I hear and respect what you're saying. I'm definitely not gonna rip the guy after last night's performance. Like I said, I'll take that from him every game and be quite content.
I don't think anyone is "blindly" hating the guy. We've been WATCHING him for 4 years now. Not much has changed. Yeah, he played with a little more fire last night and picked up some important rebounds and a couple of nice dunks (one at least, in garbage time at the end of the game). All things being equal, it would've been a completely different game if Amir had been playing in place of Tate. NO comparison whatsoever. I'll take what Amir did last night every game. It was a pleasant surprise. It's just sad that our "premiere, McD's AA" big had 6 and 8 in 12 minutes of play and we're supposed to be thrilled with that and praise him for it.
I'd take your bet all day long.
Sounds good to me! Especially after last night's performance, I'll take Russell and Loving shooting anytime, anywhere, over Amir.
My sentiments EXACTLY. Nothing is going to change with Amir Williams. He is what he is...lazy and bad. If it hasn't happened by now (four years in), it never will.
How high are Amir's "high percentage" shots? Anytime he gets even slightly bumped when he's going up under the basket, somehow he can't get his arms above his waist and the ball is knocked out of bounds. Sure, he gets 2 free throws, but his percentage made on those "easy" layups when he gets fouled has to be utterly atrocious. I'll take my chances on a Russell or Loving jumper.
If Amir (or any of our bigs) aren't getting it done against a team with size, I think we need to run, run, RUN!! On defensive rebounds get the ball to a quick outlet (Russell or Scott) and punch it down the lane for a lay-up or kick out for a quick jumper. Obviously we would need to be shooting a decent percentage from the field, but if our guys are "on", I think this could be a viable scenario to overcome our deficient big guys.
Michael Thomas...come on down!!
Dang! Nice call! Right on with the 22 points...just needed to add a few more assists - 10.
I can see them beating Indy, but not sure about Maryland. And after the shellacking Wisconsin just put on Iowa last night, I'm fearful for what that game could turn into on March 8th. Hopefully the Bucks make A LOT of progress between now and then.
Couldn't agree more. As a former post player, it boggles my mind that they bring their 7 foot dude out to the top of the key on every single possession to set a screen and then mindlessly float back down under the basket to just stand there. Amir never posts up on a guy with authority. Maybe he doesn't even know how, but I can't believe that the guards wouldn't at least give him a glance if he did this once in awhile??
I just hope we don't get into a situation where we're always looking to "next year". I feel like if things keep trending the way they are, the recruiting pipeline may just dry up and then we'll really be in a world of hurt. A mediocre program that can't get any top recruits to come here.
Yes, i sure did put two senior starters on the bench(scott,sam)
Actually, you put three senior starters on the bench (A. Williams) - which I'm fine with.
+1 times INFINITY!!!!
I love that Boren had the keen sense to turn back upfield and assist Cardale in getting every last yard he could muster. TEAM player right there!
Ohio State dynasty = just beginning...Alabama dynasty = OVER. Eat that, Phyllis from Mulga!!
Said the exact same thing yesterday! Was talking about sitting in The Shoe the night of the VA Tech loss and all those emotions, thinking, there goes this year....to where we are now. So pumped!!!
Take this stuntin' pose he stroke for Holy Rowe
JT's strokin'!? And who is this Holy Rowe person??
Vannett was big on several key plays. I believe Jeff H. had an ankle injury if I'm not mistaken.
Oooooh....I see what you did there.
And how about that put back jam by Loving to end the first half!?? LOVINGGGGGGG it!!!!
I agree that Kam and JaeSean should have seen more floor time in the 2nd half. Not so sure about benching Russell though. Dude went off for 25 first half points, and if not for some horrible no calls when he was clearly fouled, may have found more of a rhythm in the 2nd as well. I do hate how Thad's bench becomes stupidly short at times, but a close, nip/tuck game in a hostile road environment is not the time for teaching "valuable lessons" with our team's leading scorer. Leave that for the practice court/film room.
Agreed. It was a stupid time (and reason) to get a T. Amir is never going to have a moment of "Chrysalis." It's been 4 years now. If it hasn't happened yet, it never will. I'm done holding my breath and waiting for this kid to figure it out. BUST. Yes, next NEXT man up! Unfortunately, Thad will give him valuable PT all the way through his last dying day of eligibility.
Couldn't agree with you more. The incredibly stupid technical (yeah, you fouled him!), the easy should-be dunk to end regulation, the matador defense, the lack of enthusiasm...must I go on?
This is really great. Especially since flights from Columbus to Dallas skyrocketed minutes after we BEAT BAMA!! Glad to see that these parents will be able to attend the game and support their sons.
This would be amazing. To have Dontre take one to the house after being out for several games would have their heads spinning. #hopeful