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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: Yesterday at 06:08 PM »
Here was the Las Vegas Classic last season: (RPI Rating included after dash)

Host Teams
Boise State Broncos (MW) - 30
Houston Cougars (American) - 269
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (MVC) - 127
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12) - 171

Visiting Teams
Abilene Christian Wildcats (Southland) - 326
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (SWAC) - 312
South Carolina State Bulldogs (MEAC) - 324
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (Big Sky) - 309

Hopefully our tourney will not have as many RPI killers.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:43 PM »
There's an away game with George Washington on the slate.

http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/060914aaa.html

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Yesterday at 03:39 PM »
Do we have info as to why Carr left or if this rumor is even true?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: Yesterday at 10:38 AM »
Is everybody fine with the charge they called on Shep with under 3 to go? 

I would need to see it again, I thought it was a soft call. But the call that made me the angriest was when he didn't get the call after slashing to the rim and we missed the subsequent shot off the inbounds. Should've been shooting FTs.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: Yesterday at 10:37 AM »
Never said it cost us the game.

Never said you did. That was another poster here, refsloveus.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: Yesterday at 07:37 AM »
FWIW I thought sitting Garner for so long in the 1st half was a bad move. He was hot and the team was cookin!!!

Fine to think it was a bad move. Completely silly to think it cost us the game.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Tim Frazier in the NBA
« on: Yesterday at 01:20 AM »
Frazier played possessed tonight.

27 points, 16 assists (2 turnovers) and 9 rebounds.  He actually had an easy chance at a 10th rebound on the last shot of the game but mistimed his jump by about 3 minutes and the ball went out of bounds.

I've heard of bad timing, but misjudging a jump by three minutes might set an all-time record. ;)

I can safely say I've never gotten a rebound from a shot where I jumped 3 minutes to early. But Tim is an NBA PG so IDK.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: Yesterday at 01:16 AM »
So you would have taken out Shep?  I certainly would not have and I would have been the first to eat crow in the post game press conference if it proved detrimental.

Yes, I would have taken out Shep. He was obviously on fire and he started the game well, but he's had some foul troubles of late (4 of the last 5 games he's had at least 3 fouls). Given that we had a near 12 point lead when we sat him, it made sense. Sure, we gave up a run and had some turnovers, but they were hardly because of a lack of Shep's presence. A lot of our TOs came from simple misexecution of possible entry passes and just poor decision making from the middle of the zone (i.e. passes that Shep wouldn't be making anyway). That can be cleaned up and we attacked the zone with far more enthusiasm than we did v. Northwestern in the 2nd half.

Whether I nit-pick or not, the fact remains that we don't win under him.  Call it poor officiating, call it bad luck, call it "we don't have the athletes", etc. Fact remains, that we just don't win under Pat. Not saying we would win under anyone else, but also not saying we don't.

Just commit to something. This limbo bs you are doing is an attempt to save yourself if Pat turns it around because even you sense that things can turn around for this program under his leadership. Did you know that we had two top 100 recruits at the game today (Lamar Stevens and Tone Carr)? Did you know that this was at least Stevens' and Carr's 3rd visit to our campus (Stevens - camp in June 2014, unofficial last October, at game today; Carr - 2 unofficials, at game today). The recruiting is improving and pulling the plug now would be premature.

I just think Pat makes poor decisions as to who is on the court and when.

That is very clear because you are nitpicking a decision that had no impact on us winning the game or not, and you are choosing to only look at the bright side of how things could've gone, as opposed to the negatives.

If you were running the show and watched the tape of how often DJ(who I think is one the best players PSU has ever had)turns it over or makes an ill advised shot with less than a minute to go, I would bet you would at least try something different 1 time.

So, DJ can't even inbound the ball? I'm not even sure what this is. I don't think DJ took a shot in the last 30 seconds, it was all Shep (until he fouled out).

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:41 PM »
Really. A 20-6 run and nothing is wrong with that?  Did you watch the body language of the kids when he went to the bench. They may as well said that they had no chance. I don't care if you are a freshman or a senior, if you can play ball and are hot and the team energy is feeding off of it, you keep the kid in the game.  Yes it went to OT still, but we may have very well had a 5+ point lead going into the half, instead of down 2 and a 9-0 run by Iowa to end the half and would never have had to go into OT

And we win the game if Shep stays in the game how? What if he picks up a quick 3rd? Then we don't see him until about 10 minutes into the 2nd half. That's hardly good for us either.

