Thanks for the hoops update. Keep them up during the off season. Does anyone have any info where Kipper Nichols is.looking for college? Saw him play last year in finals and thought he was best player on the court. But don't see him connected to any college.
Your right on--- a 3 pt shot and make free throws will make Tate a guy that other coaches will have to defend with a plan. He needs a little more conditioning also. He was out of gas at times also.
Not too many kids turn down an offer from Duke. Coach K has few if any peers. it's like OSU football offers from Urban, out of state kids come to be in the best programs if they are offered. I hate seeing them leave the state also but the top players will go elsewhere sometimes. We pulled a top player from Kentucky!
Sure hope Harris is ready for B1G basketball. I think he will.find himself in the lineup or at least on the court a bunch. And does anyone know if he can make a 3?
I wouldn't use the word terrible but I am with you on the rest of what you saying.
One reason is that the selection committee always makes sure we play them anyway. I don't disagree that the OOC needs improved. Those Ohio schools want a return trip to their place next year however. The Donatos at the Schott can't sell you a nine dollar personal pizza and seven dollar coke if the game is played at UC.
Gee, it is weird how, just in the last two years Thad has forgot how to coach and develop players!!!
I will say one truth, if this team had been able to hit shots other than what Russ did and we had a mediocre presence in the post both offensively and defensively this teams wins at least two if not four or five more games this year. Plug those numbers into a 24-11 record and the season is not so bad despite the other problems this team had.
I do not think the 20th win is a target for anyone connected to this program, coaches, players, nor fans. The 20th win usually signals at least a respectable season playing in the B1G and at least a bid to the dance. I understand what your saying, 20 wins is somewhere between a great season and a subpar one. If I am not mistaken all of those programs you mentioned have had years like these last two in their previous 11 years also. I am positive that did not go over well at those schools.
Would be a pleasant surprise for D Russ to stay. I will not be totally surprised if Loving transfers also.
that may be the most competitive and aggressive I have seen this team be this year against some good competition. Too bad it comes at the end of season. Looking forward to a new set of.players to establish the edge this team has had prior to the last two years next year. A bunch of starters minutes available for young players to compete for next year. We will be back!!
If this game comes down to 3pt shooting we are in trouble unless it's one of the few that our shots fall. That only seems to be about 1 in every five games we play. Go bucks!!
Does it worry or make anyone else wonder about Thad talking about his disability all of a sudden when he never has brought it up before? Has these last two years wore him down? His wife says he won't quit coaching. But these comments just made me wonder.
Up vote for you Bell 45, TO's will be a key. We can't have a bunch of them. Just hope we win one this year or the we suck and fire the coaches tools will be out in full force.
Watching MSU and WIS reminds me of how tough and relentless you need to be to win in this league, especially the tourney final. Bucks need to get that edge back in years to come. J Tate is a good start. Develop his perimeter shot and some more wind/conditioning and he will be a B1G problem for Izzo, Ryan, etc.
Would be nice to get a UC match up and win it. Not so much with another outcome.
Well said Master! I think we all ( including the coaching staff who has enough class not to say it) are ready to see new faces on the court next year.
If the selection committee can pit us against UC they will do it. Especially with Louisville as a possible site.
Would like to know a little more about how Amir grades out Ok but whatever. I am sure he would not be on the court at all if he was not giving all he has. And if he is then we should not be on his butt all the time. All of these seniors have put in a lot of time and effort for four years. It's really too bad that they can't end their career on a more positive note and playing a solid game each time out even if they do lose.
Don't be surprised if Loving transfers out. Looks like a player that doesn't want to be here any longer.
You know as well as I do that the selection committee will, if at all possible, put the bucks against any of the Ohio teams that we avoid during the regular season just for that reason. And it will sell tickets and produce ratings. Winning a game like that may be about the only positive thing that this team can accomplish yet. Can't see this team winning more than one. Seems to me it's ready to go home for the summer. This team is tearing Thad's guts out. He would never admit it but I think he may be done trying to get these guys to execute a half court offense.
I can take a badger loss better than any in the league as it is a McDonald's all American less team which has arguably the best fundamental coach in the B1G. Like Bo or hate him he has his team doing what he asks of them. Would love to see a team like them run the table. Maybe that would rachet up the determination in Columbus.
They better get Tracy a podium to stand on if she is going to interview Frank K. Best play I saw all day!
Time for these seniors to put something memorable together today and the next couple weeks to make these last two years forgettable.
Good one DT.