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carney2

Wake Up Call

Has anyone noticed that the women's basketball team is 3-0?  C'mon, folks, there have been years where we got to March without 3 wins.

At Pittsburgh today.  Pitt's new coach will turn that dreadful program around in a hurry.  Let's hope that she doesn't start until tomorrow.
BillS

4-0
Lafalum

48-45 might have something going here. Glad to see it. Diane I think got here 550th win this week. This team seems to be on a mission..you can see it in their eyes!!
Andy

Pards shot 18/63 from the floor including 3/18 beyond the arc. 50% free throws. And still won!   Pitt was just slightly worse.
carney2

Pitt is a bad team, but they're in the ACC, their new coach, Suzie McConnell-Serio is a legend and will turn things around, and

4-0 IS 4-0!

Now some toughies - Villanova and Northwestern, back to back.
Andy

carney2 wrote:
Pitt is a bad team, but they're in the ACC, their new coach, Suzie McConnell-Serio is a legend and will turn things around, and

4-0 IS 4-0!

Now some toughies - Villanova and Northwestern, back to back.


True. And I hope to see them play in person soon. Just pointing out that their shooting ability, which youve complained about in the past, hasnt improved, apparently.  

The 2 teams shot a combined 37/126.

Pitt beat Bucknell by 15.
carney2

Andy wrote:
Pitt beat Bucknell by 15.


All of which means exactly diddly at this point.  All we "know" is that hopefully, maybe the preseason pick of 9th (out of 10) may be incorrect.
Pardman

Hey, the team is 4-0. Lighten up!!! The kids play who is scheduled against them and they have done fine so far. A challenging stretch of games is coming up but you'll have a much better feeling rooting the Pards on at the Patriot League playoffs in March by jumping on the bandwagon on. This is not a second tier league team. Take that to the bank.

PS If the men's team beat an ACC team you would never hear the end of it, witness the men's win over Virginia in the 1972 NIT....and THAT was 40+ years ago!
Lafalum

Pardman wrote:
Hey, the team is 4-0. Lighten up!!! The kids play who is scheduled against them and they have done fine so far. A challenging stretch of games is coming up but you'll have a much better feeling rooting the Pards on at the Patriot League playoffs in March by jumping on the bandwagon on. This is not a second tier league team. Take that to the bank.

PS If the men's team beat an ACC team you would never hear the end of it, witness the men's win over Virginia in the 1972 NIT....and THAT was 40+ years ago!


Like it!!!
Andy

Pardman wrote:
Hey, the team is 4-0. Lighten up!!! The kids play who is scheduled against them and they have done fine so far. A challenging stretch of games is coming up but you'll have a much better feeling rooting the Pards on at the Patriot League playoffs in March by jumping on the bandwagon on. This is not a second tier league team. Take that to the bank.

PS If the men's team beat an ACC team you would never hear the end of it, witness the men's win over Virginia in the 1972 NIT....and THAT was 40+ years ago!


The women beat Pitt last year, too.  Remember?

I wouldn't be jumping on the bandwagon since I've been to more than my share of women's games, home and away, throughout the Tammy and Nolan years, and I live 2 hours from campus.  That wasnt you at the Army game right smack in the middle of the corps of cadets was it?  No, that was me.  Were you there for the buzzer beater by Jackson at Manhattan? No? You missed a good one.  Heck, I even drive to the Lehigh  hangar to watch, which is a miserable experience.

Fact is the team has had shooting trouble throughout Coach Nolan's tenure, and some of us were hoping they'd improved. If you didn't know that, welcome to the bandwagon.

Oh, and I was in the Garden, too, for Jay's game winner. Sorry to mention that in the women's thread.  Yup, I'm a johnny come lately.
The Maroon

Pardman wrote:
Hey, the team is 4-0. Lighten up!!! The kids play who is scheduled against them and they have done fine so far. A challenging stretch of games is coming up but you'll have a much better feeling rooting the Pards on at the Patriot League playoffs in March by jumping on the bandwagon on. This is not a second tier league team. Take that to the bank.

PS If the men's team beat an ACC team you would never hear the end of it, witness the men's win over Virginia in the 1972 NIT....and THAT was 40+ years ago!

Dude have you seen Diane's record after Groundhog day?
While I'm not going to take the inane stance that being 4-0 is in any way bad, Im not ready to warm up the bandwagon either....
You've got to be a players Mom. Nobody who has c endured what we have would trot out a bandwagon remark.
Andy

The Maroon wrote:
Pardman wrote:
Hey, the team is 4-0. Lighten up!!! The kids play who is scheduled against them and they have done fine so far. A challenging stretch of games is coming up but you'll have a much better feeling rooting the Pards on at the Patriot League playoffs in March by jumping on the bandwagon on. This is not a second tier league team. Take that to the bank.

PS If the men's team beat an ACC team you would never hear the end of it, witness the men's win over Virginia in the 1972 NIT....and THAT was 40+ years ago!

Dude have you seen Diane's record after Groundhog day?
While I'm not going to take the inane stance that being 4-0 is in any way bad, Im not ready to warm up the bandwagon either....
You've got to be a players Mom. Nobody who has c endured what we have would trot out a bandwagon remark.


