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  1. 5 points
    aphilso1

    Rotation

    **Disclaimer: I’m ignoring Nick Fuller in my rotation for reasons that I feel are too obvious to require explanation.** We have three guys who are too valuable to take off the court: Watson, Webster, and Morrow. If I’m Tim Miles, I pencil in Glynn/Tai/Ed for a combined 100 minutes, and then I laminate the paper so I can’t change my mind. That leaves Jacobson, McVeigh, Roby, Chimichanga, Horne, Taylor, and Gill, who all bring something to the table, but also all have glaring weaknesses. Jordy: When he’s locked in mentally, he’s been a beast for us. When he’s not, he fumbles every pass thrown his way, loses his man on defense, and collects fouls like their pokemon. Should Jordy get 20 minutes? On some nights yes. Should he only get spot duty in the 5-10 minute range? On some nights yes. Jordy’s youth and inconsistency make it impossible for the coaches to know how much to rely on him on any given night. But if one thing is clear to me, you know within his first few minutes on the floor whether he will be on or off. Verdict: play him early but with a short leash. Jacobson: Steady player on D and the boards, but with no outside shot he’s been ineffective as a stretch 4. He also doesn’t seem to play particularly well next to Jordy or Ed, so it’s tough to play him in a 3-out/2-in or high/low post look. Verdict: lots of minutes when we want to go big or Jordy isn’t locked in; otherwise, nope. Jack/Anton/Jeriah: I’d treat all 3 of these guys the same, since all are super streaky on offense and average to below average on D/rebounding. Each gets the full-confidence green light to shoot while they’re in the game, and each gets a solid 4-6 minute stretch in the first half. Whoever’s hot gets as many minutes as they can physically handle in the second half. Whoever’s not finds the end of the bench. The tough part here is keeping their collective confidence up to shoot when open, while simultaneously keeping them all on a short leash. Taylor: I’ll admit when I’m wrong-- I said early in the season that Taylor had no serious role on this team. But with so many talented/inconsistent players, it’s nice to have a 6’5” guy to put in the game that you know will play D and won’t turn it over. VERDICT: On nights when no one can score and we’re trying to win ugly, give me an extra helping of Evan. Roby: Other than our top 3 guys, Zay is the one player who I feel like needs consistent minutes on a nightly basis. Even when he’s not having a great night, he still doesn’t make a ton of mistakes. On a roster filled with high potential/low consistency (Jordy/Jack/Anton/Jeriah) and low potential/high consistency (Michael/Evan) players, we have to find a way to give Roby solid time in both halves. Conclusion: of the 200 minutes per game, I give 100 to my top 3, 20 to Roby, and divide up the remaining 80 among the other 6 players differently each game.
  2. 5 points
    Row6Seat10

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    Auriemma impressed with Husker fans' support
  3. 4 points
    A lot of the subbing out for defense hasn't been about avoiding mismatches, or if someone generally is an average defender. It has mainly been due to very specific, glaring mistakes. Often on plays that had been practiced against, and the mistake showed the light bulb going on. It's easy for fans to say "well just focus more on offense", but for a coach it's a little bit tougher. When a guy keeps making mental errors it shows he's not ready. And playing time can be the only way to get players' attention. All coaches would agree you have to let guys play through mistakes and you can't pull them after every one, but if a guy keeps making the same mistakes, it's hard to keep him on the floor.
  4. 4 points
    I think most of us are in one of these two stages right now: The "This is miserable, but I just have to watch to see how this turns out": Or the "Miles deserves AT LEAST one more year. I'm not listening until then":
  5. 4 points
    49r

