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Old 11-19-2017, 10:26 PM   #1151
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I agree that Mack will be forced to go to the zone because Evans and Cumberland will expose JP. There will be no one to hide him on like in years past. On the other side it is going to have to be Evans on Trevon. Go back to what won you the game last year. I haven't watched to much Xavier to know what kind of player Jones is but if he is talented offensively and Gates stands on the perimeter then I would be tempted to put Clark on Jones and Washington on Gates. If all Gates does is stand outside the perimeter let Washington stand out there with him. I just don't want Kyle to get schooled down low by Jones.

I'd be more worried at the point guard spot if Goodin was a threat, just because he is so much bigger and stronger, but he isn't much of a threat so I'm not too worried.
In addition, Xavier isn't near as deep as we are. There bench is not intimidating at all. Paul Scruggs is the only one who worries me because he is Goodin that is a threat to score. Other than that though, O'Mara is too slow for Gary and Kyle, Marshall showed he wasn't ready for high level competition against Wisconsin, and Kanter won't have an impact. They only have 6 viable players. We should be able to wear them down.

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Old 11-20-2017, 03:35 AM   #1152
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I think I'd put Evans on Mecura. Take him out of the equation. I'm not worried about Bluiett getting a few points.
Exactly, he had an insane game last year and we still won. I'd be very surprised if he has even close to the game he did last year. That being said, he will get his points regardless. Macura has been their X factor this year and slowing him down might be key to the game. We know how firey he can get in games like this. In the end, I think we have the heart and we are just too talented for them this year. Will be a good game but wouldn't be surprised to see a score similar to last year with a little less drama.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:40 AM   #1153
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No blueitt is not going to get his shots if he is guarded by Evans. I think last year was perfect evidence. He was hot and then cooler way down when we stopped helping off him.

I love jarron but one thing jarron hasnít shown yet is the ability to score on the road in an enviormrnt like that.

Xavier has 2 great seniors on their team in their home gym. Winning at Wisconsin is a huge task. Itís an nba sized arena filled to brim and getting wins there is tough.

They run plays for blueitt that even great defenders would lose blueitt on. Evans needs to be the guy.

I mean, Xavier is really good and if you donít think so, Iíll just assume you havenít watched them. They are playing completely in sync compared to last year where sumner I felt broke the vibe of the team
So have faith In the kid. He is playing great this year, i can't remember his exact stat line from last year, but if I remember correctly he had a pretty decent game of the bench. Even if it was at home, it was still a huge game, a rivalry game and he played very well as a freshman. I'm not too worried about environment for him, he may be unproven to this point but I have zero reason to doubt him, he's ice cold.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:14 AM   #1154
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All this talk about Blueitt and Macura make me want to vomit in my mouth a little bit. I understand they are good players and probably have even gotten a little better this year but neither has finished a single season above 20 in PER. We had 4 last year above 20 in PER (per sports reference).

They are off to a fast start but it's not going to be like that all season. Blueitt had a career day against us last year. They have a good team and it won't be easy to get a win there but it never is.

Let's worry about the Cayman first and let a few more games play out.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:54 AM   #1155
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All this talk about Blueitt and Macura make me want to vomit in my mouth a little bit. I understand they are good players and probably have even gotten a little better this year but neither has finished a single season above 20 in PER. We had 4 last year above 20 in PER (per sports reference).

They are off to a fast start but it's not going to be like that all season. Blueitt had a career day against us last year. They have a good team and it won't be easy to get a win there but it never is.

Let's worry about the Cayman first and let a few more games play out.
one game at a time brother.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:26 AM   #1156
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All this talk about Blueitt and Macura make me want to vomit in my mouth a little bit. I understand they are good players and probably have even gotten a little better this year but neither has finished a single season above 20 in PER. We had 4 last year above 20 in PER (per sports reference).

They are off to a fast start but it's not going to be like that all season. Blueitt had a career day against us last year. They have a good team and it won't be easy to get a win there but it never is.

Let's worry about the Cayman first and let a few more games play out.
Lol point taken!
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:01 PM   #1157
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All this talk about Blueitt and Macura make me want to vomit in my mouth a little bit. I understand they are good players and probably have even gotten a little better this year but neither has finished a single season above 20 in PER. We had 4 last year above 20 in PER (per sports reference).

They are off to a fast start but it's not going to be like that all season. Blueitt had a career day against us last year. They have a good team and it won't be easy to get a win there but it never is.

Let's worry about the Cayman first and let a few more games play out.
Calling it a career game is no joke.

Bluiett was 12/15 and 9/11 from 3 in last years game for a total of 40 points, yet shot 37% from three last year. He didn't score above 27 for the rest of the year. Cut him down to his season average of 25.3 points and the final score is 86-63. Obviously thats not scientific, but it shows how ridiculous he was that night and we still won by 8.
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