ISU at Texas 1/17/24

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by WCBBNUT, Feb 17, 2024.

  1. GoHorns22

    GoHorns22 25+ Posts

    What I liked about our win was that we won the 4th quarter, and we actually increased our lead! I hope that continues.
     
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  2. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    What I liked about that game, is the way Booker was reading the switching defenses and attacking accordingly. What I REALLY liked about that game was the ball movement we showed against the zone at certain times, particularly in the second half. I have been preaching and preaching about that... and I sure hope we become more consistent in doing it.
     
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  3. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    I know others mentioned how Fennelly complained a couple of years ago about "freedom of movement" when referring to Texas' type of suffocating defense. Well, I know I saw at least a couple of times (resulting in ISU fouls) where their guards were way impeding our guards' "movement" out on the perimeter. Maybe he's had a change of heart.
     
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  4. cnb

    cnb 5,000+ Posts

    I'd take any of them on my team in a heartbeat. Gym rats abd just plain basketball players.
     
  5. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 2,500+ Posts

    Maybe she’ll sign a 7-day contract for you as well.
     
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  6. cnb

    cnb 5,000+ Posts

    Bring it.
     
  7. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 2,500+ Posts

    By “it”, do mean a 7 day hardship contract, Joens herself, or another comment from me? I’m confused.

    To be honest, I don’t know how the WNBA works, but teams don’t really seem to keep her around longer than a few days. Maybe she’s not a team player? :idk: Or maybe she’s filling an untapped, lucrative niche in professional basketball. :smokin:
     
  8. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    But she was a three-time winner of the Cheryl Miller award... :rolleyes1:
     
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  9. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    We had Ebo.
     
  10. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    Ebo had the size and strength but was not near as skilled.
     
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  11. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    True. I was just scrolling through my memory of extra thick post players that have come through UT.
     
  12. justabbfan

    justabbfan 250+ Posts

    I guess I don’t recall the “Covid antics”. I searched but nothing turns up other than her long list of 7 day hardship contracts with various WNBA teams.
     
  13. cnb

    cnb 5,000+ Posts


    Not a personal attack. I dont follow the wnba closely ( my bad) so don't know how her college game translates to the pros. I'm guessing 6' g/f are a dime a dozen in the league and she simply can't find a fit. I'm not going to knock her for that. No need to look any farther than Charli Collier who couldn't even make a bad Dallas Wings team. Ok she lasted a year.

    I'm talking about the collegiate Ashley and any of the Jones girls. I'll take them on my team any day. They simply are basketball players.
     
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  14. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 2,500+ Posts

    During COVID protocol that first season back, they refused to test and vaccinate causing them to miss games. Vaccines etc are a highly charged topic so I won’t add anymore to it.
     
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  15. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 2,500+ Posts

    Totally get it. If I had a wish list, they’d all be way down at the bottom of my list. If shutting one player down, effectively shuts the whole team down like it did with Ashley, I’d prefer not to have that player on my team. But clearly she was a baller.
     
  16. UTSUgrad

    UTSUgrad 250+ Posts

    My observation as a casual fan ... speed and quickness seems to be a difference maker in the pros. Ashley Joens, Charli, other college stars are often a step too slow, despite their high level skills. Watch the Wings Satou Sabally weave through players to get to the basket ... I focused on her movement at several games and realized that she slipped through the cluster of defenders so quickly that no one could touch her. Reminded me of Marion Jones, the Olympic sprinter. I saw her in a ACC game years ago when she played point guard for North Carolina and moved down the court almost in a blur. It was like watching a roadrunner cartoon! Circuitous way to say that players like Joens will succeed as backups or overseas because they are good players, just don't have that extra gear.
     

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