Again demonstrable false. Look at the replay specifically the sequence before Crystal splashed the last three ball. CW is dribbling the ball. The same two UCF players that ran to trap Kyla also ran to try and trap CW. CW dribbled out and got the ball to Crystal for an open three. UCONN substituted 3 new players in the game UCF sub 1. UCF ran the same defense immediately before and after Kyla came in the game.UCF wasn't running a trapping half court defense. They only slapped it on when Geno pulled his starters. In my mind, that's a it move.
Don't trust anyone over thirty! If you are truly "middle aged" , you might not remember that admonition. But it does not mean it is not valid. Old is such a relative term. My oldest daughter when she was three or four, asked her mother what dinosaurs were like! . My wife was not amused, but i laughed heartily.
Wilde had many brilliant quips about a multitude of things. Some of them were not quite so suited to "live by", but they were all clever. Read "A Picture of Dorian Gray" to get an appreciation of his thoughts on growing old!One of my favorite thoughts to live by (or repeat at an appropriate moment...) includes this one, attributed to Oscar Wilde
"With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone."
First thought: Good thing it was "soft pressure" with a 20 point lead then.UConn did not press at the start of the 2nd half. I would respectfully suggest that the “diamond press” was not so much a press as “soft pressure” to throw a change up at UCF after they made a minny run. In any event, UConn substantially removed their press during the 2nd half.
I think you are giving crotchety old guys everywhere a bad name.This thread isn’t exactly a prize, either. Who cares if the UCF coach rolls her eyes or the kids celebrate getting to the tourney for the first time? They’re kids, for crying out loud. Some of you people sound like the crotchety old guy telling kids to get the hell of his porch
Too much PC on this board? Their action looked silly but definitely harmless and not offensive, so let them be.You realize there is a difference between playing hard and trapping, right? One is about how you do something and the other is about what you do.
Also, winners don't celebrate when they are losing. Period. You can celebrate a teammate's effort without acting like a fool.
Because it wasn't the usual 40 or 50 point beatdown????No problem with UCF celebrating their return to the Big Dance, but there is a time and place for everything. Celebrate after beating Cincinnati in the semis. How is it appropriate to celebrate during a 20 pt beatdown in the conference finals?
Been lurking here about half of the season as our own forum has little interest in talking about our WBB team's accomplishments this season but never felt like I has reason to jump in.A team that was behind by 30 and loses by 20 celebrating? If any UCF fans on this blog, love to know how you reacted.
Not under the circumstances of that moment but like I posted before...if it has to be explained to you...They do what they could, perfect exercise opportunity. If one wants the subs be treated nicely according to their talent level, maybe one should suggest that the game finish as soon as the starters retire, instead of the 40 min.
Because the basis of the attack is false! : The attackers say that Coach Abe changed her defense once Geno put the subs in the game. The replay clearly shows that to be false.Why are you defending these *t players (and their coach)?
In what other game, and especially a Championship game, have you ever seen a team on defense double team or trap an opposing player when:
the defensive team is 20+ points down and
there is less than 2 minutes left in the game and you haven't been in the game since the early first quarter????
Geno should have put our starters back in and given the ball to Pheesa, who would have scored and then apply full court pressure on them.
Boy, then the whole Sports World would have jumped on the csh*t bandwagon - against Geno.
Coco, I respect your opinion, but I’m afraid we are just going to have to disagree on this. Trapping a player in the corner is fundamental basketball. Trapping a player on the wing is a trapping defense.Again demonstrable false. Look at the replay specifically the sequence before Crystal splashed the last three ball. CW is dribbling the ball. The same two UCF players that ran to trap Kyla also ran to try and trap CW. CW dribbled out and got the ball to Crystal for an open three. UCONN substituted 3 new players in the game UCF sub 1. UCF ran the same defense immediately before and after Kyla came in the game.
I noticed that too. Looks like about 10 seconds was edited out just as she was talking about the handshake. Don't think it was a glitch -- didn't happen any other time.Interesting that in the press conference video there is a glitch right as Coach Abe was answering the question about the handshake line interaction. Such a great Geno press conference in the second half of that video, especially the NCAA tourney rant at the end.
Moral victories only count if you’re a loser!Not to excuse UCF's behavior, but I think what they were trying to do is "win" the second half, which they did 30-27. That might explain the trap and the celebrating on the bench. I actually don't have a problem with the trap, it's a legitimate basketball play, situational, and even gave Kyla a chance to score. The bench behavior and rough play are another matter.
Could not agree more. It seems as though these 'wait for the last shot' plays never work. I'd much prefer, especially when we're taking it to a team, to just execute what's worked countless times prior to in that particular game.When will UConn run an effective play at the end of a quarter. They should be much better at that than they are. That could hurt them in the tourney as it did in the last two FF. Other than that, I was pleased with what I saw.
I have kids, and grand kids and I can say with 100% certainty that they did not and do not behave like what I saw at the Sun arena last night. Funny thing is - how many other "kids" on WCBB teams have we seen behave like that?I’m curious at what age you are no longer a kid and start being a young adult? It may vary but the way I was raised and my children were raised if you were 18 you are no longer a “kid” and are responsible for your actions regardless of how some might want to enable your behavior ..just my thoughts