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#105607 [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Posted by UA'08 on 15 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

Cochran played 3 minutes in the Maine blowout. If we didn't see more of him in that game, it's hard to imagine seeing more of him now.
 
Speaking of the Maine game, I'm not sure why Stire, Campbell and Cremo all played over 30 minutes in that game with the Bing game right around the corner. There is something weird going on with the bench.
 
As a group, this team should ask itself how Greig Stire played 35 minutes against Maine on Saturday and then did everything short of lighting himself on fire tonight to help win this basketball game without much help from anyone else.


Which is why I have such a new found reapect for Piekell and Becker winning all those regular season championships. It truly does take a lot of not only coaching, but managing the team through the grind.
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#105598 [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Posted by UA'08 on 15 January 2018 - 09:17 PM


Will called out the bench. He said he put someone in (Conway..didnt say his name) and he didn't box out even during the FT.

The bench? Really? That was the problem tonight.

I love Brown and hope he's here till retirement...but he is DEAD wrong about tonight.

EDIT: Only Clark and Foster are on the stat sheet. 2 guys. That's all he used. No wonder why our guys are tired. The deeper end of the bench can't be worse than David and Campbell. Why isn't Cochran playing 10 minutes a game? Why aren't Costa and Ahmad splitting 10-15 minutes? Why doesn't Conway come in for Campbell for 5 minutes?

Lol thats great. Man, being a bench player for WB has got to be tough. That leash is so tight I dont see how any player can get into the flow and play loosely.
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#105575 [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Posted by UA'08 on 15 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

2 regular season titles for this great program. Lets face it we have never done anything in the regular season.

Problem is not caring about the regular season leads to facing a likely Final Four team in the first round...
I know. That was my jab at the program.

I can 100% see why a Piekell or Becker would get looks from better schools now. It is friggin tough to win the regular season conference. Despite their 3 combined NCAA tournaments to WB 5, I can see why regular season sustainability is looked at greater than just three games in March

I bought into the just get better and ready for those three games, but for once Id like to see a few regular season championships instead
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#105244 [MBB] Game #18: 1/10/18 - 7:00pm - vs Stony Brook

Posted by UA'08 on 08 January 2018 - 04:25 PM

JUST WIN.




#105243 [MBB] Game #17: 1/6/18 - 1:00pm - @ New Hampshire

Posted by UA'08 on 08 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Alls I want to know is what the $iena happened?
 
12-3 going into conference play.  Must be that the AE has become the elite conference in the nation.
 
Pretty sure we went into the new year thinking we were going 15-1 or 16-0 without
having to even play.

 
Yeah, evidently our craptastic OOC schedule gave us a false sense of ability because we assumed much of the AE would be garbage again (at least compared to the likes of Iona, Yale, Louisville, Memphis, etc.). Perhaps Louisville was a flash in the pan and an exception to the rule and we are regressing to the mean. Or perhaps it was a glimpse of things to come and we just need a few more weeks and will gel at the last possible moment...but again, that'll have implications on where we play not only in the AE but in the NCAA's (if we make it).

Either way, the team isn't doing so good right now.
 
 
Enough with craptastic schedule and illogical thinking. I have zero problems on paper with Iona, Yale, Monmouth, Louisville, Memphis, Kent St. etc. and if you bloviating on here about being over confident due to a bad schedule and that we only beat up on bad teams (not true hung with Louisville) then shouldn't logical reason follow that we'd beat up on $iena teams like Hartford and UNH? I mean if Hartford and UNH were OOC opponents, they would be weak opponents and similar to what we run up our W count against. 
 
Simple explanation as I ruminate on this is that they are in a funk, David needs to get that wrist right...and go from there. Sometimes the simple explanation is the correct one? This team by nature isn't demonstrative...to demand that they kick over a chair coming off the court may show some fire but not sure if it will be any more productive. They just need to trust one another, trust the scout, hustle on D, shots will fall. 
 
I'm not ready to hang myself...
I think you got it wrong. Were not bashing the schedule created preseason. Its the fact those teams werent as good as we all thought which Is why the SOS is so high. More of the other teams not being good, but still doesnt explain two $ienaty performances against the even worse America East

 

 

But that isn't your intent when you say things like weak schedule gave us an overconfident team...you are essentially suggesting that we run up our W's against bad team and now it's not as easy in the AE...except the AE competition is even worse than OOC competition so the logic that we were all sold a bill of goods against a week OC doesn't doesn't hold any water. 

 

I think it's definitely a possibility the team was overconfident from a 12-3 record playing a 337 ranked SOS. I was suspect all year of their record, but I would NEVER say AE play is tougher, event though on paper it is currently smh. There is no excuse losing at home to Hartford or any other team at home besides UVM this year.


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#105229 [MBB] Game #17: 1/6/18 - 1:00pm - @ New Hampshire

Posted by UA'08 on 08 January 2018 - 12:50 PM


 


Alls I want to know is what the $iena happened?
 
12-3 going into conference play.  Must be that the AE has become the elite conference in the nation.
 
Pretty sure we went into the new year thinking we were going 15-1 or 16-0 without
having to even play.

