.500 or Over
Well you got me there, but you get the point
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Give it time Mick will get his fair share of bad apples
In addition his players had problems in the NBA as well (Fortson, Patterson, Martin, Van Exel, all had problems with their behavior and off-court issues in the NBA).
Logan is right, it's refreshing to watch a well coached team that plays as a team - they run good screens, play defense (usually) back doors, pass and generally handle the ball well, their players don't get in trouble, and they go to class and are competing at a higher level than Huggins' teams ever did. And it's nice to see a team that doesn't just rely on one 3 point shooter every year to carry them. Now they have multiple guys who can play inside or out like all the top programs have.
I appreciate the heck out of what Huggs did here, but his act got old the last 4-5 years ecspecially, and his teams constantly under-achieved in the post season and fell apart. As soon as Calapari and Pitino entered C-USA, they owned Huggins and UC immediately fell down a few notches in the league and no longer dominated.
And there is nothing "classy" about getting a DUI as a Div-1A head coach, puking all over your car door and asking the cops to let him off, after visiting a recruit's family of all things. Real class there, setting a fine example for young high school kids.
So people who blame Zimpher for not being "classy" need to remember that Huggins and his choice of players were also far from it. UC's administration tried to handle things in a classy manner, Huggins would not let them. He refused to leave without being forced out in an ugly manner. I see no reason why he doesn't deserve any blame, just because he went to an Elite 8 in 1995 or Final 4 in 1992, and dominated a putrid league until two better coaches came in and took it over.
You act like he was terrible once Calipari and Pitino came into CUSA. Any time you add more talent into your conference its going to get harder to win.
Uconn dominated the Big East before the CUSA teams came into the league does that make their hall of fame coach less of a hall of famer?
No Bip, but you can't sit there with a straight face and act like CUSA was an actual conference.
Syracuse has been pretty good, they won some award a few years ago I think. St. Johns is down right now, but they were up no less than 5 years ago. Pittsburgh has been good, and UConn has been loaded with NBA talent. Their list of players makes UC's look like SW Missouri State.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
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Big Game vs. Seton Hall today. If they could pull out a road win after that horendous loss vs UConn, it would be huge.
-LTlabnerIf you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
One point game with only a couple minutes left. Looks like another game that will go down to the last possession.
Sadly, I did not get to see this game today. I was in Columbus and forgot to set the DVR to record. From the looks of the final score, it was another thriller. I think these close games show you that UC can compete with anybody, but they also show you that they are not quite as good as some of us had hoped. They lack the killer instinct. When you face a team you can beat, you don't play to be there at the end, you play to absolutely obliterate them. You don't let teams come back from 10 points down. At times it appears like this team has a hard time playing with a lead. I can't put my finger on it, but its like they play to just squeak by. There has been at least two games where I felt like they should have put teams away put they just couldn't do it. UConn being one of them. There is no doubt in my mind that they will only get better as the season goes on and into next season, but I would really like to see a good 15 point win. Its like they get the lead then work on conserving it instead of staying with what got them there.
It's a shame he was loyal to UC for so many years and they let some new president push him out. Now there are morons out there that call him disloyal because he went back to his dream job after resurectting KState. It's amazing how selfish fans, alumni, and school administators are. They want loyalty at all costs from a coach but they wouldn't turn down their dream job even if it meant they had to disown their own mom.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.