Game 26, 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by RageintheCage » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:05 pm

A good come from behind win, which wasn't pretty, but shows growth. East with 7 assists is a good sign as well.

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by Jackson96 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:11 pm

Very nice win — especially since they had to earn it down the stretch. They had two terrible possessions there when they just let the shot clock run down right in front of their own bench and I was having a here we go again moment, but they buckled down at both ends.

Nice to see CP hit a big shot. And about the biggest compliment I can pay Tre is that he played like Tre. Dibaji had a nice game — I really hope he builds off it. Preston was efficient and Samba chipped in in the boards and East made some nice passes out there.

Defense wasn’t always good and they aren’t the most explosive offensive team but they got it done down the stretch in a close game and took a nice step forward tonight.
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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by R&G » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:14 pm

Absolutely monster second half for Tre. Just a really great player as a freshman.

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:27 pm

bunkerhill87 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Our defense has been horrible.
Hassan French had 5 points and 2 rebounds. St. Louis was 5-7 from 3 in first half and 0-4 in the 2nd. Yep.

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by bobolink » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:37 pm

great seeing UMass outscore SLU 7-1 over the final 3 minutes, with very nice offensive plays from Carl, Sean and Tre, and a couple good rebounds by Samba. Not used to seeing them make the clutch plays. Coming back from 16 down is great. Dibaji kept them in it just enough in the first half and then Tre got it going in the second half. Good team effort. Preston also played well and Djery only scored once, but it was the nicest move all night!

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by Acer71 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:17 pm

Great W for the team, especially after the first 15 minutes of the first half. Still can't believe how far they let Ford roam onto the court during the game!

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by uz2b-len » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:24 pm

And I will gladly eat my plate of crow :wink:
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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by Worcester_To_Amherst » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:31 pm

That’s the type of win they couldn’t pull off for most of the season. This team has a lot of good pieces, I hope they can win at least 2 more and steal a few in the tourney.

You can tell Dibaji has a lot of talent, and he can play tough. If he can develop a feel for the game, learn how to pick his spots, he could be a very good player.

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by LS71 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm

French had 5 points and 2 rebounds before fouling out while Bell had 4 fouls and 2 points...and Tre gets 22 second half points.

Nice lift from Walker and how sweet was it to see Carl's key 3! MM said that Sean was playing with joy again.

UMass was down 31-15 with 7:17 left in the first half and outscored them 52-32 the rest of the way.

2nd half stats-UMass out shot St. Loooie 57.7%-48.8% overall, 45.5%-0% from 3-point land and 80%-50% from the line. They also out rebounded St. Loooie by 1, 14-13.

Still can't believe that Tre was the only UMass player to get to the line tonight.

A well earned victory!

Love seeing a UMass team improving at this point in the season. 8)
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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by bmc24 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:43 pm

Great Win. Good defensive game plan and contributions from every who played. Let’s go get one more this weekend. Encouraged to see the better play all around

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by 69MG » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:59 pm

What a fun game. No need to rehash what has already been said. I feel really good for Carl. He didn't have a great shooting night, but what a dagger at the end.

I think this was one of MM's best coached games since he's been here. He did a bunch of offense/defense substitutions in the second half, tried some different lineups when we were out of sync and got the message across to "Hack-A-French" in the 1 and 1.

Our D looked a little weak at times, but the bottom line is we held them to 63 points. That's what counts.

WE CANNOT LOSE TO FORDHAM ON SATURDAY.

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by UncleDov » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:29 am

Watch the video embedded in this tweet....

UMass Basketball (@UMassBasketball) Tweeted:
2⃣2⃣ second half points from Tre Mitchell helped the Minutemen storm back to knock off Saint Louis on Tuesday night, 67-63

🔗: https://t.co/pvwgWb74KD
📈: https://t.co/8U947MUgTd

#Flagship 🚩 https://t.co/hryIEvAK78

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by UncleDov » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:32 am

Watch video embedded in tweet ....

UMass Basketball (@UMassBasketball) Tweeted:
First win over Saint Louis since Jan. 31, 2015. 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣', 𝙈𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣?!

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by UncleDov » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:34 am

Ignore the sensitive comment warning.

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Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

Post by rayers » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:54 am

Good win! Confidence builder. Walker should be on the floor for 30. His ability to create and make shots is good but his ability to play D and defend he hoop is huge. If Walker shoots less threes, drives more and keeps up D intensity he will be in UMass HOF! He is unstoppable off the dribble and should shoot 3s only when he has time to slow down.

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