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 Post subject: Re: Epic choke in Devlin
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:52 pm 
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I agree that fatigue played a role and I would have liked to see Walker handling the ball down the stretch, but as to the general principal of playing a deeper bench, it's not like there's an overflowing pack of studs who are being denied playing time.

Players who barely or didn't play:
McGee (freshman)(0/2 in 4 minutes of play)
Russell (freshman)
Pope (freshman)
Ali (freshman) (injured?)
Koka (not good at basketball)
Quinn (didn't play last year either)
Galic (played even less than Quinn last year)
Zaccardo (small walk-on )


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 Post subject: Re: Epic choke in Devlin
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:07 pm 
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We just need better bench players and a 1 or 2 more in the rotation. I hope this year doesn't affect recruiting freshman and transfers. I have a feeling it will. Transfers don't want to transfer from big programs into a bottom of the conference AAC team with terrible crowds and crazy minute expectations. Hopefully the current guys develop. Days needs to put on 15lbs to be effective


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 Post subject: Re: Epic choke in Devlin
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 pm 
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Just checked the box score from last nights game. Rose played 39 minutes and sure didn't look tiered as he stole the ball twice at the end of the game and sprinted down court to score the winning basket, plus didn't he shoot four free throws to ice the game. Also we played eight players and they played eight players. If you check most games a lot of teams play only eight players particular in tight games. This Tulane team is made up of players that came here because for what ever reason were not happy were they were. It seems to me that each one of them is out to prove that they can be the star hence we see a lot of I got the ball and I will create my own offense. Not much of a team type offense. On defense Hunter will have to get the type players with a lot of quickness to make this defense work. This team doesn't have enough quick guys to make this defense work in our league. To many good 3 point shooters that if you pass the ball 4 or 5 times some one gets wide open for and uncontested 3, plus no inside presence. rjc


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 Post subject: Re: Epic choke in Devlin
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:44 pm 
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Just checked the box score from last nights game. Rose played 39 minutes and sure didn't look tiered as he stole the ball twice at the end of the game and sprinted down court to score the winning basket, plus didn't he shoot four free throws to ice the game. Also we played eight players and they played eight players. If you check most games a lot of teams play only eight players particular in tight games. This Tulane team is made up of players that came here because for what ever reason were not happy were they were. It seems to me that each one of them is out to prove that they can be the star hence we see a lot of I got the ball and I will create my own offense. Not much of a team type offense. On defense Hunter will have to get the type players with a lot of quickness to make this defense work. This team doesn't have enough quick guys to make this defense work in our league. To many good 3 point shooters that if you pass the ball 4 or 5 times some one gets wide open for and uncontested 3, plus no inside presence. rjc


first of all, Temple is not very good.. if you look at their schedule and how their losses are bunched together, they too look like a team that's playing on fumes.. they just happened to get a more tired team last night than them

second, for the people who think we miss Ona Embo's ball handling.. he wasn't a natural point guard, either and not an upgrade over Walker.. someone mentioned a few posts ago.. Walker should have been bringing the ball up on those last possessions.. not Thompson or Hightower.

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 Post subject: Re: Epic choke in Devlin
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:47 pm 
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On the first play Hightower got his pocket picked (I believe Tulane was up by 2 points at the time,)Thompson, the much better ball handler, was doubled over in the corner, looking exhausted - Right now Walker cannot be trusted to make an intelligent decision down the stretch - Driving to the basket he almost never finishes successfully when there is anyone even faintly contesting his shot. Thomas has no handle - like it or not HC Hunter was stuck with Hightower - Thomas’ foul when the score was tied was also unfortunate as there would have been defensive help(Lawson?) coming from the sideline. Thomas did not see it, or he panicked.


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