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Re: Games of Interest

Postby Ace78 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:44 pm

Another observation from the Loyola/Richmond game today ... As much as the Ramblers were running today (especially 2nd half), it might be a track meet when the Aces play them! Richmond couldn't hang with them.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby stennisrm72 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 pm

ISUr is struggling with defense and inconsistency. They may get it figured out but I think we could beat them right now.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby E-Villan » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:16 pm

stennisrm72 wrote:ISUr is struggling with defense and inconsistency. They may get it figured out but I think we could beat them right now.


I think ISUr is struggling with the inmates running the asylum. Muller appears to be lost, with resorting to trashing the players in the media. They have had some good individual talent the last few years, maybe the best in the league, but they continually come up short because Muller can't get them to play as a team.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby acesfan27 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:44 am

Outside of the Mvc but Illinois is hanging with Gonzaga late in the second half maybe Illinois is better than what people think they are?

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby Austin Ace » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:54 am

Illinois gave number three Gonzaga a run for their money:

NO. 3 GONZAGA 84, ILLINOIS 78

Gonzaga knew it would have a tough time against Illinois' frenetic style of play.

It took the Zags some time to figure it out and they still needed some big plays down the stretch, but now they're off to the Maui Invitational semifinals.

Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 and No. 3 Gonzaga held off Illinois 84-78 to earn a semifinal showdown with Arizona.

Gonzaga (4-0) overcame 22 turnovers by shooting 52 percent.

"They're a team that brings a lot of adversity," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "When you are strong with it (the ball) and shoot a high percent, that's what ends up giving it to you."

Gonzaga went up 13 in the second half and withstood Illinois' 10-0 run to lead nine with 97 seconds left.

The Illini weren't done, though.

Alan Griffin hit a 3-pointer and Trent Frazier scored on a four-point play to pull the Illini within 80-78.

Illinois forced Gonzaga into a difficult shot and got the ball back with 30 seconds left, but Frazier air-balled a long 3-pointer.

Gonzaga's Jeremy Jones hit two free throws to send the Zags into Tuesday's semifinals.

Frazier scored 27 of his 29 points in the second half and Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 17 for Illinois.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby Tom Servo » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 am

Ace78 wrote:Another observation from the Loyola/Richmond game today ... As much as the Ramblers were running today (especially 2nd half), it might be a track meet when the Aces play them! Richmond couldn't hang with them.


Agreed! Saw some of that game and they basically ran Richmond off the floor.

Saw that Illinois score too, 22 turnovers against Gonzaga makes our not look quite so bad.
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Re: Games of Interest

Postby Ace78 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:26 pm

Tom Servo wrote:
Ace78 wrote:Another observation from the Loyola/Richmond game today ... As much as the Ramblers were running today (especially 2nd half), it might be a track meet when the Aces play them! Richmond couldn't hang with them.


Agreed! Saw some of that game and they basically ran Richmond off the floor.

Saw that Illinois score too, 22 turnovers against Gonzaga makes our not look quite so bad.


Tom, I certainly agree ... if no. 3 Gonzaga struggled, just as UE did, with that Illinois pressure, you can understand how difficult it is to deal with for most any team. Considering Illinois was UE's very first game under Coach McCarty, utilizing a new system, and AT Illinois, you don't feel so bad. Our players will certainly remember that experience and understand what it takes to compete at that level. The Aces obviously learn fast by the GREAT showing we had at Xavier! As Coach McCarty wisely stated when hired, you need to play the best teams you can to get your team "battle tested," rather that feast on low level cupcakes to build a false sense of accomplishment. This year's schedule has been excellent in providing learning experiences, challenges, and moments that increase team confidence prior to conference play.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby Austin Ace » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:10 pm

#8 Auburn played #1Duke tough but lost 78-72.

Duke led by 10-12 points most of the second half.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby acecard » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Ace78 wrote:
Tom Servo wrote:
Ace78 wrote:Another observation from the Loyola/Richmond game today ... As much as the Ramblers were running today (especially 2nd half), it might be a track meet when the Aces play them! Richmond couldn't hang with them.


Agreed! Saw some of that game and they basically ran Richmond off the floor.

Saw that Illinois score too, 22 turnovers against Gonzaga makes our not look quite so bad.


Tom, I certainly agree ... if no. 3 Gonzaga struggled, just as UE did, with that Illinois pressure, you can understand how difficult it is to deal with for most any team. Considering Illinois was UE's very first game under Coach McCarty, utilizing a new system, and AT Illinois, you don't feel so bad. Our players will certainly remember that experience and understand what it takes to compete at that level. The Aces obviously learn fast by the GREAT showing we had at Xavier! As Coach McCarty wisely stated when hired, you need to play the best teams you can to get your team "battle tested," rather that feast on low level cupcakes to build a false sense of accomplishment. This year's schedule has been excellent in providing learning experiences, challenges, and moments that increase team confidence prior to conference play.

Iowa St. stomped Illinois 84-68 tonight in Maui.

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Re: Games of Interest

Postby svmar10 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:50 am

We just broke into the one hundreds of Sagarin's computer rankings (199). A little early to mean much but it puts us a 5 point underdog with another 2 points for Ball State's home court. But the way we responded in the Xavier environment, without DC, I like our chances.


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