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McFan

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  1. Can’t even get shots off. Actually had shot clock on down 8-2?
  2. Cremo nichols leave...

    Logan Aronhalt averaged 14+ minutes a game at Maryland. Scored 26 against Boston College. It’s been a while but if I’m picking teams I’ll take Joe before Logan.
  3. Matt Campell cleared 7’5” in the high jump this weekend. Winning the prestigious Florida Relays and now has the best height in the nation.
  4. Cremo nichols leave...

    Can’t urge w any of that. I guess I meant recruits that have played, lived up to expectations. Those guys might but outside of those two (joe and David) not much to shine a light on.
  5. Cremo nichols leave...

    I think Zach is saying that given the talent around him he did all he could do. I hope you’re right but I’m not as big on WBs recruiting prowess. Maybe Joe knows tha Devonte was still going to be the 3, Nichols was gone, and the bigs are more Mike Rowley than Sam Rowley. Seriously, take the names Nichols and Cremo out and give me a HS recruit that’s been decent?
  6. Cremo nichols leave...

    It didn’t die but it’s pretty sick. WB is recruiting hard I’m sure but his 2 best recruits in the last 3 years just walked away. We have no seniors, juniors, or sophomores that are even serviceable starters at this level, maybe even legit minute eaters. Recent recruits haven’t panned out. We can spin it. Positive attitude is great, but this is ugly.
  7. Cremo nichols leave...

    Now would be a good time for season ticket reminders to go out, with an increase. Sorry, I see this as a huge step backwards.
  8. Cremo nichols leave...

    We’re down our starting bigs. Our 1st and 2nd big off the bench. Our starting PG and our starting 2. All this should help sell tickets. And yes transfers are a regular thing but I don’t think many schools lose 3 year starters, captains, and top 2 scorers and assist guys. This is not business as usual.
  9. Cremo nichols leave...

    Good news we have one starter back........ Devonte Campbell.
  10. Do they keep the stat goals/possessions even strength vs. man up?
  11. 2017-18 Season

    Winning certainly does it but at this level I think it’s going to the NCAA’s more than winning percentage. I think style can be a driver too (see UA Lacrosse). Kids generally are offensive minded. Defense a necessary evil.
  12. 2017-18 Season

    My point is you have 8 freebies in this league, or should, every year. It’s a sign of our consistency but let’s be honest there are usually 4 teams that UA shouldn’t lose to every year. It’s not the same teams but the bottom half of this conference is not good, every year. This year we had 3 teams ranked lower tha Siena in the RPI and four ranked 294 or lower.
  13. 2017-18 Season

    He’s earned some loyalty for sure, but this wasn’t a great year and maybe not even a good year. Players and coaches take some blame.
  14. 2017-18 Season

    Question. If we don’t think WB should be fired do we have to think he can do no wrong? Take no blame? I certainly think it’s insane to think he could or should be fired but I also think he takes some blame for what happened this year. Did we win 20+? Yes. In this conference that really isn’t that hard. We didn’t have the talent on the floor to be dominant. Who’s responsibility is that? We made zero adjustments to our lineups throughout the year. Who’s responsibility is that? Does anybody think Alex Foster was used appropriately? Was anybody happy that Devonte Campbell stayed on the court for as many minutes as he did?
  15. 2017-18 Season

    Wow. Pot calling the kettle. "He got stuck with a bum"? That may be a bit of an overreaction? Nichols isn't perfect but let's start with that Brown recruited him, signed him, made him his PG and captain (I think). We also had nobody that remotely could fill his role if he were to sit on the bench as I suppose is where you would have put him. Costa Anderson as your starting D1 PG? We also fielded a starting 5 where only 2 players were a threat from greater than 12 feet from the hoop. And not much off that bench that could extend a D either. That doesn't work in todays game. I stayed out of most of the Nichols bashing but it's been over the top. You want to bash, there's plenty to go around and WB gets some of it. Throwing out a starting 3 man out there and having him play 30 minutes a night when he shoots <15% from 3 doesn't and won't work unless you have a big or 2 that can step out and shoot the 3. Stire and Charles aren't doing that. Nichols and Cremo were put in a very tough spot this year. By the coach? Somewhat. By players not improving? Somewhat. Nichols by his attitude at times? Somewhat. So no WB isn't done for. He's had great success. Recruits and graduates good kids. Is no longer a hot ticket. Love him. Hate him. Or somewhere in between he's the coach for the foreseeable future.
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