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Auburn shot 58% and 44% from 3. Our defense was horrible.
Auburn MADE 18 FT and we ATTEMPTED 16. Simple as that.
Until we play good defense and outscore our opponents from the FT line, wins will be RARE.
I think they only had five TOs in the second half also not to mention a guy shooting 50% from the FT line goes 8-9. Still a lot of improvement overall from last year.
Props to Leoanard too. The first several games I went to I watched a lot of Martin on the bench and he would get on DL non stop. It looks like he has taken the tough coaching and is turning into the player we had hoped.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
Yeah I hear what you're saying, and I know we're over moral victories around here, but it's hard for me to be frustrated with them because I feel like there have been so many individuals that have improved game to game. I'm not a huge basketball fan and even I can notice the difference. Excited about our future with Frank
It was a very close game that could have gone either way. We'll win more than anyone ever thought we would if we just tighten up our offense a little bit.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
On offense, we take too many jumpshots and attack the basket too little. That is why we are not getting to the FT line enough. And our defense is pathetic. I am not as optimistic about this year as you are. The first two games have cured me of my optimism. At least for this year. The schedule only gets harder.
This post was edited by Jelsik Sturm 18 months ago
We have made major strides this year and it is obvious Martin is getting more out of these guys than Horn ever did. Hell, we are actually running an actual offense this year which is better then the garbage I saw past few seasons.
With that said, agree that our D still needs much improvement. Size is key and that goes back to personnel and Horn.
This post was edited by RedStickCock 18 months ago
We lost to Auburn bc we don't have a single player that could crack the rotation of an NCAA tournament team from a BCS conference, until that changes, wins will be very rare. They didn't play good defense bc they're not any good, help is on the way though
That is a terrible thing to say. Whether it is true or not, why even go there? They are playing their butts off, and representing the University in a way we can be proud of. Saying stuff like that is classless, imo.
Hard to argue with you. I am hopeful about the future, but not much about this year. After our current junior class is gone (Ellington, Smith, BRich, Slawson, Williams) we should see some improvement. Maybe we'll see some next year with the players we are adding. But I don't have much confidence in most of the current roster, especially the upper classmen.
IMO Kacinas and Carrera are good building blocks, add scoring, which next years class will do, and a point guard that can pass first, also covered in next years new comers, and only thing missing is an inside presence. I think Geathers can be that. Not a scorer, but an enforcer inside.
Exactly. The guys give great effort but the talent is lacking. FM will change that.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Kacinas and Carrera have come in and played hard and within a system, but both are probably role players on an NCAA team.
Geathers? Geathers? Enforcer? Lol.
Dude, even jeslik agreed with me. I never said they don't play hard, but that's expected of a college basketball player. We simply don't have any talent. I hope we can win a few games this year and we can dissect what we did wrong in a given game until we are blue in the face, fact is, our roster would barely compete in the southern conference. I'm not saying I don't root for them, but facts are facts
Certainly role players on an NCAA this year and next as well. But I don't think it's beyond the realm they will both be quite a bit more polished players by their Jr. seasons and capable of being real contributors on a great many teams. Certainly the minutes will help.
Carrera if he developed some perimeter skills and a jumper might be an interesting option at three, but His size will always be an issue at four. With the right players around him maybe it would work.
Kacinas doesn't look quick or flexible enough to play three to me. If he got a deadly midrange jumper he could be an asset, but I still don't see him as a starter.
To me, these are both guys you recruit over and bring off the bench if you can. If not, then you try and make them into the best mid major front court you can. There are many ways to skin a cat.
You don't think Carera could end up being as useful as a William Gallman? Surround him with scorers and tell him to go get the ball? He's not as athletic as Gallman but he has a better nose for the ball.
And I definitely think Kacinas will improve as the years go by. Again, not enough to be a big-time threat but I do think he could develop a consistent midrange jumper.
All of the freshmen should improve with time.
Oh, you are baiting me to say something unkind about William Gallman? I'm sorry, I don't have it in me. I love William Gallman (almost as much as Malik Russell).
No, not at all. I like Gallman too but he was a player who was out there to grab rebounds and keep possessions alive. He was quite good at it. I'm just saying I think Carera could end up similar.
I mean, Gallman did not have much of an offensive game, you would admit that.
You are funny.
I think that if you charted the wins over Gallman's career you will find that he wasn't the integral part of the winning formula.
Seriously, you spent the day crushing Ellington for an 18 and 5 and 50% day and then spoke wistfully of Geathers as the inside enforcer that we are lacking.
I am funny?
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