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Messages - rwd5035

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Penn State Basketball / Re: USC IGT
« on: Yesterday at 11:33 PM »
This tournament certainly wasn't a success. I won't call it a failure but I leave it feeling underwhelmed. The team is a long way away. Just not sure we have enough major conference talent yet. Maybe we will improve but we have so many areas to work on. We still don't have a reliable 2nd scoring option, we aren't sharing the ball, we aren't preventing 3s, we haven't done well on the defensive glass and we foul too much STILL.

Playing Cornell is an RPI killer and Drexel has not started the year well. In order to get ourselves in position for the NCAAs, we can't afford more noncon slip ups.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: USC IGT
« on: Yesterday at 06:52 PM »
I am fine with wins. Though there are obvious areas for improvement.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charleston Classic
« on: November 22, 2014, 07:33 PM »
Missed how many FTs down the stretch tonight, but missed hardly any last night. Same thing with the 3 point shooting. People do find ways to get hot against us and it is so frustrating


Because we leave them open.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Cornell IGT
« on: November 22, 2014, 08:09 AM »
I actually won't be as critical of the performance given that we played 2OTs Thursday. We won and that is what's important. It isn't easy to play 90 minutes of basketball in two days.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:20 PM »
We gave up 60 points in 3 point makes and free throws. We only scored 45 from those areas. 45 isn't necessarily something to scoff at but we needed to make 8 more fgs to catch up to Charlotte in just this area. I would think if a team outscores another by 10+ from 3PM and FTM, their win success rate is a high percentage.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:15 PM »
3 point defense continues to be a problem under Chambers. We give up too many and many of them are open looks.

That was especially true last night.  But I didn't notice it the first two games.

Morgan State doesn't shoot many 3s and when they do they don't do it at a good clip. We gave up 27 3s to Fordham. I would need to see the looks again to check if many of them were good looks or not. But the first real competition we played and gave up so many open 3s, especially in the danger zone around the corner.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 12:04 PM »
3 point defense continues to be a problem under Chambers. We give up too many and many of them are open looks.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:35 AM »
Basically, if you thought we were an NCAA team, last night was a killer. Ideally we beat Cornell and face USC on Sunday. Playing Akron twice won't help. We will have plenty of opportunity in the conference but our OOC could really hurt if we are on the bubble.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:26 AM »
My mistake, please forgive me. I know nothing about basketball clearly.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:23 AM »
Maybe I'm wearing blue and white goggles (or whatever Rokk called them), but I wasn't so down on the guys.  I got home late, so I listened to the first half on the radio.  Dick and (not Steve) seemed to think we weren't getting the same benefit on fouls called that Charlotte got.  Also seemed like we missed on a lot of short shots (layups even).  Some games the breaks don't go your way.  That's how last night went in my mind.  I'll get down if we don't rebound and get a win tonight.

What was concerning was that we looked no different to last year.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:20 AM »
Dean Wormer's default positions:

If win,

1. Look at the bright direction of the program and look at the recruiting!

If loss,

1. Ad hominem
2. Tell people they don't know anything about basketball despite never providing basketball knowledge him/herself.
3. Trash Ed even though there is only one player from Ed left  on the team.
4. Look at the recruiting!

Charlotte had three starters foul out and we couldn't take advantage. So many wide open 3s given up, so many fouls. Last night was nearly a carbon copy of last season. Lets hope they turn it around and win their last two of this tourney.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:53 AM »
Same old, same old.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte
« on: November 20, 2014, 08:23 AM »
I'm confident in the team and think they can win. Charlotte is not a slouch though and should be respected.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:34 AM »
For what will be said an enormous times, older people  made up a greater portion of the voters than in presidential elections and young people voted 33% less than they had in 2012. The Republicans win is not an indictment of the Demcocratic party on its face. This happened in 2010 as well and Republicans still lost the presidency, which it appears they are set to do again. And i would expect the next mid term elections in 2018 to be better represented by young people. Democrats will push the issue of participation to its supporters more so than they did this last term.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 18, 2014, 02:38 PM »
Probably a bit more since we have some Philly players. Not a lot.

Speaking  of Philly players, looks like Samir Doughty committed to St. John's.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 17, 2014, 07:26 PM »
Glad it can be pointed out that we got a white shooting guard from Allentown, who happened to be a great player for us. Not sure why the race matters.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte
« on: November 17, 2014, 06:38 PM »
Not being pessimistic...........being realistic, which looking at the PSU fanbase for football and basketball seems to be a major problem. I can accept a loss, but the bigger problem, is the casual PSU fan, excited for the season, sees the loss and is turned off due to, what they consider to be a horrible loss to an awful low major program.

Being realistic is not calling for us to lose by 7-10 points against a team we are favored against. It's also odd how pessimism can be hid behind realism, yet optimism can't?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:37 PM »
11/21/13 Charlotte 68 Kansas State 61
11/23/13 Charlotte 63 Michigan 61
Of the 4 starting upperclassmen at PSU, 1 averaged double figures last year...........they have 3.

Yet they finished 17-14.

I'm not doubting Charlotte as a serious threat and a team that will be a good test for our squad. However, I don't think it's set in stone that we'll lose this, we have an experienced team and are coming off a good performance.

I don't think we should pessimistic.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham post game
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:00 PM »
But things like when in motion on offense and he stops 15 feet from the basket on the other side of the floor instead of the corner messes with our floor spacing. That needs to end immediately.

He'll be on the floor and it's fine when he's aggressive at attacking the hoop. But that doesn't mean he should have tunnel vision and not find open teammates either.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham post game
« on: November 16, 2014, 09:46 PM »
Personally thought John Johnson's aggressiveness was too much. He missed numerous opportunities to kick to open guys and he didn't space the floor well enough. He was fine, he got to the line a lot, just don't think he had that good of a game tbh.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2014-15 scheduling thread
« on: November 16, 2014, 09:01 PM »
GW smacked Rutgers tonight. Will be a tough opponent for sure.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham IGT
« on: November 16, 2014, 07:10 PM »
Another 38% shooting night from 3.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham IGT
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:57 PM »
We're up 66-39 since it was 10-5.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham IGT
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:57 PM »
JJ has been forcing it on his way to the rim. He's had open guys to pass to but keeps trying to finish in traffic.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham IGT
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:50 PM »
Garner hasn't been set when he's shot the last couple of times.

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