Watch the Devils.
Student section isn't nearly full. Kinda disappointing....I'd say ~500 students....funny how Rebecca Lobo is lauding the Crazies as I type....
Last edited by Bluedog; 01-28-2008 at 07:15 PM.
Game was tied at the half... UT has now opened the second half with 4 unanswered (37-33).
The locks on Joe Alleva's office should be changed tonight.
ABBY! ABBY! ABBY!
TIED UP at 64!!!
gah....TN up 2...4.1 sec left...TN ball....I still believe!
What the HECK was that at the end!?!?!?! Chante Black not know there was only 3.4 seconds left?!?!?!?!!? TOUGH GAME, but INEXCUSABLE ending....i'm sorry. Obviously, tough to go the length of the court in 3.4 sec, but she just stood with the ball for like 2 sec so that obviously made it impossible....very odd. Especially with a timeout remaining. I don't get it.
Nice try for the women.
DANG .... I thought we had a Sean Dockery repeat there.
This finish really couldn't have been worse. Black's freeze-frame was bad, but when the second FT went through the net, it was already clear from the herky-jerky, uncertain movements of the team that they were terribly uncertain of what they were doing. Again, How??? How do you not run the play there that you've practiced hundreds of times; you know, the one where you need to go the length of the floor off an in-bounds pass with under 4 to go? Am I making a bad assumption?
A number of ugly plays. On the other hand, it is hard for me to join into the chorus of "woe is us, all is lost, that horrible coach P, etc." We just played the #2 team in the country to the last few seconds of a game. A couple of blown offensive chances go differently and we would all be celebrating our new phenomenal coach. Chill out.
Stat of the Game:
SECOND CHANCE POINTS!
OUCH (especially on your home floor!)
This is just horrendous.
There is such a disconnect b/w the team, the players themselves, and the coaching staff. Coach G has really disrupted this program. Insert Coach P...and it only got worse.
What's up with Wanisha laughing at times after a TO...the players act like they don't even get along...like they know this season is a waste...they don't like the new coaching staff...it's so so so so sad.
You have Aby balling in tears at the end...and then some of the others on the bench are laughing....I just don't understand.
No sense of urgency amongst the staff or the players during this game. It seems to me they have lost the intangible of appreciating each possession...instead we see girls who are frankly PO'd..could give a care...and just going through the motions. This was not the case last season.
I am very afraid for our program. I mean we are seriously in big trouble. With the incoming recruits next year...what we have this season is the best we are going to get! :
The offensive movement down the stretch was virtually non-existant. Waner's last two looks came from two feet or more beyond the arc (thankfully she converted one), and the other stretch look was the tough reverse lay-up she missed coming out of a time-out.
I agree with a previous poster that the team looked very, very disjointed. I'm perfectly willing to chalk a lot of that up to a new coach developing new chemistry. But there are certain tactical aspects of the game that aren't--or at least shouldn't be--as chemistry dependent as others. I do expect that the chemistry will improve over the remainder of the season, but that won't mitigate against how bad things were down the stretch tonight.
So I'm not some lunatic after Coach P's head, just a little concerned right now, that's all.
To be continued...