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  3. HuskerFever

    NBA Playoffs

    No reason to start a new thread on this, so I'll just put it right here. I'm not sure how many of you have been following the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it's been quite an interesting one this season. Tampa Bay Lightning shattered many team records this season and went on a solid run in the playoffs. Washington Capitals finally got the monkey not their backs and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round. The Winnipeg Jets showed Atlanta hockey teams how to run a program that can win some playoff games. And the Vegas Golden Knights, a brand new expansion draft team, proved they belonged in the playoffs this season. And now, starting on Monday, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals begins. It's Vegas Golden Knights (the team who didn't have a head coach signed until March 2017) and Washington Capitals (the team who has only made it to/past the Eastern Conference Finals once, 20 years ago). Both teams have never won a Stanley Cup. Vegas plays with speed. Washington plays with strength. It should be an interesting one.
  4. LK1

    Morrow leaving

    Fair enough on OR%, but that's not accounting for IC shooting/making midrange jumpers and threes. MJ's only offense was the prayer of an offensive putback. That doesn't make him a better rebounder. The defensive rebounding stats are way more accurate as their roles on that end are much more similar.
  5. colhusker

    OT: Kyle Korver

    That makes me feel much better! Thank you
  6. AuroranHusker

    Morrow leaving

    Yep.
  7. AuroranHusker

    OT: Kyle Korver

    Kyle Korver is the salt of the earth. Grant Gibbs, not really like KK at all.
  8. HuskerFever

    Way too early 2018-19 BTN Standings

    Knowing our luck, we'll finish 2nd in the conference and seeds 1 and 3 get selected into the tournament.
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  10. TomEadesSucks

    Way too early 2018-19 BTN Standings

    Welp, looks like the Big Ten will be a two bid conference next year.
  11. Blindcheck

    NBA Playoffs

    I do think that The Home teams have must win games in Game 5. I think both Cleveland and Golden state can survive a loss in game 5, but I don't think Boston and Houston can.
  12. colhusker

    NBA Playoffs

    Only "experts" I heard, and please keep in mind I only heard it because my son-in-law had ESPN on before Game 1 because I don't watch the NBA anymore, said the Cavs in 4 or 5.
  13. khoock

    NBA Playoffs

    Who ever thought a Celtics team that was 1-4 on the road in the playoffs was gonna beat LeBron twice in Cleveland... idk about them man. Warriors sweeping the Rockets? Ehh i wouldnt have argued with that. Rocket showed alot about their heart and toughness last night; something that i personally was questioning.
  14. Handy Johnson

    NBA Playoffs

    All of the NBA " Experts" had a Celtic and Warriors sweep after game one, and had lengthy debates regarding LeBron's legacy since he was clearly done too. Then a funny thing happened, they kept playing actual games (not just talking about them) and I'll be damned but last time I checked looks like each one might go 6 or 7.
  15. colhusker

    OT: Kyle Korver

    Grant Gibbs always reminded me of Korver, just not as talented and more of a thug.
  16. khoock

    OT: Kyle Korver

    Oldest player in the conference finals and playing great. Lights out shooter and always in the right place type of defense this series.
  17. big red22

    OT: Kyle Korver

    Top story on ESPN... Real good read even for Creighton/Iowa haters like myself ESPN Story
  18. hhcdimes

    The Official Media Thread

    Land of 10 is shutting the doors in June https://thebiglead.com/2018/05/23/cox-media-group-abruptly-announces-that-sec-country-land-of-10-and-diehards-will-shutter/
  19. colhusker

    Morrow leaving

    When you come to the fork in the road, take it!' - Yogi Berra - my favorite and it could be used for transfers
  20. Silverbacked1

    Morrow leaving

    "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." -Yogi Berra
  21. Navin R. Johnson

    Morrow leaving

    Many examples in this thread about how statistics for basketball can be interpreted in different ways and there can be many different circumstances that can change how we look at them.
  22. hhcdimes

    Morrow leaving

    I think Jacobson wanted to not be a 5 more than he wants to be a 4...getting your ass kicked by centers every game that outweighed you by 10+ lbs probably wasn't a ton of fun. I think he would have stuck with it if we had been winning though....I don't think MJ believes he's going to the NBA. He would have been paired with Jordy again and probably got more minutes but when you remember all the bricks Jordy has shot in his career can you believe that MJ has never had a better eFG% than Jordy?!?!?? I didn't...I had to look at the numbers 3 times. Ed Morrow with good feet and a good attitude is the superior option as a traditional center on this team because of his ability to score in the post, rebound, and generally defend the other team's center without picking up fouls. How long were the feet or the attitude going to hold up this year? Your guess is as good as mine. BTW we're having quite the off season this year as we're re-hashing transfers from the year before.
  23. Norm Peterson

    Morrow leaving

    Sure, I can admit that Jacobson might be a better rebounder than Copeland. Slightly. Perhaps. I think part of that is Jacobson following up on his own misses. Copeland didn't have as many of those. Part of that is the position they're playing. Jacobson as a sophomore was 4 of 23 from 3 for 17.4%; Copeland last year was 41 of 111 for 37%. Jacobson is getting more offensive boards because he's spending more time closer to the basket. Bottom line, @Dean Smith is right. Our starting lineup last year wouldn't have been different if Jacobson had stayed. Roby eventually beats out Jacobson and so does Copeland. Jacobson comes off the bench for us, just as he will for ISU.
  24. hhcdimes

    Morrow leaving

    Sometimes those number are influenced by style of play. Ronnie Harrell playing for Creighton has a lot lower OR% numbers than you'd expect as the Jays punted on offensive rebounds. When he's playing for Denver and Rodney Billups next year, that number is going to jump. Jacobson has superior rebounding numbers to the point you can say his ability is greater than Copeland's. Rebounding is ability but it's also mindset. Jacobson spent the first couple of years with the mindset of cleaning the boards on both ends. Copeland spent parts of his seasons at Georgetown as the 3rd biggest guy on the court; rebounding was expected but there was always a superior option on the floor. I'd expect a second season at Nebraska will shift his mindset slightly more towards rebounding. Really though as long as he mentally knows he's the man on the boards when Roby or Jordy aren't in the game we'll be ok.
  25. colhusker

    Morrow leaving

    Jacobson reminded me a lot of Greg Church who played for Missouri (for the old timers here). Just a guy that brings his lunch pail to work and does his job.
  26. Jacob Padilla

    Morrow leaving

    Rebound percentage is just that - a percentage of the rebounds available that a particular player grabs. It's not based on totals. We have three full years of Copeland and two of Jacobson to go off of. Isaac Copeland is unquestionably a better player than Michael Jacobson; it's OK to admit Jacobson is the better rebounder.
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