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pards123

West Virginia

If anyone knows of a way to watch this one online let me know. I don't get Root Sports Pittsburgh
jonnymo

Same here. I found audio I think but no stream. This could be a great game.
carney2

Even audio would be welcome.  How do you get it?
jonnymo

It's on wvusports.com.  Audio only.
carney2

22-12, WVU with about 7 to go in the first.  Turnovers R us as the Mountaineer defense is smothering.  Being out-rebounded 20-7.
Pard4Life

They are out-rebounding us 20-7.  And have 12 more FG attempts.
carney2

39-24 at the half.  11 turnovers.  Lindner has 6.  Hinrichs has been shut out.  16 offensive rebounds for West Virginia; 1 for Lafayette.
NewXbo

Well, we shot the ball better than WV: we were 43.5% from the floor, WV 39.3; we were 30.8% from the arc, WV 24.2%, we were 100% from the line WV 72.2%. Unfortunately, TOs and rbds made the difference: we had 20 TOs to WV 6, 31 rbds for us, 50 for WV.  

Unless we have a Supply Chain Management degree and Admissions is more flexible we won't be able to recruit the same athletes West Virginia does.

All in all, not a bad effort.
Kpard

Didn't see any of this so I really have no business commenting other than to say that I thought we'd be able to compete, with everyone, better than this.
Will be at KSC Weds. To see us kick Tigger's tail.
carney2

Let's be realistic here.  We don't schedule these games because we expect to win.  Oh sure, we can dream.  No one takes the court to lose.  We schedule them for exposure, for recruiting, and to give the kids a chance to upgrade their game before we play people our own size.  Mr. WVU color announcer kept talking about speed, as if the home team had it and the visitors didn't.  None of us saw the game so we can only assume that he was speaking some version of the truth.

Anyway, in some respects we are the blind squirrel constantly looking for that one acorn - and it only takes one.  Colgate found Adonal Foyle, Lehigh found CJ McCollum, Bucknell found Mike Muscala.  Who knows, maybe we'll find one and beat a Duke or a Kansas.  Until then we can only be concerned about how well we do against our own brand of mid-majors.
Lafalum

carney2 wrote:
Let's be realistic here.  We don't schedule these games because we expect to win.  Oh sure, we can dream.  No one takes the court to lose.  We schedule them for exposure, for recruiting, and to give the kids a chance to upgrade their game before we play people our own size.  Mr. WVU color announcer kept talking about speed, as if the home team had it and the visitors didn't.  None of us saw the game so we can only assume that he was speaking some version of the truth.

Anyway, in some respects we are the blind squirrel constantly looking for that one acorn - and it only takes one.  Colgate found Adonal Foyle, Lehigh found CJ McCollum, Bucknell found Mike Muscala.  Who knows, maybe we'll find one and beat a Duke or a Kansas.  Until then we can only be concerned about how well we do against our own brand of mid-majors.


The primary reason is for the money. We get paid to get beat up by the major programs. I remember years ago we got paid about 60k to go to UMASS and we beat them. We  never got invited back. Last thing these schools need is a mid-major beating them and having to pay to have that happen.
The Princeton game is a better measure of where we are, especially at home while students are still there to help the crowd! A nice win against them and we can become believers. But the league does look stronger in spots.
NewXbo

Bucknell @ Michigan on Big 10 Network tonight at 8:00pm.
gopards81

West Virginia

Hey basketball forum team.....,

Pards81 here under my new handle.  That's what happens when a new baby grandaughter steals the show.  You lose your password along with your mind.  Although I've become the ultimate sap, I still haven't lost my love for the game.    I look forward to hearing about the Patriot league, our Pards and mostly sharing thoughts.  

Anyway..........,

Am I the only one who got to see the Pards play WVU?

It aired on Direct TV in Pittsburgh.  I sat in the University of Pittsburgh commons and watched it with a bunch of WVU fans.  I forgot I was that close to Morgantown.  The comments I heard were interesting.  In referring to our players, I think I heard the words "scared" and "sorry" more than anything.  It was hard for me to hold my tounge.  At one point I felt like sticking my hand through the screen and pulling some players out of the game that continually ran away from the ball and not want to help when we were being pressured.  

Yeah I get it.  We are playing a high major school full of very athletic kids and as someone said on a post before "athletic" is a code word.  This is a basketball forum. I think it's important to really be honest about our opinions.

As long as Fran is ok with featuring the kids that can play and shoot against "lesser" or "comparable" teams and totally disappear against "athletic" teams then he will never develop the players that ultimately may be able to get us through the tougher play.

Last season I attempted to point out some things that I felt would come back and haunt us and here we are early in the season and I see that Fran is still supporting the same old habits and giving an extremely long rope to some and a very short rope to others.  

Let's be frank, even as an old guy (not as old as Fran) I know that the game has evolved.  Some coaches are stuck in the days of featuring slow, "non athletic" guys that shoot set shots to win games.  What happens when those guys run up against very "athletic" opponents? Clean cut, pure shooters get shut down.  The shots are too slow, the coordination gets stiffled, the passes get deflected and too much dribbling turns into steals.  Fran is stubborn and as long as he continues to feature kids that simmulate him as a player, the Pards will never evolve and be able to beat some of the more "athletic" teams in our league. My guess is that he will start recruiting more "athletic" kids on his way into retirement because he won't have to deal with trying to figure out how to coach them.  Turn them over to Coach Doherty and watch him have that same itch about the "athletic" kids.  I knew Doherty as a player and he was not athletic and fell into the scope of players that were dominated by the "athletic" kids.  I'm sure he will be driven to keep the Pard basketball program tradition and continue to build the program around very non-athletic kids and try to prove to everyone that we don't need "them" (athletic kids) to win.
carney2

Re: West Virginia

gopards81 wrote:
My guess is that he [Fran] will start recruiting more "athletic" kids on his way into retirement because he won't have to deal with trying to figure out how to coach them.  Turn them over to Coach Doherty and watch him have that same itch about the "athletic" kids.  I knew Doherty as a player and he was not athletic and fell into the scope of players that were dominated by the "athletic" kids.  I'm sure he will be driven to keep the Pard basketball program tradition and continue to build the program around very non-athletic kids and try to prove to everyone that we don't need "them" (athletic kids) to win.


I was unaware that the succession has been decided.  Did we have a search?  Was there a search committee?  Did Bruce make the decision on his own?  Has there been an announcement or will this be handled by the usual Star Chamber methods?
Lafalum

Re: West Virginia

carney2 wrote:
gopards81 wrote:
My guess is that he [Fran] will start recruiting more "athletic" kids on his way into retirement because he won't have to deal with trying to figure out how to coach them.  Turn them over to Coach Doherty and watch him have that same itch about the "athletic" kids.  I knew Doherty as a player and he was not athletic and fell into the scope of players that were dominated by the "athletic" kids.  I'm sure he will be driven to keep the Pard basketball program tradition and continue to build the program around very non-athletic kids and try to prove to everyone that we don't need "them" (athletic kids) to win.


I was unaware that the succession has been decided.  Did we have a search?  Was there a search committee?  Did Bruce make the decision on his own?  Has there been an announcement or will this be handled by the usual Star Chamber methods?



Star Chamber is SOP!

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