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  3. TimSmiles

    Roby will be back. Book it

    he definitely won't if he keeps taking 5 shots per game. there's maybe 5 centers in the country who could actually guard him. either miles is telling him not to shoot or roby has a serious confidence issue. both Nana and Allen are taking more shots per game than roby. at some point roby has to be selfish and takeover on offense. he has the ability and we've seen it. why he's not doing it i have no idea.
  4. TimSmiles

    Thoughts From KC

    wish roby would be more selfish. 5 shots in 37 minutes is not helping the team. i think palmer will be fine. we saw what he's capable of in the 2nd half of the seton hall game. those charges threw off his game. 1 of which was not a charge. everyone else has pretty much been what we expected. Roby and Palmer have to be the difference makers or we're going to have more games like tonight.
  5. HuskerFever

    Thoughts From KC

    I'd say you're crazy, but it turns out last year that we were fighting to even be on the bubble since early December.
  6. I appreciate your work, 49r, and passion for Husker Hoops. I know 99% of those here do. Many years ago, before most people on this site found it, I and a staff of several others (including several former players and even radio PBP announcers of both men and women) wrote articles on this site daily from November-March. I did interviews with every opponents head coach and a weekly chat with a Husker. We once did the entire Big Red Report magazine basketball preview. Jay Bilas was on this site. Paul Splittorff. Reid Gettys. Major NCAA Division I referees. Many future NBA players. Etc etc. Then somewhere along the way, 4 years into it, I let the hatred of some people burn me out - the non appreciation most showed of all the hard work I was putting in and the several hundred dollars a year loss I was eating. i semi regret it - don't do the same thing as me and walk away. Thank God HHCMatt saved this site and made it better than ever. It makes me happy knowing that a little blog I started in 2005 to deal with a breakup in Charlotte, NC. has morphed into what it has. It's all because of the people here.
  7. hhcdave

    Roby will be back. Book it

    Roby is nowhere near ready for the NBA. That "lottery pick" article made me chuckle at the time it came out. That's not to be a jerk - he WILL likely play in the NBA. But it won't be after this year. Think of all the GREAT college players we've seen come and go that didn't even sniff the NBA. Even guys at Nebraska alone. Cookie Belcher... Aleks Maric... Lance Jeter... Nate Johnson... Now, do we really think an inconsistent rising junior is going to be a lottery pick who is playing out of his natural position? Granted, he has MUCH better athleticism than the majority of the above names, but he's nowhere near as accomplished of a college player. And those are just random Nebraska players.
  8. hhcdave

    Thoughts From KC

    I agree. They came out guns ablazin', and by the 3 minute mark of the first half, they looked gassed and uninterested. They DID play hard on the defensive end (outside of various spurts in the second half) but the offense was so stagnant, selfish and rigid, it cancelled that out. Its possible playing two games in two days found them extremely fatigued/not well enough conditioned. Any way you spin it, this game was not a good look for Miles. He 100% HAS to beat 2 of the 3 between Clemson, Creighton and OSU. Drop two of these and regardless of Big 10 finish, we will be (at the best) on the bubble Selection Sunday.
  9. Faux Mike Peltz

    Thoughts From KC

    Something that bothered me, and maybe I’m way off onthis take, but it really looked like we kind of gave up, our body language was terrible, and we closed to 11 points with over two minutes left, and allowed them to increase the lead, no sense of urgency. Would’ve thought I’d see more hunger and urgency from our veteran team...
  10. Eastern Nebraska - 82 Western Illinois - 52
  11. nustudent

    Roby will be back. Book it

    I won't book it yet. Here's why. I don't see alot of middle ground with him and our performance this year. If the season goes as we hope, we make the dance and we only do that with him being very good and efficient. Or, if he's not,, if he's like tonight, we don't dance and we are having a coaching search. Will he stick around for that?
  12. HuskerActuary

    2018-2019 KenPom Rankings Thread

    It's just big red22. He doesn't understand what kenpom's formula is trying to do... and thus he should stop entering this thread.
  13. I was very very pleased with what we did the first 4 games. Those teams weren't good, but we beat them the way we should. Had me believing we truly had turned the corner and were a good team Then tonight happened. We may very well end up being a good team. But right now we have one measuring point against good competition and we looked like a joke. And that's with the most talented team we've had in a generation, with lots of experience. That's not encouraging. I fear we are going to end up being a talented team where the sum of the whole is less than the sum of the individual parts. We are way too talented and experienced to look that bad. That's concerning. There is/was zero excuse for this tonight. It's early, We can rebound. But as Dave said in the other thread, we just gave away one of the two non-con games we could afford to lose. No margin of error in losing to Creighton or Okie State now. Also makes me nervous, because if we do trip up against Creighton....the hot seat is going to be piping (and that's fair) and I worry what that does to us the rest of the year
  14. hhcdave