    Andrew White Transfering

    Did Boeheim just punch his ticket? Who are they gonna get to replace him, upstate NY is horrible in the winter time!
  6. 3 points
    Offensive Stats Points per possession: 0.819 (Last in the Big 10) #1: Michigan (1.036) FG%: 40.4% (Last in the Big 10) #1: Purdue (50%) Adjusted FG%: 44.7% (Last in the Big 10) #1: Purdue (59%) % of poss where we scored at least 1 point: 38.9% (Last in the Big 10) #1: Purdue (45.9%) Turnover %: 15.9% (7th in the Big 10) #1: Michigan (13.2%) For reference: Michigan: SOS=159th, 2 RPI top 100 wins Purdue: SOS=69th, 2 RPI top 100 wins Nebraska: SOS=10th, 1 RPI top 100 win Offensive Possessions (PPP) Breakdown (compared to NCAA) Spot ups: 153 points on 200 poss= .765 7th percentile=POOR rating P&R, ballhandler shoots: 127 points on 160 poss= .794 61st percentile= GOOD rating Transition: 114 points on 107 poss= 1.065 57th percentile= GOOD rating Off rebounds (putbacks): 76 points on 87 poss= .874 9th percentile= POOR rating Post ups: 52 points on 68 poss= .765 35th percentile=AVERAGE rating Cuts: 57 points on 66 poss= .864 4th percentile= POOR rating Hand offs: 43 points on 53 poss= .811 51st percentile= GOOD rating Isolation: 35 points on 43 poss= .814 57th percentile= GOOD rating P&R, roll man shoots: 34 points on 42 poss= .81 27th percentile= BELOW AVERAGE rating Thoughts We need to run more. Our transition game is our best friend right now and we need to utilize it as much as possible. If we cannot get a good look with the initial break then our secondary break needs to involve several ball screens where we can attack the defense without being competely set up. Defensive Stats Points per possession: 0.841 (10th in the Big 10) #1: Minnesota (0.753) FG%: 42.7% (13th in the Big 10) #1: Minnesota (36.1%) Adjusted FG%: 48.4% (12th in the Big 10) #1: Minnesota (41%) % of poss where we allow at least 1 point: 39.9% (13th in the Big 10) #1. Rutgers (34.4%) Turnover %: 17.3% (2nd in the Big 10) #1: Michigan (17.9%) For reference: Minnesota: SOS=51st, 3 RPI top 100 wins Rutgers: SOS=314th, 0 RPI top 100 wins Defensive Possessions (PPP) Breakdown (Compared to NCAA) Spot ups: 175 points on 184 poss= .951 34th percentile=AVERAGE rating Transition: 152 points on 153 poss= .993 54th percentile= GOOD rating P&R, ballhandler shoots: 65 points on 109 poss= .596 89th percentile= EXCELLENT rating Post ups: 55 points on 70 poss= .786 49th percentile=AVERAGE rating P&R, roll man shoots: 60 points on 67 poss= .896 59th percentile= GOOD rating Off Screen: 48 points on 53 poss= .906 41st percentile= AVERAGE rating Isolation: 34 points on 49 poss= .694 69th percentile= VERY GOOD rating Cuts: 47 points on 45 poss= 1.04 65th percentile= VERY GOOD rating Off rebounds (putbacks): 40 points 0n 37 poss= 1.08 44th percentile= AVERAGE rating Thoughts Defense up to this point hasn't been to bad, although I would like to see be better against post ups. This team really just needs more life on offense, and hopefully the emergene of Horne along with a seemingly improving Anton Gill will help that. We will need all the help we can get and I am hopefull we can find a way to win at least 7 or 8 Big 10 games.
  7. 3 points
    jimmykc

    Question for the board - Marc Boehm

    Personally I blame this whole mess on David Anwar.
  8. 3 points
    I won't fault Miles individually on any of those guys...but the fact that we have Fuller and McVeigh on scholarship on top of an empty scholarship or two every year and guys like Daum, Patton, Hollins, Agau, Bradley, Thomas, Thurman are all out there and not one of them ever made it here is nothing but incredibly frustrating.
  9. 3 points
    Actualfacts1

