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  1. If I remember correctly she visited during the football season and her dad was donning the GBR colors. Hopefully that's a good indicator.
  2. A most enjoyable game. Take away the first 6 minutes of the third quarter and it's as good as we could possibly play. The game ball is tough to call. Hannah played with great toughness and was the making the had to have them shots down the stretch. 18.6.4. Nicea did great job on Tyra. 13.1.6. I give it Nicea cause the turbo stuff of Tyra Bus was my favorite play of the game.
  3. Sports 101 get the ball in the hands of your best athlete and let them make a play. Normally shes the best athlete on the floor the second she steps foot on the court. That being said she plays timid and robotic. Long story short, the mistakes look to me like they are happening cause she's too affraid to make mistakes, she needs to just relax and play. If she would cut loose and play she'd be hard to stop. More minutes less minutes, not sure what's needed, just get your best athlete performing at a high level.
  4. Best played game to date. Hannah what a warrior, wonder what her count is today. That was an interesting style of officiating. No I don't think that had anything to do with the outcome, but I curious how many steps does OSU get driving to the basket. I counted 8 on the one that the gal curled around the key after picking up. We boarded well and played descent on defense. They just shot too well behind the arc especially, when we were packed in the zone during the first half.
  5. First thank you for the picture of Anna, she is actually the reason I started watching the women's team. I will disagree with your assessment though. I did not expect to see many w's, I did not expect to see a complete lack of effort. They remind me more of Sanderford's last year, when they completely threw in the towel, than Connie's first year. Margret and played their butt' s off. I probably would have been happier pulling any 8 off the pep band if they played hard. It's hard to park your back side in a seat. With family members have maladies such as dementia and Parkinson's, I can honestly say it takes us more effort to get seated than they play with. Never the less we still fill the seats as long as we are able. GBR.
  6. Actualfacts1, Nicea is going to exceed my offensive expectations. I saw tape on her before she got here and saw 8-12 pts, half dozen boards, a couple steals, a few ast., and a couple blocks. That being said she was the recruit I was most excited about. Why, length, lateral quickness and a mind for defense. I saw a person who, when she learns to scout properly can remove the other teams best guard from the game completely on the offensive end.
  7. Saw 2 things I really liked. She puts a body on both offensively as shield and defensively boxing out. The other thing is that she gets up and down the court quickly. It's nice when bigs can defend in transition.
  8. Thank you Norm for bringing up the elephant in the room. I've eluded to the investigation devide several times not put onus on the AD, though I feel a chunk of it belongs there.
  9. I know this is not necessarily comparing apples to apples. Starters shot 15% Reserves shot 42% Starters 9 assists 19 turnovers Reserves 6 assists 5 turnovers I have eluded to this and I'll go back to how much damage did the investigation do, cause our vets are not playing team ball. I am very encouraged by the future and wonder, should we start letting the tail wag the dog a little bit? It might help the veterans air it out and get together as a team.
  10. Interesting take. We had Nat last year with Theriot which is about at least as good as Nat and Doyle. Cayton would serve as first off the bench in that case. Since we were one and in the WNIT first round I think top 20 is by far overly optimistic. With Burns on the bench our post defense is severly lacking so that's a wash copared to last year. Though we would be markedly better I see an NIT at best. Let's also not forget the obvious team chemistry issue which quite frankly did predate Connie's departure and based on body language I am seeing it is persisting today. Q: how much distrust did the investigation cause and when will the women really start trusting and playing hard for each other?
  11. I cannot agree more with your comments on the defense. Where is the help and why do we not defend the post. When you have the 3 tallest players on the floor you should not be getting crushed on the boards by a team with lesser athletes.
  12. We played well just could not match their speed. I do think we shot too quickly. We needed to slow the game down and be deliberate with our passing.
  13. There are things in the game that I understand. ie. most freshmen do not know how to box out well. They have to adjust to the speed at the next level. This is what worries me. We are an experienced 6'4 and 6'5 on the blocks. How do we have little to no inside presence? We should be killing it on the offensive glass.
  14. We actually shot pretty well. 23 turn overs and got crushed by 12 boards. In spite of that we'd have been right in it til the end, if we would just make our darn free throws. 9 makes and 13 misses. I did not know that bad was possible from the charity stripe.
  15. I did not get to see the first 2 games, but they were more promising than I expected. I agree with Bugeaters that Hannah should be starting, but I disagree with in place of Esther. I do not like the put head down, ignore the team drive against double and triple teams and get stuffed. On a positve note we were bailed out with two fouls. On the other hand I loved the five assists from Hannah. Also love the way Riley passes it gets quickly from A to B and does not have to be telegraphed.