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  1. Apparently my Great Dane puppy read this and decided to give me a sample for a comparison. And yep, Wisconsin is playing like puppy poop.
  2. Favorite Nebrasketball Moments

    I remember them doing that, and getting warned. One of the funniest moments I saw in the Bob was during a timeout immediately after a very questionable foul was called on an NU player. It was a tight game against KSU IIRC. The crowd had been going berserk, but finally had calmed down to a low grumble. The two (yes two) officials were standing in front of the scorers table. All of a sudden something arced up and out of the crowd and landed directly at the feet of the officials. It was a pair of black, horn-rimmed glasses.
  3. Favorite Nebrasketball Moments

    Some of my best memories are a little older than most of those here. These go back to the old Coliseum: 1. Sitting in he front row with my feet on the court as Jerry Fort (still my favorite player) went off for 40 points against Mizzou. I think it was Willie Davis for MU who had 28 that night. It was quite a battle of shooting guards. 2. Watching NU beat the Alex English led South Carolina Gamecocks. We held English to 4 points, although his running mate at forward had something like 19. SC had a freshman guard named Rickey Galloon who was supposed to be the best ball-handler to come into NCAA basketball since Pistol Pete. However, NU had a frosh guard named Brian Banks who made Galloon look foolish, including stealing the ball from him and getting layups on consecutive possessions in the second half at a critical juncture. 3. Watching Leroy Chalk come flying down the lane to tip in a missed shot as time expired to beat the Cliff Meely led Colorado Buffaloes. 4. I'm adding one more because someone mentioned Brendy Lee on the Legends thread. Watching him play defense was an R-rated experience: "C'mon you mother****er, try and drive around me. Just try it, mother****er. I'll hand you your mother****ing head." And the like. He was definitely a banger on defense before there were bangers.
  4. Fuddy Duddy Post of the Day

    How about remembering having to get to games in the old Coliseum before game time to get decent seats as a student. Still remember going 4 hours before the start of game time with 3 friends when NU played the Alex English lead South Carolina team. It was a 6:30 tip-off if I remember correctly. We still were several rows up from the front row and played 10 point pitch to pass the time.
  5. Yeah, I heard that. Did a bit of a double-take. And I also agree with what the color commentator said more than once: Roby doesn't yet know how good he can be. Still some dumb fouls and dumb turnovers, but you can see his confidence and level of play increasing almost half by half over the last few games.
  6. Expectations for the next 5 games?

    Nope, I remember him quite well, unfortunately.
  7. I noticed that as well. He seemed to be limping slightly and then was shaking his lower body as if to loosen up something.
  8. BC just upset Duke

    BC sucks! Complete fluke game! The refs were completely against Duke! The sun was in their eyes! Okay, had to get that out of the way as a Duke grad. Actually, BC wanted it more and was the better team Saturday. They had a great defensive plan in defending Duke's bigs and Duke helped them by not being aggressive in getting the ball inside. I'm not sure if BC will ever be that hot again from 3 or Duke that cold, but Duke did not do a good job at all at closing out on BC's 3 point shooters, who shot with real confidence. BC came out with more energy and did an especially good job when Duke went on one of their "patented second half runs" (I now owe Dickie V royalty for stealing his phrase) of responding and stopping the runs before they became 10-11 points. Disappointed but I have to admit that there is a silver lining in what it does for NU's RPI.
  9. Dang, I missed that in scanning the posts. Oh well, always a day late and a couple thousand short.
  10. I will just add that our defense on the high pick and rolls is really bad. Jordy seems half-hearted in his hedge, which basically turns both the screener and the player with the ball loose. I have to wonder how much of that is Jordy remembering from last year, where he would really body the guy with the ball on the hedge and pick up a foul. Maybe he is afraid of that and so becomes timid, leaving him in never-never land; stopping neither the ball handler or the screener diving to the basket.
  11. South Dakota St. beat Iowa 80-72 in the Cayman Island tournament today.
  12. I haven't seen St. Johns play. Are they primarily a man or a zone defensive team?
  13. 3 point shooting

    Copeland still seems to be shooting a flat shot. I have to wonder whether that is back and rusty legs and will improve over time. One thing I found interesting last night was that he shot one 3 after a whistle, shot it with a nice arc and it swished. Then on the next possession he shot from almost the same spot during play, the shot was flat and it bounced off the front rim. Oh, and I think I'm going to use the name "Rusty Legs" as the name of my next country-rock band.
  14. Interesting that Green doesn't dribble that ball or anything on the FT line. Gets the ball and shoots it.
  15. Remind me again which NU team has the prayer that ends "the team that won't be beat, can't be beat!".
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