What We've Learned

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Re: What We've Learned

Post by nuk13 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:57 am

Cougs-rule talking of "chucking" is to me a big key to how much better this team is than the last few years. The teams in past years would chuck the ball right after they crossed the mid stripe. Most of the players wanted in on it or they wouldn't show up on the stat sheet. The play from Haws to Worthington to Seljjas to Worthington for a dunk epitomizes the difference in this years team. 2 guys gave up shots for a sure 2 points. It was much more entertaining than the chucking that went on before. They are now playing as a team. It appears that they like each other and are willing to sacrifice for the good of the team and WINS!

The other difference is defense. I was able to listen to the game last nights game. Granted the Texas team was missing 3 players and were tired but holding them 10 to 20 points under their average was still noteworthy.

They are more fun to watch.

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Post by BlueK » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:17 pm

Statistically the defense isn't better, at least by the metrics used by Ken Pomeroy which is interesting. I agree it does look better to the eye.
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Re: What We've Learned

Post by vancouvercougar » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 pm

Whatever we’ve learned so far, we will a whole lot more on Saturday.

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Post by nuk13 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:49 pm

vancouvercougar wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Whatever we’ve learned so far, we will a whole lot more on Saturday.
You beat me to it by 4 minutes. At least we've faced a 7 + footer. Of course St. Mary's has more than taller than us players.

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Post by Gunk » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:40 am

nuk13 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:49 pm
vancouvercougar wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Whatever we’ve learned so far, we will a whole lot more on Saturday.
You beat me to it by 4 minutes. At least we've faced a 7 + footer. Of course St. Mary's has more than taller than us players.
We've faced two 7 footers. Good warm up.
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Re: What We've Learned

Post by vancouvercougar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:45 pm

vancouvercougar wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Whatever we’ve learned so far, we will a whole lot more on Saturday.
We learned that we don’t need to be afraid of SMC. A free throw from winning this game.

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