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Old 02-18-2021, 06:25 PM   #1
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@Houston

Starting this thread early.

Fabian White Jr. Who tore his ACL in May just entered the game in the Houston @WSU game tonight. It's his first game of the season. Great for him and for Houston, in the time of Covid not many top teams are adding star players at this point in the season.

Bad timing for us though. Already the #6 team in the country, they now have back White who would have been a player of the year candidate if healthy.

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Old 02-18-2021, 06:50 PM   #2
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Houston is beatable if you outwork them. But itís pretty tough to outwork them.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:29 PM   #3
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WSU is out working Houston and is winning
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:49 PM   #4
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WSU also on fire from 3. 10-21 (50%), quite a few of which haven't been easy shots. Meanwhile Houston is 7-21 (30%).

I'm glad I decided to watch this game, it reminds me how hard some teams (not us most of the time) play. Neither team is backing down.
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:14 PM   #5
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The steal at the end reminded me of Logan Johnson against Memphis a couple years ago. Guys aren't expecting passing lanes to be jumped in those situations.
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Kind of reminded me of the way Temple has blown it at the end of games. Down 1 with the ball, 15 seconds left and Houston throws it away with a lacksidasical pass and then commits a flagrant foul.
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Houston is beatable if you outwork them. But itís pretty tough to outwork them.
They play cronin ball. Lots of positives to it. Get a lot of wins, also negatives. It has its limits
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:57 PM   #8
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They play cronin ball. Lots of positives to it. Get a lot of wins, also negatives. It has its limits
you look at the talent on that roster and its hard to believe they are 218 in the county in eFG%. they have 5 guys shooting 34.6% or better from 3. but alas, they are old school with 353 mid range shots this year, compared to 318 shots at the rim (compared to us, we have 193 mid range 2s and 320 shots at the rim).

imagine if they had a coach that believed in new offense.
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you look at the talent on that roster and its hard to believe they are 218 in the county in eFG%. they have 5 guys shooting 34.6% or better from 3. but alas, they are old school with 353 mid range shots this year, compared to 318 shots at the rim (compared to us, we have 193 mid range 2s and 320 shots at the rim).

imagine if they had a coach that believed in new offense.
That way of playing is a dangerous game, (cronin ball). Like Iíve said 100 times. You canít ďout toughĒ good teams. Weíve tried that going all they way back to Huggins. Good teams do not care how tough you are. They donít. You have to be able to score. Houstonís had the most talent by far in the league for 3 years now and gotten nothing
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That way of playing is a dangerous game, (cronin ball). Like Iíve said 100 times. You canít ďout toughĒ good teams. Weíve tried that going all they way back to Huggins. Good teams do not care how tough you are. They donít. You have to be able to score. Houstonís had the most talent by far in the league for 3 years now and gotten nothing


They have a sweet 16, and coulda been 2 sweet 16ís if not a game winner from Michigan.

I mean, Houston is a top 10 team who had the preseason player of the year coming off the bench before he decided to transfer closer to home.

Add in that Fabian white played his first game all season


For a team that has lost 2 starter level players for almost the whole season and still held it down, it says something about their elite culture built from nothing.

Id trade coaches with Houston right now with out a doubt. John brannen hadnít proven he can coach defense, champions play defense. And oddly enough heís never had a top 50 offense. Nor top 50 defense. Downplaying Houston is kinda hilarious when John brannen hasnít proved he can win a tourney game and coach a top 50 defense and offense.


8 mid major teams were in the top 50 in offense in 2018... NKU and brannen were not one of them. 6 or 7 had top 50 defenses. So mid majors can and do break through to the top 50 in offense and defense and John never could at his time at NKU

And yet some of you think that John brannen has all the tools it takes to win in March. Itís baffling

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