You are leaning on a ton of positive assumptions but aren't even considering the negative implications. Sure, we may have had a lead at the half. We still may have seen that lead slip.

Weigh the pros and cons. You can't just look at the positive outcome and just completely disregard the negative. Just stop nitpicking at everything Chambers does. You are saying Chambers cost us the game by taking out Shep after he picked up his 2nd foul midway through the 1st half. You are talking about something that happened in the first half. Hell, the game went to overtime, yet that sequence in the 1st half lost us the game? Come on.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:30 PM »
When he pulled Shep with 2 fouls.  Yes, he certainly could have picked up a quick 3rd before the half, but he should have gambled. Kid was lights out hot and threw him on the bench and we got outscored 20-6.  I would have taken the chance all day long and let him keep playing. If it was DJ, maybe not, but I would have kept Shep in that game. He was the difference and even if he did not score the rest of the half, his outside threat may have very well kept the spacing on the floor good enough for someone else to get an easy bucket.

The game went to OT and you are complaining about taking out a freshman with 2 fouls in the first half? It was hardly prohibitive for us to win the game.

Utterly bizarre.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:22 PM »
Not very many, and for good reason. How many times does Pat have the wrong guys on the court at the wrong time?  How many times has Ross been on on the last offensive possession of a game? One time is too many if you bring nothing to the table offensively(although he played well tonight).  As a coach, you have to put your best players on the court at the correct times with the correct people.

Okay. So what is your criticism tonight then? How did Chambers cost us this game?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:10 PM »
Is simply catching the ball iin the post a lack of coaching fundamentals or a lack of talent? Don't mean to hate on Dickerson either, because he actually overperformed for his standards. He had a great game, although he couldn't come up with 2 big free throws.
Lack of coaching. There is no reason to throw it in there to a guy who has proved time and again that he does not have the surest of hands.

how much did we throw it into Dickerson? I'd be stunned if it was even 5% of our possessions.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:30 PM »
In the litany of heartbreaking losses this year, I don't know why this one resonates most, but it does.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:22 PM »
Ugh. We tend to find ways to lose. One of the best players in our history throwing an errant and ill advised inbounds pass has to be near the tops of most gut wrenching.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:18 PM »
The amount of expletives that flew out of my mouth after that inbounds pass.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:10 PM »
Now Tulsa & Memphis fans are all mad at us!

East Coast Bias baby.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:07 PM »
probably a no-call... i don't know, you drive in 1 v 3 and expect a call you probably aren't going to get it.

To Garner's credit he didn't fly in there out of control.  Just the Iowa guy got to the spot first.

Personally thought it was a horrible charge call. Especially given that Shep had a lane and he was bodied by a defender coming in from behind, which caused the contact with the Iowa defender in the first place.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:56 PM »
Refs miss an obvious foul call for Shep, then we miss a shot off the inbounds.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:54 PM »
Great hustle to get the OR by Dickerson and Geno.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:53 PM »
Good run here.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:44 PM »
Sorry but I don't think it's bad decisions.  I think it's lack if talent.  Our bigs have trouble catching the ball and they're not much of a threat offensively.  Lots of turnovers when the ball goes in there.

So are you criticizing the coaching or the talent? Make up your mind.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:39 PM »
Good timeout there.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:36 PM »
This is going to be an interesting final 10 minutes.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:29 PM »
We aren't even at the U12 Timeout yet and it's 7:30. Going to be a long one folks.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Iowa IGT
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:03 PM »
It worked a few times when Travis knocked down the short jumper but most of the offense remained on the perimeter.  Our other bigs aren't much of a threat and Newbill hasn't driven and kicked it back out.

I'd say at least half of our turnovers have come from guys in the middle of the zone who have either made the wrong pass or executed the pass poorly, leading to a turnover. The problem hasn't been getting it into the middle of the zone. Rather, it's been making the right decisions from that spot.

DJ not driving into double and triple teams is not something that I really care to see a whole lot of (as is what happens when you drive into a zone). Yet you do, and it does mystify me a bit.

The constant need to criticize the coaching is a bit weird to me.

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