Muskies at Marquette

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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby muskieman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:45 pm

well finally a three but sandwiched between two threes by Marquette
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby JKC74 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:20 pm

Marquette is a team that was stomped by an unranked St. John's team, now 14-1, still not ranked. Picking XU 6th in the BE might have been very generous. Under the old BE rules we might not have been allowed in the post season tournament!!
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby Xavier2005 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:55 pm

i do NOT even see an NIT bid for this team....i think X has a no post season year.
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby jct1941 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:53 pm

I thought XU made 3 three's at the end of the DePaul game. ?????
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby Xavier2005 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:32 pm

The party is over...and the fat lady is singing loud and clear.
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby Anti-Homer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:44 pm

Xavier2005 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:55 pm
i do NOT even see an NIT bid for this team....i think X has a no post season year.
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The only way X makes the NCAA tourney is by winning the BE tourney, which is highly unlikely. However, they did it in 03, so you never know. If not, I think the odds are slim that they even receive an NIT bid either. I hope to God those are the only two they'd consider. Winning the CBI is akin to getting a 103rd place trophy.

I know I'm a Steele apologist, but outside of the head-scratching decision to not play their best shooter more minutes, especially when they started 0-10 from 3 point land, I think he did a good job overall. This includes calling plays where Marshall got the ball 15 feet and in near either elbow, instead of catching the ball 22 feet and out, which often results in an errant 3, or a 5-6 dribble drive which often results in a turnover. Most of his shots were in the paint as they should be. He scored 21 points, though he did take a lot of shots (7-17). However, three shots were treys, and three to four where lateral and step back shots.

It's coming close to the point where Hardin, James, and Kennedy need to get 15-20 minutes a game, to see if they can make a contribution next year.
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby joeabe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:21 pm

I believe as the announcer did that Naji is a very good talent. My thought's watching him......If he were on a better team with a couple of shooters he would be awesome because he can drive, get into the lane and score. Can also pull up for short jumpers. He cannot however shoot from outside the arc. He is a serious rebounder. But, in my mind he cannot carry a team totally without some threat of outside shooting from others. That's why he was so good last season....he was blessed with perimeter shooters. He could drive the lane if nothing there pass out to our sharp shooters. This season he drives and there is absolutely nobody to pass to who is reliable from outside so he ends up taking a bad shot driving into triple teams or turns it over in traffic. Or, makes a great shot.
Scruggs is pretty impressive himself. I also feel Q is exposed with the same issues as Naji. I do not feel he is as mentally tough at this point. It hurt watching us go 1 for 14 from 3....7.5%. Sitting here wishing points were given for dribbling. LOL
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby Xavier2005 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 am

Again, X needs scorers not shooters. X shoots 100% for all shots going up, but they only" score " on those shots going through the net for points. I want scorers , not shooters.
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby bluegrass » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:45 am

Xavier2005 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 am
Again, X needs scorers not shooters. X shoots 100% for all shots going up, but they only" score " on those shots going through the net for points. I want scorers , not shooters.
I'm not sure what that means but we need guys who can shoot the ball.Thats the biggest drop off from last year.Tre,JP,Kaiser,Kanter could all hit 3s.We only have Welage and Scruggs this year. We have plenty of guys who can drive but if teams know we can't hit an outside shot,they'll just clog the lane and force it back out.Get some shooters
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Re: Muskies at Marquette

Postby madness31 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Scorers are great but there are many ways to score and if all the scorers have mediocre or worse shots then it is a problem. A team needs a balance of shooters and players that attack the lane. Ideally they have a couple guys that do both very well along with another that attacks but has the ability to kick out to open teammates. A shooting specialist is also great but they need to also play solid defense and the coach has to have ways of getting him open to maximize his effectiveness.

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