Originally Posted by paintmered
I was at the game last night. It was complete anguish watching an unprepared and uninspired team get dominated on its home court by a team that UC has completely dominated for the last half century.
I will be crafting a letter to Mike Thomas this evening regarding my experiences, expectations and future support as a UCATS member.
As a Dayton fan, my eyes popped a bit when I read Stephenson's quote about not expecting Dayton to be that athletic and aggressive. What? UD is 50 miles away and always gets up to play Big East schools. The Flyers are something like 6-2 in the last 8 vs the BE. There is hour after hour of film on UD. Everyone that watches UD knows they out work nearly every opponent, but lose because pressure causes their guards to make bad choices.
How in the world could a team be so unprepared to play a Dayton team that does the same thing every game? It's either bad coaching, bad players, or a combination of the two. The UC program of today is a laughing stock compared to what it was 5-7 years ago.
IMO, the quicker Gates and Stephenson leave the program, the better off it will be. Gates gave one of the most ridiculous efforts I have ever seen last night, and from what I see watching UC it's nothing new with him. He may have talent, but he is the kind of guy winning programs don't recruit.
Definitely felt good to see UD stomp the Bearcats. Cronin (King of excuses, Mr Every Game is Huge for the Opponent, Mr. "Are you telling me 'insert middling BE team here' wouldn't win the A10?") looked foolish and completely lost. That program needs a few bars of metaphorical C-4. Blow it up. Hire an energetic young coach like Brad Stevens, Ben Jacobsen, John Groce or a proven winner like Brad Brownell that won't makes excuses, just build a first class program that wins games the right way. The status quo gives them absolutely no chance to improve.