Tulane escapes ECU 71-69

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Looking for a solution:

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The game is at 5:30 on Wednesday on ESPNews .ECU was picked 11th in the conference.
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Line opens Wave 5.5 pts. > E. Carolina (Rotation nos. 717-718 for Vegas Sheet).

O/U 146

http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-bas ... las-vegas/

How anybody goes about setting a line on this team confounds me?
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Wave755 wrote:Line opens Wave 5.5 pts. > E. Carolina (Rotation nos. 717-718 for Vegas Sheet).

O/U 146

http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-bas ... las-vegas/

How anybody goes about setting a line on this team confounds me?
Yea that line is crazy. I’d have it “pick it” especially being on the road.
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tpstulane wrote:
Wave755 wrote:Line opens Wave 5.5 pts. > E. Carolina (Rotation nos. 717-718 for Vegas Sheet).

O/U 146

http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-bas ... las-vegas/

How anybody goes about setting a line on this team confounds me?
Yea that line is crazy. I’d have it “pick it” especially being on the road.
And, since opening it has now only gone down one point to 4.5 pts.? How anybody can take us on the road and give ECU 4.5 pts. amazes me? But, let's hope the Tulane Dr. Jekyll rather than the Tulane Mr. "I cant hit the side of a Barn" Hyde shows up for this game. ;)
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ECU is just that bad. Their coach was already let go during the season. We are up and down but we've done better than them.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:18 pm

Up 39-28 at the half. Should be more if we could hit FT's. Was close and back and forth and we finally started asserting ourselves.
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An ugly first half until the Wave took over later in the first half. Frazier cannot be stopped. The shots aren't falling, but they're taking it to the rim and getting a lot of points that way. Tulane up 39-28 at the half.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:59 pm

I've never seen so many missed easy looks than with this team.
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I’m not sure in the history of man that there has been a worse zone offense played than this team plays night after night. They are a bad shooting team and just keep jacking up 3s. Obviously Dunleavy has no solution or we’d have seen this 10 games ago. Recruiting shooters is only answer.
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Wave755 wrote:
tpstulane wrote:
Wave755 wrote:Line opens Wave 5.5 pts. > E. Carolina (Rotation nos. 717-718 for Vegas Sheet).

O/U 146

http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-bas ... las-vegas/

How anybody goes about setting a line on this team confounds me?
Yea that line is crazy. I’d have it “pick it” especially being on the road.
And, since opening it has now only gone down one point to 4.5 pts.? How anybody can take us on the road and give ECU 4.5 pts. amazes me? But, let's hope the Tulane Dr. Jekyll rather than the Tulane Mr. "I cant hit the side of a Barn" Hyde shows up for this game. ;)
Like I said “pick it”
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winwave wrote:Up 39-28 at the half. Should be more if we could hit FT's. Was close and back and forth and we finally started asserting ourselves.
They have missed more FT’s at the end ECU 7/14 TU 12/18 they are terrible. Hard to believe we had to win in OT with this opponent.
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Ok coach explain having no bigs back to deflect ball and having a foul to give and not instructing guys to foul on the catch.
Of course the ECU player pushed off Cornish to give him the ability to catch the ball and get it up.
Somebody please point out to me where Dunleavy excels at coaching. Certainly not recruiting, not offensive basketball, not defending the rim.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:28 pm

Dunleavy doesn't know how to motivate college players. He can coach, but this team has awful body language, effort levels, and just doesn't look interested in every game.
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I see a banked three for loss.
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Terrible playing and coaching by both teams.”
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Jaxwave wrote:Ok coach explain having no bigs back to deflect ball and having a foul to give and not instructing guys to foul on the catch.
Of course the ECU player pushed off Cornish to give him the ability to catch the ball and get it up.
Somebody please point out to me where Dunleavy excels at coaching. Certainly not recruiting, not offensive basketball, not defending the rim.
I was shocked they didn’t just grab someone in regulation we only had 5 fouls at that point.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:51 pm

I agree with most of the previous post...questionable coaching regarding the use of available fouls...questionable substitutions.......In college ball, it seems MD is learning on the job...that said, let's face it , there are only about 3 players that should be playing at this level of competition ...but a W is a W no matter how ugly
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We tried hard to lose it but thank goodness they are so bad. Still clueless against the zone.
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tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:Up 39-28 at the half. Should be more if we could hit FT's. Was close and back and forth and we finally started asserting ourselves.
They have missed more FT’s at the end ECU 7/14 TU 12/18 they are terrible. Hard to believe we had to win in OT with this opponent.
I made that post in reference to the first half. We kept missing the front end of one and one's that could have stretched the lead.

