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Username Post: Arkansas Game        (Topic#20662)
Bison137 
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Re: Arkansas Game
11-12-17 10:47 PM - Post#236067    
    In response to KenZ

  • KenZ Said:
i'm with jkrun on this, way to early to panic. lot's to work on, but plenty of time. ran into a very athletic team that played very well tonight. how were we all feeling after the Butler game last year?





Yes, certainly no need to panic. A lot of work ahead but I expect things to improve. I really would like to see them work some on the matchup zone however. Also a healthy Kimbal Mackenzie would help. I assume everyone noted he was shut down for the night a couple minutes into the second half. It's obvious his injury is affecting his play significantly. If his health doesn't improve the next few days, it might make sense to not let him play Wednesday night. Definitely need him to get healthy.

One slight silver lining in the dark clouds: Zach Thomas now ranks 7th in the nation in KenPom's POY rankings:

Player kPOY Rating
1 Allonzo Trier, Arizona
6-5 · 205 · Jr · Seattle, WA 1.631

2 Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame
6-6 · 224 · Sr · New Bedford, MA 1.624

3 Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
6-6 · 250 · Jr · San Antonio, TX 1.585

4 Andrew Rowsey, Marquette
5-11 · 180 · Sr · Lexington, VA 1.478

5 Tony Carr, Penn St.
6-5 · 204 · So · Philadelphia, PA 1.401

6 Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech
6-10 · 234 · Sr · San Antonio, TX 1.400

7 Zach Thomas, Bucknell
6-7 · 228 · Sr · Ijamsville, MD 1.388

8 Reid Travis, Stanford
6-8 · 245 · Jr · Minneapolis, MN 1.322

9 Luke Maye, North Carolina
6-8 · 240 · Jr · Huntersville, NC 1.287

10 Dazon Ingram, Alabama
6-5 · 207 · So · Theodore, AL 1.254





 
Bison137 
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11-12-17 10:49 PM - Post#236068    
    In response to jkrun80

  • jkrun80 Said:
  • BUFan Said:
Are we going home tonight or heading straight to Chapel Hill?


I'm sure they will come home and go to class tomorrow and Tuesday. This isn't UNC.




Yes, remember that PK80 event is paying for charter planes. They chartered to Arkansas Saturday morning. Will charter back to PA this evening. Then to UNC late Tuesday afternoon. Then likely back Wednesday night right after the game. Only one missed class day.




 
BUFan 
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11-13-17 06:39 AM - Post#236075    
    In response to Bison137

Oh good. I guess chattering into Harrisburg or Williamsport is a lot better than flying commercial to Philly or Baltimore with long bus rides to follow

 
HuskyColonial 
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11-13-17 07:21 AM - Post#236077    
    In response to BUFan

Anyone know what the payout is for going to HM schools to play? Does it cover a charter?

 
bison63 
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11-13-17 08:08 AM - Post#236080    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I’m with Husky, this team is not the same as the one that played WVU(who btw, got their own butt kicking from TA&M yesterday). Never the less, this team is not in anyway comparable to the 2006 team that returned nearly everybody from the Kansas killing 2005 team. While we may have outscored Ark for a good portion of the 2nd half, we could done just as well if 4 men stayed back in the offensive zone when Ark had the ball, because that is how bad the defense was. Fwiw, I preferred the old PF slow down and play tight defense style of PF. Think about this... yesterday we scored more than 20 points more than when we beat Ark in 2006... but still lost by nearly 30. I am sure we will be fine for the PL, but I think we were hoping for more than that this year. Still say Kimbal is the key... he is the missing ingredient thus far.

 
Bison89 
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11-13-17 08:54 AM - Post#236085    
    In response to bison63

I said it after the Monmouth game, and I'll say it again. It is the Head Coach's job to get a team ready to play. This team was not ready. They looked tired, slow, and sloopy.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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11-13-17 09:17 AM - Post#236086    
    In response to BUFan

  • BUFan Said:
Oh good. I guess chattering into Harrisburg or Williamsport is a lot better than flying commercial to Philly or Baltimore with long bus rides to follow


Yes, much better than that. That said, the hired plane was so small they had to stop for gas in Cincinnati.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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11-13-17 09:26 AM - Post#236087    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

There was an '88 Bucknell football alum attending the game in a spiffy Arkansas shirt. His son attends, but that is no excuse whatsoever. I do hereby excommunicate him.


