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    Big 10 Over Hyped

    I suspect they will have 2 week 2 teams left by 16. With occasional viewing samples, I really don’t think Big10 teams play like the BE, ACC and B12. The SEC is closer in style but much more quick and physical. Interestingly, the “standard” Hurley shoot late in the clock and hold scoring down...
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    Joe Lunardi now has us as one of the last four in

    Self perpetuating country club. The only justice is no matter how many teams they stack in the tournament they ultimately take a beating. Happens every year. Last Natty for the Big10 was MSU in 2000 and before that Michigan in the 89 and Indians in 87.
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    Job posting (no joke, guys)

    It’s thoughtful to post up HuskyNan notwithstanding the chuckleheads. Good on you.
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    Is Andre ready to take a bigger role?

    He seems less sure of himself as time goes on. Hopefully, he just finds his comfort zone with more minutes. Kid is a natural.
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    This team will never take the next step with Hurley as coach

    This is a very sane take.
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    Bouk vs Jalen Adams

    Very very similar, especially when the coaches essentially have no plan but give the ball to Adams/Bouk and make it happen.
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    Big 10 Over Hyped

    B1G basketball is always overrated. They play circa a 1990 big men basketball and mange to consistently under achieve.
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    A+ games for Hurley and Cole

    RJ was a hero. It’s inexplicable how Hurley gets a passing grade other than pulling a W out his hat despite mismanaging TOS, not adjusting to penetration, allowing his big men to play D 40 feet from the hoop, not controlling his team for the most wretched 17 minutes of basketball I’ve seen in...
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    Hurley Has To Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat

    He played like hot garbage but still put up 20-10. That’s how good he is. Too many turnovers, poor D, standing around. He looks tired and unfocused, but is special enough to be able to turn it on and off. On the whole, the offensive scheme or whatever Hurley thinks it is, is an...
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    This team will never take the next step with Hurley as coach

    He’s done a great job moving us up year over year. He will have us in the top 25 consistently. That said, he has some real weaknesses in game management that he needs to work on if he wants to get us to an elite status. Every rung upwards gets harder to climb. There is work to do on all fronts.
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    Who is Hurley's Howie/Blaney? Does he have one?

    He needs a guy who can keep track of the big picture, is capable of snapping Hurley out of game immersion mode, and will have an independent voice and say “no bueno” when it’s necessary.
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    My take on this team

    A voice of sanity. This is on Hurley as much as anybody. He is, dare I say, average to poor in managing the game. it’s plainly obvious, and yes we know what purposeful adjustments look like because we saw them for decades.
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    I know what I saw and what I saw others saw too. If he makes $3M a year to coach, I think I can point out a few fairly obvious problems that even a moderately knowledgeable basketball fan would observe. Im sorry if that bothers you.
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    Hurley lives and breathes basketball and has forgotten more than I will ever know. That said, it’s fairly clear he was out coached again and the gave was dictated to us.
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    Good coaches find ways to help their team win when they are not at their best. Hurley has no idea how to do that. There was no attempt to adjust to Bouk being collapsed on by three guys. Polley was open consistently in the corner with a simple kick out but Hurley never green lighted that...
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    Gillespie push-offs

    The thing to do is file a compliant with the Conference and shine a big light on it.
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    Hurley wore out his own team

    Sorry, he doesn’t manage in-game well.
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    Hurley wore out his own team

    This x1000. Hurley proves once again he has a lot of coaching improvement to go. Got to be able to win games on less than perfect nights.
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    Thoughts and Areas for Improvement

    I’m just happy to see us attacking early in the clock. It makes a huge difference. I do think we have to be careful about going into slowdown with too many minutes on the clock. We are a terrible offensive squad burning clock.
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    Providence Post Game Thoughts

    Martin is the X factor keeping this squad glued together contributing in all aspects of the game. Really like the way he quietly hammers away.
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    Love the Whaley pushups

    As evidenced by his misses, doing push ups before foul shots is not great for the touch..but, the kid was having a little fun.
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    Bouk, We hardly Knew Ya

    Today he was totally dominant.
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    Report: UConn Will Pay Yale a "Guaranteed" $285,000 To Play the FB Game

    I think their $25 Billion endowment is enough to get them by. Why the eph is the state paying Yale anything. I hate that elitist dump. They don’t squat for this state.
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    Any dinosaurs here using VOIP service for landline?

    Just cut off our landline. Nothing but Robinhood calls and we use mobiles.
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    Let’s get busy for Honey Fitch

    Please take five minutes to read. It’s well worth it and something to take pride in, even if not executed with perfection.
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    Jackson's Court Vision and Passing is Too Good

    Best thing this team can do is assume Bouk is done and start playing for themselves. Today is the first game they assumed the mantle of getting after a W and stopped looking for somebody else to to get it done for them. Kudos to the team.
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    Season saving win

    Critical win. Need to keep pushing the ball up the court and scoring early in the possession.
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    Hurley finally took the shackles off

    Can’t give him too much credit for stumbling to a conclusion that his strategy of slowing the game down with no scorers making last second contested shots wasn’t working. I’ll give him credit for at least reading the BY for some sage advice and taking it. His management of the last 2 minutes of...
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    OT: High Speed Rail Through Storrs?

    Unless it runs down the median of existing interstate highways, it will never happen. Nobody wants that eyesore running through their towns and the litigation over eminent domain, environmental, safety, permitting would go on for decades. It’s a great idea DOA.
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    Richie Springs - Anyone else think we should give him some run Saturday?

    Agreed. Some just need a chance to get on the floor/field. If he doesn’t hang, pull him. You might be occasionally surprised.
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    waiting for Hurley to get tough

    Let’s hope his “true to his self” includes a style called winning.
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    Richie Springs - Anyone else think we should give him some run Saturday?

    This team went from “loaded” to a real problem with one guy down. It goes to show you how important one top level player can be to a team. Right now we are at dangerous inflection point where we the season could go downhill real fast. DH has to right the ship and get this team in a position to...
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    Hurley postgame video

    Yup. These are not hard questions and Dan is very uncomfortable. Also, Dan is basically saying he has no clue how to get things turned. Milking time and keeping the game in the 60s/50s is a sure fire way to keep the team out of rhythm and passive. They need to attack and run off of misses ...
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    Three reasons we lost

    Yup, same crappy offense with no purpose until the clock is under 10 seconds. Players not moving other than rotating at the top of the arc and running useless high screens pulling our big men out. Sorry to say DH is at least 50% of the problem. Very disappointed by a total sheet show.
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