At the end of regulation we again missed the front end of a one and one which would have iced the game. Then we missed the front end in OT to give them a chance to win or tie but Frazier got the steal.

We agree that ECU is terrible I posted that early in the thread.
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but a road W is a road W....number 15 West Virginia went on the road tonite to play Iowa State, unranked and 11-9 on the season and got beat by 20....
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I’m glad ECU lost.
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This is always the part of the basketball season where weird things happen. The teams that stay consistent are the teams that will be good in March. This is truly the dog days of the conference season. Midweek road games are tough, and it’s hard to stay consistent week in and week out. Guys are getting tired. Not just for us, for everyone. Usually by around the second week of February you start to see more consistency in results.

We aren’t a great team, but I think we can still make a run to get in the top 100 of the RPI and use this season as a stepping stone.

Cincy has really impressed me with their consistency in this stretch. Their win on the road at Memphis in particular was impressive in what I thought would be a clear let down spot. They could be the real deal this year, a final four type team. Wichita appears to be playing better. I think Houston is probably a tournament team and SMU needs another big win or two. After that, nothing in this league makes sense. There is a big muddled middle of decent but not good teams. We play a lot of these coming down the stretch, and need to get up for these games.
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Jaxwave wrote:Ok coach explain having no bigs back to deflect ball and having a foul to give and not instructing guys to foul on the catch.
Of course the ECU player pushed off Cornish to give him the ability to catch the ball and get it up.
Somebody please point out to me where Dunleavy excels at coaching. Certainly not recruiting, not offensive basketball, not defending the rim.
Ok, you think Dunleavy has no idea what he's doing. Can you please tell me who you think Tulane could get that is better than Dunleavy?
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Jaxwave wrote:Ok coach explain having no bigs back to deflect ball and having a foul to give and not instructing guys to foul on the catch.
Of course the ECU player pushed off Cornish to give him the ability to catch the ball and get it up.
Somebody please point out to me where Dunleavy excels at coaching. Certainly not recruiting, not offensive basketball, not defending the rim.
Recruiting: Remains to be seen, don't discount the kid from Hargrave Military Academy, he'll be a 19 year old Freshman, ready to contribute.
Coaching: If you don't see improvement in individual players, wake up. And if you didn't notice, they couldn't foul because two Tulane players collided and were falling away from the guy that threw in the prayer.
Defending the rim: great point, I agree.

I get a chuckle out of fans that ask a question as if they know more about how the play should have been defended than the coach whose lived the game for 50 years and is CLEARLY improving this team. We all knew coming into the season when we make our shots we can compete with anyone in the league. When we're cold, and we're cold against the zone for some reason, we can be beat by any team.

A conference win I'll take, especially on the road. Remember, we've sucked in conference for so long getting to .500 in conference would be a big step up.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 pm

OUG wrote:This is always the part of the basketball season where weird things happen. The teams that stay consistent are the teams that will be good in March. This is truly the dog days of the conference season. Midweek road games are tough, and it’s hard to stay consistent week in and week out. Guys are getting tired. Not just for us, for everyone. Usually by around the second week of February you start to see more consistency in results.

We aren’t a great team, but I think we can still make a run to get in the top 100 of the RPI and use this season as a stepping stone.

Cincy has really impressed me with their consistency in this stretch. Their win on the road at Memphis in particular was impressive in what I thought would be a clear let down spot. They could be the real deal this year, a final four type team. Wichita appears to be playing better. I think Houston is probably a tournament team and SMU needs another big win or two. After that, nothing in this league makes sense. There is a big muddled middle of decent but not good teams. We play a lot of these coming down the stretch, and need to get up for these games.
There may be something to that but it doesn't really apply here. Since January 20th we have only played two games. We had 4 days off before the USF game and 5 days off before this game. We should have been ready for both.
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