 
Bison137 
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11-13-17 10:28 AM - Post#236089    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:
Anyone know what the payout is for going to HM schools to play? Does it cover a charter?




Payouts vary depending on circumstances. When it is a buy game that is not part of a tournament, the amount is negotiated and can be between $50k and $100k, sometimes more. The school in most cases would pay its own travel expenses out of that amount.

In the case of the Arkansas game, it is part of the PK80 tournament, normally with teams getting a payday plus expenses paid. That would include the costs of chartering a plane since the required travel is virtually impossible without chartering. Teams couldnt afford to commit to a tournament - where they don't know where they are going at the time of commitment - unless expenses were covered.




 
Paulie777 
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11-13-17 12:10 PM - Post#236098    
    In response to Bison137

Well, time to move on. We might as well not even play if our free throw percentage is as good as a middle schools team. Yet we have to play the NCAA national champions.
We have a really good team, just unprepared for this caliber of play. We can't hang like that.
This Cinderella is still getting pushed around by the step sisters and only sweeping floors. Its a long way to the dance from here.

 
jkrun80 
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11-13-17 02:38 PM - Post#236134    
    In response to Bison89

  • Bison89 Said:
I said it after the Monmouth game, and I'll say it again. It is the Head Coach's job to get a team ready to play. This team was not ready. They looked tired, slow, and sloopy.


Well, you need to consider they played a late game Friday night, bused back to Lewisburg in the early morning hours Saturday. Got back on a bus to the airport Sat morning and flew to Arkansas. No wonder they looked tired.

 
Bison89 
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11-13-17 02:49 PM - Post#236135    
    In response to jkrun80

I am pretty sure that all of the players are 18-22 years old. Other than following a few late night parties, I do not remember being tired at that age.

Sorry but I think that they need to be better prepared to play.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
bison63 
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11-13-17 05:37 PM - Post#236151    
    In response to jkrun80

  • jkrun80 Said:
  • Bison89 Said:
I said it after the Monmouth game, and I'll say it again. It is the Head Coach's job to get a team ready to play. This team was not ready. They looked tired, slow, and sloopy.


Well, you need to consider they played a late game Friday night, bused back to Lewisburg in the early morning hours Saturday. Got back on a bus to the airport Sat morning and flew to Arkansas. No wonder they looked tired.


Believe that read somewhere that the plan was to bus from Monmouth to Atlantic City and fly from there to Ark.

 
Bison137 
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11-13-17 06:00 PM - Post#236154    
    In response to bison63


Thomas PL Player of the Week:

http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...

In the Monmouth game, he became the first Bison in the scholarship era to get 30+ points and 15+ rebounds.




 
jkrun80 
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11-13-17 07:01 PM - Post#236157    
    In response to bison63

  • bison63 Said:
Believe that read somewhere that the plan was to bus from Monmouth to Atlantic City and fly from there to Ark.


That's good. Still a lot of travelling in a 48 hour period.


 
HuskyColonial 
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11-13-17 07:41 PM - Post#236165    
    In response to Bison137

Thanks! Great reply.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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11-13-17 11:04 PM - Post#236246    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Steven Kaspar made the five hour drive from his home in Memphis to attend the Arkansas game. At Bucknell, he overlapped with the seniors.

 
MrPhillie 
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11-13-17 11:21 PM - Post#236247    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

Must’ve seemed like a ten hour ride home after watching that performance.

 
HuskyColonial 
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Arkansas Game
11-14-17 07:13 PM - Post#236329    
    In response to MrPhillie

Hahahahahahahaha! Kaspar was one of the slicker PG’s we ever had. He forced a ton of stuff and wasn’t a shooter but I liked watching his no look passes.



Edited by HuskyColonial on 11-14-17 07:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison137 
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Re: Arkansas Game
11-14-17 07:35 PM - Post#236334    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:
Hahahahahahahaha! Kaspar was one of the slicker PG’s we ever had. He forced a ton of stuff and wasn’t a shooter but I liked watching his no look passes.






Agree about Kaspar. I thought he was one of the more underrated players the Bison have had - and he deserved more playing time as a junior and especially as a senior. In his junior year, he had the nation's 6th best assist rate (pct of baskets that he assisted on while on the floor) and was in the top 70 as a senior. He was also nationally ranked both years in steal pct, despite DP strongly discouraging players from ever trying to steal the ball. He also was a good defensive player and had a very good rating for a guard on defensive rebounds.

One thing that might surprise people is that in his senior year he led all PL players in assist:turnovr ratio in league games.




 
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