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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby winwave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:22 pm

That was fun. Led for most of the game. Maddeningly inconsistent but this will keep our fans coming.


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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby galvezwave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:24 pm

GreenLantern wrote:
galvezwave wrote:Frazier having a horrible night.


Very disappointed that Frazier continued to run his mouth and suffered the ejection. That could have lost the game.

In any case, GREAT WIN and ROLL WAVE! Let's go beat SMU at their house!


Looked like a chicken s*** call . You're telling me players don't talk? It's not like they were near coming to blows.



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby galvezwave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 pm

I want to add that the rebounding effort in the 2nd half was outstanding. Complete turnaround



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby capwave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Great win. Coach Dunleavy is doing a hell of a job. But the lack of ability to rebound is going to come back and haunt us in many games



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby capwave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:33 pm

galvezwave wrote:I want to add that the rebounding effort in the 2nd half was outstanding. Complete turnaround

It was definitely better than the first half but that’s not saying much.



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby galvezwave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:36 pm

capwave wrote:
galvezwave wrote:I want to add that the rebounding effort in the 2nd half was outstanding. Complete turnaround

It was definitely better than the first half but that’s not saying much.


Houston had 2 offensive rebounds in the 2nd half.



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby Ruski » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:41 pm

capwave wrote:Great win. Coach Dunleavy is doing a hell of a job. But the lack of ability to rebound is going to come back and haunt us in many games


Already has. Could easily have 3 less losses



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby Houma de Wave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:53 pm

We’re back to the middle of the pack in the AAC tied for 5th with UConn, SMU and UCF.



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Postby Ruski » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:00 pm

Houma de Wave wrote:We’re back to the middle of the pack in the AAC tied for 5th with UConn, SMU and UCF.


Sure is a wild conference this year! Hopefully we can end our Jekyll and Hyde routine sooner rather than later.



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Postby DfromCT » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:03 am

The adjustments from the first half to the second half were obvious: Tulane prevented Houston from dominating the offensive glass after getting schooled on the boards in the first half. Also, after an horrible first half at the line, Tulane was something like 12 of 15 in the second half. I was concerned that missed FTs was going to cost us the game.

Good to see us win a game without much from Frazier, whom was ejected on a bogus call.

Also, was pleasantly surprised by the crowd, in light of the weather. Can anyone argue that Dunleavy was a bad hire by Dannen? This team is sure a lot more fun to watch than the previous regime, and WAY more fun than expected coming off a 6 win 2016-17 season.


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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby Pepper » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:14 am

galvezwave wrote:
GreenLantern wrote:
galvezwave wrote:Frazier having a horrible night.


Very disappointed that Frazier continued to run his mouth and suffered the ejection. That could have lost the game.

In any case, GREAT WIN and ROLL WAVE! Let's go beat SMU at their house!


Looked like a chicken s*** call . You're telling me players don't talk? It's not like they were near coming to blows.


It was. The ref wanted to become part of the game.


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Postby GreenLantern » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:12 am

Pepper wrote:
galvezwave wrote:
GreenLantern wrote:
galvezwave wrote:Frazier having a horrible night.


Very disappointed that Frazier continued to run his mouth and suffered the ejection. That could have lost the game.

In any case, GREAT WIN and ROLL WAVE! Let's go beat SMU at their house!


Looked like a chicken s*** call . You're telling me players don't talk? It's not like they were near coming to blows.


It was. The ref wanted to become part of the game.


I could not attend the game due to road closures so I did not see the encounter. Listening to the radio, Graf said repeatedly "there's a lot of unnecessary talking going on", and finally "Frazier needs to quit talking". After the ejection, a very frustrated Graf remarked (I'm paraphrasing) that "our players need to contain their emotion" and "this unnecessary display could cost us the game."

The refs were obviously calling the game closely (5 fouls in 30 seconds?) but it sounded as if Frazier could have walked away and spared the team from what could have been a disaster.

Was anyone there who saw the exchange?



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby JerseyWave » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:36 am

Watching the game on my ESPN app last night, the inside of Fogleman looked like it did in the early nineties. Great win against a quality opponent. Daniels is a special player. We're at 12-6, I think 19 wins is the magic number for an NIT bid.



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Postby sader24 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:56 am

In response to Frazier’s ejection, I’m pretty positive I saw Cornish walk over to Dunleavy and tell him to get Frazier out the game after the 1st technical. I thought the game was very well coached, but in high school and college you need to get a guy who gets a technical out the game for awhile if for no other reason than to protect him from himself.



