Chief’s Briefs - DePaul 2 Edition

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Tyler days of playing in obscurity are over. Especially with Boutnight out and just off Big East player of the week - he will now get defensive attention. We will see if he is clever enough to create scoring opportunities. He made a couple of 3’s in the first half but needs more consistency.

well, it's not like he's going to give us 10/16 from three every week... he found a way get off clean looks in this game and gave us 12 and 4 on 3/8 from three. i don't think anyone can complain about that.
 

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Tyler days of playing in obscurity are over. Especially with Boutnight out and just off Big East player of the week - he will now get defensive attention. We will see if he is clever enough to create scoring opportunities. He made a couple of 3’s in the first half but needs more consistency.

Probably the surprise of the game is that we got out rebounded. Given our difficulty scoring we need to win in this category. We also had more turnovers than assists, a metric Chief watches.

While we got out to an 11 point lead our offense isn’t pretty and that’s been Chief’s concern when well intended Casual Fans started talking top ten ranking.

Again, we did a good job on Moore.

Josh played a step slow and a thought late. Several times he did not appear to be ready for the ball or a plan what to do with it. In the post he needs to create distance for his shot by using a jump hook with his shoulder creating separation.

Martin had a very good game but still needs to work at finishing around the rim. Chief needs to study better the reasons for that deficiency. It’s not readily apparent. He’s strong, has fairly log arms and plays aggressive. It may be a mental matter of concentration.

DePaul came out with a good run to start the second half. UConn was playing very tentative offensively and DePaul did not overthink their offense. I thought Whaley played with energy but not much focus or with awareness of where his man or responsibilities were. He was running around without much purpose to his activity and lost his man or was late to an assignment several times.
I would like to see Polley come in at 17 minutes mark rather than 15 minutes. Our offense really struggles. Gaffney is turning down shots while Cole is rushing his play on offense.

We don’t have an offense that can afford lots of turnovers, since our shooting isn’t that good either. Another game and Akok doesn’t look even remotely ready. Our half court defense is really good, and I think it wore DePaul down and led to the win. Martin had 5 steaks snd Cole 4.

A win is a win especially without your star.
'and that's been Chief’s concern when well intended Casual Fans started talking top ten ranking.'
who u callin 'well intended' son?
missing 2 nba prospects, playing our worst game in ten months while also playing with freethrow bricks, we won, going away. on the road.
spur-ta-bil-ity.
top ten. :)
(im definitely getting that poster with J money flexing after ty's drive. manly.)
 
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Chief getting to work on figuring out Martin’s layup “yips”
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'and that's been Chief’s concern when well intended Casual Fans started talking top ten ranking.'
who u callin 'well intended' son?
missing 2 nba prospects, playing our worst game in ten months while also playing with freethrow bricks, we won, going away. on the road.
spur-ta-bil-ity.
top ten. :)
We grinded and gutted this one out with incredible defense. A top ten performance IDK - in terms of heart of course - offensive execution - not there yet. ?
 
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Gaffney is terrified to do anything with the ball right now. Not sure why you’d take I’m over cole at the moment
I agree. Cole is better but he needs to learn to drive and dish out and not try to put up a crazy off balance shots. He can find guys open by driving. Gaffney just seems tentative in everything he does. Martin is man among boys. He gets away with just using his strength to muscle in shots. He need to learn to use a little finesse too so he can maybe make some of those bunnies he misses.
 
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I was only comfortable when Charlie Moore did his 1999 imitation, but not of Ricky Moore.

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Tyler days of playing in obscurity are over. Especially with Boutnight out.
Boutnight? it’s either Bouknight or Boatright...and Ryan ain’t here no more.
 

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A very good rebounding team got destroyed on the boards. A very good free throw shooting team looked like a very bad free throw shooting team. Yet they still won a road game sans their leading scorer.

Nice win, albeit ugly
 

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We grinded and gutted this one out with incredible defense. A top ten performance IDK - in terms of heart of course - offensive execution - not there yet. ?
wrong score in the news. we left, easily, 10 or more points on the floor, while deepall, easily, with their circus makes, counted a half dozen too many. pally pallincamp (gonna miss saying his name) was their only stout. after his hack card got punched, we decided to just stand near the hoop and tap it in. great plan execution.
 
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Sanogo should be sitting and Akok should be getting those minutes. If Akok is not healthy, then he should not be suited up, but we know what he can do.
Without Bouknight , Polley should be starting.
Why give the ball to our 4/5's at the top of the key, as soon as they turn to the basket to make a pass they throw it away.
Small point guards who can't break down their man, or finish it at the rim...really useless in a half court offense. Adams should play the point.
Martin is an enigma....even point blank lay ups that he makes, bounce in, but we lose this game without his two baskets at the end...his foul shooting is putrid.
 

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Sanogo should be sitting and Akok should be getting those minutes. If Akok is not healthy, then he should not be suited up, but we know what he can do.
Without Bouknight , Polley should be starting.
Why give the ball to our 4/5's at the top of the key, as soon as they turn to the basket to make a pass they throw it away.
Small point guards who can't break down their man, or finish it at the rim...really useless in a half court offense. Adams should play the point.
Martin is an enigma....even point blank lay ups that he makes, bounce in, but we lose this game without his two baskets at the end...his foul shooting is putrid.
All is well.
 
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Gritty win.

Hurley’s gotta dedicate a practice to free throws. Take it back to the Calhoun days where you don’t leave until you make 100 in a row.
 
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Gaffney is terrified to do anything with the ball right now. Not sure why you’d take I’m over cole at the moment
We are not going far with Cole. Not really a scorer and not serving up a lot of assists. Not a good combo for a point guard
 
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