Memphis Game 2 on Super Bowl Sunday

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We play in Memphis on Sunday afternoon. They've come through a rough stretch, but now won 2 in a row. Unlike us, their early season schedule was strong and they put up some big wins. They could still be dancing in March.

The game is on the Deuce at 1 PM.


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Memphis favored by 8.5.
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Do you think maybe Hunter could call a timeout? Or is he too anxious to get to New Orleans for the Super Bowl?
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Tulane has the worst transition game I have ever seen. Even when we have numbers, we are lucky to get the basket.
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Fire Hunter and his entire staff. Get a coach with a pulse
Hit transfer portal
Clean house player wise. Sorry, this team lacks talent
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The team has talent. The problem is the coaching. The scheme on offense and defense is a problem. Lack of substituting is a problem.
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Just a bad season. Was hoping Hunter could succeed.
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Hunter just couldn't get this program over the hump.
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Another failed Dannen hire. No postseason once again.
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Another wasted year. It’s been evident for at least the last two years that we are going nowhere with Hunter. A decent win now and then doesn’t change the overall trajectory of this program. We really are in a Jewett type rut. Or maybe it’s best to coin it as a Dannen Rut.
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It's a shame because Hunter gets good players and they play hard for him. He's probably capable, but he's just too stubborn in his philosophy. I wouldn't call him a failed hire because he definitely improved the program and made Tulane relevant. That's something significant given where we were when he got here.
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Made Tulane relevant? How?
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arkhou02 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:31 am Made Tulane relevant? How?
c'mon ya know...all those post season bids that have poured in..... Hunter has been a total disappointment, I will not say a failure...but he cannot even admit that his "coaching philosphy" at this level has not worked and will never work...it is past time to remove him...do it now ....there will be no "post season" tourney to worry about...move him out and start the vetting process...and please. no damn PC hire
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arkhou02 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:31 am Made Tulane relevant? How?
Since Perry Clark, Tulane finished in the bottom half of their conference almost every year. The year prior to Hunter, they won 0 (zero) conference games. Since Hunter, they have been on ESPN and ESPN2 multiple times and won a fair percentage of those games. They are routinely picked to finish in the top 4 of the conference, even when Houston and Cincinnati were still in. There are things to complain about with Hunter, but to say he has not improved the program is factually and provably not true.
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anEngineer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:41 pm
arkhou02 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:31 am Made Tulane relevant? How?
Since Perry Clark, Tulane finished in the bottom half of their conference almost every year. The year prior to Hunter, they won 0 (zero) conference games. Since Hunter, they have been on ESPN and ESPN2 multiple times and won a fair percentage of those games. They are routinely picked to finish in the top 4 of the conference, even when Houston and Cincinnati were still in. There are things to complain about with Hunter, but to say he has not improved the program is factually and provably not true.
Spot on. And it's why, as much as most of us would like to see a change made and a commitment to being a tournament team demonstrated, Hunter isn't going away.
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Hunter’s own words “my most talented team ever”.
Then it must be coaching based on his own words.
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As for as brining in good players he got Cross, Forbes and James in 2020 and Cook in 2021. Since then he hasn't brought in players of their caliber and all will be gone after this season except maybe James. We jave improved but his refusal to adjust o this level of play has made it clear we are never going to sniff the tournament under him. Harris needs to move him out.
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tpstulane wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:44 pm Hunter’s own words “my most talented team ever”.
Then it must be coaching based on his own words.
THIS!
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winwave wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:57 pm As for as brining in good players he got Cross, Forbes and James in 2020 and Cook in 2021. Since then he hasn't brought in players of their caliber and all will be gone after this season except maybe James. We jave improved but his refusal to adjust o this level of play has made it clear we are never going to sniff the tournament under him. Harris needs to move him out.
Based on roster and experience, the team should be better this year than last but has regressed
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winwave wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:57 pm As for as brining in good players he got Cross, Forbes and James in 2020 and Cook in 2021. Since then he hasn't brought in players of their caliber and all will be gone after this season except maybe James. We jave improved but his refusal to adjust o this level of play has made it clear we are never going to sniff the tournament under him. Harris needs to move him out.
Holloway and Gregg Glenn are both as highly ranked recruits as the others. Glenn was a higher ranked player out of HS than anyone on your list and we don't see enough of him. That's another issue, he refuses to use more than 7 players unless forced to do so.

