That's John Groce...current Illinois head coach and former OSU assistant under Matta.
Both McGary and Robinson are projected mid first round/borderline lottery picks...they're gone!
A great coach , who finally got his guys to play together with defined roles that they all accepted....
I agree about Matta's coaching this season...I said it a few months ago, look at where UK is going to be this year with all their 5 star McDonalds All-Americans. We have great talent, but Thad finally got them to play together and accept their roles.
Great point...where are all the haters who were saying how bad Matta was earlier in the season?
LOVE IT! These guys are proving everyone wrong!!
41-40 when Smith and Williams left the floor....hmmm, coincidence we've stretched it out?
he still struggles at times on the defensive end. but, we need scoring this game and he can definitely do that
41-40 when Amir and 'zell went out....we'll see what happens
Thomas is still forcing shots....Matta needs to sit him down and let him watch for a few minutes.
he's shooting way too many threes....playing like he played before the six game winning streak
shooting too many 3's...he has been most effective during this six game stretch when his 3 pt attempts are limited. Let's hope he remembers that or Thad reminds him soon!!
I can't believe I'm about to say this...I'm rooting for SCUM, but I think IU will win. I want to say 4 time reigning B1G champions! Even if we are sharing it again, it shows how grueling the conference was this year that a 5 loss team will share the regular season title.
IF we are able to win this game, I'm hoping to see all the bashers come on here and eat the crow they have cooked up. Matta is one helluva coach and this team isn't so hard to watch!
The percentage only concerns me as it relates to the number of attempts he is averaging during the same sample. I would be more comfortable with the percentage if he were shooting it less. This team is better, as hard as it is to understand, when Thomas is taking 10-12 shots per game and getting to the line for a larger percentage of his points.
I wish I were 12 again....that would put my age approximately 7 years older than yours, based on your comments and questions
when you say nothing but negative things, it gets old....most people get tired of it. if you would ever have a positive comment, maybe your perspective and the perception others have of you would change.
yeah, but it's hard to argue with his record...not to mention 2 final fours, big ten regular and post season titles, etc.
stop watching them or stop complaining
Jax only posts when things are not going well or after a loss. We would all be better off if he stopped watching the games.
stop watching them
DeShaun is shooting to many jump shots and can't finish at the rim....needs to be a passer tonight!
I just threw up in my mouth...
I didn't think last years models could be downgraded, but they have managed to do just that.
If the commitment to defense continues tonight, we should be able to get a win! This will be a test, it always is. Go Bucks!!
Wish I could give you a +1, but I don't yet have voting power!!
Matta always gets far too much criticism for losses, so it's great to see some praise after a win. I didn't get to see the entire game, but the last 12 minutes were great. I thought the game plan and most importantly, the execution, were both in sync like no other game this season. This team is capable of beating the B1G's best teams. Let's all hope they can keep it together for the B1G tourney and the NCAA tourney.