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Cougar Tipoff!

Post by byufan4ever » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:02 pm

Basketball season starts this week! Kinda. The Cougar Tipoff is this Wednesday! Who's going? I've never been to one before but I'll be there. Kinda sucks that it's on a school night and not a Fri/Sat because it sounds like there will be some fun activities for kids. Any meet up planned?
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Re: Cougar Tipoff!

Post by Gunk » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:41 pm

Wish I could go, but it's a 10 hour drive for me. Tough for a work week.
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Re: Cougar Tipoff!

Post by byufan4ever » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:17 am

Last call! Anyone else planning on attending? Fan activities start at 5pm with the actual tip-off at 7pm. I plan on trying to get there around 6:30pm although I'll be coming from SLC fighting rush hour traffic.
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Post by hawkwing » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:27 am

I will most likely be unable to make it, but if things change, I'll let you know.

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Re: Cougar Tipoff!

Post by byufan4ever » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:33 am

Well, they decided to put the top 7 players all on the blue team so the teams weren't balanced at all. Maybe that's best for team cohesion as those guys will most likely be seeing court time together during the season, but it just made it not very competitive and as fun to watch as it could have been.

I believe Childs had the most points. He looked pretty decisive once he got the ball and made quick moves to the hoop although I think he shot it almost every time he touched it. Hopefully when he goes up against better defenses he learns to draw the defenders in then pass. He had a few ally oop dunks. Dixon had the most points for the white team hitting threes and scoring inside. Haws played a lot of minutes; it seemed like he was on the court the most; I guess that means he has good endurance/conditioning which is good. I was impressed with how in-shape Worthington looked since he just got off a mission in May. Pre-mission I just remember him being some lumbering oaf but he looks like he has some lean muscle now and I thought he played fairly well. While Dastrup does look like he's in much better shape he didn't really do much offensively.

It was also fun meeting the players afterwards to get a signed poster. Dastrup is the most outgoing of the bunch. The girls bball team was there too and since the DJ was blaring some loud dance music I asked who would win a dance off and Dastrup and Khaedin Taito (I believe it was her) got into a friendly debate of who would be better. Haws and Emery both initiated conversations with me while the rest of the team just signed the poster and passed it on and had to be engaged and didn't really talk back much. When asked Haws said they were going to win the conference (how else was he going to answer? but I like the confidence). When I complimented Emery on his defense he said something to the effect of, "Well I gotta be better than my brother!"

Good time. The blue seats are super comfy. Unfortunately I think my season tickets are in the orange seats. I'll have to upgrade next season!
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Post by Mars » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 am

Dastrup, Dixon, Worthington combined for 17 fouls, 14 turnovers. So outside of Childs, not a lot of Big talent.
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Post by hawkwing » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:56 am

It was just an exhibition, granted, but there was next to no 3 point defense played.

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Re: Cougar Tipoff!

Post by Gunk » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:04 pm

Mars wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 am
Dastrup, Dixon, Worthington combined for 17 fouls, 14 turnovers. So outside of Childs, not a lot of Big talent.
Did they all foul out?
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Re: Cougar Tipoff!

Post by hawkwing » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:36 pm

Gunk wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Mars wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 am
Dastrup, Dixon, Worthington combined for 17 fouls, 14 turnovers. So outside of Childs, not a lot of Big talent.
Did they all foul out?
No foul limit in scrimmage game.

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Re: Cougar Tipoff!

Post by BroncoBot » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:26 am

hawkwing wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Gunk wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Mars wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 am
Dastrup, Dixon, Worthington combined for 17 fouls, 14 turnovers. So outside of Childs, not a lot of Big talent.
Did they all foul out?
No foul limit in scrimmage game.
That's what I'm talkin'bout.
pickup rules. Don't let the guy score to end the game. Makes for a lot of 3 balls.

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