- Jul 17, 2017
Glad someone else saw that. I tweeted about it right after it happened. It was only on the screen for a second or two, someone on the production crew must've had an "oh shit" moment and cleared the screen.
Sound & cameras were screwy too. It's just like football games. I don't know if it's Marquee or Learfield or a student crew doing the production but our broadcasts always look & sound like HS game film from 30 years ago. It's great to have games televised of course, but none of them ever look right.
I never said players shouldn’t miss shots. I said that play hurt. Never said it cost them the game or throw mcchesney under the bus.
His left leg cramped during a midrange shot is all. If we just and some cutting to the goal one problem would be solved.Was plenty disappointed watching that one. After sleeping on it, a few random thoughts:
It's one game. It's the first game of a brand new regime and new roster, etc. Fine. Okay. But that excuse ends there.
- Looked better during the times we tried some tempo instead of standing around
- We have some athletes...when they play under control
- Did a good job getting to the FT line
- Some semblance of atmosphere in the arena, albeit not a ton to cheer about
- Most of the first half looked like a pickup game at the Y
- Couldn't fight through a screen with a roadmap
- Didn't guard the perimeter
- Gave up too many open looks
- Sloppy ball control
- Lazy passing
- Hopefully Poindexter isn't hurt too bad
We'll see how much of that can be fixed before facing the mighty Panthers in Chucktown on Thursday.
Glad to hear it confirmed to be minor. Really was impressed by his play. That little half euro step that rimmed out would’ve been a thing of beauty.His left leg cramped during a midrange shot is all. If we just and some cutting to the goal one problem would be solved.
I noticed Western Illinois last year began the season 10 and 2. Their 2 losses were 84 to 80 against DePaul and Eastern Michigan 72 to 68. They had wins over Big Ten Nebraska, Miami (Oh), Ball State, Central Michigan and Northern Kentucky (who won over 20 games each of their last 5 full seasons). After that 10-2 start, they went 6-14 the rest of the way to finish .500. Go figure.
Just asking...how much of that team is still wearing the WIU colors?
I might be a good or awful loss but I will say this about WIU the guards Rosner and Massner were really impressive. Massner had a triple double and he was the only player who lead is team in ppg, rpg and apg to return to the same school. Rosner was a D2 guard and he put in 25 almost shooting 50% from the field. WIU also only had 4 turnovers as a team which was pretty impressive.Not many and they upgraded talent. That’s why saying we lost to the 277 RPI team is dumb too. This could be an awful loss or not so bad. Nobody has a clue with all the roster turnover.