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  1. Ts5034

    Why isn’t Diggins playing?

    That’s been the $1,000,000 question…
  2. Ts5034

    Chief’s Briefs - MES Edition

    IIRC, we had a long gap leading up to the Creighton game because of Covid. We were supposed to play NC State at Mohegan, but that game was called off. I think by the time we played Creighton, we were off for over 2 weeks.
  3. Ts5034

    Chill

    I thought It was strange and probably feels more like a road game traveling the day before a game and spending the night in a hotel. But, I guess it’s more important keeping the guys together and away from any distractions the night before a game.
  4. Ts5034

    Chill

    Pretty sure…I actually read about that in Jim Calhoun’s book. I was surprised because I never knew that. Maybe things have changed, but I guess It makes sense, especially for those games that start at noon.
  5. Ts5034

    Chill

    To your point on the quick turnaround from the Bahamas. The team got back to CT on Saturday? Whenever we play at the XL, the team stays in Hartford the night before. So, that gave them only one full day (Sunday) to rest before it was literally hitting the road again.
  6. Ts5034

    ThoughtZ™ and Hawks are giving me a headache.

    Conference play starts in 19 days. We have one more cupcake in Grambling followed by St Bonaventure and WVU before we open BE play vs PC. You can make the argument that the next 19 days are the most crucial of the season. Whatever has been going wrong needs to get fixed before conference play so...
  7. Ts5034

    When This Kind Of Thing Happens

    I heard them mention during the game how UMES did not play last season so It’s hard to judge where they should be ranked. As of right now, they are 2-5. Just looking at their schedule, the most lopsided loss was at Temple 72-49, and the other losses vs St Joe’s, Campbell, and Liberty were by 2...
  8. Ts5034

    Chief’s Briefs - MES Edition

    Im not trying to be all sunshine and roses, but I think a lot of that was due to a post Bahamas hangover from everyone, coaching staff included, and no Tyrese. We missed his toughness. Cole has been the star of this team so far. But, where is Samson and Rahsool? At some point these guys are...
  9. Ts5034

    Jeff Jacobs

    And is that because some guy is mad the national writers have more of the inside scoop than he does?
  10. Ts5034

    Jeff Jacobs

    I think he has said on record that he will no longer Tweet about UConn Athletics. IDK the reason, but It is a little strange.
  11. Ts5034

    Coach K Brings in Gervonta Davis

    Who Is Gervonta Davis?
  12. Ts5034

    So Long Bahamas

    Agree. Atlantis has now surpassed Maui as the premier November Tournament. Im sure travel has a lot to do with that. Maui Is great, but Paradise Island/Atlantis In the Bahamas is a great place as well, and It’s about 10-12 hours closer for most schools. Of the 3 times we played in this event...
  13. Ts5034

    If you’d a told me 18th KenPom

    There is 3 months plus of basketball to be played before we get to the conference and NCAA Tournaments. There is so much time and season left. There will be up’s and down’s along the way. It’s crazy to put too much stock into what happened the last 3 games and think thats how It’s going to be...
  14. Ts5034

    Next Season’s Roster

    Honestly, If Cole continues to play at the level he currently is, he will have an opportunity to make money playing basketball next year. Probably not the NBA, but I wouldn’t count on him returning.
  15. Ts5034

    So Long Bahamas

    Dykes is OK. He mostly does SEC games, so I would think this was probably the first time he’s called a UConn game. As far as Karl Ravech goes, It’s just strange hearing him call basketball since he is so synonymous with baseball. They did spend a minute or two praising Calhoun . Ravech went on...
  16. Ts5034

    Poll: All Angst Aside - Whatcha Think About Monday's Rankings

    VCU will be in the tournament this year IMO
  17. Ts5034

    Officiating

    One thing I want to know about officiating Is how much they are actually held accountable? We hear all the time that refs have a tough job, which they absolutely do, but Its never talked about in depth how they are graded for their performance. As a ref, Is a missed call worse than a wrong call...
  18. Ts5034

    VCU UConn thoughts

    From some of the post game quotes Ive read from the guys, It seems like they were down about yesterday’s loss, and upset they were not playing Baylor for the Championship. Maybe today was more the product of a let down, especially after the way the last 2 games went, and losing like they did vs MSU.
  19. Ts5034

