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    uneblinstu's Post Game Chatter: ed 7, vol 18 - Minnesota


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      Holy bricks! There's so much to say about this game...

      - I'll start here: There's a huge, huge, huge officiating problem in college basketball. This was as bad as I've seen and I've seen some doozies.

      - That T on Shavon was as absurd as I think I've ever seen. First off, it was a bad call on the initial foul, then when Shavon and Petteway reacted in frustration (and Shavon's not completely without fault, he let all the words fly, but he didn't direct them at the ref and by the time he turned around he appeared to be done), he stood, put his whistle back in his mouth and waited for Shavon to walk in his direction before he called the T. That's awful. Tom Eades, that's Karl Hess levels of ego. And then he apparently threw a "Boom" in there when he called it. I mean, how is that tolerated? I didn't see the on on Pitchford, but given how terrible the rest of the game was, I'm gonna assume it was sketchy, sketch.

    - Tai's time on the bench seems to have gotten his attention, he looked as good as he's looked in a long time. The points will come. I still believe he's going to be an important player in this program.

    - It's probably time to start Tarin Smith. Not a slight to Benny, but Smith's the best PG right now and I think Benny can be the spark off the bench again. I don't know if it happens for Saturday, but I think it happens sooner rather than later.

    - The team looks better when Leslee Smith. I hope he can carry more of the load as the season continues. He can actually do things occasionally offensively when he gets right.

    - Walter's a rabble rouser.

    - I thought Shields was too laid back in the first half. Would have liked to see him be more aggressive early.

    - Gotta get back to being a good free throw shooting team.

    - I was surprised how little of a post game Minnesota also has.

    - Congrats to Terran for getting 1,000 career points.

    That's all for now. Big, big, big game on Saturday.

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    -Amazing how an officiating crew can ref two totally different halfs like tonight. Brutal to watch the second half especially after what I thought was a fairly competent first half and a really well reffed Wisconsin game. Anybody catch Miles and Pitino sharing a laugh after a string of tough fouls in the second half. Eades turned and told them to stop. 

     

    -That was the hardest I've seen Tai play in his time here. He broke down the zone with the dribble very effectively twice and avoided the ball handling turnovers that have plagued him. 

     

    -Time for Tarin to start, time for Shavon to not be involved in bringing the ball up against the press. 

     

    -I bet Shavon shoots 55% from 16 ft. So crazy that he's hovering around 21% from 3. 

     

    -Think Moses's minutes we limited by matchups, not quality of play. 

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    Ugh. So many 3s. This team cannot live on the 3-pt line.

     

    We're in danger of moving below 30% for the year and possibly becoming one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in Husker History. We shot 27.4% in the 2002-03 season as Andrew Drevo made the most treys that year.

     

    Brutal numbers. The one I can't figure out is Shields - his mid-range shot is so far above average, but he goes 3-5 feet farther out and this season he's been so far below average. Very strange. Have to think it's a mental thing now, as he was better behind the arc last season. When he takes a 3, it's a good look most of the time - he rarely forces it anytime, but especially from 3. 

     

    If NU can get Shields going a bit from back there & Petteway can get over his FT mind block, they'd both probably bump up their scoring average by 3-5 pts per game. With the way NU is playing defense another 7-8 pts per game would be huge for this team.

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    Ugh. So many 3s. This team cannot live on the 3-pt line.

     

    We're in danger of moving below 30% for the year and possibly becoming one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in Husker History. We shot 27.4% in the 2002-03 season as Andrew Drevo made the most treys that year.

     

    Brutal numbers. The one I can't figure out is Shields - his mid-range shot is so far above average, but he goes 3-5 feet farther out and this season he's been so far below average. Very strange. Have to think it's a mental thing now, as he was better behind the arc last season. When he takes a 3, it's a good look most of the time - he rarely forces it anytime, but especially from 3. 

     

    If NU can get Shields going a bit from back there & Petteway can get over his FT mind block, they'd both probably bump up their scoring average by 3-5 pts per game. With the way NU is playing defense another 7-8 pts per game would be huge for this team.

     

     

    And Pitch is at only 31%... the whole team is barely 30% to rank in the bottom 20% of all of college basketball. Just adding 5-7% better shooting from 3-ball would add a couple of baskets a game depending on the number shot from behind the arc.

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    @JonRothstein: Nebraska freshman PG Tarin Smith has played 20 or minutes in three consecutive games. Only two TO's during that span. New Jersey native.

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    Did Rivers get put in the dog house last night?

    Yes.  After his promising start, he struggled to be productive.  And I think he made some defensive errors; Miles was in his grill pretty good after a couple of made 3s by Minny.

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    Did Rivers get put in the dog house last night?

    Yes.  After his promising start, he struggled to be productive.  And I think he made some defensive errors; Miles was in his grill pretty good after a couple of made 3s by Minny.

