Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by caryhorn, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    44 total points scored by the Horns tonight in this loss. 5 of 15 from the free throw line. I have not seen a free throw stat that bad since I was in junior high. SS has got to go. I like the guy and was excited when he was hired. But obviously he cannot get it done. Bye shaka.
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    This sucks almost as football
  3. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    So 5 of 15 is Shaka's fault?
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  4. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    I guess that depends on what you view what Shanka's role should be. I think that part of his job should be to develop talent and give instructions on how to improve, including free throws. Roach was here for four years and never improved his FT shooting. Coleman is as reliable as Roach to sink a free throw in crunch time. He went 0-3 last year against Tech in Lubbock with the game on the line when 2 0f 3 would have handed Tech it's only home loss.

    I would rather had Mo Bomba(?) at the free throw line at a critical time than Roach or Coleman. How does a 3 point shooter miss free throws? Coleman, A. Jones and Febres were 4 of 11. These are guards. according to the Barking Carnival podcast, they do not respect Shanka and do not listen. Note: original post had 1 of 10 according to BC which is incorrect.
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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    I have no way to know if BC's podcast has any direct knowledge of this, or if they are pulling speculative nuggets directly out of their asses. I suspect the latter.
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  6. Seattle4UT

    Seattle4UT 1,000+ Posts

    Pathetic.. Baylor’s mastery of Texas continues while our teams in the sports that matter most wallow in mediocrity. Sports gods must hate Texas.
  7. utempire

    utempire 1,000+ Posts

    Free throws were bad with Barnes as well. I've seen enough of Shaka to say this year, make a run in the tournament or move on.
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  8. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Fair question. I think each player's focus, concentration, practice, attitude in pressure situations do have an intersection with the head coach. The head coach is where the buck stops, so to speak.

    The same question could be posed about scoring only 44 points. And all other questions re: the team's performance would be directed to the head coach sooner or later.
  9. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    I would argue this is worse since I at least still want to watch our football team.
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  10. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    That's a criticism I would not have questioned, because all too often our offense gets bogged down and cannot manufacture anything off of set plays, leading to low scoring games, and usually losses. It's too obvious a pattern to simply write off as a bad day at the office.
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  11. Walking Boss

    Walking Boss 1,000+ Posts

    LHN is bad juju. Similar to ND going it’s own way with NBC. Arrogance goeth before the fall.
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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
  12. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    This is far worse than football.
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  13. txlandagent

    txlandagent 500+ Posts

    We're shooting 64% FT as a team so far this season. Our starting 5 are averaging 69% FT through 13 games. Our effective FT shooting % ranks 324 out of 350 teams reporting stats in DI.

    Texas has averaged 69% as a team FT shooting over the last 5 seasons with the previous 6 season low average of 65% (*High of 73% in Barnes last season). Starting 5's haven't been much better than team average when it's all said and done.

    If this team stays at or below its current mark it will potentially match or best our worst FT shooting season under Shaka.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020

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