    Chief’s Briefs - VCU Edition

    As always, good job, Chief. I think everyone is on the same page on the ball handling situation after these last 3 games. The coaching staff knows this as well, and that’s why I think we will finally see more of Rahsool in our next game. But, how is Corey Floyd as a ball handler? This has not...
  20. Ts5034

    Chief’s Briefs - VCU Edition

    I agree, and It is still very early. It’s not even December yet. There is still a lot of basketball to be played. Hawkins has shown flashes that he could be a great player. I can’t wait to see what his stats are in February.
  21. Ts5034

    Isaiah Whaley Appreciation Thread

    That sums it up. I have zero doubts we beat MSU if Whaley played.
  22. Ts5034

    VCU Scouting Report

    This is not a push over by any means. VCU actually has more wins over Power 6 teams at this point than we do. This would be a solid win, and If you said that before Atlantis started we would win 2 out of 3 with wins over Auburn, VCU, and the only loss to Michigan St, I would have signed up for that.
  23. Ts5034

    Diggins Johnson Springs Time

    At some point these guys are going to have to get minutes. They are going to be big pieces to the puzzle next year (maybe even this year), so they need to get some in game experience. Maybe not tomorrow, but I would like to see what they have with more playing time coming up when we face...
  24. Ts5034

    RJ

    RJ is just fine, he does not have to be Kemba Walker for this team to win.
  25. Ts5034

    A Random Observation…

    Exactly! I don’t know if they get a little too emotionally invested into the first game, but you have to turn the page. Going back 2-3 years ago, talent was probably more the issue, but It is kind of crazy how we are winless in game 2 of these tournaments we have played.
  26. Ts5034

    A Random Observation…

    We have not done well in the second game of these style tournaments over the last few years. In the 2K Sports from a few years ago, we made a statement by beating Syracuse, but got blown out by Iowa the next night. The AAC Tournament of that same season, we beat USF, then got blown out vs...
  27. Ts5034

    No Whaley

    Use it as motivation to blow the doors off what most likely will be VCU tomorrow.
  28. Ts5034

    Late Game Management

    If only we showed up to start the game, maybe things would be different too? Im no basketball expert, but It seems like our offense is becoming way too predictable. And, who knows what happens if Whaley was playing?
  29. Ts5034

    Whaley Out

    Guaranteed Karl Ravech is going to push it too far with the air fryer and Akok on Thanksgiving Day…
  30. Ts5034

    MSU Opens as 1 pt Favorite.

    The noon start time worries me. After the game yesterday, I would have felt more comfortable if this game was played later. Maybe just having those few extra hours to sleep in a little without having to rush the pre game routine would help?
  31. Ts5034

    Game day from Atlantis

    Please, no. We’ve had enough bad luck with injuries over the last few years. But, we hope no other players get hurt either. Maybe It’s a humidity issue?
  32. Ts5034

    Rut roh, Saint Bonaventure leading Marquette 56 to 31 with nine minutes to go in the second half.

    I was actually at that Seton Hall game in 1999 as well. IIRC, It was a very low scoring game. 53-48 was the final? But I agree, It probably was about 50% UConn fans that day.
  33. Ts5034

    Rut roh, Saint Bonaventure leading Marquette 56 to 31 with nine minutes to go in the second half.

    Our fans used to show up in New Jersey all the time when we played Seton Hall at the Meadowlands in the 90’s. Hurley said in his opening press conference that it seemed like there were more UConn fans than Seton Hall fans. I think he was right. As far as our most recent games in NJ a couple...
  34. Ts5034

    Concerns vs Binghamatan

    I had a feeling today would be a little bit of a rough sea comapred to the smooth sailing we had with the first 3 games. Not making excuses, but we were coming off a blowout win at Gampel a few days ago, and we are about to get on a plane to the Bahamas in a couple days to play big competition...
  35. Ts5034

    Twelfth Team to the Big East

    I just don’t know how they can make that work. That would be absolutely brutal for Gonzaga as far as the constant cross country travel. It’s a shame because It makes sense from the basketball perspective, but the travel I think makes it literally too far out of reach.
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