 
Yeah, evidently our craptastic OOC schedule gave us a false sense of ability because we assumed much of the AE would be garbage again (at least compared to the likes of Iona, Yale, Louisville, Memphis, etc.). Perhaps Louisville was a flash in the pan and an exception to the rule and we are regressing to the mean. Or perhaps it was a glimpse of things to come and we just need a few more weeks and will gel at the last possible moment...but again, that'll have implications on where we play not only in the AE but in the NCAA's (if we make it).

Either way, the team isn't doing so good right now.
 
 
Enough with craptastic schedule and illogical thinking. I have zero problems on paper with Iona, Yale, Monmouth, Louisville, Memphis, Kent St. etc. and if you bloviating on here about being over confident due to a bad schedule and that we only beat up on bad teams (not true hung with Louisville) then shouldn't logical reason follow that we'd beat up on $iena teams like Hartford and UNH? I mean if Hartford and UNH were OOC opponents, they would be weak opponents and similar to what we run up our W count against. 
 
Simple explanation as I ruminate on this is that they are in a funk, David needs to get that wrist right...and go from there. Sometimes the simple explanation is the correct one? This team by nature isn't demonstrative...to demand that they kick over a chair coming off the court may show some fire but not sure if it will be any more productive. They just need to trust one another, trust the scout, hustle on D, shots will fall. 
 
I'm not ready to hang myself...
I think you got it wrong. Were not bashing the schedule created preseason. Its the fact those teams werent as good as we all thought which Is why the SOS is so high. More of the other teams not being good, but still doesnt explain two $ienaty performances against the even worse America East
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#105224 [MBB] Game #17: 1/6/18 - 1:00pm - @ New Hampshire

Posted by UA'08 on 08 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

Alls I want to know is what the $iena happened?

 

12-3 going into conference play.  Must be that the AE has become the elite conference in the nation.

 

Pretty sure we went into the new year thinking we were going 15-1 or 16-0 without

having to even play.

300+ SOS in the non conference. That's what happened. 


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#105222 [MBB] Game #18: 1/10/18 - 7:00pm - vs Stony Brook

Posted by UA'08 on 08 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

WB on radio said Davids wrist is still bothering him, Joe has plantar fasciitis on one foot, wants Devonte to be more aggressive offensively, needs captains to start leading

WB is a great coach, but uh oh.. 0-2 start to the conference and now the injuries start coming out.. just protecting both David and Joe? 

 

Do we really want Devonte to be more aggressive? 

 

Point is, if we are 2-0, you probably won't hear coach speak of the injuries and the reason Clark was benched. 


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#105075 [MBB] Game #16: 1/3/18 - 7:00pm - vs Hartford

Posted by UA'08 on 05 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

We need someone who will deliver that a hard foul, get in someones face and show some fire. An attitude where we wont back down from anyone. Maybe its just the players coach recruits. Hes always said his players are the nicest guys on the court and they need to be mean at times.


#105007 [MBB] Game #16: 1/3/18 - 7:00pm - vs Hartford

Posted by UA'08 on 04 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

One move I've been contemplating is sitting Nichols and bringing him off the bench as a 2 guard. He isn't running the offense, doesn't move the ball...I thought he'd take the next step in his evolution and he hasn't. Start Clark!

Something to shake it up, but I have a feeling that won't end well lol.




#105005 [MBB] Game #16: 1/3/18 - 7:00pm - vs Hartford

Posted by UA'08 on 04 January 2018 - 09:55 AM

Kept hearing how deep this team was this year. Cremo and Nichols are going to burn out before the season's even over. 

 

Free Cochran.




#104999 [MBB] Game #16: 1/3/18 - 7:00pm - vs Hartford

Posted by UA'08 on 04 January 2018 - 09:32 AM

Some of you guys have had blinders on. This team has been avoiding disaster for a month. They very easily could be 8-8 or worse.

They rarely show any urgency and believe push comes to shove their offense will bail them out. They will be a solid Mid Pac team until their guards decide to defend and value the ball.


Couldnt agree more. Yesterday confirmed all my doubts about their 12-3 record.
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#104977 [MBB] Game #16: 1/3/18 - 7:00pm - vs Hartford

Posted by UA'08 on 03 January 2018 - 10:10 PM

Luckily, the America east will always be a one bid league. Make it into the tournament and we have a shot. Although, a pathetic showing like tonight, will hurt us come tournament home court advantage time. Vermont wont lose many.


Wonderful. Well go 10-6 in the 5th worst conference in basketball. Go to the tournament as a 15/16 seed again and lose.

I probably have these unrealistic expectations of what this program can become. Need to stop thinking big and scale back to the smAlbany mentality.
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#104842 [MBB] Game #15: 12/28/17 - 7:00pm - vs Kent State

Posted by UA'08 on 29 December 2017 - 07:43 AM

Really short bench tonight. Seven guys with minutes.

This is the one thing that scares me as we are supposed to be a deeper team.

I would have signed up for 12-3 in a heartbeat
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#104745 [MBB] Game #15: 12/28/17 - 7:00pm - vs Kent State

Posted by UA'08 on 22 December 2017 - 08:28 AM

Kent St. beat the Pac-12 Oregon ST. Beavers last night.....79-78....

This is why high majors dont schedule home and homes with mids.
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