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SRP 
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12-06-17 08:38 PM - Post#239327    
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Lucky break getting fouled after rebounding the missed FT. But Schweger misses the front end, of course.

 
gokinsmen 
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12-06-17 08:39 PM - Post#239329    
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We're just too soft inside. Tonight the issue is rebounding, but usually it's rim protection.

Much is going to be a very good offensive player, but as a freshman, he simply isn't ready on defense. And all the other underclassmen are behind him.

On the bright side, Stephens had a truly epic slum dunk and went back on the court after limping on an earlier play. Hopefully, he finds his mojo again. This losing streak has made him gun-shy despite a still good FG%.

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:40 PM - Post#239330    
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Bell seems to hook the defender on most of his drives. Surprised he never gets called for it.

 
SRP 
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12-06-17 08:40 PM - Post#239331    
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Bell with another TO. Tough day on offense for him.

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:41 PM - Post#239332    
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No buckets n more than 5 minutes now.

 
SRP 
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12-06-17 08:41 PM - Post#239333    
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Derosier hits his third trey. But down 10 with about a minute left...

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:41 PM - Post#239334    
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Jerome with another three. Need to see more of him.

 
SRP 
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12-06-17 08:47 PM - Post#239339    
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Down 8 with :37 left. No problem.

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:47 PM - Post#239340    
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I'd like to see us try a trapping and scrapping defense from the start of a game sometime. I think we have the speed and length for it to work--what we are doing isn't working.

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:50 PM - Post#239342    
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Would have been a nice pass from Bell but Jerome wasn't looking.

 
SRP 
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12-06-17 08:50 PM - Post#239343    
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Agree with you TigerFan. This team is only good on D when they get deflections and make teams uncomfortable. (That was true last year to some extent, but it seems even more urgent now.)

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:52 PM - Post#239346    
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I've never seen a team just pass it around and not try a shot when down 11 at the end of a game.

 
bradley 
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12-06-17 08:53 PM - Post#239348    
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I thought that the effort was good tonight on defense -- intensity was there maybe out of desperation. Coach is obviously still searching for the combination(s) that will work. I would go thru the growing pains with Much and Jerome with the big three and pray to God that one of the big guys in not totally useless. Where is Pete Miller -- I forgot that the Coach did not like him.

Big picture -- really good PG is on his way next year. It will be an upgrade over Amir unless he has another second season miracle.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
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12-06-17 08:56 PM - Post#239352    
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Cantabs shut down Rams in 2nd half and win on last second 3.

 
TigerFan 
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12-06-17 08:56 PM - Post#239353    
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DC was great tonight. Stevens solid. Much showed real led nice flashes of game. Jerome hit 3 from deep. Bell really struggling. Defense was much tighter for long stretches but gave up an absurd number of offense rebounds. Progress from last game but this team still has a long way to go.

 
SRP 
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12-06-17 08:57 PM - Post#239356    
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18 ORs on 30 missed FGs is disastrous for a team that usually is really good on the defensive glass. Give up 17 more FTAs and 6 more FGAs. Slightly better shooting overall and much better three-point percentage not enough to overcome the deficit in attempts.

Probably should have taken more treys, too.

Edited by SRP on 12-06-17 08:58 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gokinsmen 
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12-06-17 08:58 PM - Post#239357    
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This was the WRONG season to have a tough non-conf schedule.

I guess MH wanted to accelerate his youngsters' development, but instead their spirits look crushed. The Diamond Head Classic will be a cringe fest.

Another soul-crushing, embarrassing loss. That last possession was meaningless but hilarious in its ineptitude. At least Cannady and Stephens will be back next season.

Why is it so hard to find or develop a single decent big? We've been totally barren since familial legacy gifted us Ian Hummer. We don't need a beast like Ian. Just a decent rebounder who can contest a shot.


 
Eric Von Zipper 
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12-06-17 09:06 PM - Post#239365    
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30 days to the Ivy opener @ The Palestra.

 
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Re: GWU
12-06-17 09:09 PM - Post#239367    
    In response to gokinsmen

We won the league with Connolly and Miller. Gladson might have been the answer, but I'm starting to think he may not play this year. No one coming in next year's class......

18 offensive rebounds. I've never seen anything like it.



 
SRP 
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12-06-17 09:09 PM - Post#239368    
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Kittles tells Derek Jones that the Tigers are still "searching" and trying to prevent mistakes that they've been trying to iron out in practice from occurring in games.

I think the team will be pretty good to very good by the time the IL season starts. Much has already started to figure it out offensively for a few games, and now Derosiers seems to be taking the first steps. Still need a lot of D work. Schweger makes mistakes but also does good things. If Gladson gets healthy and LeBlanc and Morales return, that core along with the big three should be able to function. But D will have to improve. Maybe more extended zone or aggressive man.


 
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