Georgetown game 1/9/19

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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby olsingledigit » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:43 pm

Kudos all around. Steele had a great game plan and the boys executed it well.
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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby bluegrass » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:02 am

I don't know that I've gone from total despair to hopeful in such a short period.The first 15 minutes were just disheartening.You figured Gtown would come back to earth on their 3 point shooting which they did.I just didn't think we could erase that big of a deficit without shooting 3's better.Just shows that taking care of the ball,rebounding and making foul shots can make up for shooting woes.And to do it without Q is even more encouraging. I don't mean that as a shot at him.We might beat GU without him but to compete against the better teams in the league we will need him.Hankins and Jones played great.When Ty plays like that we are a much better team.Scruggs just showed that he is probably the most talented player on the roster.Now let's see if we can do it again Sunday.
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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby Anti-Homer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:24 pm

bluegrass wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:02 am
I don't know that I've gone from total despair to hopeful in such a short period.The first 15 minutes were just disheartening.You figured Gtown would come back to earth on their 3 point shooting which they did.I just didn't think we could erase that big of a deficit without shooting 3's better.Just shows that taking care of the ball,rebounding and making foul shots can make up for shooting woes.And to do it without Q is even more encouraging. I don't mean that as a shot at him.We might beat GU without him but to compete against the better teams in the league we will need him.Hankins and Jones played great.When Ty plays like that we are a much better team.Scruggs just showed that he is probably the most talented player on the roster.Now let's see if we can do it again Sunday.
Scruggs is the MVP so far this season, and it's not even close. I'd vote Hankins 2nd, though Marshall is coming on strong. Poor shot selection and turnovers continues to be his Achilles heel, however. If Scruggs develops a better handle, develops a mid-range pull up shot, and reduces his turnovers, he will be an NBA player. He's like the guard version of Ethan Happ with his ability to score around the hoop in a variety of ways and is a very good three-point shooter statistically.
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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby Anti-Homer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 pm

mumuskie87 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Q has nothing to worry about, nor should he. No question he has been an offensive liability often this year, but when he plays like a point guard and not a shooting specialist, he is a top 3 pg in this league. He usually plays very good defense as well. One can win hitting only 3 treys when the other team makes 10, when you only take 13 attempts. The 4 turnovers were very impressive as well.

This was the most complete game X played. Even if they lost, there would be little to complain about, though I'm sure someone sadly would. X took very few bad shots, played good D after the 1st five minutes, and were clutch from the free throw line. If you looked at GTown's line only, you'd think they won the game. Nice to have X win the game, as opposed to the opponent losing. Hopefully, some naysayers on this board will give Coach Steele credit for his management of the game.
Certainly Steele's "adjustment" to the 2-3 zone was a turning point. The "Big Fella" for GT did not have an answer and GT also went 4 for 21 from 3 after starting 6 for 6. Nice bonus of Hardin making a couple of 3 balls.
Certainly Steele's "adjustment" to the 2-3 zone was a turning point
87,

I really hope you got permission from the infallible Rick Broering when using the word adjustment. Did you know he played 6th-grade basketball at the YMCA?
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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby mumuskie87 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 pm
mumuskie87 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Q has nothing to worry about, nor should he. No question he has been an offensive liability often this year, but when he plays like a point guard and not a shooting specialist, he is a top 3 pg in this league. He usually plays very good defense as well. One can win hitting only 3 treys when the other team makes 10, when you only take 13 attempts. The 4 turnovers were very impressive as well.

This was the most complete game X played. Even if they lost, there would be little to complain about, though I'm sure someone sadly would. X took very few bad shots, played good D after the 1st five minutes, and were clutch from the free throw line. If you looked at GTown's line only, you'd think they won the game. Nice to have X win the game, as opposed to the opponent losing. Hopefully, some naysayers on this board will give Coach Steele credit for his management of the game.
Certainly Steele's "adjustment" to the 2-3 zone was a turning point. The "Big Fella" for GT did not have an answer and GT also went 4 for 21 from 3 after starting 6 for 6. Nice bonus of Hardin making a couple of 3 balls.
Certainly Steele's "adjustment" to the 2-3 zone was a turning point
87,

I really hope you got permission from the infallible Rick Broering when using the word adjustment. Did you know he played 6th-grade basketball at the YMCA?
Yea...I was his coach. Had to make some "adjustments" as he kept shooting at the other team's basket.
He started crying and I had to give him a participation ribbon and some orange slices to get him to quit.
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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby madness31 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:18 am

I could see Scruggs play NBA. His handles aren't great but he does enough well that he is an interesting prospect. If he improves that 1 area he will get a shot. The other items mentions will give him a shot at getting big minutes.

Marshall could also get a shot but he needs to either improve his shot selection or improve the range on his shot. At this point he is too limited offensively but does a lot of other things very well.

Both have time to improve and Marshall certainly needs another year before any teams would be interested. Scruggs needs to develop but I wouldn't be shocked if there was interest.
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Re: Georgetown game 1/9/19

Postby skyhops » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:20 am

Marshall seems more like an NBA player 20-25 years ago based on length and ability to defend, however he can’t shoot from 3 which limits his chances. Agree on Scruggs however will probably need to improve his ball handlin g and speed before, however he has easily been our best player so far. Unfortunately we only have five solid players that have to all have great games to beat good teams. Caislin has 5 points in 4 BE games yet he still plays, that’s incredible.

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