    Thoughts From KC

    Hello All, Longtime lurker, first time poster. The first part is true, at least. I thought I would chime in with my thoughts on tonights game since I was able to attend in person (last night as well). We will break this down as "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" THE GOOD: -Our starting five is scary talented. The athleticism and INDIVIDUAL players are there. -We have better depth than I anticipated. I have been pleasantly surprised by Nana, Tanner and Brady (though we didn't see him tonight). Amir hasn't shown me much yet but that's to be expected by a true freshman. -Isaac Copeland is off to a great start. -Glynn Watson shows the energy and glue you need. -The defense has been pretty dawgone good. THE BAD: -We have NO ACTION OFFENSIVELY. AT ALL. It's all iso. -Our in bounds plays leave........ a lot to be desired. -We will struggle rebounding against bigger teams (though we won that battle last night and we already knew this fact going into the season). -We are very selfish and there's very little fluidity to the offense. -James Palmer has looked brutal in all but one game, really. Is he banged up more than we know? THE UGLY: -This game. Look...... We could afford ONE game like this in the nonconference. ONE. The problem is, we now have used it up, and have no margin for error until Big 10. We literally CAN'T lose more than one more nonconference game if we want to get to the NCAA Tournament. I really believe that. Think about it, if we lose to Clemson AND either Creighton or Oklahoma State, we have the exact same problem as last year - we lost to the good teams in nonconference, and picked up 1-2 marginally good wins. AKA, its doubtful Seton Hall is a signature win. So losing to Clemson, Texas Tech and either Creighto nor OSU would give us nothing impressive in the noncon. GRANTED, the Big 10 is much stronger this year and finishing in the Top 5 would mean more. BUT if we can't beat OSU on a neutral court and Creighton at home - after already getting TROUNCED by Texas Tech - we likely aren't going to finish Top 5 in the Big 10 anyways, especially since we aren't likely to see an experienced team get a whole lot better at this point in the process. I was EXTREMELY frustrated tonight at the game... Can honestly say I cussed out loud for the first time ever as a Husker fan in public toward Coach... and I'm not proud of myself for that. I love Tim Miles. I really do. I love James Palmer. I love Isaac Copeland. I love Roby. Etc. I want all these guys to have the pro careers they want, too. There is a LOT invested in this team, program and INDIVIDUALS future. That's one thing I'm really worried about, is how individual'ized this team looked the last two days. I have yet to read any other posts on the board so I might be in left field with these thoughts, or maybe I'm dead on. I just wanted to get my thoughts on "paper" before reading others and while they were fresh in my mind. Tonight certainly felt like any number of nights throughout the last 20 years, didn't it? It could have been any coach or any team we've had with high expectations - and there's been more than we realize. The good news is the season is VERY young and its quite possible we just had an off night. It's also possible Texas Tech is a Top 15 team and this ends up not hurting us in the least. BUT at some point, we have to start beating good and great teams if we plan on A. Making the NCAA Tournament and B. Winning a couple of games. And anything less this year would be a massive failure.
  15. Ron Mexico

    There's Always This Year

    Since the turn of the century we have only beat them 4 times.
  16. Faux Mike Peltz

    There's Always This Year

    Does Creighton have any slow, unathletic, sharp shooting white guys with knee braces?? If they have more than two, we are screwed.
  17. Faux Mike Peltz

    Roby will be back. Book it

    The play that typified his mentality was in the second half, when someone found him wide open at the top of the key. And by wide open, I mean nobody is within 7-8 feet of him. He pump fakes, then drives hard, stumbles, falls to the ground, and throws it to a tech player. He’s got to be able to take that shot and hit it. Don’t get me wrong. I love Roby. He’s my son’s favorite player. But he hasn’t shown any type of killer instinct in three years. Shoot, I’d just take a little bit of nasty and aggressiveness from him. Someone on the board compared him to a poor mans scottie pippen. I’d say, more like Tracy McGrady. Laid back, calm, and chill— like I said in the game thread- I’d love to put Rudy Ruettiger’s heart in his body.
  18. thrasher31

    Roby will be back. Book it

    I thought about this earlier this week actually. It would benefit him to come back for a couple reasons -he gets to play his natural 4 position (heiman I'm assuming moves over to start at C) -he will likely be the primary option on the team -I think once draft time rolls around teams will see him as a fringe 1st Rd early second. Coming back will help him boost that stock. This is all wishful thinking obviously. I think he'll rebound from tonight's performance. Texas tech is a hell of a defensive team. He'll go back and watch some tape. He was passive more than anything. AGAIN. It was just a thought. It all depends on how he looks throughout the year. 50/50 chance.
  19. It shouldn't matter but it does which is why that metric is a part of the resume. OU is a perfect example of why it is important win these types of games. Their whole season was basically propped up wby what they did OCC. Look at OU's OCC schedule from last season. They beat Oregon, Wich St, and USC all on neutral sites, along with Northwestern at home. Their only loss was to Arkansas on a Neutral site. Why do you think we beefed up our non-con schedule? It matters a lot, but only if you can win some of those games.
  20. I guess I forgot to pick a score. I haven't done any predictions for football this season after that weather cancellation, so I'm out of practice. ha! Anyway, I'd have likely selected NU to win, but not very confidently..... Tech proved to be way too tough for our band of brothers, who will definitely need to go to the Izzo School of Football-like Mindset on Grabbing Boards & Gathering Loose Balls.
  21. My overall thoughts. Huskers fall apart on the road again. Can’t shoot. Tech’s defense was incredible. Couldn’t penetrate. Some terrible shot choices from Glynn and Palmer. Charges should not exist. I will be doing a rant on that last one on our next episode.
  22. Handy Johnson

    Roby will be back. Book it

    He needs a baby-hook, turn around “J” and some back to the basket moves. I’ve harped on this before, but man you see the potential and his tentative offensive play and it’s maddening.
  23. hskr4life

    2018-2019 KenPom Rankings Thread

    I appreciate all you do. Was personally being sarcastic with Tim(No)Smiles because of that comment. One loss and we’re not a tourney team, lost all of our Quad one chances, etc. Drives me crazy!
  24. ...by the way, we're 31st now. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  25. Okay so y'all don't appreciate the KenPom thread then?? I'm happy to quit doing it if all you can do is bitch and whine at the first sign of adversity, for fucks sake it's one loss vs a top 25 team, get over yourselves! Jesus, it's no wonder Creighton fans mock us for not knowing anything about hoops, you guys are pathetic... Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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