Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

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Re: Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

Post by NilesGold » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:41 pm

^ I didn't mean to imply that the issue with rebounding had anything to do with technique or lack of teaching/coaching, because I don't.

I suspect part of the problem today was that UMass played a ton of zone defense, which typically makes it harder to box out. But they've had this problem all year, regardless of the type of defense they play.

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Re: Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

Post by Acer71 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:24 am

Great coverage of the game in this mornings Republican Newspaper, if you follow G.Mason and like their beat writer from the Washington Post! WTF, at least they could have used the Massive articles!

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Re: Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

Post by kd68 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:25 am

It was nice to watch a UMass team play a tough game on TV. I think we have an excellent nucleus coming back next year, and with the addition of some bigs and more scholarship players next year, look out, I really believe we are heading in the right direction.

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Re: Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

Post by stevemaz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:00 am

Tough Loss. you don't see many teams go 28-31 from the line..

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Re: Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

Post by vanmeter » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:18 am

I did not see this game but have seen enough games to know rebounding and interior defense are a problem.

This not a criticism of McCall - I am sure he is aware of this deficiency and do what he can to bring players in who can help him in this area.

To get 13 wins out of this team was an accomplishment.

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Re: Game 33, 2017-18: vs George Mason, A10 Rd 2 (3/8)

Post by uz2b-len » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:25 pm

On the post game presser he clearly stated that the reason for the loss were Mason's 20 offensive rebounds. If you haven't seen the presser, you should. There's a lot there. You can see the presser via the a10's tournament page. Click on the game score.
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