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Postby fafan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:26 pm

Morgan Williams drained a 15fter at the buzzer over UConn who looked out of sort b/c of the tremendous pressure by the Bulldog defense. 111 win streak comes to an end.
To think that the final game will be two SEC teams that Maine lost to, Mississippi St and South Carolina. I give the edge to USC unless Morgan Williams can carry the Bulldogs. Should be a good one. ;)
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby mainejeff » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:37 pm

Not even the refs could win the game for Geno! :oops:
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby fafan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:56 pm

The reviewing of these flagrant fouls where nothing is called initially, then going to the monitors and calling the foul is something that needs to be addressed. Coach Schaffer had every reason to upset. Thought Geno showed alot of class in post game interviews in acknowledging Miss st and how well they played and saying his kids are now normal as they get to feel like all the other teams did when they lost to UConn.

UConn brings everyone back except for one senior and they will be the favorite next year to win it all.

I had mentioned earlier that Miss st or USC could beat UConn but never thought they would look like the much better team doing so. Geno was right when he said his team played like a young team, No one wanted anything to do with taking the ball to the hoop b/c of the 6'7" center.
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby thebam » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:04 am

I think a lot of people dislike Geno, but if anyone watched the post game stuff, you had to gain a huge measure of respect for him. He owned it like a boss. Very impressive given the circumstances.
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby turkeyman » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:27 am

Revenge may be a dish best served short. As in 5-foot-5. As in Morgan William.

New York Times reports that a big No. 60 was posted on the wall of the Mississippi State locker room. That reminder of last year's 98-38 loss to UConn in the round of 16 may have been all the motivation the Bulldogs needed. That and a pint-sized point guard who practices shooting over her 6-7 teammate.

Lots of folks, as bam noted, dislike Auriemma. I admire him, and he was classy after the game, but his willingness to run up the score has always bothered me. Last year against MSU, he could have pulled his starters early in the third and still have won by 40. This year, running up the score may have bit him on the arse.

MSU Coach Vic Schaefer said of UConn after last year's pounding, ''They're like piranhas on a roast. When they go into transition, you can't get the bone out of the water fast enough.'' This year, the Bulldogs had the sharper teeth, and it looks like they did what no other team did, rattle UConn out of its game.

As MJ noted, the teams playing for the national championship both played Maine. What a terrific memory for Maine's players, that they were on the court against the two best. Likely won't happen again for any of them.

Anyone know if Maine has a return game against MSU in Starkville in the next two years? Against South Carolina, probably not, since that was a nationally organized tournament game (Naismith Challenge) at Columbia. But MSU came to Bangor for our tournament, and those contracts are frequently home-and-home.

At the Topsham Farmers Market yesterday, I ran into an old friend who is a deep UConn fan. She wasn't overly confident, and we agreed that if anyone were to beat UConn we would prefer it be Mississippi State. Can the Sunday game possibly top this one?

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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby bcbc55 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:12 am

Great game: Some strategy questions?

1. Why didn't MS go their big 6'7" more? 6'7" player was 5-8 from the floor and her 6'5" sub was 3 for 4 from the floor.

1. Why did Con go to the basket at 12 seconds usually you go at 8 so tha you get s chance for a put back if you miss the first attempt?

2. How come no player control foul on the Conn player on that play (especially after that flagrant 1 that was called by the reply? Ridiculous call. First off how did the lead official miss it as it was in the paint which his the leads primary area of responsibility?

3. Why did the taller Conn. defender not go after the winning shot by the very short 5'4" MS player with her right hand and not her left hand as is just a basic defensive fundamental. Left hand up on a right handed shooter and vice versa for a lefty shooter? Left hand would have blocked the shot.

4. Why did Conn. lose this game (Foul line) more than MS won the game? No one was defending the foul shooters!!!!!!!!!

5. Why didn't Conn press to increase the tempo as they allowed MS to slow the ball down which allowed Conn to only get 46 shots off to MS's 62.

Conn was averaging 87.1 ppg offensively and only 660 in regulation and only scored 64 with a 5 minute over time and they held opponents to 54 ppg defensively and gave up 60 in regulation

Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals or lack of!!!!!!!!

Geno wasted a lot of points running up the scores this season as usual. So when you waste them sometimes you have drained the well when you really needed them and Conn. really needed them!!!!!

Basketball karma is alive and well.

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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby fafan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:32 am

bcbc55 wrote:Great game: A couple of strategy questions?

1. Why didn't MS go their big 6'7" more?

1. Why did Con go to the basket at 12 seconds usually you go at 8 so tha you get s chance for a put back if you miss the first attempt?

2. How come no player control foul on the Conn player on that play (especially after that flagrant 1 that was called by the reply? Ridiculous call. First off how did the lead official miss it as it was in the paint which his the leads primary area of responsibility?

3. Why did the taller Conn. defender not go after the winning shot by the very short 5'4" MS player with her right hand and not her left hand as is just a basic defensive fundamental. Left hand up on a right handed shooter and vice versa for a lefty shooter? Left hand would have blocked the shot.

4. Why did Conn. lose this game (Foul line) more than MS won the game? No one was defending the foul shooters!!!!!!!!!

Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals or lack of!!!!!!!!

Geno wasted a lot of points running up the scores this season as usual. So when you waste them sometimes you have drained the well when you really needed them and Conn. really needed them!!!!!

