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NCAA Tourney Round 2: vs. Florida -- Thurs @ 4:10PM


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Thanks for the hospitality. I hope to circle back later and hopefully we can talk more about the game. I like to know as much as I can about the teams we play, so i'm interested in whatever you'll share.

 

If I don't make it, good health tomorrow, in any case.

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Casey Prather, Florida's leading scorer on UAlbany: "They definitely can beat us. They're a good team." #Pinocchio

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Billy Donovan: "Our guys have an enormous amount of respect and fully expect a great challenge." He was then selling snow outside Amway.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Florida coach Billy Donovan on UAlbany: "They've earned the right to play the game. They've had a heck of a year," Of course he'd say that.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

It does matter a bit. 16 seed (UAlbany) has never beat 1 seed (Florida). "The team that plays the hardest will win," Finney-Smith said

 

We all know what we are up against...but what other professional beat writer treats the team he covers like that?

 

I don't know who that guy is, but he's not a normal UF guy.

 

That's such a great response! How sad is it that someone outside of Albany doesn't even think he could be an Albany writer. Oh Times Union...

 

The "mighty" Gator football team lost to Georgia Southern .... IN THE SWAMP.

 

I don't care what the Kahleesi's slave girls say, nothing "is known."

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From GDG... Florida starts 6'2", 6'4", 6'6", 6'8", 6'9".. Danes start 5'9", 6'4", 6'6", 6'6", 6'10" with the first two off the bench at 6'8" and 6'6".

 

Donovan on @UAHOOPSWB: "He's done a great job of building that program & getting Albany almost on a regular basis into the NCAA Tournament.”

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Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 8m

Casey Prather, Florida's leading scorer on UAlbany: "They definitely can beat us. They're a good team." #Pinocchio

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Billy Donovan: "Our guys have an enormous amount of respect and fully expect a great challenge." He was then selling snow outside Amway.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Florida coach Billy Donovan on UAlbany: "They've earned the right to play the game. They've had a heck of a year," Of course he'd say that.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

It does matter a bit. 16 seed (UAlbany) has never beat 1 seed (Florida). "The team that plays the hardest will win," Finney-Smith said

 

We all know what we are up against...but what other professional beat writer treats the team he covers like that?

 

I don't know who that guy is, but he's not a normal UF guy.

 

That's such a great response! How sad is it that someone outside of Albany doesn't even think he could be an Albany writer. Oh Times Union...

 

Exactly, now Pete getting in on it...maybe those two are incognito...don't want anyone to know they are our local media guys.

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Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 8m

Casey Prather, Florida's leading scorer on UAlbany: "They definitely can beat us. They're a good team." #Pinocchio

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Billy Donovan: "Our guys have an enormous amount of respect and fully expect a great challenge." He was then selling snow outside Amway.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Florida coach Billy Donovan on UAlbany: "They've earned the right to play the game. They've had a heck of a year," Of course he'd say that.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

It does matter a bit. 16 seed (UAlbany) has never beat 1 seed (Florida). "The team that plays the hardest will win," Finney-Smith said

 

We all know what we are up against...but what other professional beat writer treats the team he covers like that?

 

I don't know who that guy is, but he's not a normal UF guy.

 

He's OUR Albany/Times Union beat writer (if you can believe that) that has more interest in covering the Saratoga Race Track in the off-season then he cares about the Great Danes.

 

Again, we all know what the reality is here...but be a professional about it.

 

If he were in Florida and did that he'd have to hide his family. If i weren't a guest here, I'd refer to him as an assclown, but that's indecorous.

 

The reality is the UF is a very good team that no one expects to lose, but the reality also is that March is madd and very good teams lose games that no one expects them to lose.

 

You can certainly call him an assclown. It is accurate. I have traveled all over the country and have never come across such negative coverage of the local team especially the most successful local team like the TU does . Unfortunately I have been sick this week and did not make Dayton nor Orlando. Would have loved to have driven down and saw the game and a baseball game or 2 on the way back

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Great game last night. Lots fun to watch for me, stressful for you all I'm sure but stress or no, great games are great.

 

I'd be lying if I said I was hoping for something similar tomorrow, but I'm sure you understand that.

 

I noticed that you played seven players, is that the norm?

