NCState Game Thoughts

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by flash34, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Malcom

    Malcom 100+ Posts

    She played in first half...I think 2 personal fouls
     
  2. flash34

    flash34 100+ Posts

    There is a huge opening to the Final Four for the Longhorns now. I think we can beat Stanford. With Breanna Turner hurt for ND, there is no guarantee they win their next game. Even if they do, they will be suspect the following game against us due to not having her........or she not being at full strength. I think things are lining up very nicely for a trip to Dallas ! Much better to be optimistic than the other way. May live happier........... and perhaps longer.
     
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  3. jusme828

    jusme828 1,000+ Posts

    Can you watch via WatchESPN? Or, if you have Directv, you're really lucky because they have every game on alternate channels.
     
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  4. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    for all our struggles, we shot 45.5% from the field, 38.5% from BTA and 82.6% from the FT line and we scored 84 pts. A total we only exceeded six times this season.

    Yeah, we got a lot to clean up and work on, both offensively and defensively, but it wasn't all bad. We got double digit scoring from four players. Ariel, as poorly as she shot and as few minutes as she played, had eight pts. We outrebounded them 41-28. We blocked eight shots.

    True, we had 19 TOs, but we forced 14. We do have to defend better without fouling. Putting NCS on the line 29 times kept them in the game and almost won them the game. I wish Khaleann was available. We really could use her in the post rotation. She and her sister are the two most physical posts we got aside from Mide.
     
  5. Rexy

    Rexy 1,000+ Posts

    Yes, I have turned on Watch ESPN - thanks for the reminder!
     
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  6. Malcom

    Malcom 100+ Posts

    Yes
     
  7. HornView

    HornView 500+ Posts

    Doesn't Coach Aston have a couple wins over Stanford including at Maples? They pretty much have run the same offense so I'm stymied as to why some fans think she can't coach against them.
     
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  8. jusme828

    jusme828 1,000+ Posts

    Stanford is tearing up KSU's zone defense way worse than they shredded Texas' man defense.
     
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  9. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    looking like Stanford this Friday.
     
  10. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 1,000+ Posts

    Plus we had 29 pts. from our bench and they had 5. We played a VERY good team and won. Celebrate. They beat ND, Duke, FSU and Louisville. Our win was tremendous.
     
  11. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 1,000+ Posts

    So good to see what Sutton is capable of. Karen says we haven't even scratched the surface with her yet! :yippee:
     
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  12. Moooooo

    Moooooo 1,000+ Posts

    What has killed this team the most is how inconsistent we are from one quarter to the next within a game. Yesterday at home, we go up on NC State by 13 points to end the quarter. We have all the momentum, and a chance to demoralize them if we can at least maintain that lead at halftime, or perhaps build on it. Instead, we act like we have forgotten how to play basketball. We give up just about all of our lead and the momentum.

    Granted, yesterday's first quarter had all of our jump shots falling. The team thinks it's gonna continue in the second quarter, so they keep launching jump shots early in the shot clock instead of reversing the ball and trying to find a better shot. The jump shots don't fall, and it allows NC State to gain confidence as their shots start to fall.

    Honestly, I don't recall recent Texas teams ever being so Jeckyll and Hyde during a game. This has pretty much happened the entire season. I still remember how putrid we were in that second quarter at Stanford. It is an issue that has not been resolved after 30+ games.
     
  13. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 1,000+ Posts

    Three of our starters were in foul trouble - different gripe I know :whiteflag:but that was the difference between 1st and 2nd
     
  14. Moooooo

    Moooooo 1,000+ Posts

    Yes, they are. Very surprised because the game is at KSU.

    Having watched both men's and women's tourneys for years, what I've learned is that when a 1 or 2 seed has a scare (especially in the first round) like Stanford did yesterday against New Mexico State, they don't typically have a scare the next game. They come back much more focused. It's kind of like the gods give the underdog one chance to pull the upset, and if they let it slip through their fingers, then that 1 or 2 seed takes it out on the next opponent and puts the game out of reach very early in the contest.