Comparing the men's postseason defeat of the #14 team in the country to the women beating a team coming off a 17 game losing streak didnt really help her argument .
Lost Again

Quote:
You've got to be a players Mom. Nobody who has c endured what we have would trot out a bandwagon remark."


So, I think "Mom's" shout out is great.  She's willing to mix it up with this group of typically moaners and complainers.

Lafalum

Lost Again wrote:
Quote:
You've got to be a players Mom. Nobody who has c endured what we have would trot out a bandwagon remark."


So, I think "Mom's" shout out is great.  She's willing to mix it up with this group of typically moaners and complainers.



Hey, they are 4-0, lets enjoy that and root for better things and get behind our players. I think that's where the remark was meant. If that's a bandwagon I'm on it!!!
The Maroon

There's nothing wrong with the enthusiasm...but we've been down this road before...Take a look at the "wow" thread about 15 below this one... We were all jazzed about beating Pitt last year and we were 3-0. The year before we hung with ECU and there were comments that we were really going to do some damage in the league...

To repeat my stance: There's no such thing as a bad win...And being 4-0 is as about as good as we could possibly be at this point... But Diane Nolan's winning percentage past February 1 is a horriffic 16% at Lafayette. I'm not getting caught up in the hoopla yet.

Warm up the bandwagon and maybe I'll jump on around Valentines Day.
Xboreturns

There's one huge difference between the non-league season and the Patriot League season. During the non-league season, the teams we are playing are trying to figure out what works best for them. Things like player rotation, zone or man to man, run and gun or weave and heave, etc. They don't spend lots of time breaking down film or isolating specific players.

During the PL season every game is a critical game. Your tournament seed and home advantage is at stake. Defenses are designed to stop particular players, offensive sets are aimed at taking advantage of the opponents weaknesses. This is when the rubber hits the road.
Xboreturns

Both Villanova and the Leopards entered today's game with 4-0 records.  At the half we trailed by just one, 29-28. We ended up with just 33 points, including just one point over the last 15:22.
SixtyEighter

Stony Brook Seahawks dismembered the Leopards. It looks like same-old same-old with women's basketball.Lafayette's play was characterized by failure to protect the ball, weak rebounding,a plethora of missed shots including lay-ups,continually being beaten down the court defensively,and an overall lethargy.The record is good to date but that was a dismal showing. The jury is still out on Diane Nolan who has had 4 seasons of her own recruits.
Xboreturns

SixtyEighter wrote:
Stony Brook Seahawks dismembered the Leopards. It looks like same-old same-old with women's basketball.Lafayette's play was characterized by failure to protect the ball, weak rebounding,a plethora of missed shots including lay-ups,continually being beaten down the court defensively,and an overall lethargy.The record is good to date but that was a dismal showing. The jury is still out on Diane Nolan who has had 4 seasons of her own recruits.


This is her 4th year but only her 3rd recruiting class. The seniors were recruited by Tammy.

We do not matchup well with athletic teams. Besides our 13 TOs, SB had 7 steals (most on lazy passes even though we knew they were jumping the passing lanes).  Horrible shooting % in the second half.
Lafalum

Xboreturns wrote:
SixtyEighter wrote:
Stony Brook Seahawks dismembered the Leopards. It looks like same-old same-old with women's basketball.Lafayette's play was characterized by failure to protect the ball, weak rebounding,a plethora of missed shots including lay-ups,continually being beaten down the court defensively,and an overall lethargy.The record is good to date but that was a dismal showing. The jury is still out on Diane Nolan who has had 4 seasons of her own recruits.


This is her 4th year but only her 3rd recruiting class. The seniors were recruited by Tammy.

We do not matchup well with athletic teams. Besides our 13 TOs, SB had 7 steals (most on lazy passes even though we knew they were jumping the passing lanes).  Horrible shooting % in the second half.


They actually started out well and it looked like it was going to be a blow out for Lafayette. SB started playing very aggressively and we didn't respond. It's part of building this team. They will do fine!
SixtyEighter

The seniors must be a mixed group between Tammy and Diane because at an introduction dinner she told us that she had recruited Danielle Fiocco for Yale where she had been coaching as an assistant and had persuaded Fiocco to follow her to Lafayette.I interpolated from that that the current seniors were all her recruits.
bison137

SixtyEighter wrote:
The seniors must be a mixed group between Tammy and Diane because at an introduction dinner she told us that she had recruited Danielle Fiocco for Yale where she had been coaching as an assistant and had persuaded Fiocco to follow her to Lafayette.I interpolated from that that the current seniors were all her recruits.



Fiacco was not Dianne Nolan's recruit and she did not follow her anywhere.   Fiacco committed to LC right at the start of her senior year in H.S. - about seven months before Nolan took over at LC.
Marooner

Just getting caught up on the past week in Leopard Land... not sure why we're getting worked up over an early December loss to Stony Brook. Maybe we should have beat them (they lost to both academies...), but the box score tells me that we shot better from the floor and turned the ball over less.

We were outrebounded for only the second time this year (Villanova is the other), and SB went to the line 18 more times than we did (without seeing the game, I couldn't tell you if this disparity is legit or bad officiating or whatever else).

Again, perhaps a win we should have had - especially at home - but let's take a deep breath and at least wait until next week's game at (a surprisingly competent) St. Francis.

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