Tulane escapes ECU 71-69

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:02 pm

I don't think we came out unprepared, which is what "not ready" really means. We just freak out against the zone, and for some reason our interior ball movement becomes sloppy and we don't hit our jumpers. It's a mystery why this team can't figure it out. But I again say Dunleavy knows more about the game than the group of us posting collectively. The team looked great for a 6-7 minute stretch in the first half. Other than that they looked very pedestrian. The style of play looks ugly when we're heaving up shots with 20-25 seconds on the shot clock and they're bricks. It looks great when they're knocking the bottom out of the nets.


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Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:21 pm

For the big picture:
Last year we were 3-15 in conference.

This year we are 4-5 in conference with 9 conference games left to go.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:16 am

Wave755 wrote:For the big picture:
Last year we were 3-15 in conference.

This year we are 4-5 in conference with 9 conference games left to go.

Thank you for a voice of sanity. If you told me before the season started that we had a shot at 9-9 or even 8-10 in conference, I would have signed on in a heartbeat. This is a much improved, though still flawed, team.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:28 am

DfromCT wrote:
Wave755 wrote:For the big picture:
Last year we were 3-15 in conference.

This year we are 4-5 in conference with 9 conference games left to go.

Thank you for a voice of sanity. If you told me before the season started that we had a shot at 9-9 or even 8-10 in conference, I would have signed on in a heartbeat. This is a much improved, though still flawed, team.
I agree. The team is getting better, and, if it makes a similar jump between this season and next season that it did between last season and this season, it should actually be pretty good next season.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:50 am

DfromCT wrote:
Wave755 wrote:For the big picture:
Last year we were 3-15 in conference.

This year we are 4-5 in conference with 9 conference games left to go.

Thank you for a voice of sanity. If you told me before the season started that we had a shot at 9-9 or even 8-10 in conference, I would have signed on in a heartbeat. This is a much improved, though still flawed, team.
Which is what many of us said at the beginning of the season. Most of us predicted 7-8 conf wins this year and looking at roughly 16 wins. We're at 13-8 right now, with 9 games left. How can anyone look at the big picture and say we're not where they expected us to be? Anyone that thought we were going from 6-25 to 22-8 in one year is just plain delusional. Can it be done? Yes, IF you land that transcendant 5 star like an Anthony Davis or a Joel Embid. We didn't add a player like that this offseason.
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Jaxwave wrote: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.
Great point, Jax. We're not a good enough shooting team to beat a zone from outside. But Dunleavy doesn't seem to know how to attack a zone defense. You can attack a zone either with the pass or dribble, but we don't do either. I suppose all his years in the NBA didn't do anything for him when it comes to attacking zone defenses. When I used to coach basketball, I loved attacking zone defenses--always an intellectual challenge. I always preferred to attack them with the dribble.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:14 am

Maybe I missed something but I didn't see anybody in this thread say we aren't going to wind up where we initially thought we would. Seems to me that people are just discussing the subpar performance in this game against a really bad team which is what should be talked about in the game thread. Those posters seem to be on point. Not sure where others are coming from. I also must have missed where people were expecting us to get to 22 wins this year.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:59 am

This W was as ugly as those damn Uni's...but a W, is a W...no matter how appearance impaired
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Aberzombie1892 wrote:
DfromCT wrote:
Wave755 wrote: For the big picture:

Last year we were 3-15 in conference.

This year we are 4-5 in conference with 9 conference games left to go .
Thank you for a voice of sanity. If you told me before the season started that we had a shot at 9-9 or even 8-10 in conference, I would have signed on in a heartbeat. This is a much improved, though still flawed, team .
I agree. The team is getting better, and, if it makes a similar jump between this season and next season that it did between last season and this season, it should actually be pretty good next season.
The W/L numbers prove that this team is better under Mike D. Tulane is not going to find a better hoops coach than him. I will take an 8-10 conference record right now, and wait to see how these guys do in the AAC tournament. There is still room for improvement, but hoops is definitely better around here.

Just PLEASE DO NOT say that the Mardi Gras Unis made the difference ! Execution of basketball fundamentals is what wins games, not the color of some alternative uniform.

Of course, please realize that if they continue to win in those duds, I will jump on the M/G uniform bandwagon in a heartbeat. I am just as superstitious as the rest of you clowns!
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IM42lane wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
DfromCT wrote:
Wave755 wrote: For the big picture:

Last year we were 3-15 in conference.

This year we are 4-5 in conference with 9 conference games left to go .
Thank you for a voice of sanity. If you told me before the season started that we had a shot at 9-9 or even 8-10 in conference, I would have signed on in a heartbeat. This is a much improved, though still flawed, team .
I agree. The team is getting better, and, if it makes a similar jump between this season and next season that it did between last season and this season, it should actually be pretty good next season.
The W/L numbers prove that this team is better under Mike D. Tulane is not going to find a better hoops coach than him. I will take an 8-10 conference record right now, and wait to see how these guys do in the AAC tournament. There is still room for improvement, but hoops is definitely better around here.

Just PLEASE DO NOT say that the Mardi Gras Unis made the difference ! Execution of basketball fundamentals is what wins games, not the color of some alternative uniform.

Of course, please realize that if they continue to win in those duds, I will jump on the M/G uniform bandwagon in a heartbeat. I am just as superstitious as the rest of you clowns!
I think it was the "Old Perfesser", who once said " if you look like a clown, you'll play like one"
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:21 am

Any win is good with the lack of talent we have.
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