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Comment 8 hours ago

let the shots fly?

come on.  he can't shoot.  another one-trick pony on the team.  if he had Loving's stroke then yeah we would have a future starter, but he doesn't.  If Loving had Mitchell's energy level then you would have another quality starter, but he doesn't.  This team is littered with one-dimensional players.... Mitchell, Loving, Harris, Giddens, Bell.  Similar to last year.

Comment 07 Feb 2016

team runs best with Harris at PG.  Gives the team some quickness at guard. 

Need a center, so Thompson or Giddens is on the court.  Bell only plays as the foul situation dictates.

Need Tate's energy.  Mitchell can pass and rebound a bit, but that about it (like Tate not a shooting threat),so he should get a some of Tate's minutes.

Kam seems to be O.K. with coming off the bench and can provide instant offense sometimes.

So to me the question becomes: "which of the following three should get more minutes, Diop, Lyle, or Loving?"  Who can play defense.  Who can score?  Who complements the rest of the team make-up?  Who brings some energy (or conversely doesn't pout)?  Pretty frickin obvious to me.

Comment 07 Feb 2016

Matta is partially responsible for how they play.  He recruited them, he coaches them.

Why is it that Matta gets a pass for bringing in a slew of lazy players (Amir, Thompson, Scott, Loving) over the course of four years?

Foul shooting:  Why did OSU finish 225th out of 345 Div I schools in free throw percentage last year with essentially a whole different squad?

Craft was never good offensively:  Doesn't that mean he had a good opportunity to improve?

Indeed, UC was a national contender under Huggins.  However did you see what Mick Cronin was left to work with when he first became head coach? Nothing, nada, zilch.  Conner Barwin, a walk-on from the football team, was their starting center at 6'-5".  Cronin has built that team up from nothing.  Xavier has got to their highest ranking without Matta.  This has happened in the last couple years.

Honestly your post smacks of "can't we just leave Matta alone",  I like the guy too.  He is personable, honest, and represents the university well.  Unfortunately that not all he needs to be.

Comment 23 Jan 2016

Matta isn't in Meyer's area code.

Matta's staff isn't in in Meyer's staff area code.

Matta's roster talent isn't remotely close to Meyer's.

Meyer has proven that he can pull it of, Matta hasn't.

I am optimistic about the football bucks next year. basketball?  not so much.

Comment 17 Jan 2016

i guess you could shake-up the starting lineup to make a point, but the lineups you propose would score 45 points a game.  Why do you think Loving plays?  Is it because of his defense?  No.  Is it because of his passing ability?  No.  Is it because of his rebounding?  No.  Is it because of his hustle?  No.  He plays because he can score.  Period.  One-trick-pony.

This team has some talent, but has glaring roster issues.  Add in marginal x's and o's, youth, and lack of leadership and this is what you get.

Comment 10 Jan 2016

Lyle going off is what is needed.  When has a Matta team done well when they haven't had a guy that could make his own points?  Today Lyle got his points through one-on-one play, not within any team offense.

Comment 20 Dec 2015

I think we can expect the unexpected this year.  Some games they will play well and then the following week leave you scratching your head.  The nature of a young team.  We have something to build on now with the Kentucky win.  Would like to see same intensity against Mercer on Tuesday.

Comment 19 Dec 2015

correct me if I'm wrong, but beating Kobi Simmons won't help our chances of signing him.  Anyhow, violence is never the answer.

Comment 13 Dec 2015

Luke, Carlton, Esa, and Nick disagree.