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RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by murraygrad05 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:22 pm

speck wrote:
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The Austin Peay road game should be the only game we have a decent chance of losing, so if we take care of business, we still control whether or not we secure an OVC regular season championship.
Morehead may be tough.
Martin is playing a lot better than our first meeting. We always seem to struggle with them on our home court so that may be a trap game.

Also, according to the ESPN power index Peay has a 57% chance of winning Thursday night.
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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by msuowns » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm

smidge34 wrote:
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We do have 20 wins, but against what kind of teams ? We are going have a very tough time to make the dance with what a lot of us thought at one time was one of the better teams we have had in a while. Maybe we have turned it around, we shall see Thursday night.
Why do our own fans hold us to a different standard than everybody else? I don’t care who you are or what conference you are FORCED into, 19 flipping wins against 4 losses vs Alabama, Auburn, Belmont and Jax State in a year coming off a conference championship regular and tourney after losing two superstar studs and starting and relying on so many freshmen and AMENsophomores is PHENOMENAL! Go Racers!
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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by atlantaracer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm

smidge34 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:56 pm
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:35 pm
We do have 20 wins, but against what kind of teams ? We are going have a very tough time to make the dance with what a lot of us thought at one time was one of the better teams we have had in a while. Maybe we have turned it around, we shall see Thursday night.
Why do our own fans hold us to a different standard than everybody else? I don’t care who you are or what conference you are FORCED into, 19 flipping wins against 4 losses vs Alabama, Auburn, Belmont and Jax State in a year coming off a conference championship regular and tourney after losing two superstar studs and starting and relying on so many freshmen and sophomores is PHENOMENAL! Go Racers!
Smidge - great perspective. We got way ahead of ourselves with some early success with this group. Talking about how high we’d be seeded, top 25, running through the OVC, etc. All were hopeful of a repeat of Canaan led team. But what we have this year considering that the load is being carried by 1-2 year Racers after losing the production we lost is something we should be proud of.

We should also be proud of higher expectations and not settle.
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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by speck » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 pm

murraygrad05 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:22 pm
speck wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:33 pm
75Fan wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:07 pm
The Austin Peay road game should be the only game we have a decent chance of losing, so if we take care of business, we still control whether or not we secure an OVC regular season championship.
Morehead may be tough.
Martin is playing a lot better than our first meeting. We always seem to struggle with them on our home court so that may be a trap game.

Also, according to the ESPN power index Peay has a 57% chance of winning Thursday night.
Martin now has the kid back that wasn't eligible when we played them, still at home, think we win.
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Post by RacerPreacher » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:59 pm

It’s a sign of growth in the program that we expect to be in the top 25, single digit seed, and undefeated in conference. We set that bar high and might not hit every mark but boy are we accomplishing great things. We are an elite program and elite programs expect greatness every season. :goracers:
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Post by JoeD » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:01 pm

A really smart guy I know says that expectations are preconceived resentments.

I prefer to enjoy the ride.
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Post by MICHIANA RACER » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:15 pm

Martin also gets a shot at Belmont, hosting them Thurs 2/28. If they have an upset saved up for someone, let it be Belmont. With the Racers out of town at Morehead, maybe our Fans should make the short trip and help push them past the Belmont :lol:

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Post by Kentucky Lake » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 pm

Any complaints or concerns were well warranted in my opinion from the first SIUE game to the end of the SIUE game Saturday night. We've been wildly inconsistent in that stretch, something we hadn't seen in the first half or so of the season.
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Post by SwedeDRC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 am

KL Your right...What concerns me is we have not beaten any really good team.
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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by JoeD » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 am

At this point in the season, some first year D1 players can hit "the wall". Most times its guys who played a ton of minutes early.

Mike Davis first semester MPG 21.45
second semester MPG 11.41

Tevin Brown 3pt % 1st semester 42.5
2nd semester 29.0

That isn't to say that either one of these guys isn't capable of getting back into the groove (especially Tevin) but something that has to be worked through. I think CMM knows this and is working minutes to the guys who are earning it in practice and tweaking the game plan accordingly.

BTW, I believe that Tevin will be a 40%+ 3 pt shooter for his career. I look for a reversion to the average in the next few games which is bad news for whoever we play.
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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by popeyejonesfan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 am

smidge34 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:56 pm
speck wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:35 pm
We do have 20 wins, but against what kind of teams ? We are going have a very tough time to make the dance with what a lot of us thought at one time was one of the better teams we have had in a while. Maybe we have turned it around, we shall see Thursday night.
Why do our own fans hold us to a different standard than everybody else? I don’t care who you are or what conference you are FORCED into, 19 flipping wins against 4 losses vs Alabama, Auburn, Belmont and Jax State in a year coming off a conference championship regular and tourney after losing two superstar studs and starting and relying on so many freshmen and sophomores is PHENOMENAL! Go Racers!
I salute you sir. Words to rally around. A Smith goes down. DaQuan never got started due to injury. Hawkins and Dupree went elsewhere before the season. Morant playing with a bumb ankle. I’d love to be undefeated right now. I’d love to have the Belmont and Jax games to do over again. A lot of people wouldn’t have expected this record before the season. We are tied for first. Biggest 4 games of the season coming up. 2 against Peay. Possibly rematches against Belmont and Jax. We ain’t done yet.
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Re: RACERS vs SIU Edwardsville Game Thread

Post by Dan T » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:31 am

JoeD wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 am
BTW, I believe that Tevin will be a 40%+ 3 pt shooter for his career. I look for a reversion to the average in the next few games which is bad news for whoever we play.
I am always happy to have Brown shoot the three without having someone in his face.............unless he doesn't have his feet set. I'm sure he's hit a three without having his feet set, but I can't remember it. Every time he shoots one of those, my eyes shift quickly to search for players we have in rebounding position.
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