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RE: Delaware - Rd. 2 - Away
Talley needs to keep driving and drawing fouls.
01-07-2018 02:45 PM
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Talley drains a three before the half to cut the lead to 46-40. Need him on the floor as much as possible. Let's see if we can close this gap and win this.
01-07-2018 02:49 PM
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This really stinks
01-07-2018 03:43 PM
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Wow. Just wow. Wait until we play the top half of the CAA. William and Mary may beat us by 40.
01-07-2018 03:55 PM
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(01-07-2018 03:55 PM)82hawk Wrote:  Wow. Just wow. Wait until we play the top half of the CAA. William and Mary may beat us by 40.

Getting throttled by Ud has to be a low point no? Absolutely pathetic I’d be shocked if we don’t finish last in conference. I’ve been given very little reason to be remotely optimistic
01-07-2018 04:01 PM
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(01-07-2018 04:01 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(01-07-2018 03:55 PM)82hawk Wrote:  Wow. Just wow. Wait until we play the top half of the CAA. William and Mary may beat us by 40.

Getting throttled by Ud has to be a low point no? Absolutely pathetic I’d be shocked if we don’t finish last in conference. I’ve been given very little reason to be remotely optimistic

Delaware loses by 25 to the Tribe at Delaware, and we lose by 20 to Delaware at Delaware, This may end up being the worst season in the history of men's basketball.

We've beaten Campbell(7-8), Drexel (7-9) as our only Div I wins. Add that to wins against DIII Greensboro College(4-6) and DIII NC Wesleyan(4-7) who lost to Greensboro by 34(we only beat them by 25), and you have the sum of our wins in 16 games.

Listening to McGrath, i'm even more worried. He said he tried every type of defense. Here's the problem. We suck at man and play it most of the time. We switch to a zone just a bit. He said we tried trapping and a triangle and 2. But, those switches only happen when the man to man starts to really go down hill so it's a prayer when things are falling apart. Not the best time to toss in defenses we never play and likely practice rarely.

Guess what we haven't done yet??? PRESS. Why the hell not? How much worse can it get? Play your precious man to man, but start forcing other teams to adapt by pressing off made baskets maybe 25% of the time. Force some turnovers, get some deflections, run some clock. Talley, Taylor, Fornes, Cacock and Bryan have all learned the press under Keatts. Heck, even Powell has practiced it for his whole college career. Let these players at least try something that allows them to be aggressive and gives them some confidence and adrenaline on defense.
01-07-2018 04:27 PM
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The AP article called a player "Jordon Tall."
01-07-2018 07:39 PM
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(01-07-2018 07:39 PM)EvanJ Wrote:  The AP article called a player "Jordon Tall."


Fake news bro.


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01-07-2018 08:46 PM
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(01-07-2018 07:39 PM)EvanJ Wrote:  The AP article called a player "Jordon Tall."

I guess you need to win more than 2 D1 games to get adequate coverage?
01-07-2018 08:51 PM
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RE: Delaware - Rd. 2 - Away
It's tough right now but they need to keep fighting and improving with what they have. Hope that they continue to get better on D and the new guys coming in next year bring D. Both reputably can do that. The PG does hawk the ball and REALLY passes the ball well and Sims is long/athletic. Taylor should be able to get there with his plus quickness. Estime looks to be able to do things defensively eventually, the guy sitting is a plus athlete and is long. Gary is pretty long and will improve. Fornes can do this and is athletic too-at least the team didn't commit TO's today. We've seen Talley and the walk on put pressure on the ball. They all need to come together and play hard and smart as a unit....it's the only way. They can score enough it seems. It's hard to take right now for all of us. It starts at Elon. Can the Hawks stop the 3 point barrage and get stops? That's the first step regardless of outcome.

It may not stay bad longer term, we will see. Coach needs a few rim protectors and possibly another athletic defender to close out the class. And, I'm going to hold out hope that they improve with this bunch.
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01-07-2018 10:05 PM
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