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    @Redsteve, yes those the UConn players are very skilled; but honestly I'd say good defense is about 10% skill and 90% effort. The effort part can be coached! I guarantee from the very first day of practice at UConn it's drilled into them how hard they're going to have work (on both ends) to be successful. The old saying, "offense wins games, defense wins championships" holds true to this day. I really do like Coach Amy and all the staff, but if I had to have 1 criticism of the team is that they just don't play hard enough imo. They don't get down in a stance, get in passing lanes, make the ball handler work, box out, etc. They make lazy passes. I feel like alot of this could be remedied if the intensity was raised. This "lazy" play is where a hard-nosed Coach would've nipped it in the bud a long time ago. I'm gonna show Nicea some tape of herself so she can see where she needs to improve. But most of it is all about effort and intensity!! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
  10. 3 points
    We've been doing that all season. That's one of the main problems with being overly focused on defense, perhaps - you are more concerned with avoiding mismatches the other team has than exploiting the ones in your favor on offense.
  11. 3 points
    HUD

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    Caveman you beat me to the punch on the statistics. On my long drive home from the game last night I was thinking how at the start of the 1st and 3rd quarters we were really outplayed. So I added up some of the stats. and came to the same conclusion you did. I would add to those the fact that the rebounds were very close and also that the starters averaged about 5 minutes more playing time each then the next 5. i don't want to speculate why several of our more experienced players are struggling but will be interested if coach Williams makes some changes going into conference play. With the exception of Nicea our starters looked tight and the freshmen looked relaxed. Grace really worked hard and has really shown improvement. Overall it was a fun night at PBA and the crowd gave a good round of applause for both teams at the conclusion of the game which was very classy. GBR.
  12. 3 points
    redsteve

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    The biggest stat I see as simply amazing is the steals by UConn....16 amazing ball hawing steals. You play defense like that and you are in a class by itself. Not sure you can coach that...but it's pretty much from God given skills and hard work.... and Gino. And like Row said....if some shots had dropped in the first half....we could have looked a little better. Have to realize though....UConn.s defense around the basket is very tough...they close to the basket unselfishly, and play team defense...the Gino way. Speaking of Gino....I appreciate his words about our young squad.....his eyesight may be clearer than mine at times, this year.
  13. 3 points
    Noah121

    Who will transfer

    Excellent post, Kansashusker. Though I haven't been following the team as closely as when I lived in Lincoln, I still revel in their successes and empathize with their difficulties. I would NEVER execute judgment on a player since they don't deserve judgment from people outside of the program. It does not leave them immune to my observations, however. The team looked like it had that deer-in-the-headlights look during the game, but I was also impressed by the freshman play in the end of the game. I will support the team, even as they go through the growing pains of this year.
  14. 3 points
    huskerchode

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    I am behind those freshman all the way. Let them play, let them play, let them play. They don't seem to have the issues with the chemistry problems like we are seeing with a few of the others. One thing that has me scratching my head - what in the world is going on with the poor conditioning of Jess and Darrien? They look like they are struggling to get up and down the court. There were even a few times where there was a loose ball on a rebound near Jess and she just let it go rather than attempt to gain possession, and I think it was because she was tired.
  15. 3 points
    Row6Seat10

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    Pretty good crowd of 7553. Great to see Husker alums Danielle Page, Vonnie Turner and Dominique Kelly in attendance tonight!
  16. 3 points
    Row6Seat10

