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  1. #1
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    Default Delaware - Basketball Powerhouse

    Some interesting observations on today's loss:

    - 80% of Delarware's offense came from true Freshman and a sophmore (non transfers)
    - 100% of Delaware's effort came from non seniors (non transfers)
    - 95% of JMU's minutes go to juniors and seniors


    It sure is hard to beat a team of upper classman on the road.

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    Default Re: Delaware - Basketball Powerhouse

    We were actually a 4.5 point favorite today. Things can't really get any lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukeman1 View Post
    Some interesting observations on today's loss:

    - 80% of Delarware's offense came from true Freshman and a sophmore (non transfers)
    - 100% of Delaware's effort came from non seniors (non transfers)
    - 95% of JMU's minutes go to juniors and seniors


    It sure is hard to beat a team of upper classman on the road.
    Delaware's best players are underclassmen...

    100% of the effort? Yea, must have missed that stat in the box score...

    JMU's minutes are going to the players left over after 5 of them were on the bench and one was playing with a broken hand...

    But go ahead, pour it on fellas. You bring so much knowledge and rational thought to these discussions.

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    Default Re: Delaware - Basketball Powerhouse

    So it's irrational to think that an older team who is favored and playing at home should beat a younger team in a conference game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSuperSka View Post
    So it's irrational to think that an older team who is favored and playing at home should beat a younger team in a conference game?
    It is almost impossible to win with 6.5 healthy scholarship players on the floor playing against a team with 12 healthy bodies that can be substituted to keep the starters fresh. Stop ignoring the fact that this team is NOT healthy. I promise we would have won today if we had Wells, Goins, Diouf, and Moore at 100%. With all the extra bodies we could keep AJ, Humpty, and everyone else fresh. This has nothing to do with effort or ability, just a simple fact of number of healthy players.

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    Default Re: Delaware - Basketball Powerhouse

    Dolly:

    We start one Freshman, three Juniors and a Senior. We rely on one Freshman to come off the bench. Only one of the starters would not be a starter if injuries had not occurred this year.

    No one is criticizing the effort. The guys played hard today. Not always smart but hard.

    Matt wasted four scholarships this year. Pittman, Flores, Millen and Swindle. Three of these guys are not playing and one should not be. That falls on the coach 100% not the players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukie View Post
    Dolly:
    Matt wasted four scholarships this year. Pittman, Flores, Millen and Swindle. Three of these guys are not playing and one should not be. That falls on the coach 100% not the players.
    That is SO true but I bet people will come up with excuses for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukie View Post
    Dolly:

    We start one Freshman, three Juniors and a Senior. We rely on one Freshman to come off the bench. Only one of the starters would not be a starter if injuries had not occurred this year.

    No one is criticizing the effort. The guys played hard today. Not always smart but hard.

    Matt wasted four scholarships this year. Pittman, Flores, Millen and Swindle. Three of these guys are not playing and one should not be. That falls on the coach 100% not the players.
    Completely agree.

    Dolley - no offense, you can make excuses all you want for this team, but the fact of the matter is that we're just not good. Injuries or not, this program has a long ways to go to live up to what it once was and what it should be.

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    Default Re: Delaware - Basketball Powerhouse

    But even with all the excuses, we still had the ball down 1 with four minutes to play. There are 2 experienced point guards on the floor in Moore and Hitchens, but Davis, who I assume was playing small forward in this rotation, brings the ball up and takes a horrible shot without making a pass. Ball goes the other way for a basket and the foul, so suddenly in 20 seconds of game time what could have been an opportunity to take the lead turns into a 4 point deficit. This scenario plays out again, and again, and again, in every close game. That garbage is a combination of coaching and basketball IQ, injuries have nothing to do with it.

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    wait how do we know pittman is a wasted recruit? I get the argument that hed have thrown off the redshirt if he was good enough, but the year is lost anyhow. Why waste it?

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