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RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by Handicap » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:44 pm

What is our offense exactly? is it pick n roll? bc our bigs never roll to the basket. is it 1 on 1 iso? there's just no flow to it. It's basically set a few screens and hope the defense is distracted enough by ja that they lose their man.
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Post by speck » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:45 pm

Only down 1 at half to Number 329 Tenn tech.
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Post by Dan T » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:46 pm

This game shows signs of going south on us. Tech is really weak. Our players seem to have lost their team chemistry. I don't think I've seen us make so many turnovers or bad shots in a half before. Is there some reason Gilmore took a shot from the top of the circle early in the shot clock, or any time at all? Do I sound depressed? Yes, I do. I still have hopes for a win. There's always a chance that the next week will bring some positive change in the team.
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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by runner67 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:48 pm

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Only down 1 at half to Number 329 Tenn tech.
Ranks 342 in offense efficiency!
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Post by racerlover » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 pm

The offense reminds me of every NBA offense. There is no offense. It's a free for all. They have lost faith in themselves. The game is still winnable, which is something I thought I wouldn't be saying against one of the worst teams in Division I.
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Post by murraygrad05 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:51 pm

0 points from the starting bigs and only 5 between all of them. Some of Ja's turnovers in most games would be buckets.
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Post by Moracer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:55 pm

We aren’t really running much in the way of offensive sets. Mostly ja just feeling out the defense and trying to make a play. Teams have figured that out. We have to start moving the ball more. The offense is stagnant and ja is having to press so much harder to make things happen. His turnovers are getting close to offsetting his value since defensively he is not very good off the ball. He tends to lose sight of his man.
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Post by Dunker7 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm

The past few games has reminded me a lot of Sip’s senior year...we have an All American on the court and other four players just stand around watching and waiting for something to happen. That year’s offense was miserable to watch...everyone standing around and Sip would have to throw up a contested shot with less than 5 seconds left on the clock. This year everyone is just watching Ja dribble through double and triple teams.
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Post by murraygrad05 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:11 pm

Now we have Cowart shooting 3's... Who is this team?
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Post by Handicap » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:28 pm

murraygrad05 wrote:
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Now we have Cowart shooting 3's... Who is this team?
That's how one dimensional we are that even our bigs will shoot the open 3.
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Post by runner67 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:29 pm

That last shot by Ja was just absolutely terrible (8:39 to go). Early in the shot clock and he goes 1 on 4!
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Post by Dan T » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:33 pm

I'd give us about a 40% chance of pulling this one out. McMahon has some serious thinking to do on the bus ride home.
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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by runner67 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 pm

Dan T wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:33 pm
I'd give us about a 40% chance of pulling this one out. McMahon has some serious thinking to do on the bus ride home.
Yeh, like maybe this “ let ‘em play free and loose” thing isn’t exactly working anymore. Might want to draw up an offensive play other than a 70’ alley oop to Shaq!
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Post by racerlover » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:39 pm

runner67 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Dan T wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:33 pm
I'd give us about a 40% chance of pulling this one out. McMahon has some serious thinking to do on the bus ride home.
Yeh, like maybe this “ let ‘em play free and loose” thing isn’t exactly working anymore. Might want to draw up an offensive play other than a 70’ alley oop to Shaq!
How many times has that play NOT worked recently? A ton.
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Post by Dan T » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:40 pm

I don't think we can win this one with Morant on the floor. Never thought I would say that.
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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by Handicap » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 pm

runner67 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Dan T wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:33 pm
I'd give us about a 40% chance of pulling this one out. McMahon has some serious thinking to do on the bus ride home.
Yeh, like maybe this “ let ‘em play free and loose” thing isn’t exactly working anymore. Might want to draw up an offensive play other than a 70’ alley oop to Shaq!
But that's his "style" that he finally gets to run.....

I can't wait til we get a coach that can develop a big properly, it'd help out so much.
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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by Racerband Alum » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 pm

We are playing like a street ball team. Careless turnovers,shots that don't need to be taken,and no care in the world about trying. I am getting tired of this nonsense.
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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by wkeown » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 pm

The team is lost offensively. I was concerned in the pre-game show when McMahon had to mention to Neal that they were 16-4, as if there wasn't a need to be concerned. Ummmmm...now I am concerned. They have had no consistent offense in three of their last four games.
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Re: RACERS @ Tennessee Tech Game Thread

Post by murraygrad05 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:43 pm

Even if we somehow win this game there's no doubt that we 100% deserve to lose this game.

There is no movement at all. For a team that prides itself in defense it flat out sucks now. No point of sugar coating it.

And now a zone?

We have no identity right now
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Post by 02Racer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:44 pm

I can't remember the last time I saw a team fall off a cliff so fast. It's like they thought they could beat anyone until Morant sprained his ankle, we lost a game and the train completely left the tracks.
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