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    I think the most encouraging part of the game came in the 4th quarter when the Huskers played predominately freshmen. The horde of fans that decided to leave at the end of the third quarter missed the best part of the game. Granted it was against the second team of UConn but their bench could be rated in the top 25. The four frosh of Eliely, Whitish, Mitchell and Casio-Jensen did a pretty good job playing against the Huskies. My game ball goes to Hannah Whitish it looks like she's really starting to get comfortable on both ends of the court and she's got a great looking shot that she's getting to drop for her. I like the fact she's not afraid to drive the lane and dish it off to an open teammate. The kid needs to be put into the starting line-up soon. Lot of missed bunnies the first half. Had we got some of those to fall we might of scored another dozen points. Was hoping we'd score more than 46 as that's what we put up against them last year. We only shot 4 three throws the whole game. Really good to see Noah doing his thing back behind the bucket tonight!
  17. 3 points
  18. 3 points
    That seems to happen a lot versus us.
  19. 2 points
    When commenting about the Southern game Miles said we were playing small" in order to match up with them. We were at home playing a team that was basically paid big bucks to come in and lose to us and we go "small" to match up with them? How about we play our bigs and let them try to match up with us? Tsimanga had 6 points and 5 boards in 14 minutes. Projected to 30 minutes he would have had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Morrow had 8 points and 3 boards and 1 block in 17 minutes. Over 30 minutes that projects to 14 points, 5 boards and 2 blocks. Those stats merit more minutes not less. Neither had foul problems so it was a coaches decision to bench them. i am amazed that Miles felt the need to "match up" to Southern who had a 4-7 record with wins coming against Tennessee Tech, Paul Quinn, Florida A and M and Ecclesia College! As to Horne's breakout game and previous lack of playing time due to defensive deficiencies per Miles I would never sit a guy who was hustling but struggling on D if I thought he would out score the guy he's guarding. Simple math In my opinion.
  20. 2 points
    Bugeaters1

    2018 recruiting Big Board

    http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4928206/57438f4e842eb2128063ae57
  21. 2 points
    Maybe we should wait a bit and see were things go. Then you might have more who are willing to add to your list. Right now some of us still have the Sunshine machine running full throttle.
  22. 2 points
    Miles said they call Jeriah "buckets" in practice. If you've got a guy you call "buckets" in practice I think you need to be playing him a lot more from here on out, considering our offensive woes.
  23. 2 points
    "The donors of significance have spoken."
  24. 2 points
    49r

    Andrew White Transfering

    #202 RPI http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/rpi/_/groupId/2 Merry Christmas everybody!
  25. 2 points
    4. They're not in the Valley anymore. Where every recruit is an under the radar recruit.
  26. 2 points
    During the Miles era we've always had at least one available scholarship and 0 available available head coaching positions. Right or wrong, people are giving outlandish examples because - we don't fire coaches mid-season so this thread is a "I like to come up with coaches list because one finds this to be a fun exercise" list (If you're a radio host committing time to going through this type of list right now you're a hack who can't figure out how to fill your time) - while the names are different this list is exactly the same as any list we or anyone else have ever come up. (I will say that if one is talking about the history of who Eichorst has hired while factoring in the tendency to hire someone who is striking different from who you currently have at least you're putting thought into this.) I get this thread though.
  27. 2 points
    redsteve

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    Outplayed: That is no accident....that's a characteristic of any top level team...Gino knows it, and the purpose is to set the "tone" of the game. Win the first qtr, and put the pressure on the other team to keep up. The opening of the 3rd....same thing....that's how it's done. UConn has the ability to do it, and it's coached. We've done it ourselves in the past...we'll get there again
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    jimmykc

    Andrew White Transfering

    AWIII is as gone as yesterday's oatmeal. But while we are dredging names from the past, I noted on the local news yesterday that Walter Pitchford has designed and marketed some sort of app for phones that lets you access discounted items. I, for one, wish both of these guys success in their future endeavors and wish them some holiday cheer for what they contributed to the program when they were here.
  30. 2 points
    Merlin

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    Need to let the freshmen play more the rest of the season. They put out a lot of effort. I don't understand why Whitish hadn't seen more time. She's one of our better offensive options when she gets a look. Nicea and Grace worked hard tonight.
  31. 2 points
    Bugeaters1

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    Gracie. Played her balls off tonight gave Uconn all they wanted on the boards and I wish she would put a little more arc on her shot. Maddie shots were true just bad luck. Game ball goes to Nicea for her work on the boards. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  32. 2 points
    This is the coaching, they need to be allowed to run more, and stop this ugly half court game. Too good of players to be running a slow paced, bogged down style.
  33. 2 points
    Red Rum