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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby galvezwave » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:35 am

sader24 wrote:In response to Frazier’s ejection, I’m pretty positive I saw Cornish walk over to Dunleavy and tell him to get Frazier out the game after the 1st technical. I thought the game was very well coached, but in high school and college you need to get a guy who gets a technical out the game for awhile if for no other reason than to protect him from himself.


If that is the case, no player wants to be forced out of a game in crunch time so hopefully he learns from it. Marvelous Melvin does have some maturity issues at times, but at the same time, he had the self decipline to realize his shots weren't falling and those 4 assists were huge and timely down the stretch. That can be a difficult thing for a teams leading scorer. A lot of things go down on the court unnoticed, maybe the Houston player was no angel either. Hopefully Frazier takes it as a learning experience.



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Postby Pepper » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:07 pm

sader24 wrote:In response to Frazier’s ejection, I’m pretty positive I saw Cornish walk over to Dunleavy and tell him to get Frazier out the game after the 1st technical. I thought the game was very well coached, but in high school and college you need to get a guy who gets a technical out the game for awhile if for no other reason than to protect him from himself.


From my vantage point, there was shit-talking for most of the game by both squads. Why wait till that late in the game to want to start policing the action. And by the way neither player was physical with the other.


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Postby DfromCT » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:05 pm

JerseyWave wrote:Watching the game on my ESPN app last night, the inside of Fogleman looked like it did in the early nineties. Great win against a quality opponent. Daniels is a special player. We're at 12-6, I think 19 wins is the magic number for an NIT bid.


Watching on my TV, I saw plenty of good seats available. We haven't sold the place out and made it packed and a true home court advantage in a very long time. But it was a good crowd, especially given the weather. And they made some noise, too! Maybe the Tulane community is picking up on the fact that this is not a CowDick Tulane Basketball program any more.


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Postby winwave » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:14 pm

We have been getting good attendance the whole time the students have been gone. It was certainly understandable that many didn't show last night with all the road closures. We'll continue to have good crowds. Now if we start a winning streak we could see it filled before the season is over.


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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby DfromCT » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:33 pm

capwave wrote:
galvezwave wrote:I want to add that the rebounding effort in the 2nd half was outstanding. Complete turnaround

It was definitely better than the first half but that’s not saying much.


We outrebounded them overall in the game. That means we were + 13 in the second half. And after getting 15 offensive rebounds in the first half (including 5 on one possession) they got 1 in the second half.


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DfromCT wrote:
JerseyWave wrote:Watching the game on my ESPN app last night, the inside of Fogleman looked like it did in the early nineties. Great win against a quality opponent. Daniels is a special player. We're at 12-6, I think 19 wins is the magic number for an NIT bid.


Watching on my TV, I saw plenty of good seats available. We haven't sold the place out and made it packed and a true home court advantage in a very long time. But it was a good crowd, especially given the weather. And they made some noise, too! Maybe the Tulane community is picking up on the fact that this is not a CowDick Tulane Basketball program any more.


Dont forget, it was a black out, so it was hard to tell what was seats and what was people. The noise is a better indication I would think.


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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby DfromCT » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:16 pm

RobertM320 wrote:
DfromCT wrote:
JerseyWave wrote:Watching the game on my ESPN app last night, the inside of Fogleman looked like it did in the early nineties. Great win against a quality opponent. Daniels is a special player. We're at 12-6, I think 19 wins is the magic number for an NIT bid.


Watching on my TV, I saw plenty of good seats available. We haven't sold the place out and made it packed and a true home court advantage in a very long time. But it was a good crowd, especially given the weather. And they made some noise, too! Maybe the Tulane community is picking up on the fact that this is not a CowDick Tulane Basketball program any more.


Dont forget, it was a black out, so it was hard to tell what was seats and what was people. The noise is a better indication I would think.


I'm watching on the DVR as I did last night after refereeing two hockey games. There's plenty of empty seats, unless there's people dressed as chairbacks. The announced crowd was 2500, "official capacity" is 4100, though most of us know it's really about 3500. So the place was roughly 60-70% full, not bad on a night where the weather was a big part of the story.


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Re: Houston Game Thread

Postby winwave » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Before RD started the lie of 4,000 capacity it was listed at 3,200 after the last renovation. The crowd was announced as 2,300. The announced numbers are getting more legit as we are getting more people there.


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