Agree with him. Others on this site have stated it. Matta is a victim of his own success. Because of the great standard he set with his previous years of work, he is being judged strictly during these two "down" years.
Amir really is the key to our defense. Scott and Slam are both elite defenders, Russell and Tate are much improved from where they began. When Amir is checked in and gives consistent effort we are a top defensive team. If Amir can keep up his play I think we make a deep run in the tourney.
Loving's suspension and Lee's injury really took the wind out of our sales. It's nice to see us getting back in form if just for a half. If Amir plays the way he did tonight for the rest of the season, a deep run is in no way out of the question.
From what I've seen of highlights, Jaquan Lyle may be the equivalent of 12 Gauge in basketball.
Nice that you owned up. For the record I get the negativity when we are not playing well. When people make remarks like we can't hit the broadside of a barn or something like that I see no problem. I get frustrated by the blatant broad comments like this team is pathetic and the game is over. Comments that don't add anything and are just cheap shots at the team.
Great finish. Just what the team needed. Purdue is good team that was on a hot streak. Gutsy win. Also I'm happy that the few in the thread who proclaimed this team is pathetic and the game was over before the end of the first half can now eat some crow.
I love how these open threads turn into soapboxes for bitching about the team. If you are that off put watching the game and are just going to take cheap shots at the team just stop posting in here.
EDIT: referring to those who offer no insight into the game and just bitch.
Geez. I can't tell if Purdue is actually a really good team or it's one of those they play good against us things. I know they have a good front court but I thought they were supposed to be a poor shooting team.
23-17 purdue so far
When you're triple teamed Tate look to pass it out
Wow what a block
I like the fire under this team right now. I feel like everyone is motivated and checked into this game. Just need our shots to fall. It looks like they've cleaned up the turnovers.
keep being aggressive
I'm liking Loving's play so far. Now if his threes just start falling.
Nice Amir though I was positive it would somehow find a way to rim out.
Russell and Tate are the only ones who are really effective at driving in to get shots.
What is happening? Why are we turning it over so much?
Bad shot slam. He almost fell over when he went up for that.
Good news we are getting the shots we want. Bad news turnovers and aren't knocking them down so far.
Yep glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.
Wow our guys are sloppy so far. Not usually seeing this.
On another note the Schott actually looks filled for this game.