     

     

    The major upside of having depth: The option to sit guys having off nights

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    As poorly as everyone has been shooting at the Pinnacle lately, I wonder if the refs are going to start checking for underinflation of the game balls now.

    :)  I know this is a play on the Patriots...but...I asked those around me last night if they thought we tightened the rims...the balls sure hit them like bricks at times...

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    Ugh. So many 3s. This team cannot live on the 3-pt line.

     

    We're in danger of moving below 30% for the year and possibly becoming one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in Husker History. We shot 27.4% in the 2002-03 season as Andrew Drevo made the most treys that year.

     

    Brutal numbers. The one I can't figure out is Shields - his mid-range shot is so far above average, but he goes 3-5 feet farther out and this season he's been so far below average. Very strange. Have to think it's a mental thing now, as he was better behind the arc last season. When he takes a 3, it's a good look most of the time - he rarely forces it anytime, but especially from 3. 

     

    If NU can get Shields going a bit from back there & Petteway can get over his FT mind block, they'd both probably bump up their scoring average by 3-5 pts per game. With the way NU is playing defense another 7-8 pts per game would be huge for this team.

     

     

    And Pitch is at only 31%... the whole team is barely 30% to rank in the bottom 20% of all of college basketball. Just adding 5-7% better shooting from 3-ball would add a couple of baskets a game depending on the number shot from behind the arc.

     

    We could sure do with a player development/shooting coach, like Chip Engelland for the Spurs. It would do wonders for our offense.

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    The Gopher Rivals site has a free article here on last night's game.  It's fairly upbeat, given all their tough-luck circumstances of late.

     

    But here's how it starts out: 

    "The Nebraska Cornhuskers have defeated the Minnesota Gophers three times in a row. Let that sink in." 

    Pretty funny and kinda cool, all at the same time. 

     

    Well, that three-peat feat hasn't been accomplished by Nebraska since 1936-38.

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    Ugh. So many 3s. This team cannot live on the 3-pt line.

     

    We're in danger of moving below 30% for the year and possibly becoming one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in Husker History. We shot 27.4% in the 2002-03 season as Andrew Drevo made the most treys that year.

     

    Brutal numbers. The one I can't figure out is Shields - his mid-range shot is so far above average, but he goes 3-5 feet farther out and this season he's been so far below average. Very strange. Have to think it's a mental thing now, as he was better behind the arc last season. When he takes a 3, it's a good look most of the time - he rarely forces it anytime, but especially from 3. 

     

    If NU can get Shields going a bit from back there & Petteway can get over his FT mind block, they'd both probably bump up their scoring average by 3-5 pts per game. With the way NU is playing defense another 7-8 pts per game would be huge for this team.

     

     

    And Pitch is at only 31%... the whole team is barely 30% to rank in the bottom 20% of all of college basketball. Just adding 5-7% better shooting from 3-ball would add a couple of baskets a game depending on the number shot from behind the arc.

     

    We could sure do with a player development/shooting coach, like Chip Engelland for the Spurs. It would do wonders for our offense.

     

    I'd like to see Ali Faroukmanesh (sp?) take Tai and Tarin aside in the off-season and show them how to shoot the damn ball.  Thems that knows should be showing thems that don't.  And Ali is one of thems that knows.

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    Ugh. So many 3s. This team cannot live on the 3-pt line.

     

    We're in danger of moving below 30% for the year and possibly becoming one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in Husker History. We shot 27.4% in the 2002-03 season as Andrew Drevo made the most treys that year.

     

    Brutal numbers. The one I can't figure out is Shields - his mid-range shot is so far above average, but he goes 3-5 feet farther out and this season he's been so far below average. Very strange. Have to think it's a mental thing now, as he was better behind the arc last season. When he takes a 3, it's a good look most of the time - he rarely forces it anytime, but especially from 3. 

     

    If NU can get Shields going a bit from back there & Petteway can get over his FT mind block, they'd both probably bump up their scoring average by 3-5 pts per game. With the way NU is playing defense another 7-8 pts per game would be huge for this team.

     

     

    And Pitch is at only 31%... the whole team is barely 30% to rank in the bottom 20% of all of college basketball. Just adding 5-7% better shooting from 3-ball would add a couple of baskets a game depending on the number shot from behind the arc.

     

    We could sure do with a player development/shooting coach, like Chip Engelland for the Spurs. It would do wonders for our offense.

     

    I'd like to see Ali Faroukmanesh (sp?) take Tai and Tarin aside in the off-season and show them how to shoot the damn ball.  Thems that knows should be showing thems that don't.  And Ali is one of thems that knows.

     

     

     

    Who are you.... Gollum?

     

     

    Precious;)

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    The publicity surrounding Tai winning the GATA award following the Minnesota game caused me to realize I had been mispronouncing it all this time.  They all say it with a long "A". as in "Gait".  I had been saying it like "Gadda".    Quite the revelation.  Was I the only one?

     

     

    Nope, I still say it like Gadda

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