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Postby Blind Zebra » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:37 pm

There is certainly much to look forward to with this team. Getting Coach Barron back would provide a huge boost. Coach Vachon did a solid job, but Barron is an offensive genius and he knows the right buttons to push in-game. He excels at making adjustments. Barron is also a great teacher and can develop players.
The biggest question mark is the point guard position. I would like to see Sutton seize that position and run the team and in certain matchups they could play her off ball on the post with Brosseau or Caceres initiating the offense. It's also possible that Maine brings in a talented freshman point guard with that last scholarship who forces her way into the starting lineup?
Milan, Sutton and Waddling should be sure fire starters. After that it's a battle between Kelava and Sole for the 4 spot and Brosseau and Caceres for the open back court spot. I would like to see Caceres get the nod as she can see over the defense, help handle and distribute the ball and she is very solid on the boards. Brosseau would be a great as instant offense off the bench. Got to believe the freshman from Mass will challenge her for minutes. Milan has star capability. Sutton can certainly do more. Really going to be a battle for post minutes. Tihana got limited run but she has limitless potential and Kelava can be a force with added strength. Sole needs to improve her conditioning, defense & rebounding. Going to be fun to watch this team develop.
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Re: UMaine 2017-18

Postby bcbc55 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:59 pm

Blind Zebra wrote:There is certainly much to look forward to with this team. Getting Coach Barron back would provide a huge boost. Coach Vachon did a solid job, but Barron is an offensive genius and he knows the right buttons to push in-game. He excels at making adjustments. Barron is also a great teacher and can develop players.
The biggest question mark is the point guard position. I would like to see Sutton seize that position and run the team and in certain matchups they could play her off ball on the post with Brosseau or Caceres initiating the offense. It's also possible that Maine brings in a talented freshman point guard with that last scholarship who forces her way into the starting lineup?
Milan, Sutton and Waddling should be sure fire starters. After that it's a battle between Kelava and Sole for the 4 spot and Brosseau and Caceres for the open back court spot. I would like to see Caceres get the nod as she can see over the defense, help handle and distribute the ball and she is very solid on the boards. Brosseau would be a great as instant offense off the bench. Got to believe the freshman from Mass will challenge her for minutes. Milan has star capability. Sutton can certainly do more. Really going to be a battle for post minutes. Tihana got limited run but she has limitless potential and Kelava can be a force with added strength. Sole needs to improve her conditioning, defense & rebounding. Going to be fun to watch this team develop.


BZ Great post. I would add that the bigs have got to learn how to seal their defenders by how they are being defended, how to ask for the ball, show where they want the ball and then signal when they want the ball.

And most of all they have got to learn to shoot power layups on the block in the power alley block to block and not shoot those moving floaters, semi moving hook shots and hurrying to rush their shots.

STOP, ball or head fake and ball/head fake combo's when thy have the ball in the paint and then they will get some old fashion threes, get to the line more and be in better position to get their own missed shots for put backs.

Very surprised that being international players and having a year at Maine with Barron and Vachon that they have not developed those post skills.

Very disappointing to say the least.
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Re: UMaine 2017-18

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:48 am

Will the Black Bears be stronger next year?
UMaine women's basketball has youth and motivation on its side. But fans wait for clarity about the coach.

... “Albany is stronger, more physical,” said Maine associate head coach Amy Vachon. “That’s a challenge for us.”

Vachon spoke of two challenges. One was the unsuccessful attempt to dethrone the Great Danes after Albany won its sixth straight title, beating Maine, 66-50.

The other was the task ahead for Vachon and the Black Bears’ program. This young team loses one contributing senior, three-time All-Conference guard Sigi Koizar.

“A lot of times in that game, we had Sigi and four freshmen on the court,” Vachon said. “A lot of times we played like freshmen, and that’s expected.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/03/12/w ... next-year/
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Re: UMaine 2017-18

Postby thebam » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Why does Maine even have Men's basketball? Seriously. Baseball takes a lot of flak for not being a " revenue generating" program and is generally the target of people who want to cut it to save money or start a lacrosse program. Is Men's hoops actually a " revenue generating" program? Red ink flows all over that program. What benefit, if any , does having a men's program bring, or has it ever brought to the University of Maine.
You can count on 1 hand the number of 20 win seasons and you dont' even need a hand to count the post season appearances... ALL TIME.
How many programs on that campus can say, we've been godawful for our entire existence and never made a post season appearance. Never won a conference title .

What would happen if they just cut the program, like they have done with so many others? To steal a line from the anti baseball crowd.. why not cut Men's basketball and put that money and scholarships towards men's lacrosse.?? Why not?
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Re: UMaine 2017-18

Postby aechamps » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:16 pm

Seriously Men's Lax...what about Men's Squash?? Or even better bring back the Golf program and past coach Ted Woodward.
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Re: UMaine 2017-18

Postby thebam » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:40 pm

The Rabbit wrote:Hey thebam,

Men's basketball at the University of Maine is a revenue "neutral" program at UMaine and at nearly every university in America, in fact I bet if you really scoured the books the men's program might actually make money.

Look at the 2016-17 schedule :

At Virginia Tech - guaranteed money game
At Longwood - paid for at least with VaTech money
Steve Wright Classic - guaranteed money game all within driving distance, no flights, that is a plus revenue situation

At Duke - big payout, probably covered most of the year financially
At Providence - guaranteed money game

At Dartmouth, At Brown, At Buffalo
Home vs. Columbia, Quinnipiac, CCSU and Holy Cross are all wash games money wise.

Conference games are expected costs.

So they made money at Virginia Tech, Steve Wright & Providence, made a lot of money (6 figures) at Duke
Paid nothing (virtually) to play at Longwood, Dartmouth, Brown, Buffalo.

VT, Providence, and Duke will basically pay the budget for Men's basketball this year, everything else was icing on the cake.

Basketball is at worst financially neutral.

I actually forgot all about the ass kicked paydays. Point taken.
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Re: UMaine 2017-18

Postby Priceless » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:01 pm

Men's basketball might have eked out a profit this season. Women's hoops might have as well. Other than that there are no revenue sports left at UMaine.
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