Tiger

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Tiger last won the day on January 3 2017

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  1. Last four Games without Mac.

    I had put this in another thread but I'm moving it here as it's more appropriate in this thread: Moving forward, we gotta hit from 3 consistently (which we've already had to do) but now also avoiding foul trouble has now become even more critical. Horace has improved in this area this year but is still prone to fouling a lot at times. This is Horace's moment now and we are going to need him to have a controlled, havoc wreaking energy (which sounds weird, I know) but he is more than capable to fill in. Our depth will take a hit though with just 8 guys. Where the injury REALLY hurts us is that we were wearing teams down over the course of 40 minutes with high pressure D and relentless O. We usually hit teams with a knockout blow in the 2nd half when teams started getting tired chasing us around -- and that increased our margin for error. Now with Anfernee out our margin for error has been significantly decreased IMO because we cannot rely on just running our opposition ragged with our depth. Now with an 8 man rotation I think we see either a slowed down O or less pressure on D, maybe even some more zone to "rest" on defense. But either way our ability to have an off shooting night and pull a game out has been greatly compromised IMO with the loss of Mac. I'm very interested in seeing how we look with 8 men in the rotation. I expect to see a lot more Chuma at 5 which will create mismatches on O some, but when we're on D our rebounding and interior defense will take a hit. It's less than ideal to ask a freshman to have so much on his plate but Chuma is extremely skilled and this will be a great experience for him moving forward.
  2. Men vs. South Carolina

    This is exactly how I feel. Going into the season, even pre-FBI mess, everything was pointing towards next year as being "our year". Looking at how the roster is constructed, the fact that we are having this much success right now is just incredible beyond words and I'm going to soak it all and feel ecstatic about this season in no matter if we get bounced in the first round or if we go all the way to the Final 4. This was the true foundation setting year and we are 2nd in the nation with number of underclassmen on our team. Our only senior is a former walk-on. The arrow is pointing up, up, up! Next season will be the first season of any type of expectations for Bruce and the program (if this season is indication of anything, I think we can realistically wish for a Sweet 16 appearance next season with a top 3-4 finish in the league -- obviously this can change depending on who declares for the draft etc). But I'm looking forward to seeing Bruce work his magic with a full deck finally. Of course, if Pearl is found to be a part of some egregious wrong-doing then we will basically be back to the program we have been the last 20 years, but short of some scandalous-type of stuff he should be our coach IMO. I hope those making the final say on such decisions understand how deep of a hole our program was in when Pearl was hired and see how far he's brought us because, while the entire campus and alumni base is enjoying this right now, for those that have been following the AU basketball program for years truly understand how special and sweet this feels.
  3. Men vs. South Carolina

    These refs love being the stars. You think they know nobody watches the game for them?
  4. Men vs. South Carolina

    That's a rough sequence
  5. Men vs. South Carolina

    Keep shooting Bryce! Way to fight Desean!!!
  6. Men vs. South Carolina

    Need the freebies!
  7. Men vs. South Carolina

    Lol is Dunbar OK?
  8. Men vs. South Carolina

    Wow when Mac got hurt they called a blocking foul and DeSean was sitting there waiting for 2 full seconds and they call charge here on Malik. I can handle poor reffing (almost every game this year) but the inconsistency is killing me
  9. Men vs. South Carolina

    Not gonna win many games shooting 29% Get this to a manageable deficit by the 8 minute mark we are still in this
  10. Men vs. South Carolina

    Lmao "Bruce Pearl wants some motion" *Harper jacks up a 30 footer immediately*
  11. Men vs. South Carolina

    LET'S GO CHUMA
  12. Men vs. South Carolina

    Good D Davion!!
  13. Men vs. South Carolina

    Wow they're making contested 3s while the best shooter in the SEC is 0-8 Everyone has been beat someone lesser in the conference this year, so far its looking like this was just not our day. We just happened to be having a million times worse of a day with the Anfernee thing
  14. Men vs. South Carolina

    **** needed that 3