Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby olsingledigit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:41 pm

Great effort by all the players in this one.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Shadow » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:47 pm

Games like these do little for my psyche but do put a grin on my face. :D
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:56 pm

muskieman wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:19 pm
Appears that Jones and Naji might play as they are warming up. Game at 2 on FS1
Jones was a concern considering his history of concussions. With Marshall, it's a Christmas miracle! Hopefully, he watched film during his suspension.....I mean back injury.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:07 pm

muskieman wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Goodin's threes look REAL bad when they miss.
As well as the rare times when he makes them. A step in catch and shoot 3 at the top of the key is the only place he should be shooting them from. He played a very good game outside of his low IQ shooting selection.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby XavierBob » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:09 pm

Great effort today, I think that this is going to be the most important aspect of this team going forward. We all agree the roster is a bit flawed and this is going to be a one game at a time season. If they learn to play together and play consistently hard for fourty minutes they have enough talent to compete most every night. Where that will lead record wise I have no idea. If this group gains confidence who knows what will happen. Let’s hope today was step one.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:10 pm

muskieman wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Hope X can start the 2nd like the 1st. but they need to get some in the paint buckets. Goodin doing good job distributing and playing D on Strus, who had only 4 shots
As usual, I agree with my mentor. Heady call by Steele to put Goodin on him as oppossed to Marshall.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:20 pm

lionelchalmers0 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:47 pm
I’m not sure what Xavier’s approach should be with this 3 point shooting at this point. If Naji and Q get open looks considering they’re two of our starting guards they kind of have to take them to keep the defense honest.

They’re just bad shooters plane and simple. This team has lots of decent slashers but no one to kick to and it makes defending them insanely easy.
The solution is playing Welage a lot more. His defense is poor, but he is a net positive in almost every other area. It's unfair to say he doesn't rebound much, because his job is to be on the perimeter. He also shouldn't get a lot of credit for having so few turnovers, because he doesn't create for others. Castlin is a nice role player, but X can ill afford to have him on the court since he can't stretch the D or get to the hole consistently. In no scenario should Marshall or Goodin be taking more than 5 treys cumulatively.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:23 pm

mumuskie87 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:50 pm
That 3 pt play by Cain was huge
Nice answer by Marshall
Outside of shooting too many 3's (yes, he made two, which means he'll probably make 2 of his next 13) and widening the gulf of his turnover lead on the team because he plays too fast, Marshall had a very good game.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:26 pm

XavierBob wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Great effort today, I think that this is going to be the most important aspect of this team going forward. We all agree the roster is a bit flawed and this is going to be a one game at a time season. If they learn to play together and play consistently hard for fourty minutes they have enough talent to compete most every night. Where that will lead record wise I have no idea. If this group gains confidence who knows what will happen. Let’s hope today was step one.
Well said. Thank God that the BE is down this year. No one looks formidable outside of Marquette.
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Re: Depaul Game thread 12-29-2018

Postby skyhops » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:14 pm

Looks like my dawg AH and I were correct regarding more time for Welage especially since I’m not exactly sure what Caistlin does out there. Nice game for Naji as well as Jones at the end. I’m afraid we will struggle in the paint against big teams. Good road win. Woods was at the game

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