    Last year, Stanford almost lost at home to South Dakota State in the second round at home after trailing the majority of the game. Next game, the Cardinal upsets Notre Dame in the Sweet 16 in Lexington, KY.

    There are so many women's teams this season who are pretty inconsistent from game to game; so, making a prediction based on a team's most recent outing is like fools' gold.
     
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  15. Moooooo

    Moooooo 1,000+ Posts

    Not in this case. Brianna and Ariel picked up their fouls early in the first quarter. Brianna extremely early. Ariel picked up her second foul with like 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter. And, those two players only scored 2 points between them in the initial quarter.

    Did that third starter get in foul trouble in the second quarter? I don't recall.
     
  16. HornView

    HornView 500+ Posts

    I thought Lang had a lot of bench time in the 2nd. I do remember a lot of bench player minutes in the 2nd. Wait didn't Joyner come out? The game was so intense and stressful I can not say lol
     
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  17. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 1,000+ Posts

    Yes. We had four starters in foul trouble in the first half. Karen talks about it in her post game interview over on Texas Sports. Can't seem to get a link. She also talks about junk defense and many other issues we have questioned. The woman is far from clueless about what they did right and wrong. We have an outstanding coach. We haven't been to Sweet 16 three times in a row in how long???? Brooke said it best - it's now the expected standard when you come to Texas. Soon it will be Elite 8 and...
     
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  18. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 500+ Posts

    An impartial observer in Israel had no problem with the charge call:

     
  19. rattfatt

    rattfatt 500+ Posts

    The reason that this team is so inconsistent from one quarter to the next is because they're not consistent on the offensive end of the court. Which is why they have had so many scoring droughts. Coach Aston has obviously done a great job in rebuilding the program but that doesn't mean that you can't question some of her coaching abilities like running better offense as a head coach and being more flexible on both ends of the floor.
     
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  20. jusme828

    jusme828 1,000+ Posts

    As bad as you say Coach Aston has been, I'm surprised the team has won 25 games.
     
  21. HornView

    HornView 500+ Posts

    So to reiterate if I may; the reason this team is so inconsistent is because they are inconsistent? Well dang, just be consistent and case closed. Anybody got a way to get this pertinent information to our coaching staff, stat?
     
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  22. rattfatt

    rattfatt 500+ Posts

    I didn't say that Coach Aston has been bad. Coach Aston is a good coach and if you look at what she's been able to do at Texas to get them close to being an elite program again has been great. Every coach has their strengths and weaknesses. I just think that Coach Aston still needs to improve as a coach on the offensive end of the floor and be more flexible on both ends.
     
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  23. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Watching video of her in HS before her injury and watching her this season, there is a big difference, but she has shown improvement all season. When she adds consistent scoring, she will be extremely difficult to stop. As with Joyner and Jada, the best is yet to come.
     
  24. DINO22

    DINO22 1,000+ Posts

    I look forward to seeing Boothe and Patterson next year.
     
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  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 5,000+ Posts

    That's why the so-called fan went on my ignore list.
     
  26. Rexy

    Rexy 1,000+ Posts

    Me too, I don't even know what you are talking about!!! LOL!
     
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  27. WCBBNUT

    WCBBNUT 1,000+ Posts

  28. BBV_Horn

    BBV_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    She is SO UConn biased, it is very unprofessional, IMHO...
     
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  29. GameOfHorns

    GameOfHorns 25+ Posts

    I think that is my issue with her. It may just me my perception, but I often feel several of the analysts find creative ways to dig on Texas. Does anyone else noice this?
     
  30. DINO22

    DINO22 1,000+ Posts

    I have felt that way the whole year, about how they act like they hate to give Texas some attention.But when you really earn it the way Texas have.You can't ignoring them in the press and talk show's anymore.But they try their best though. Hoopgurlz ESPN really kill me.It always seem's to take so long to put a article up about Texas.But let it be UConn. It's there 10 minutes after their game.
    Just Saying!!!!!!!!!
     
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