Basketball karma is alive and well.

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Coach how can you criticize what is more than likely the greatest performance in coaching and playing ever. There is no one who gets more out if his players than Geno. This season may have been one his greatest feats as this team wasn't even in the top 10 in preseason polls and to have gone undefeated with basically no experience was incredible. Then to say no fundamentals and basketball karma on UCONN you must be kidding. :oops:

Bam,agree Geno was total class in his post game comments and very insightful as he said everyone loses and to think his teams until now just did not know how bad this feels. Watch out next year as losing one starter and getting a top transfer as well as the number one HS player in the country, they will dominate, again ;)
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby Linguist » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:54 am

The refs tried to give it to UConn? Did you not watch the end of the 4th quarter when a Mississippi State player drove to the hoop and had her shot blocked clean up top with no body contact and the ref called the foul. MSU made 1 of 2 at the line, had that not happened UConn wins in regulation. How is a horrible call like that trying to give it to UConn? I thought the refs were trying to make the Huskies lose.

And 2 - There is no such thing as wasting points Bob. You don't have a finite amount of baskets that can be scored in a season. That is just foolish. Each coach doesn't get a list of "your team is allowed to score 3,312 points this year, and no more than that, use them wisely." How can you even type something like that?

After watching MSU against Maine this year and how they played in the tournament I wanted to pick the Bulldogs to beat UConn, but just didn't have the guts to do so. But with all the love MSU is getting today and last night and tomorrow. South Carolina will probably wax them in the finals, the focus is gone.
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby bcbc55 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:29 pm

fafan wrote:
bcbc55 wrote:Great game: A couple of strategy questions?

1. Why didn't MS go their big 6'7" more?

1. Why did Con go to the basket at 12 seconds usually you go at 8 so tha you get s chance for a put back if you miss the first attempt?

2. How come no player control foul on the Conn player on that play (especially after that flagrant 1 that was called by the reply? Ridiculous call. First off how did the lead official miss it as it was in the paint which his the leads primary area of responsibility?

3. Why did the taller Conn. defender not go after the winning shot by the very short 5'4" MS player with her right hand and not her left hand as is just a basic defensive fundamental. Left hand up on a right handed shooter and vice versa for a lefty shooter? Left hand would have blocked the shot.

4. Why did Conn. lose this game (Foul line) more than MS won the game? No one was defending the foul shooters!!!!!!!!!

Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals or lack of!!!!!!!!

Geno wasted a lot of points running up the scores this season as usual. So when you waste them sometimes you have drained the well when you really needed them and Conn. really needed them!!!!!

Basketball karma is alive and well.

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Coach how can you criticize what is more than likely the greatest performance in coaching and playing ever. There is no one who gets more out if his players than Geno. This season may have been one his greatest feats as this team wasn't even in the top 10 in preseason polls and to have gone undefeated with basically no experience was incredible. Then to say no fundamentals and basketball karma on UCONN you must be kidding. :oops:

Bam,agree Geno was total class in his post game comments and very insightful as he said everyone loses and to think his teams until now just did not know how bad this feels. Watch out next year as losing one starter and getting a top transfer as well as the number one HS player in the country, they will dominate, again ;)



fafan: I was just critiquing the one game last night not Geno's entire career.

Geno out karmad himself and got out coached last night.

MS controlled the tempo of the game the entire game and Geno let it happen. He did not press full court until less then a minute to go. He let MS dictate the tempo of the game for the entire game as MS lulled Conn. to sleep and then operated on them while they were sleeping.
Conn was averaging 87.1 ppg and giving up just 54 ppg defensively, but MS's strategy worked as they held Conn to just 46 FGA's and to just 60 points in regulation and just 4 points in the 5 minute overtime. MS limited Conn's offensive possessions with their slow ball control tactics and strategy.

Just a one game critique that was all.
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Re: UConn Loses, UConn Loses

Postby bcbc55 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:40 pm

Linguist wrote:The refs tried to give it to UConn? Did you not watch the end of the 4th quarter when a Mississippi State player drove to the hoop and had her shot blocked clean up top with no body contact and the ref called the foul. MSU made 1 of 2 at the line, had that not happened UConn wins in regulation. How is a horrible call like that trying to give it to UConn? I thought the refs were trying to make the Huskies lose.

And 2 - There is no such thing as wasting points Bob. You don't have a finite amount of baskets that can be scored in a season. That is just foolish. Each coach doesn't get a list of "your team is allowed to score 3,312 points this year, and no more than that, use them wisely." How can you even type something like that?

After watching MSU against Maine this year and how they played in the tournament I wanted to pick the Bulldogs to beat UConn, but just didn't have the guts to do so. But with all the love MSU is getting today and last night and tomorrow. South Carolina will probably wax them in the finals, the focus is gone.


Linquist: How many years have you been around the game?

I've been around it one way or another for 73 years and I certainly believe how you treat the game has a way of paying you back, GOOD AND BAD. IT IS CALLED "KARMA"

That is my opinion based on years of seeing strange things good and bad happen to great teams and great players at all levels of basketball.

Those missed Conn. foul shots late in the game by excellent foul shooters percentage wise didn't drop did they? I wonder why?

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one about wasting points.

Opinions are like noses, everyone has one so we don't have to agree do we?

That isn't FOOLISH is it, like my FOOLISH thoughts about scoring too many points?
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