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by Almontis
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 791
Views: 65089

Re: 2019-20 season

I'm also going with the optimist approach, although another game like the Harvard game could change that. - Tre Mitchell had his best game against Yale. He was diving for loose balls and fighting for rebounds. We all know he has offensive skill, but that doesn't win games. When he's diving on the fl...
by Almontis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11, 2019-20: Yale (12/11)
Replies: 84
Views: 2671

Re: Game 11, 2019-20: Yale (12/11)

Well, they looked to play harder, which was encouraging. The bad: Too much poor positioning on D and defensive rebounding. Still; Samba and Sy combined for 2 points and 3 rebounds, and neither appears poised to make the leap from freshman year; Poor decision-making and situational awareness; The goo...
by Almontis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 791
Views: 65089

Re: 2019-20 season

Mike Krzyzewski's 3rd year at Duke was his worst before turning things around. But, yeah, we're gonna get clobbered in our league without major improvements, and fast. The good news is the issues look very fixable. There's a lot to be optimistic about; there's also a lot of uncertainty. I'm in throu...
by Almontis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 10, 2019-20: at Harvard (12/7)
Replies: 81
Views: 4548

Re: Game 10, 2019-20: at Harvard (12/7)

JoleonLescottsHair wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Roadtrip wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:40 pm
There is something seriously wrong with this team.
I think it is called not playing well.
If only.

We need guys to play with energy. No excuse for slow rotations, not boxing out. Until the last 4, we were perpetually getting beat to the spot.

Preston should start the 2nd half.
by Almontis
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 10, 2019-20: at Harvard (12/7)
Replies: 81
Views: 4548

Re: Game 10, 2019-20: at Harvard (12/7)

We can't get a rebound, and they're dunking on our heads.

It's kind of unbelievable.
by Almontis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)
Replies: 105
Views: 3243

Re: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)

This team has potential, but the coaching staff has to put them in better position to succeed. It looks like Tony has his thing, and I noticed during timeouts, Paul Cormier talking animatedly to McCall. I think they'll shake through this. I also wouldn't move to zone so quickly given their reboundin...
by Almontis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)
Replies: 105
Views: 3243

Re: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)

Lot going on that half.. came out focused and purposeful. Then.. A LOT of unforced turnovers, press turned into a layup line.. giving up too many offensive rebounds. The usual.

Very curious what adjustments they'll make
by Almontis
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)
Replies: 105
Views: 3243

Re: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)

^ Yes, all of the above. Frank Martin's teams play hard. I'm mostly looking for us to play tough and be strong with the ball. Also curious to see how the press looks against another P5 opponent and whether we can make quick, solid decisions and get the ball moving on offense. Looking forward to hitt...
by Almontis
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 8, 2019-20: at Rutgers (11/29)
Replies: 81
Views: 3763

Re: Game 8, 2019-20: at Rutgers (11/29)

The team is not rotating much on offense, not surprised with Sean East’s performance right now. But no mention of Carl Pierre being a no show yet again? Also, teams rip and slap the ball out of Mitchell’s hands with ease as well. As usual, UMass is less aggressive than the opponent - that has to fa...
by Almontis
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 8, 2019-20: at Rutgers (11/29)
Replies: 81
Views: 3763

Re: Game 8, 2019-20: at Rutgers (11/29)

Sy finally got the ball going to the basket. He hit a shot and drew some fouls toward the end of the half. We need more of that from him and Samba. Our offense is just too limited with Trey in the paint, and Carl and TJ shooting 3s. I think we have the right guys coming in next year - we need guards...
by Almontis
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A10 (2019-2020)
Replies: 116
Views: 9863

Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Yeesh... Dayton looks very, very good.

UMass is going to have to get A LOT stronger to compete with top A10 teams.
by Almontis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 7, 2019-20: vs St. John's (Mohegan Sun, 11/24)
Replies: 87
Views: 2604

Re: Game 7, 2019-20: vs St. John's (Mohegan Sun, 11/24)

This game pissed me off.

10 assists, 17 turnovers. Plus, with Mitchell and Chatman out there, there's no excuse to give up so many offensive rebounds. Soft.
by Almontis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 7, 2019-20: vs St. John's (Mohegan Sun, 11/24)
Replies: 87
Views: 2604

Re: Game 7, 2019-20: vs St. John's (Mohegan Sun, 11/24)

Announcers seem fine to me.

Is it just me, or did Samba look a step slow on D and a little out of sync?

Thank God for TJ Weeks. Also LOVED Preston's hustle. If we can play tough this 2nd half, we can take this one.
by Almontis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)
Replies: 147
Views: 6694

Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

There’s nothing wrong with this team that a little experience wouldn’t cure! I said before the season that I was less interested in wins-losses than I was in how they played. They may have lost but they played hard and they played together. Go UMass! Agreed, thinking about this game more, I'm even ...
by Almontis
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)
Replies: 147
Views: 6694

Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Glad to see Sy back, but it'll take some time to get him integrated.

Thought Carl forced some bad shots. Also didn't really understand the substitution patterns.

Can't take too much away from this game, anyway. Looking forward to St. John's/AZ St.