But he's our coach for the foreseeable future.
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mbissanti wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:22 pm
winwave wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:57 pm As for as brining in good players he got Cross, Forbes and James in 2020 and Cook in 2021. Since then he hasn't brought in players of their caliber and all will be gone after this season except maybe James. We jave improved but his refusal to adjust o this level of play has made it clear we are never going to sniff the tournament under him. Harris needs to move him out.
Based on roster and experience, the team should be better this year than last but has regressed
No doubt!
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DfromCT wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:49 pm
winwave wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:57 pm As for as brining in good players he got Cross, Forbes and James in 2020 and Cook in 2021. Since then he hasn't brought in players of their caliber and all will be gone after this season except maybe James. We jave improved but his refusal to adjust o this level of play has made it clear we are never going to sniff the tournament under him. Harris needs to move him out.
Holloway and Gregg Glenn are both as highly ranked recruits as the others. Glenn was a higher ranked player out of HS than anyone on your list and we don't see enough of him. That's another issue, he refuses to use more than 7 players unless forced to do so.

But he's our coach for the foreseeable future.
D- we all know Glenn's rankings. So far he hasn't shown much of anything talent wise to merit more playing time. He does hustle in his limited time so he could be used for maybe a few more minutes to give Cross a some rest. A player like Asher Woods has flashed talent and should be getting a chance for more playing time. Holloway has stepped up this year but he's not at the level of Forbes or Cross talent wise. So when they leave after this season the team will regress unless he hits on some talented transfers.
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Settle down fans, I have never seen such a forum of Know it Alls that waste time and energy on things what will not happen. Harris is not getting rid of Hunter his lst year on the job, not happening period!!! It is not just Hunter he has an experienced and knowledgeable staff!!!

Associate Head Coach: Ray McCallum possesses 19 years of head coaching experience and more than 33 years in the profession. He was named associate head coach for Tulane men’s basketball in April 2019. In the spring of 2022, McCallum was inducted into the 2022 Men’s Induction Class for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

McCallum has helped Tulane reach multiple milestones, while aiding in the recruiting of the next Wave. During the 2021-22 season, McCallum helped the Wave win 14 games which tied for their most wins since the 2017-18 campaign. Win nine home games and ten conference games, their most since joining the American.

McCallum arrives in New Orleans after three seasons in the same role at Georgia State on head coach Ron Hunter’s staff. During his time in Atlanta, the Panthers won 68 games, including three-straight 20-win campaigns, while making consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances after being crown Sun Belt Conference champions in 2018 and 2019.

Over the course of his two decades leading programs, McCallum has amassed nearly 300 victories and made six postseason runs. His head-coaching resume includes eight seasons at Detroit (2008-16), four years at Houston (2000-04) and seven at his alma mater, Ball State (1993-00). He was also an assistant coach at Indiana (2006-08), Oklahoma (2004-06), Michigan (1993) and Wisconsin (1984-93).
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Greeniegb wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:11 am Settle down fans, I have never seen such a forum of Know it Alls that waste time and energy on things what will not happen. Harris is not getting rid of Hunter his lst year on the job, not happening period!!! It is not just Hunter he has an experienced and knowledgeable staff!!!

Associate Head Coach: Ray McCallum possesses 19 years of head coaching experience and more than 33 years in the profession. He was named associate head coach for Tulane men’s basketball in April 2019. In the spring of 2022, McCallum was inducted into the 2022 Men’s Induction Class for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

McCallum has helped Tulane reach multiple milestones, while aiding in the recruiting of the next Wave. During the 2021-22 season, McCallum helped the Wave win 14 games which tied for their most wins since the 2017-18 campaign. Win nine home games and ten conference games, their most since joining the American.

McCallum arrives in New Orleans after three seasons in the same role at Georgia State on head coach Ron Hunter’s staff. During his time in Atlanta, the Panthers won 68 games, including three-straight 20-win campaigns, while making consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances after being crown Sun Belt Conference champions in 2018 and 2019.

Over the course of his two decades leading programs, McCallum has amassed nearly 300 victories and made six postseason runs. His head-coaching resume includes eight seasons at Detroit (2008-16), four years at Houston (2000-04) and seven at his alma mater, Ball State (1993-00). He was also an assistant coach at Indiana (2006-08), Oklahoma (2004-06), Michigan (1993) and Wisconsin (1984-93).
No knock on Ray Mc but we need young blood in there who knows how to get money in recruits hands which is now totally legal and part of the new era. A guy like Wade from McNeese would fit the bill.
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