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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370963

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Roberts getting fouled is the equivalent of a turnover, just horrendous. Makes Sears look like Rick Barry.
Not that it mattered, but they really weren't aggressive with the press, like last game, when it worked so well. They just backed off after the inbound pass. Would have liked to have seen more pressure, because layups were the only thing that had a chance of working(they were iffy as well).

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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370964

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Paultzman wrote: In some ways Anderson and staff have overachieved to date. I think Steere was factored in as a credible big, but clearly the jury is out on that one, LJ & Heron have struggled to date & perimeter shooting is abysmal. The positives are team is well conditioned, play hard and generate a lot of turnovers.

In my opinion, enjoy the bumpy ride and be realistic that CMA will probably need two more seasons to construct a highly competitive, sustainable Big East roster. I expect some roster change after season to free up slots for a big and perimeter shooter to continue this process. Recruiting is the key to going forward obviously. Patience works for me at this point.




Just imagine if we didn't press and run, probably be blown out each game. Kudos to coach Anderson.
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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370965

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NCJohnnie wrote: SJU16982 wrote: As great as Rutherford and Williams were on Tuesday, they completely disappeared in this one, although they were not the only ones.

Last year's team had a great starting 5, and nothing else. This year's team has 10 or 11 guys with similar skills, most of whom are probably one notch below Big East level.

This is where I disagree. We have two guys who have proven they can play significant minutes and score 14-15 ppg in high major play, but we are playing as if we have 10 or 11 players of roughly similar ability. We don't. Can't win that way in BE imho.


CMA needs to play 10-11 guys in order to keep up the pressure D for 40 minutes. And when we’re not hitting our shots, as we weren’t yesterday, the only thing keeping us in the game is our pressure D. Now, Heron and LJ cannot play 30-35 minutes each of pressure D. No one really can without it exhausting them. So it’s a bit of a catch 22 for CMA.


I don't dispute any of that. In fact, I've said before, that is the one style where you can justify playing 11 guys.

I was just pointing out that this is the complete opposite of last year's team. Just a random observation, not a rip job.

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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370966

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JackofVirginia wrote: Roberts better wake up because he won't be in any late tight games,especially since he is a HORRIBLE foul shooter. As I have posted in the past he has to change that horrendous over the head foul shot. You cannot control the shot, just notice how hard the ball comes off the back of the rim. I am a firm believer in aiming for the front of the rim softly.


He's also too tall and lanky to be doing that sink way down and pop up movement. Painful to watch. I'm surprised actually that the coaching staff is allowing it to persist. He'd be better off just standing straight up and shooting one handed. He's strong enough to make free throws with a wrist flick. That at least is something that can be consistent and repeatable muscle memory. He'll never be consistent with his frame doing that movement he does...
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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370968

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Paul Massell wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote: Roberts better wake up because he won't be in any late tight games,especially since he is a HORRIBLE foul shooter. As I have posted in the past he has to change that horrendous over the head foul shot. You cannot control the shot, just notice how hard the ball comes off the back of the rim. I am a firm believer in aiming for the front of the rim softly.


He's also too tall and lanky to be doing that sink way down and pop up movement. Painful to watch. I'm surprised actually that the coaching staff is allowing it to persist. He'd be better off just standing straight up and shooting one handed. He's strong enough to make free throws with a wrist flick. That at least is something that can be consistent and repeatable muscle memory. He'll never be consistent with his frame doing that movement he does...


I don't know if his movement is to blame. If you notice he does take a soft one handed shot when shooting from 2 or 3 feet away from the basket. And it is not over his head.

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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370971

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JackofVirginia wrote: I don't know if his movement is to blame. If you notice he does take a soft one handed shot when shooting from 2 or 3 feet away from the basket. And it is not over his head.


That's my point actually. He could do the same at the FT line and be a lot more consistent than he is with that way too complicated movement he has at the FT line. He needs to apply the KISS Principle. Get to the line don't think about it and just do what you've done thousands of times before and let the muscle memory do it. Simple, consistent and repeatable.
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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370972

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JackofVirginia wrote:

Paultzman wrote: In some ways Anderson and staff have overachieved to date. I think Steere was factored in as a credible big, but clearly the jury is out on that one, LJ & Heron have struggled to date & perimeter shooting is abysmal. The positives are team is well conditioned, play hard and generate a lot of turnovers.

In my opinion, enjoy the bumpy ride and be realistic that CMA will probably need two more seasons to construct a highly competitive, sustainable Big East roster. I expect some roster change after season to free up slots for a big and perimeter shooter to continue this process. Recruiting is the key to going forward obviously. Patience works for me at this point.




Just imagine if we didn't press and run, probably be blown out each game. Kudos to coach Anderson.



Shooting, shooting, shooting or lack thereof.
SOOO many missed 3 pters - when even a few could have brought a W.
IMO Terrific coaching and staff and wondrous hustle by the players - but we are what we are, an okay team - a last minute collection of players performing the best they can. With two star players under-achieving.
Hope we wind up .500 or a bit above.
all the best

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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370973

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LJ is a 4 year college player. Love him but hed be silly to try to go play overseas at this point. He has alot to work on before he can think about playing professionally.

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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370979

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We are last in the Big East in 3pt shooting at 29%, 8th in 2pt FG% at 47%, and 6th in free throw % with 69.8%.

However, we are 4th the conference in PPG at 77.5 points per game. Somehow those numbers don't seem to add up.

Our three big men struggle the most at free throws. Josh Roberts is shooting a miserable 33.3% (7-21) from the free throw line. You almost have to try to be that bad. But I still think he has too much talent to be shooting that bad, and eventually that number will climb as the season goes on.

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(POST GAME) @Xavier (Cintas Ctr), Sun. Jan. 5, 4:30pm, FOX / 970AM 4 months 2 weeks ago #370982

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Eric Williamson wrote: We are last in the Big East in 3pt shooting at 29%, 8th in 2pt FG% at 47%, and 6th in free throw % with 69.8%.

However, we are 4th the conference in PPG at 77.5 points per game. Somehow those numbers don't seem to add up.

Our three big men struggle the most at free throws. Josh Roberts is shooting a miserable 33.3% (7-21) from the free throw line. You almost have to try to be that bad. But I still think he has too much talent to be shooting that bad, and eventually that number will climb as the season goes on.


I'm pretty sure we're tops in the league in turnover margin (I think we're among the national leaders in that), so while our percentages are low, our number of makes is probably average, since we're getting many more shots then the opposition, even when we lose the rebounding battle.

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