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Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Akron IGT
« on: November 26, 2014, 10:50 AM »
I won't be surprised if this turned into a springboard for the rest of the season.

Possible...........Here's hoping. 
The best part was that we entered the game 4-1. IF we had played a harder schedule we very well could have been 1-4 or 0-5.
I wonder what that would have done to those darned RPI's.
ALL teams need time to grow.(Does ANY early season NBA game have ANY meaning????)  Particularly teams at our level need time to grow.

Something to think about,
Cupcake Man   8)   

Penn State Basketball / Re: vs Akron IGT
« on: November 26, 2014, 07:46 AM »
Wow, great 2nd half!!  We did most everything well. Got to the basket more.....defended the basket well..........Very enjoyable to watch!!
I enjoyed the broadcast by Tim Neverett and Brian Allen.
If only we didn't have to go to Bucknell.........................

Penn State Basketball / Re: Charleston Classic
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:09 PM »
who wins the NBA championships over the last 20+ seasons? 

Sixers ??????

 Sorry......... :o............. I think I'm in the wrong thread!!!

Penn State Basketball / Re: Charleston Classic
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Your "Star" player should always (or almost always) be able to beat his man-to-man defender off the dribble IF he has adequate clearage.
That's why there are so many points scored in games! 

Penn State Basketball / Re: Charleston Classic
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:45 PM »
Oh, I don't know.................... I always want the ball in my best players hands in crunch time. All players are not equal. Some are clearly better offensively. When I coached I liked to "save" a clear out play for the star for the end game. The defense had never seen the play so it usually worked for a lay-up. Then we had a modification clear out play if we needed it a 2nd time.
The go-to offensive player needs to be able to beat his man off the dribble and finish at the rim. The other 4 players need to be coached into positions. They need not be statues BUT they must clear adequate driving space for the star. Also they need to be coached as to who would be flashing to the rim and who set up on the perimeter IF the star is triple teamed and must pass the ball.
This end of game play should be prioritized in practice sessions! keep it simple........clear player attacks the basket off the dribble................   He hopefully will not need to pass. But if he does I want top probable passing options to be players willing and able to take the final shot. 

Penn State Basketball / Re: Upsets Everywhere: 14-15 Edition
« on: November 24, 2014, 07:36 AM »
WVU beat UCONN by 10. I saw a bit of the game and it did not look like an upset. WVU has a nice team. Their full court press forced mucho TOs!! 
Staten is good.

Penn State Basketball / Re: USC IGT
« on: November 24, 2014, 07:32 AM »
To be 4-1 at this point, and 2-1 in Charleston, is to me kind of like being even par on the 8th hole of a round where you can't find the fairway.  You are really happy to be in that spot, but more than a little terrified about how the rest of the round will go.  (BTW, I can barely remember how that feels - had to consult notes from a prior life of mine . . . )

Unlike some fellow long-time sufferers on this board (I go back to the Bach days), I'm again going to advocate for the half-full view.  We are 4-1 with the "1" involving a terrific comeback.  Sure we don't know how to find the fairway, but maybe, just maybe we can pull out a couple of victories this week (hopefully with some sound execution on defense and in the post).  Yes, this might be irrational optimism, but I refuse to have my heart broken in November, that will likely come during the long winter . . .

Good post!!!!!!!!!!!

Penn State Basketball / Re: USC IGT
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:11 PM »
Nice win.
4-1 is 4-1.
Let's enjoy it for a while,
Cupcake Man  8)

Penn State Basketball / Re: Cornell IGT
« on: November 23, 2014, 11:59 AM »
Saying PSU was "fortunate to win" works for me!!!    :)   

Penn State Basketball / Re: Cornell IGT
« on: November 22, 2014, 08:00 AM »
A win is a win!....BUT is a TO a TO???????????????

Cupcake Man  8)   

Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:45 AM »
Loved the "never give up" attitude..................BUT...........the better team won.
I fear this will be the blueprint of too many games this season. 

Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte IGT
« on: November 20, 2014, 06:12 PM »
Amazing we are only down by 6................amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: November 18, 2014, 06:48 AM »
I'm happy for Martin. He's living the "Canadian Dream!!"   ;)   
This is how free agency is supposed to work.

Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:19 PM »
If a N$C$A$A$ game is NOT a N$C$A$A$ game is it a N$C$A$A$ game or NOT?????????????    :)     :'(     :)     :'(

BUT, really, I have a hard time taking the entire event seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Penn State Basketball / Re: Charleston Classic
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:06 AM »
I think these made for TV multi game events should be scheduled during Thanksgiving or Christmas academic breaks!   

Penn State Basketball / Re: Fordham post game
« on: November 17, 2014, 06:40 AM »
Classic "cupcake" game. Need a bunch of these when you play 30 something games a season.
Many got to play. Everybody will learn from their PT.
Moore played well. .
Travis had a nice game with his rebounding and defense.
We get a "win" on our record!!  Overall  a "feel good" type of game for the players.

Cupcake Man  8)   

OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:59 AM »
The NYC bowl makes sense for the bowl people. It would sell tickets and increase TV eyeballs.
BUT, would it benefit PSU???? NY in winter???  Not much of a "vacation." 
Also, I don't want to play ND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Penn State Basketball / Re: Morgan State IGT
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:20 AM »
We won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :) ,
Cupcake Man   8)   

Penn State Basketball / Re: LOI Day is here...
« on: November 12, 2014, 12:07 PM »
Welcome new Lions and grats to staff on recruiting these new Lions.


OT / Re: football: Temple thread
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:11 AM »
Difficult for me to "forecast" scoring more points than Temple. Especially as many as 10 points.   :-\ 
I will just watch and hope. 
Next win gets us to a bowl game.

OT / Re: Football:Indiana thread
« on: November 9, 2014, 08:50 AM »
I vote for IU as our rival   ;)   

I look forward to the start of play. I still contend this season will be very "interesting!"  We will be a tall/physically strong/veteran squad.  I'm optimistic but unsure how things will play out.
As for style of play I don't think we will project as a team who will play a fast full court (offense or defense) game. I think we should try to copy the tosu, ~itt model of playing solid half court offense and defense, working VERY hard to limit turnovers and fouls, taking good shots and rebound, rebound and rebound. One of the things I will watch is the number of fast/long/forced three point shots we attempt. Successfully limiting them should lead to a good number of victories.

Fingers crossed,
Cupcake Man  8)       

« on: November 4, 2014, 08:56 AM »
Don't forget to vote today!!!!!!!!    :)     

OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:47 PM »

Penn State Basketball / Re: Blue - White Scrimmage 10-25-14
« on: October 27, 2014, 01:07 PM »
About the Geno dunk....................
It was indeed a great dunk. BUT I don't see it as dunking "over" the defender. In my opinion a player who is dunked "over" jumps , arms extended, trying to block the dunk. But, is unsuccessful.   
The defender played the situation well! He was just a help defender coming from the other side. He was not in position to play the ball. He squared his feet, outside the semi circle, to take a charge. Two seasons ago it would have been a charging call. Now it should be a "no call." 

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