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    OT: Biographies

    I read a biography about Bill Russell when I was a teenager. Very interesting guy, but like Wilt's story, there were some things in there that I could not recommend for younger kids.
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    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    I run in similar circles, uneblinstu. In Lincoln, by any chance?
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    Watkins out

    Believe I saw something to the effect that this involved his left hand.
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    Two Questions (1 X's and O's, 1 Personnel Decisions)

    I agree. He needs some agility and circuit training. Would greatly help with his foot work. As some others have noted, develop a go to move, a counter to the go to move, and a drop step, and he would be averaging 8 points a game. One thing I have noticed is that very few big guys have the ability to face up and use shot fakes/jab steps in the post. When you face up, you can see floor and it deters double teams. Ah, for a Kevin McHale or a Jack Sikma (those references date me, I know).
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    Indiana (16-12) vs. Nebraska (20-9) Game Thread

    I am nervous and my heart is already racing for this one. Take the fight to them and punch them in the mouth early. Protect the vault! GBR
  6. Agreed that the empty possessions when we were up by 5 were huge. Defensive lapses gave them too many points as well. That being said, I think our lack of patience on offense really hurt us. We didn't make Illinois pay for their aggressiveness. If we had moved the ball from side to side and made them play defense for 15-20 seconds, I am convinced we would have gotten dunks and easy shots (we missed enough easy ones anyway). It might not have happened on the first back cut or even the second back cut, but we didn't move them off their spots or get them scrambling like I felt we could have. Not blaming this on Miles. You could tell he was frustrated, but I bet when they watch the tape and see all of the opportunities we missed, it will be quite painful. Not giving up on this team. Regroup and win the next two and see what happens in the tournament.
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    Selection Committee Games of Interest

    Exciting ending to the Purdue/OSU game. I will say this - the Haarms kid from Purdue is a major tool. It is very easy to despise him. When you are 7'3" and block a shot by a kid a foot shorter than you, is there really a need to do 50 fist pumps and repeatedly scream "get that weak s... out of here?" Perhaps the most hate-able player in college basketball.
  8. They did hit some tough shots, but we need to come out with an attitude of locking them down on D. If we get after it on that end, we should be fine, as Minnesota plays porous defense. Swing the ball from side to side and make them defend and I'm pretty sure we will get some easy buckets.
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    Eeyore says...

    Obviously I would hate to see James leave. But honestly, I think he would benefit from another year to work on his mid-range and outside shooting skills. Against college competition, James is able to get to the rim with relative ease. That won't be the case in the NBA. He will need to have the ability to knock down shots in order to utilize his skills attacking the basket. Another year to improve that part of his game may be helpful. That said, if his draft prospects look good, you can't blame the guy for taking the paycheck.
  10. During the last minute of the Wisconsin game, after the outcome was already decided, the camera showed Miles having a discussion with one of the refs - it occurred when James or Glynn was shooting free throws. Anyway, despite the fact that the game was in the bag, Miles appeared to be giving him a piece of his mind. Miles was non-demonstrative and he had a dead-pan look (especially for a guy whose team was about to close-out a nice road win). However, it appeared to me he was adamant that he wanted to drive some point home to this official. I would have loved to had a microphone on that discussion.
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    Scouting Wisconsin

    I noticed this is only Wisconsin's 4th home conference game this year. They beat Illinois and Indiana, lost big to Ohio State. Their Web site notes UW is 16-5 at home in their last 21 B1G games. This will likely be an ugly grind-it-out type of game. While we are at our best when we are attacking the rim, I have a feeling Anton, JP, Glynn and co. will need to knock down some jumpers for us to be successful. Find a way to win and rest up for a week. GBR!
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    Fuddy Duddy Post of the Day

    Ah, Derrick Chandler. It would be nice to have a player of his caliber who could get some buckets in the post on the current team.
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    Fuddy Duddy Post of the Day

    I remember that game. I think Badgett ended the game with a resounding dunk. Unfortunately, I forget who the opponent was (Kansas, Iowa St. ?). We played zone that day with Badgett at the top. I remember those as the "glory days."
  14. Appears to me that Glynn's shooting woes are in his head, and I think it's affecting his mechanics. The "good" shooting Glynn got his feet set and was on balance. The "struggling" Glynn seems to be very off-balance and falling back or twisting to the side. Haven't seen him be aggressive with his 12-15 foot pull-ups, which is where he was so dangerous. Perhaps Tim needs to do something to try to get him going early in games. If he sees the ball go through the hoop a few times, that may go a long way to cure his ills.
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    Roby was 0-4 on dunks against Illinois

    This picture, for some reason, reminds me of Scottie Pippen. Pippen was an all-pro, and Roby has much to work on, so he's nowhere near that caliber now. I do see, however, similarities in the way they play.