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    That was an odd sequence. Bit of a delayed whistle for the initial foul. Then Brown gets T'd up by the official on the opposite sideline. Thought that meant they called the foul on us (leading to Brown getting frustrated). But they did in fact call the foul on UNH. So I wonder what the T was for. And was somewhat surprised they didn't really review the play that much..given that it seemed like Charles was hit in the face..unintentional or not. - Phoenix


    I think that CB was complaining why the official under the hoop hadn't blown his whistle when it occurred in the area he was responsible for and it was a blatant foul and possible intentional foul. The official on the baseline is suppose to be looking at action in and around the basket.

  2. I love where we are now as a program:


    14-7 and that's disappointing/dismal (I think we all agree)


    In Brown's 1st 4 seasons we never got to 14! but we were excited with every win!


    01/02 7-13 (partial year for CB)

    02/03 7-21

    03/04 5-23

    04/05 13-15


    It's great that we are down in the dumps at 14-7 it's a sign that we have arrived as a good Mid Major, now let's get better this Year!

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    Joe - regressed compared to last year IMO...maybe not in the averages but in general efficiency

    David - regressed^2 compared to last year...in every facet of the game

    Devonte - was at least serviceable on the offensive side last year, regressed massively, can't hit the ocean

    Anderson - I thought he was VERY even keeled and serviceable last year as backup PG...added weight and can't even get in most games

    Cochran - Was supposed to be a nice role player...can't even get into games like Anderson

    The only people who I'd say 'improved' from last year are Stire and Charles. Those two have been doing great work in the post.

    Rest of these guys haven't made any progress, or worse, took a step back. - Eli

    I really believe that Nichols has struggled big time with his wrist and that alone has knocked the offense off center.

    Joe has struggled with his feet and most recently with the ankle sprain.

    Cochran is coming off major surgery and hasn't seemed to catch up and seems to be lost at times.

    Devonte is struggling offensively but mainly because Dave and Joe are not in sync he's not getting the open lanes to the hoop he had before.and it appears he has no faith in his shot.

    With the struggles on the perimeter Charles is drawing a lot more double teams and even his extremely high shooting percentage has taken a slight step back.

    Add to all of this signs of immaturity on Joe and Davids part and we get bogged down in an offensive rut which at times (too often) affects are defense.

    I can now see why Foster struggled to play at Texas Tech and Bradley (consistency).

    Ahmad right now seems to believe his way is best and won"t/can't buy into CB's way and that's going to hurt his playing time and the team's chances of getting bench support because he is surely talented.


    How can we play so poorly and still be in most games?????

    After last nights poor (overall) effort I still think if we get solid play from Dave and Joe (not great play, though that would be awesome) we can beat UVM.

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  4. Games are won or lost on a couple o possessions, if players continually make the same mistakes in practice every day it usually means the short leash in games.


    That short leash would go for David or Joe if he bench showed any signs of doing the right things or knowing how to follow the game plan.


    This game came down to a buzzer beating off balance three going in and a no call on a foul at the end of the half (when we were trying to give foul) which wound up being a 3 pt. play.


    Credit UVM for playing well and being more efficient then us. Despite how poorly we played (we actually were terrible) we were right there late in the game.

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  5. Look it is what it is, we're struggling mightily!


    Nichols is the guy who makes us go and he is struggling mightily on offense and he has shown his frustration by gambling too much on defense. When he is right Joe and Travis become more effective.


    Travis is in an early game 2 fouls funk which has really hurt us.


    Joe and David have to be smarter passes we give the ball away ridiculously easy 4 or 5 times a game.


    Devonte has to get us 7-10 ppg. besides his solid D.


    Most of all this team has lost confidence and it's lack of swagger has made opponents more confident against us.


    Nichols hitting a few shots early in a game could get us back on track and that I believe will happen.

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  6. Team is in a real jam -


    Stire is solid

    Charles has been great but early foul trouble has popped up recently

    Campbell has struggled mightly on offense he just has to be solid on "O"

    Creme has been solid offensively (disappears at times)

    Nichols has really struggled offensively when he makes a few shots we're very good.


    Creme and Nichols hurt us defensively see how many secondary perimeter scorers have had great nights against us.




    Foster has been solid but is a terrible FT shooter

    Clark seems not to by into the team concept he's a loose cannon no consistency of play.

    Costa hasn't shown his supposeds shooting ability

    Conway I guess is the player CB was referring to as not boxing out on a FT 2 times in a row.

    Xavier must just not know what we are doing - he seems lost on D and O


    This team is in a real bind unless it's so called stars start leading by example.

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  7. Poor 2nd half (understatement) different line ups seemedto put everyone out of sync (usually happens when your up almost 40 at half).


    2nd half saw terrible court balance allowing Maine to get out in transition more (again could have been caused by mix and match lineups or just a little loss of urgency)


    Nichols picked a good time to have a poor half (LOL) and Joe didn't seem to engaged either in the 2nd half.


    A road win is a road win, take it and move on.


    35-44 FTs on the road at least shows a better commitment to attack.

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  8. Posted Today, 01:52 PM

    Dane96, on 06 Jan 2018 - 4:23 PM, said:snapback.png

    Bigger question: was Ahmad sick? I was surprised to see zero minutes after Coach said he was his top back up Guard.

    Late for team bus. http://blog.timesuni...team-bus/22999/ - statefan




    I guess it comes down to holding players accountable, it sure would have been easier on CB to play Clark.

    But we don't know was this Clark's 1st offense???? I remember CB being upset about some of the new guys not paying attention to the game scout.

    I think the captains have to start being more responsible regarding their teammates especially if the captains aren't assertive on the court.

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  9. I think everyone has to take a deep breath, this team at its worst right now are still in games.


    The players have to clear their heads and start to want to win and stop reading the preseason press.


    This is a team game and UA is not a good team right now.


    If David and Joe want to be considered the best backcourt in UA DI history they have to be better Defensively and more efficient Offensively and they have to lead UA to atleast 1 if not 2 NCAAs.

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  10. To me it appears we really don't have that strong personality which could be this teams achilles heel. I'm am not sure if that can be developed. We definitely don't have a get in your face type guy, everyone in the rotation seemingly doesn't want to rock the boat. Where is Levi Levine type guy who demanded effort by his teammates?????


    Effort is what is missing, the talent is there.

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  11. Just my opinion.........


    It seems to me that CB has great faith in Campbell's ability to defend. Campbell seems fine on defense but sometimes his back court mates don't do what they're responsible for and it makes it look like it was Campbell who screwed up or forces Campbell to help when he is not suppose to because someone has clearly gotten beat off the dribble. This also affects how our bigs rotate and defend they're be asking to help too much off back court dribble penetration..


    Many fans don't get the concept that defense though at times is individual it also relies on teamwork, it's all about the scout and knowing when to switch when not to, when to hedge hard and when not to hedge hard, when to under screens and when to go over screens.


    Sometimes as fans we really don't know who has responsibility for what only the coaches and team do.

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    .....Don't know if it was a trust issue, but playing Cremo and Nichols all those minutes tells me coach really wanted the OOC W's this year. With NIT at large chances out the window after yesterday, he can focus on getting Cremo and Nichols some rest -UA'08{


    Only problem with this line of thinking is our overplayed backcourt shouldn't need to be rested at the beginning of games, they just come out disinterested on the "D" end which at times causes havoc for our bigs.

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