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At no point before or during the game did I have a feeling that we had a chance to win. Both teams played poorly the first half and that was more us slowing it down (purposely?) and Nova playing down to our level. Nova scored on a couple of possessions in a row at the end of the half and only were stopped by the halftime buzzer.

We teased at the end but had no chance because you knew somebody would either commit a dumb foul or turnover (or both), miss a bunny, not get a lose ball, not come down with a rebound, commit a huge defensive lapse, or the creme (Nova) would rise to the top and make plays and foul shots.

No we would not have won if we had Lovett or if anyone of Ahmed, Clark, Simon or Owens had played better Nova would have just played better. Ponds tried to carry the team but had no help what so ever. He drives to the whole draws 3 guts with a fourth converging, passes to an open Clark in the corner and ..... nothing, nada, zilch.

When the crowd was in to it and everyone was standing, I sat and watched on the big screen.

Well it was nice evening out with the wife (cocktails and appetizers)
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we have good guard coming in next yr.We will not miss Lovett

A guard, yes. But who replaces Ahmed?


We will be better next year without Ahmed. Simon, Clark, Diakite, Brooks, Keita and Roberts will be taking Ahmeds minutes at the 3/4.


Minutes, yes. But which of them is the consistent outside shooter that we'll desperately need? Just think it's gaping -- and a potentially critical -- hole in next year's roster.


Ahmed is 36% from 3 point range (1.5 a game). I can guarantee at least one of the new players on the roster next year will shoot at or above that level. While he does occasionally hit the outside shot, He won't be missed dearly. Too much hero/iso ball combined with low BB IQ and terrible shot selection.
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we have good guard coming in next yr.We will not miss Lovett

A guard, yes. But who replaces Ahmed?


We will be better next year without Ahmed. Simon, Clark, Diakite, Brooks, Keita and Roberts will be taking Ahmeds minutes at the 3/4.


Minutes, yes. But which of them is the consistent outside shooter that we'll desperately need? Just think it's a gaping -- and a potentially critical -- hole in next year's roster.
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we have good guard coming in next yr.We will not miss Lovett

A guard, yes. But who replaces Ahmed?


We will be better next year without Ahmed. Simon, Clark, Diakite, Brooks, Keita and Roberts will be taking Ahmeds minutes at the 3/4.
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we have good guard coming in next yr.We will not miss Lovett

A guard, yes. But who replaces Ahmed?



Sure, we'll miss LoVett. A seasoned, highly-skilled, fully-versed Major Div 1 guard leaves, and we won't 'miss him'? Yeah, we will. Hopefully it balances out and more so, with all the additional pieces + experience-gained of the returning crew.
Question is, IF he does go and we have that slot: what piece to replace him with? Seems to me, a skilled 3-point shooter, or a skilled wing would be the priority.
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we have good guard coming in next yr.We will not miss Lovett

A guard, yes. But who replaces Ahmed?
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Yes, no excuses next yr for not making the NCAA and for not being near the top of the conf
However, if we are last by March we would prob have to play Nova again. Not good

But who'll be at the 3 spot? From what we're seeing this year (now that LoVett is gone), unless it's someone who's a good shooter and isn't undersized, someone to take the pressure off of Ponds and open the floor, I wouldn't be so sure about getting to the NCAAs next year. Granted we'll have more size, but none of the incoming players -- so far, that is -- is a true SF.


I don’t think the staff plans on using a true SF next year, other than Marvin Clark. I’m thinking we will go with 3 guards and a 4 and 5. We will be deep next season at the big man spots, and we’ve had success with a 3 guard lineup.

And neither Clark (whom I like) nor Simon (whom I love) are good outside shooters. Aside from Ponds, who's been erratic this year, who else will be an outside threat? And without another outside threat ...


Red, I firmly believe Shamorie is just having a bad shooting year because of shot selection. He was a good shooter in high school and was a good shooter last season if you look at his stats. Marvin Clark is a very good shooter. Mikey Dixon's stats are almost identical to those of Marcus Lovett and he is a very good foul shooter. Some of the fault is in the Mullin so-called pro free form offense. This is not a well drilled team in setting picks, sharing the ball and especially rebounding. That is where a good hard nosed teacher would help. Even a Ron Naclario " the teacher" would be helpful to this staff. They just have no one who has done this work before. I reiterate that being a great player does not translate into being a teacher.
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STAFF had to no his foul shooting weakness. They had plenty of time to get him better.He is a good plater they should have him shooting at least 500 per day and supervised by a foul shooting coach like Mulllin, after all he was an over 80% shooter Foul shooting is mental and being focused,following thru and control tour nerves
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we have good guard coming in next yr.We will not miss Lovett


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