harryfe wrote: ↑Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pmLESS TURNOVERS ??? They had 18 last week against The Friars. I believe between Scruggs and Q they had 11Anti-Homer wrote: ↑Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:13 pmharryfe wrote: ↑Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:47 pmUnbelievable for coach to get a tech in last 2 minutes in a 2 point game. He almost got one earlier when he had to be held back by an assistant. Steele gave him a “soft elbow” to push him off. Everyone says we are getting better because we came close to a ranked team. I don’t see any improvement. We are barely above .500 with most wins against mid- majors.You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but I think this team has improved a lot since league play started, even with the higher caliber of competition. They've only played one bad game, and that was against Marquette. Keep in mind that this run has happened when Q, the director of the team has been injured. Though he hasn't had the kind of year us fans and I'm sure he expected, it did require a lot of people to adapt to new roles.I don’t see any improvement.
They have cut down their turnovers, and I believe have improved defensively. Of course, when you see the number and percentage of treys made by the likes of Nova & M-quette, it's easy to say it was due to bad defense. That's partly the case, but in both games, they made threes that we were accustomed to seeing Bluiett do in four years. Nova has been doing that to everybody the last few years, and M-quette has the best trio of 3 point shooters in cbb. Their shot selection has also improved, with Marshall and Q taking fewer threes than they had been taking, and hopefully, the trend continues.
Obviously, the realistic destination will be the NIT, but considering the mess with personnel Steele inherited when he took over the program, that's not a bad consolation prize. AH, his son, brothers, and nephews just want to see overall improvement and player development, which hopefully, puts them in a position to make it back to the Dance next year, especially with the very good class they have coming in.
Lastly, Steele took ownership for the bad T, which is something you wouldn't see from any other coach whose team's campus is 4.3 miles from Cintas. Still learning on the job.
In the last five games excluding Providence, the number of turnovers they had were:
MQ - 10
Nova - 7
G Town 4
The avg. no. of T.O.s in those four games was 8. Even with the Providence game included, they still only averaged 10 turnovers per game. Before league play, they exceeded 20 turnovers in at least a couple of games. I'd say that's marked improvement.