The Official Beat the Keaney Blue Rams in Rhode Island Thread

Apr 28, 2009
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The fact is the game was lost in the first half. At this point there should be high expectations from everyone who touches the floor. We got beat not because of talent...we got out hustled... out worked...out swaggered...we basically laid down in the first half and put ourselves too far behind...We just don’t have a get in your face leader on the court. Someone to say hey “ don’t know about you but I’m not going out like a sucka”. Anyway we got embarrassed on national tv.Time to move on.
 

Mistachill

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These lineups are sh!t. Find your best 8-9 guys and run with them. No one gets in a rhythm. No one knows when they’re coming out or when they’re coming back in. This isn’t how successful teams are run.
16-6 is not a "successful" team. We ran the same system last year and made the NCAAs. So if we had taken the minutes McAllister, Ward, and Clark got and played Evans, Vann and Douglas more the outcome would've been different? You also realize we had five guys with four fouls and one guy who fouled out, right?
 

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The second half? When we cut down our lineup and let guys play for long stretches?

Maybe we should learn from that.
If you're on the court stinking up the joint, are you suggesting just keep them on the court? When we were getting blown out, you still want MR to limit his rotation to 8 players? Maybe the play on the court dictates the long stretches players are on the floor. We didn't play better because players were on the court for longer stretches. The players were on the court for longer stretches because they were playing better.

I think people are once again reaching for explanation. Playing zone, shortening the rotation, pressing, not pressing, none of this is going to matter if the players aren't playing with heart, not playing focus, and just overall allowed themselves to get punked on the court. You really think Rhoades instructed guys to just stand there looking at loose balls or not box out for rebounds?
 

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16-6 is not a "successful" team. We ran the same system last year and made the NCAAs. So if we had taken the minutes McAllister, Ward, and Clark got and played Evans, Vann and Douglas more the outcome would've been different? You also realize we had five guys with four fouls and one guy who fouled out, right?
Maybe URI and Dayton are just better than we are. St.louis and Duquesne could be a challenge as well. Lot of good teams this year.
 
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Mistachill

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Maybe URI and Dayton are just better than we are. St.louis and Duquesne could be a challenge as well. Lot of good teams this year.
No doubt. We need to handle business against SLU, Duquesne, Richmond and St. Bona moving forward to secure the #3 or #4 seed and get the tournament bye. #1 and #2 seeds are pretty much a wrap.
 

Mistachill

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The fact is the game was lost in the first half. At this point there should be high expectations from everyone who touches the floor. We got beat not because of talent...we got out hustled... out worked...out swaggered...we basically laid down in the first half and put ourselves too far behind...We just don’t have a get in your face leader on the court. Someone to say hey “ don’t know about you but I’m not going out like a sucka”. Anyway we got embarrassed on national tv.Time to move on.
We can move on, but URI ain't going nowhere and if we are going to accomplish any of our goals when the season began we're likely to have to face them again in Brooklyn. But I agree regarding leadership. When your 5th year senior point guard is constantly whining to the refs and engaging in theatrics every time the whistles blows, it's hard lead the younger guys to play with more poise.