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Maybe a reprise of 2016? 13-5 in conference and a deep tourney run.
   By: ahope205 04/10/2018 12:23PM
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Withers is newly offered, so we may have a shot but bluebloods are likely
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 3:23PM
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Yep.
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 3:09PM
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Not even top ten? Who do you have ahead of them?
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 3:04PM
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If we can land kids like Morsell consistently, we will be set. Last two
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 1:30PM
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I know this is a theme for you. And Nova has excellent shooters. But their
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 1:24PM
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Final KenPom has Nova rated as the 11th ranked defense. They clearly turned
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 12:37PM
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Football is no longer an issue since the Big East and AAC split.
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 10:41AM
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They have excellent shooters but that offense gets them a ton of open looks
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 10:39AM
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There's a pretty healthy sample size inidicating 1s shouldn't lose to 16s**
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 10:34AM
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Our 3rd KenPom Final Four. One more and we should raise a banner at JPJ.
   By: ahope205 04/03/2018 12:06AM
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How exactly does Brunson improve his draft stock next year? He would have
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 11:50PM
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Spellman was academically ineligible--would have seen major minutes last
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 11:16PM
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Been that way for awhile. Even that Duke squad with Okafor and Co. had
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 11:11PM
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Wright has really threaded the needle as far as getting very good recruits
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 11:09PM
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Paschall, DiVincenzo and Bridges have all really developed. Brunson, too.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 11:08PM
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WOW, that call on Wagner! And with Brunson defending--the irony.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 10:46PM
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Yep.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 10:44PM
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Could you imagine how Duke guards would have defended Brunson? They'd be on
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 10:43PM
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Re: the spacing issue--it is an endemic weakness of Sides. Two bigs set up
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 5:11PM
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If we had played an "average" defensive game, we would have lost 59-54.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 4:49PM
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I'm not sure I follow. You say the issues are 100% attributable to the loss
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 4:38PM
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I'm not sure we're on the same page here. Sides is our base offense.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 4:24PM
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I love Guy and he absolutely improved his ability to drive to the basket.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 4:06PM
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In Sides, where exactly are the opportunities to "attack and make a play?"
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 4:03PM
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I've posted before that our system is very structured and relies on players
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 3:54PM
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I'd argue that the mental chokes are directly related to the system issues.
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 3:00PM
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For sure. Though I'd add that there is some real offensive ability on this
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:58PM
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Jay Wright is an excellent coach. But it's hardly a coincidence that his
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:52PM
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I agree with the first part of your post. Although, I assume you're talking
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:47PM
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I would argue that we rely too much on a system that requires "execution"
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:26PM
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I am not affiliated with Hoos Place. I just happen to think Seattle Hoo and
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:15PM
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We did run more high ball screens and inverted sets this year. But even
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:09PM
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Have to disagree. Struggles on offense have been a major (if not the main)
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:07PM
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My take is that our offense would be better (maybe even a lot better) with
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 2:03PM
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Another extremely thoughtful post from Seattle Hoo on the offense
   By: ahope205 04/02/2018 12:42PM
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Happy? I'd be thrilled. We're not there yet.
   By: ahope205 03/31/2018 11:04PM
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They can flat shoot it. But when do we ever get open looks like that?
   By: ahope205 03/31/2018 9:10PM
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Thanks--as always, insight from former players is much appreciated.
   By: ahope205 03/29/2018 1:35PM
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Can anyone provide reasonable expectations over the next 2-3 years?
   By: ahope205 03/29/2018 12:51PM
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SeattleHoo also does an excellent job.
   By: ahope205 03/29/2018 12:13PM
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He also made four Sweet 16s in his first 8 years. We've been there half as
   By: ahope205 03/28/2018 11:51AM
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Exactly. There are worse strategies than relying on a bunch of long,
   By: ahope205 03/28/2018 11:45AM
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I'm sure I'm in the minority but I didn't enjoy the win @ Lville. I thought
   By: ahope205 03/28/2018 11:42AM
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Praying that Gary McLain wouldn't get busted with coke during the tourney.
   By: ahope205 03/27/2018 9:15PM
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Agree--we were never getting him.
   By: ahope205 03/27/2018 6:05PM
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No. 31 (19-11 record, which is +2.3 above his expected win total).
   By: ahope205 03/27/2018 4:54PM
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This is basically my take. Part of it is that TB has been forced to do more
   By: ahope205 03/27/2018 3:01PM
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And guess what, more than a few Nova fans were grumbling about Wright's
   By: ahope205 03/27/2018 1:49PM
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Well said. But I'd argue that Hall's leap was the "story of the season."
   By: ahope205 03/27/2018 12:41PM
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