Turn Off Ads?
Page 39 of 40 FirstFirst ... 29353637383940 LastLast
Results 571 to 585 of 587

Thread: Xavier Basketball

  1. #571
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    52

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    Word on the street is Justin Martin is leaving X for UC. I wonder how much truth there is to this

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #572
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    If true, Justin may play a huge role in X beating UC two years in a row.

  4. #573
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    52

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    If true, Justin may play a huge role in X beating UC two years in a row.
    you bite your tongue

  5. #574
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    That rumor was mentioned, by the way, on the Xavier message board, though it didn't generate much discussion. Things with Martin really cannot heat up until he finishes his coursework. Until then, he cannot talk to other schools, and other schools cannot contact him.

  6. #575
    Member mdccclxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Crown
    Posts
    4,138

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    GAME ON!
    2015 Rotation: Under Construction

  7. #576
    Daffy Duck RedTeamGo!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    3,938

    Re: Xavier Basketball


  8. Likes:

    BillDoran (11-14-2014)

  9. #577
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    Jimmy Carter.

    Enjoy your nut Mr. Blind Squirrel.

  10. Likes:

    Caveat Emperor (11-19-2014), reds1869 (11-15-2014)

  11. #578
    Member mdccclxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Crown
    Posts
    4,138

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    That was a pretty good game, but I'll say, I think X fans are getting too happy over it. Just like when they throttled Fairliegh Dickenson 2 years ago and went on to have a terrible year, you can't tell anything - as in NOTHING - from these types of games.

    From what I saw, this team lacks speed on the perimeter compared to last year. Semaj was a cheetah, though, so it's hard to match that.

    Macura is still a little small and lacks some flexibility. I think 10 minutes a game might be his upper limit this year.

    Randolph is still learning his execution as a scoring pg that can also dish. I think Dee will play 38-39 minutes in big games.

    Abel and Bluiett are both smaller on TV that I expected, but they are decently fast and should provide at least what Martin did last year.

    Keeping Stainbrook healthy will be very crucial. He's likely the leading scorer on this team. Hopefully that comes with 2-3 assists per game as well.

    O'Mara will be fighting for minutes all year and I expect a year like Jalen had last year. Some weeks, we won't even see O'Mara, but then he'll emerge for a good game.

    For all the depth this team will have later in the year "when freshmen become sophomores", I think early on X will need all they have from their veterans: Dee, Myles, Farr, and Stainbrook. Jalen and Abel will also factor in, but I don't see them as leaders yet.

    I'm most interested right now in see what the perimeter defense looks like in the non-conference.
    2015 Rotation: Under Construction

  12. #579
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    Long Beach ain't great, but it will be a much sterner test than last Friday. So we should have a bit better idea after that game.

  13. #580
    Member mdccclxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Crown
    Posts
    4,138

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    I still remember them winning handily at the Cintas during the suspensions in 2011. That sucked. This team has 3 seniors, 1 sophomore, and 2 freshmen getting most of the minutes. Hopefully X can exorcise the demons from that loss in 2011 by exploiting their youth and locking down their seniors. I think the rebound edge will strongly favor XU, though. If they can keep the perimeter strong, I think X can win this game comfortably.
    2015 Rotation: Under Construction

  14. #581
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    So....I THINK Xavier is pretty good. Certainly on offense. Looking at the schedule, you have to go a pretty long way down it to find a game that if Xavier wins we'll know for sure that they're good. SFA on Friday SHOULD be the best of the three teams Xavier will have played at that point. And Murray State is probably somewhere between LBSU and SFA. Getting to Anaheim without a loss would be nice.

  15. #582
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    12,750

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    The team is a good balance of young / old -- they've got age at two positions that really benefit from experience: PG and C.

    My key players this year are Bluiett and Reynolds. I think Reynolds has the talent and ability to be a 15-10 guy this season so long as he continues to improve his footwork on defense, and Blueitt has the ability to be that inside-outside transition shooter the team has lacked for the past few years.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this team develop.
    Championships Matter.
    24 Years and Counting...

  16. #583
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    The seventh game is almost in the books, and I'm ready to call it: if the entire NCAA Tournament is played inside the Cintas Center, Xavier is one of the teams to beat.

  17. Likes:

    reds1869 (11-30-2014)

  18. #584
    We Need Our Myths reds1869's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Overlooking GABP
    Posts
    4,478

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    The seventh game is almost in the books, and I'm ready to call it: if the entire NCAA Tournament is played inside the Cintas Center, Xavier is one of the teams to beat.
    It has certainly been a struggle away from home. Xavier can't miss threes like they have today if they want to win in March.

  19. #585
    Member mdccclxix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Crown
    Posts
    4,138

    Re: Xavier Basketball

    I know it's early, but a Kenpom defensive ranking of 115 is not going to make for a pretty season. Lot's of wasted offense & watching other teams best player go off for 20+. I could care less if their offensive rating is top 10. It's a Mack staple the last 4-5 years that the team doesn't have a defensive identity to rely on. They take what the other team puts out instead of trying to determine it. Granted, the freshmen are learning and were almost entirely responsible for excess points given up last weekend resulting in 2 losses, but their defensive rating is what it is. It's got to come down. I did hear James Farr say their goal is top 40 in Kenpom defense. That's usually good enough to manage in the NCAA tourney. Really, I'd like to hear the goal is top 10. If they don't reach their higher goal, they will at least get farther along trying to do so. (Stole that idea from Calipari)
    2015 Rotation: Under Construction


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25