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  2. Cayman Islands Hoops Classic

    How about KenPom? LOL.
  3. “I know Marquael is only a sophomore, but he deserves some votes for Mr. Football,” said Orrville football coach Doug Davault, whose Red Riders (11-2) will play Liberty Center (12-1) in a Division V state semifinal game at Sandusky Perkins Saturday. “What he’s done week after week is simply amazing.”
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    Please ban anyone who cites RPI or any other metric to show we are still an at-large bid. That being said, this should be a fun season. The Zips just need time to grow as a team and let the new players settle into the rotations.
  6. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    Not if he makes a change at OC and improves recruiting. I'm not anti-Bowden. I just think changes need to be made. He's winning about 40% of his games and if you take away the D-IAA schools, he wins about 35% of his games. The main problem I have is the high number of games, especially late in the season, where we can't even complete with middle of the road schools. Are you honestly satisfied with the state of the program?
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    Not a good week for the family! 0-4 in two days at the Maui Ivitational and Cayman Islands Invitational! Groce and Steele.
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    Damn, there goes our at-large bid. I was on the road today, so I was unable to participate in the misery. This program is a work in progress. If they are here at this time next year, I will be unhappy, but we have to be patient. Plus, football brings me enough misery. I need hope in some program.
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    Jimmy Ivey and Dan Riak will improve. Utomi is a shooter. Keep him shooting.
  11. Cayman Islands Hoops Classic

    Sans the spelling, you sound exactly like my boss.
  12. Cayman Islands Hoops Classic

    More Sayles, please. A lot more Sayles.
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    Why do you feel like that considering we came within 3 points of knocking off a 16th ranked team? This team looks like a serious MAC contender from what I've seen so far. Illinois State was picked to finish 2nd in the MVC and Clemson returned 4 starters from a Sweet 16 team.
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    I did not see the game. Darn work. Looks like a letdown game. I hope the players use this to fuel their hate fire for losing. March is what counts in college basketball and getting there is a process. There are a lot of things to build on and a lot to work on. I think the coaching staff will have the right messaging for the guys. So long as they buy in and trust the process they will be in a good place in March. OH, and fire Milwee.
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    Yes I believe we are 3 to 4 years to get where we are now? Where are we now?
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    There are certain steps you can't leapfrog on the road to becoming a great basketball team. The coach-speak statements of "trusting your teammates" and "making the right basketball play" are true. If you want to play hero-ball, you'll lose more often than not. Especially against a team that plays smarter than you. I saw a fair amount of hero-ball today, and not making the right basketball plays. These players are talented, but until they learn to play together we'll only be mediocre. We grew and improved over the course of last season with our ragamuffin 2017-18 team . I think we'll do the same this year. It's just a process...
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    I hate when the coach sees that and does not put a stop to it.
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    I hate when the coach shoots 7-41 from beyond the arc.
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    Should have played Sayles. He is athletic and has great timing. Should not have gone small. Makes no sense when we were getting killed on the boards. Too too many threes attempts. Poor coaching IMHO
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    You act like we're in a bad place. This is year 2 of Groce, who inherited a roster that had 4-5 scholarship players, and we're already competing against the #16 team in the country and one of the best mid-majors in college basketball. We have growing to do, but I expect for us to challenge in the MAC this year. I honestly thought it would take Groce 3-4 years to get where we are now. IMO we're ahead of schedule.
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    As I watched the game it seemed to me coach Groce needs to address two things: 1) better shot selection on our 3's and, 2) better play out of the center. If we want to shoot 3's I don't have a problem if we don't force it and we get a good look at the basket. I thought Riak was going to be the answer for us in the paint, but today raised more questions than it answered. He looked lost at both ends. Poke is limited and Klac is still a work in progress. I hope Sayles responds to whatever coach Groce wants. He's looking like the post player with the best potential. This team is going to be good yet this season. They just need time.
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    This is what you get when we hire Ohio U's leftovers
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    THis being our second game in 2 days you could see the guys going for the 3 ball because they could not penetrate. Some of the 3 balls were penetrate and dish but a lot of the 3 balls were just long shots without any passing. They are great when they fall but they were not falling today. We really do not have a dominating center and that hurts our inside game. Utomi can use his strength against Chicago State but against the bigger bodies he just drifts to the 3 line. It seems like most of his shots were from 3 pointers. I am some disappointed that Groce did not try to get the guys away from the 3 point shot. I thought that we were done with our reliance on the 3 pointer when KD left. I never thought we would see 40 3 pointers from this team because of our athleticism. This team needs to work on getting some easy shots. I can not understand why Groce prefers Klac to Sayles. Klac looks so slow on defense. Poke also does not look very good and you saw that we went small at the end of the game instead of bringing poke into the game. Hopefully, this type of competition will get us ready for MAC play.
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    It is, we'll shoot that poorly again if we keep taking 3s 5 feet behind the arc or with a defenders hand in our face.
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    7-41 from 3-point land. That's only 14.5% away from 0%.
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    Interesting stat: We were 14 of 24 on TWO POINT SHOTS!
  27. Cayman Islands Hoops Classic

    A lot of people are going to try to point at our 3-point shooting percentage and justify this loss by saying we won't shoot that bad again. We shot that bad because we took a lot of forced 3's. We needed to move the ball better to create ourselves better looks.
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    They made more shots than we did. Plain and simple. Bummer.
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