    Big Ten Predictions

    16-2 Go big or go home yolo
  34. 2 points
    HuskerFever

    Franny being Franny

    I would be upset with my players too. They shouldn't be giving up turnovers like that!
  35. 2 points
    I think last night they were a lot better than their record. As Silverbacked said above (and I added on to) they were knocking down contested 3s at a pretty high rate (46.7%). Coming into the game with us, they were only shooting 32.6% from 3 for the season and last night they hit almost 47%. We weren't giving them easy looks. And it wasn't just 3s either. They just were on, especially that little point guard who was banking in flip shots like Mo Watson. He came in averaging 35.6% from the floor and last night -- again, not getting easy looks -- he goes 7 of 12 for 58.3% shooting. So, yeah, Southern isn't good, but last night they played better than their record.
  36. 2 points
    HuskerFever

    Big Ten Predictions

    Believe it or not, we're tied for first in the Big Ten right now!
  37. 2 points
    The real problem that we have at Nebraska is that nobdy knows about us. It is amazing to me as I have travelled around the country and to other countries, that nobody knows anything about this state but maybe football. They don't have a clue where it is in a relationship to any other state. Many are very surprised that Lincoln is a city of between 225,000-250,000 people. I know there are the stupid sterotypes out there about us, but I am talking after you get by them. This in here lies the problem. It is tough to recuit kids here, period. In football, basketball, tennis, bowling any of them. They first of all just don't see themselves coming anywhere near any Plains states. It is cold here, it is hot here, there is nothing to do here, you will get in trouble here, they aren't any good in ______ sport. ect... But I do find it amazing how many exhuskers that come from places that they would never dream of leaving, come here and stay here for the rest of their lives. You know, get a job, marry, have kids, buy houses, all that stuff, once they get here. This is where we need to change things. If we have trouble getting kids here, high quality winning coaches are not going to be lining up at the door to coach here. The best winning coaches we have had at this University have either grown up in the plains states or have gone to school or lived in them to understand the dynamics that is us. I watch a couple of reality shows when they first came out. I stopped because I couldn't believe what they thought was good fair competition to win these shows. The people on the coasts loved the back stabbing, cheating and lieing. I thought it stunk so I quit watching. And I think many of us have many of those same values. That is why we often say no to some coaches because of the perceived thoughts that we have of them and how they win. The coaches in the NCAA, either rightfully or not, I believe, think of this job as a no win, dead end. Trouble getting kids here, not a big local pool of great D1 talent, tough conference, well we can all add something to that list. So I really feel that we must look at the up and comer, or assissant coach to change things here. At least in Basketball. Then hope they don't see it only for the stepping stone that so many in the coaching ranks do and would. Sorry for the ramble just some thoughts. And hopefully all spelled close to correctly.
  38. 2 points
    It was a non-televised, non-conference game against Southern.
  39. 2 points
    nustudent

    Big Ten Predictions

    I can see 3 wins. I can see 10 wins. You don't know what to expect from this squad and there is enough parity in the league this year that a team like ours can make a run if guys like Gill and Horne can find a rythm
  40. 2 points
    They are 4-8 with some bad losses to a D2 school, 3-8 Tulane amongst others. They are not good. They might be better than Sacramento St, but let's stop painting them as a quality opponent or a win that you can hang your hat on. As I said and you as well pointed out, the fact that its a close game is a bigger testament to us not being where we should than it is about them being a good program
  41. 2 points
    kansashusker

