Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
UC Bearcat basketball thread
#1
I think I like this team. I like the new guys. They had a lot to replace and it won't happen overnight but I see nice potential.

I do wish Mick would replace another couple of the cupcakes with better teams but what can you do?
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#2
I'm looking forward to watching Scott potentially grow into a star this year. Great balance and depth for this team. We do need a consistent top scorer, so either Cumberland or Broome need to step up.
[Image: ajtpggg.gif]
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. - P.C. Hodgell
Reply/Quote
#3
(11-30-2018, 11:13 AM)Yojimbo Wrote: I'm looking forward to watching Scott potentially grow into a star this year. Great balance and depth for this team. We do need a consistent top scorer, so either Cumberland or Broome need to step up.

I think Cumberland will be the go to scorer but it looks  overall like the scoring will be spread around.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#4
(12-01-2018, 02:15 PM)McC Wrote: I think Cumberland will be the go to scorer but it looks  overall like the scoring will be spread around.

I'd like to see Diarra's minutes increase as the season goes. He's got a chance to be the next great Bearcat, the guy's a freak athlete and needs more experience.
[Image: ajtpggg.gif]
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. - P.C. Hodgell
Reply/Quote
#5
(12-01-2018, 02:40 PM)Yojimbo Wrote: I'd like to see Diarra's minutes increase as the season goes. He's got a chance to be the next great Bearcat, the guy's a freak athlete and needs more experience.

Totally agree.  And he has a jump shot too.  One thing Cronin's players do is develop over the course of their careers.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#6
Crosstown Blowout. Go Bearcats!
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#7
Finally ranked! Sunday’s game against Houston is going to be huge.

Just looking at this roster, if all the juniors come back next season, next year might be something special.
[Image: ajtpggg.gif]
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. - P.C. Hodgell
Reply/Quote
#8
(02-08-2019, 08:18 PM)Yojimbo Wrote: Finally ranked! Sunday’s game against Houston is going to be huge.

Just looking at this roster, if all the juniors come back next season, next year might be something special.

Yep.  If they could play better first halves and defend the three better, they could make some noise this year.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#9
(02-09-2019, 05:07 PM)McC Wrote: Yep.  If they could play better first halves and defend the three better, they could make some noise this year.

I’m starting to think we’ve since the best Cronin can do. His offensive gameplans are atrocious and Sampson just schooled him on how to matchup substitute. Just pathetic they didn’t score for the final SIX MINUTES.
[Image: ajtpggg.gif]
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. - P.C. Hodgell
Reply/Quote
#10
(02-10-2019, 07:58 PM)Yojimbo Wrote: I’m starting to think we’ve since the best Cronin can do. His offensive gameplans are atrocious and Sampson just schooled him on how to matchup substitute. Just pathetic they didn’t score for the final SIX MINUTES.

So true.

Not to make excuses, but I think being so badly jobbed by the horrible officiating took a mental toll in the second half.  That Higgins guy should be fired immediately.  He was literally the worst, most one sided ref I have ever seen.  I wanted to reach through the tv and choke him.

Also, that Houston dude with the hideous hair threw up some ridiculous prayers that he'll never make again as long as he lives.  When Houston comes here, it will be an entirely different story.

But, by all that is holy, the Cats have to find other people who can score.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#11
(02-11-2019, 11:55 AM)McC Wrote: So true.

Not to make excuses, but I think being so badly jobbed by the horrible officiating took a mental toll in the second half.  That Higgins guy should be fired immediately.  He was literally the worst, most one sided ref I have ever seen.  I wanted to reach through the tv and choke him.

Also, that Houston dude with the hideous hair threw up some ridiculous prayers that he'll never make again as long as he live.  When Houston comes here, it will be an entirely different story.

But, by all that is holy, the Cats have to find other people who can score.

True, there was bad officiating, but that’s kind of the norm these days. After thinking about the game more, I am really disappointed in Brooks. He was terrible on defense, couldn’t hold on to a rebound, missed his FT as usual and threw up a few terrible shots. He basically regressed all the way back to how he played as a sub the last two seasons and not the solid starter he had been this season.
[Image: ajtpggg.gif]
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. - P.C. Hodgell
Reply/Quote
#12
(02-11-2019, 12:01 PM)Yojimbo Wrote: True, there was bad officiating, but that’s kind of the norm these days. After thinking about the game more, I am really disappointed in Brooks. He was terrible on defense, couldn’t hold on to a rebound, missed his FT as usual and threw up a few terrible shots. He basically regressed all the way back to how he played as a sub the last two seasons and not the solid starter he had been this season.

He's not much of a free throw shooter, for sure.  But he got fouled at least a half a dozen times and none were called(twice on one play alone) and got the worst technical ever called called on him.  That shit gets in your head.

If Houston is allowed to beat the hell out of our players and do shit  like go up for a shot and come down with the ball with no call, and go on and score at a critical time, it has an effect.

Two points on the horseshit technical, two points for the correct call that shithead Higgins overturned, the one where he was fifty feet away with no angle on the play and the ref who made the right call was two feet away, two points on the travel not called--that's six points in a seven point loss right there, and that's not even counting all the times UC players were fouled with no call...

Point is, Houston didn't earn that win, they had it handed to them.  I'm not denying Cronin's shortcomings.  They are pretty obvious.  But let's call a spade a spade.  That was a travesty.  If that game is called even close to right, UC is probably leading down the stretch and that changes everything.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote
#13
(02-11-2019, 05:47 PM)McC Wrote: He's not much of a free throw shooter, for sure.  But he got fouled at least a half a dozen times and none were called(twice on one play alone) and got the worst technical ever called called on him.  That shit gets in your head.

If Houston is allowed to beat the hell out of our players and do shit  like go up for a shot and come down with the ball with no call, and go on and score at a critical time, it has an effect.

Two points on the horseshit technical, two points for the correct call that shithead Higgins overturned, the one where he was fifty feet away with no angle on the play and the ref who made the right call was two feet away, two points on the travel not called--that's six points in a seven point loss right there, and that's not even counting all the times UC players were fouled with no call...

Point is, Houston didn't earn that win, they had it handed to them.  I'm not denying Cronin's shortcomings.  They are pretty obvious.  But let's call a spade a spade.  That was a travesty.  If that game is called even close to right, UC is probably leading down the stretch and that changes everything.

Looks like Brooks watched his bad tape from last week. He’s back to being aggressive, rebounding and blocking shots.
[Image: ajtpggg.gif]
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. - P.C. Hodgell
Reply/Quote
#14
(02-17-2019, 04:16 PM)Yojimbo Wrote: Looks like Brooks watched his bad tape from last week. He’s back to being aggressive, rebounding and blocking shots.

This team can  be, even on their best days, painful to watch.

No real offensive scheme beyond Carry us, Jarron.  Maddening habit of giving up wide open 3's.  Terrible knack of letting lesser teams hang around.  Build a 15-20 point lead, lose focus, give up eight or ten point runs, let them back in the game.  Where is the killer instinct?

All of these are things that are death in the NCAA tournament.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth


http://www.reverbnation.com/leftyohio  singersongwriterrocknroll


Reply/Quote





Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)