we contributed nothing, but enjoyed a great season by a smart, hard-working bunch of Tigers who, even though more talented as a group than I've ever seen in all my years as a supporter, still over-achieved. I like what I see for the future

GO TIGERS!

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3246

Reg: 02-04-06
03-17-17 10:49 AM - Post#227464    
    In response to Tiger69

If you like intangibles and resilience to go with your talent, this year's team was great to follow and support. Recovering from the loss of two all-Ivy performers to sweep a tough league, doing it with a drastic mid-season adjustment in style, then vindicating that record in a borderline-unfair conference tournament under immense pressure made for a special season. Getting wins at the NCAAs would have marked this team for greatness, but this was still a great season.

 
SecS3 
Freshman
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Age: 69
Reg: 03-17-16
Re: Tip off
03-17-17 11:06 AM - Post#227465    
    In response to gokinsmen

How are watching these games? Disappointing performance? Seriously? The end result was disappointing. There was nothing disappointing about the performance. Being able to take ND to the wire when we couldn't make a shot is nothing to be ashamed of. Hesitate to say this because I don't want it to look like I'm placing blame..... but man, Cook's two misses, off the opening tip and the one where he was all alone underneath, really came back to haunt us. Don't know why he didn't just dunk both.

 
bradley 
Masters Student
Posts: 555

Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
Re: Tip off
03-17-17 12:43 PM - Post#227473    
    In response to SecS3

Been searching for the right word to express my emotions but disappointment is not one of them. I thought that the Tigers had a legitimate opportunity to reach the round of 16. They had more than a boxer's chance based on experience, skill set, athleticism and coaching. For the Tigers and the IL, getting back to the sweet 16 is the next step on the progression chain. Yale was obviously close last year.

The performance of IL teams at the Big Dance is the most important step to further enhance the reputation of the league followed by non-conference performance. The IL Tournament is probably 3rd on the food chain. ND and ACC fans had a sinking feeling in their hearts with 6 seconds to go yesterday.

As to the opening tip, I thought that the call by Henderson to go aggressive was right on. I cannot believe that ND did not pick the play in their scouting as the Tigers used it several times successfully in non-league play. You are right that Cook should have completed a thunderous dunk to send a message.



 
Old Bear 
Postdoc
Posts: 3305

Reg: 11-23-04
03-17-17 07:10 PM - Post#227511    
    In response to bradley

P'ton did a fine job on FT defense, holding a 79% team well under their average.

 
Tiger69 
Postdoc
Posts: 2097

Reg: 11-23-04
03-17-17 07:54 PM - Post#227515    
    In response to Old Bear

Thanks. How does one coach FT defense, anyway, OB?

 
Kit 
Senior
Posts: 376

Loc: Central Massachusetts
Reg: 11-29-04
03-17-17 09:57 PM - Post#227521    
    In response to Tiger69

I've lost all interest in the tournament because of the loss to Notre Dame. We were sooo close. Better luck next year. Thank for the run, guys!


 
Tiger69 
Postdoc
Posts: 2097

Reg: 11-23-04
03-17-17 10:59 PM - Post#227523    
    In response to Kit

I'm with you. I couldn't care less about the tournament after Princeton or fellow Ivy eliminated. Maybe, my interest would return if a compatible mid major is still around after this weekend. Otherwise, it is just a power conference back patting contest.

 
bradley 
Masters Student
Posts: 555

Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
03-18-17 07:14 AM - Post#227529    
    In response to SRP

After a very tough IL Tournament other than the 2nd half against Yale, it was sweet to watch the 6'4" Spencer Weisz come up so big against ND. He hit some 3 pts plus taking smaller players to the rim.

Amir Bell fought very hard for key rebounds -- got 7. He probably will be a leader in his senior year but Spencer/Cook will be very difficult to replace. Henderson gave credit to Miller for standing up after the loss to St. Joe's to announce that no one will play harder on defense than the Tigers for the balance of the year -- he was right.

 
bradley 
Masters Student
Posts: 555

Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
03-18-17 07:46 AM - Post#227530    
    In response to Tiger69

Does anyone know if you can watch a replay of the game -- CBS Sports??? It would be painful but interesting to see one more time.

I cannot find anywhere.

 
sparman 
Masters Student
Posts: 801
sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
03-18-17 08:37 AM - Post#227533    
    In response to bradley

  • Kit Said:
I've lost all interest in the tournament because of the loss to Notre Dame.



I'm surprised the exciting adventures of the dyspeptic rodent Coach K and his lovable band led by charismatic Grayson Allen don't appeal to you.

  • bradley Said:
Does anyone know if you can watch a replay of the game -- CBS Sports??? It would be painful but interesting to see one more time. I cannot find anywhere.



Try here: Link


 
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