    Who will transfer

    I have enjoyed this board that last several years, but honestly have become very troubled by a lot of the discussions on here. The women's team is in a tough spot right now, and its not going to get any easier anytime soon. But for so many uniformed adults to come out of the wood work and take pot shots at coaches, and kids, who most have never met is troubling. Some kids might transfer, and if the do hopefully it is based on a well thought out decision between the kid, their parents, and the coaches. Not because some old guy who has never met them is convinced they can't play. The reality is a "perfect (crap) storm" caused by a whole bunch of people - coaches, administrators, support staff, media, parents, etc.-- got the situation to where it is today. Maybe some of the current and former players have some culpability in that, maybe they don't, but in my opinion to take pot shots at kids who people have never met is unfortunate. For adults to hope kids are asked to uproot their lives and educations and not return is equally unfortunate. Might it improve the team quicker, sure. One need look no farther than Colorado State for the burn and start over approach. They were awful Ryan Williams first year and he asked most of the team including starters to not come back. They replaced them with about 8 foreigners the next year and improved dramatically. The guy can flat coach, and can obviously win, but i will never root for them because of how that situation was handled. The ncaa changed the rules two years ago i think and scholarships are no longer one year renewables so that approach is harder to pull off than it was before. However, a coach can still tell a kid listen you aren't going to get in and some might leave when told that. I understand healthy debate, and loving a person's favorite team, and wanting to win. I also understand monday morning quarterbacking games, plays, etc. But i will never understanding taking pot shots at 18-22 year old ladies who most making the comments know nothing about. Turning this board into the Lord of the Flies won't help us win even one more game. GBR
  42. 2 points
    Norm Peterson

    Rotation

    Not totally convinced that Jordy is ready to start, though I would like to see him get increasingly more minutes. Starters wouldn't change a ton, but I do bring Evan Taylor in at the 3 because I think he brings us the most right now. Glynn and Tai make up the rest of the starting back court. Ed and Michael start in the front court. I think Gill is probably your 6th man and then I'd try to get the freshmen as many minutes as I could. Which leaves Jack and Nick as sort of odd men out. At least for the time being. If Jack can find his game again, he should play. He was doing really well until he almost pissed the Dayton game down his leg. I don't think he's ever really recovered from that near disaster.
  43. 2 points
    Don't want to talk too much about the game bc I still have a lot of worries/ still troubled by the previous game. But big shout out to Horne. He's always on social media tweeting about sticking with the process and working to get better, so it was awesome seeing him have a huge game and make clutch plays.
  44. 2 points
    Norm Peterson

    Who will transfer

    I haven't posted much in this forum since the whole deal with Yori went down and I could have come on here to say "told ya so" to the people who seemed to think the program had maxed out under Yori and was on decline and that, hey, shiny new coach, just what we need. I haven't done that. I agreed a long time ago to drop the subject of Yori and get behind the new coaches and the players who remained. And, in that vein, I have to say I think this thread is profoundly unfair to the new coach.
  45. 1 point
    Red Rum

    Big Ten Predictions

  46. 1 point
    redsteve

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    4th qtr......All 4 freshmen are on floor with Allie. They look pretty good actually. Holding their own so to speak. Grace Mitchell can shoot decently from the outside...she isn't a post player, has no experience at it, but she offered to fill in for the Coach because we're short post players right now with Rachel out. Grace's attitude seems pretty good. The rookie is learning as she goes.
  47. 1 point
    redsteve

    WBB: Game #12 vs Connecticut

    We are trying hard, pretty focused, just don't have the horses or shooting in place yet, but believe it or not, I'm kind of encouraged. What can you saw about UConn that hasn't already been said...good shooters of course...but they play really hard on defense. Ball hawkers...steals. They are quick. Excellent team play...many assists.... they have the "skills" in all areas.
  48. 1 point
    tcp

    Big Ten Predictions

    even before G-W, I thought this team was probably no better than 7 wins, no worse than 5. I think that's still pretty true. this conference is going to be filthy this season. no real title contenders, but virtually no scrubs, either.
  49. 1 point
    uneblinstu

    Rotation

    This. Did I do that right?
  50. 1 point
    I like Gregg Marshall.. that would be hilarious. I actually do like him as a coach though.
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