Game 5: gmu (2-2) at paradise jam vs Belmont (1-3) on Saturday November 19th 545pm

Falco

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shooters don’t like to hang around the basket. So the chances of 2nd chance points reduces.

Maybe try playing Malik and Ojiako together.
 

dr. gunnie

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I like CKE a lot but wtf is going on here. This is insane how horrible our offense and defense looks. I’ve never seen a team so unprepared. Also is this Hewitt 2.0 with him not understanding when to call timeouts. Hires a yes man in Felton who was Paul Hewitt light at Georgia with good recruiting but no coaching ability.

We also forgetting that Felton signed a literal murderer as his first recruit?
I think you’re on to something here… last year the Cam news broke right after the Maryland game and we ended up dropping our next 5 games.

Now fast forward to Thursday night when someone was Instagram live’ing Cam from jail and KE jumped on and messaged him the fist emoji in support. It’s the Cam curse!

Looks like we will losing the next three games.
 

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I think you’re on to something here… last year the Cam news broke right after the Maryland game and we ended up dropping our next 5 games.

Now fast forward to Thursday night when someone was Instagram living Cam from jail and KE jumped on and messaged him the fist emoji in support. It’s the Cam curse!

Looks like we will losing the next three games.
Wait, whuut???
 

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Feel really bad for Kathy. All those NIL's, spent alot to take her whole family down to watch a bunch of pussies.
Too funny, I was just about to come on here and try to make you all feel better by pointing out that at least you haven’t spent the gobs of money I have spent on this trip, but you beat me to it.

I was confident we were going to be the tournament champs before it started and all the games would be in the evening so I could spend all day enjoying the weather all day and go to the games at night. Now I have a 2:00 on Monday to mess up a good portion of the day.

And don’t get me started on the driving on the wrong side on shitty roads with the wheel on left side, worst drivers in the world, the rudeness of the natives and the complete incompetence of almost every worker I have run into so far…

So, count yourselves lucky, in a way.
 

HoopsAdmin

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@gmubrian, are we missing anything in our analyses that you’ve been able to pick up as our man on the ground in USVI? Anything that helps explain the situation?
 

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@gmubrian, are we missing anything in our analyses that you’ve been able to pick up as our man on the ground in USVI? Anything that helps explain the situation?
I couldn’t ever out analyze the basketball knowledge you guys have here. The only tidbit I haven’t seen mentioned is that Polite was not suited up today. He appears to be injured, which MIGHT explain his performance yesterday.

Some have been comparing this to Hewitt 2.0. As I just texted with GMUTom, I have much more confidence in CKE than I did for Hewitt and even DP. To some degree, those two blamed it all on the players whereas CKE knows if they aren’t doing what he expects, it his fault for not teaching it well enough. That gives me the confidence he will make the necessary changes.
 

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I couldn’t ever out analyze the basketball knowledge you guys have here. The only tidbit I haven’t seen mentioned is that Polite was not suited up today. He appears to be injured, which MIGHT explain his performance yesterday.

Some have been comparing this to Hewitt 2.0. As I just texted with GMUTom, I have much more confidence in CKE than I did for Hewitt and even DP. To some degree, those two blamed it all on the players whereas CKE knows if they aren’t doing what he expects, it his fault for not teaching it well enough. That gives me the confidence he will make the necessary changes.
Hope you're right.
 

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Too funny, I was just about to come on here and try to make you all feel better by pointing out that at least you haven’t spent the gobs of money I have spent on this trip, but you beat me to it.

I was confident we were going to be the tournament champs before it started and all the games would be in the evening so I could spend all day enjoying the weather all day and go to the games at night. Now I have a 2:00 on Monday to mess up a good portion of the day.

And don’t get me started on the driving on the wrong side on shitty roads with the wheel on left side, worst drivers in the world, the rudeness of the natives and the complete incompetence of almost every worker I have run into so far…

So, count yourselves lucky, in a way.
Damn.... that bad huh!?

Told you you should've packed the Crocs!
 

psyclone

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tv guys said that Polite was unavailable to play due to a leg injury. No mention as to how long he'd be out.

I think that although KE now has the flexibility of taking guys out of the game when they make egregious errors (something he's mentioned frequently), a downside of that is there's more frequent lineup turnover during a game and that may lead to a lack of cohesiveness resulting in guys not really performing as a unit. Consequently we are committing lots of turnovers, many of them unforced.

That doesn't explain the poor FT shooting (we're currently #358 in that category!), but having lots of bench depth isn't a uniformly positive thing. There are some holdovers in the starting lineup that should be used to one another, but many of the 5 on the floor throughout the game haven't played together as a unit.
 

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tv guys said that Polite was unavailable to play due to a leg injury. No mention as to how long he'd be out.

I think that although KE now has the flexibility of taking guys out of the game when they make egregious errors (something he's mentioned frequently), a downside of that is there's more frequent lineup turnover during a game and that may lead to a lack of cohesiveness resulting in guys not really performing as a unit. Consequently we are committing lots of turnovers, many of them unforced.

That doesn't explain the poor FT shooting (we're currently #358 in that category!), but having lots of bench depth isn't a uniformly positive thing. There are some holdovers in the starting lineup that should be used to one another, but many of the 5 on the floor throughout the game haven't played together as a unit.
This has been a problem for the past few years. At the Paradise Jam, Mason is shooting 13-31 from the FT line. 13... of 31. That is basically 42%. Not acceptable. Not sure who we can blame that on... but that is disturbing.
 

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This has been a problem for the past few years. At the Paradise Jam, Mason is shooting 13-31 from the FT line. 13... of 31. That is basically 42%. Not acceptable. Not sure who we can blame that on... but that is disturbing.
My son tells me I’m crazy and laughed at this suggestion but have the team spend one whole practice just shooting free throws. No drills or game situations, two hours of nothing but free throw shooting. No excuse to be this bad at free throws.
 

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