 

Lately yes as Will Brown has shortened the rotation to go with guys he trusts...welcome to our message board. :)

With Shengelia suspended and Mike Rowley back from a concussion, the short rotation was pretty much forced on him. The bench after those seven is now Haas (seems out of his depth), Wiegmann, Ede, and Reece
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From GDG... Florida starts 6'2", 6'4", 6'6", 6'8", 6'9".. Danes start 5'9", 6'4", 6'6", 6'6", 6'10" with the first two off the bench at 6'8" and 6'6".

 

Donovan on @UAHOOPSWB: "He's done a great job of building that program & getting Albany almost on a regular basis into the NCAA Tournament.”

 

UF is not a very big team with the exception of the center Young and he's not so tall but he's thick and insanely strong. Billy will start, and those heights probably match,

 

Wilbekin - 1

Frazier - 2

Prather - 3

Yeguette - 4 230#

Young - 5 245#

Finney-Smith 6'8" is the 6th man and he can play from 1 to 5, but mostly plays a bigish 3 / smallish 4.

Kasey Hill 6'1" Point guard is next

Devon Walker is 6'6" guard that is 8th

Chris Walker 6'10" but skinny forward with insane athletic ability but he's not a mature player.

 

The key to UF is their defensive execution and relentless, in your face, effort on the defensive end without fouling. UF gives up very few easy shots. UF wins it's games on the defensive end, with turnovers and middle zone breaks. You'll see constant 3/4 court pressure but it's not likely to be too aggressive, unless you're having trouble advancing it (When Billy finds a weakness, he never gives it back). The press is desgned to burn the shot clock and make you go faster than you want to go. He'll go man, match up zone, tranditional 2-3 and 1-3-1. 5 or 6 times a game we'll trap the ball right over the time line.

 

Offensively it's screen after screen after screen with very precise spacing that will make the defense have to choose who to cover.

 

Wilbekin can shoot but he's more dangerous driving and dishing.

Frazier shoots 45% from 3 and will go on spurts. He made 12 or 13 in a game against USCe.

Prather is stricktly a go to the basket player. He shoots sparingly from beyond 10'

Yeguette couldnt throw it in the ocean from the beach

Young is a good inside scorer but will get blocked a few times from behind by a bigger 5.

DFS scores from everywhere but has not shot the ball well this season.

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Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 8m

Casey Prather, Florida's leading scorer on UAlbany: "They definitely can beat us. They're a good team." #Pinocchio

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Billy Donovan: "Our guys have an enormous amount of respect and fully expect a great challenge." He was then selling snow outside Amway.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Florida coach Billy Donovan on UAlbany: "They've earned the right to play the game. They've had a heck of a year," Of course he'd say that.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

It does matter a bit. 16 seed (UAlbany) has never beat 1 seed (Florida). "The team that plays the hardest will win," Finney-Smith said

 

We all know what we are up against...but what other professional beat writer treats the team he covers like that?

 

I don't know who that guy is, but he's not a normal UF guy.

 

He's a jackass, and a pathetic excuse for a sports writer

 

I wish massive, chronic, explosive diarrhea on him. Well, and Putin too, but Wilkin is a start.

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Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 8m

Casey Prather, Florida's leading scorer on UAlbany: "They definitely can beat us. They're a good team." #Pinocchio

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Billy Donovan: "Our guys have an enormous amount of respect and fully expect a great challenge." He was then selling snow outside Amway.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

Florida coach Billy Donovan on UAlbany: "They've earned the right to play the game. They've had a heck of a year," Of course he'd say that.

 

Tim Wilkin@tjwilkin 1h

It does matter a bit. 16 seed (UAlbany) has never beat 1 seed (Florida). "The team that plays the hardest will win," Finney-Smith said

 

We all know what we are up against...but what other professional beat writer treats the team he covers like that?

 

I don't know who that guy is, but he's not a normal UF guy.

 

He's a jackass, and a pathetic excuse for a sports writer

 

I wish massive, chronic, explosive diarrhea on him. Well, and Putin too, but Wilkin is a start.

I think he is a clown as well, but twitter is for people to express their feelings and get whatever they have to say out. As long as his published articles aren't that way I can care less what he tweets out. His articles seem to have been ok so far on the tournament. If he's making those comments in the articles then there's a big problem.

 

Also it all comes from the top. So Pete is the real problem here allowing him to make those comments on his twitter. He's in charge of the sports department correct?

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