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Tad Boyle

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Is this the first year you could legitimately say we reloaded? We lost some good pieces in Siewert, Gatling, and Bey. The replacements stepped right in and have played basically just as well
Better in the case of gatling. Eli has been fantastic. Very different player but so much better for this team
 

azbuff

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As others have stated in different threads, the most encouraging progress is elimination of the 4+ minute offensive dry spells so common last year, especially down the stretch. We regressed to that a little when we played at Arizona but the last few games the offensive flow and movement is as good as I can remember. So far, Tad and the team have managed this season better than anyone could have reasonably expected.
 

4BienemyTDs

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Battey getting into better shape is a big deal
Parquet doing what he does more efficient
Horne is a mature god send in all ways
Walker is the secret weapon
I still think that Schwartz could be the magic bullet to winning the league and going far in tourney.
He is better than he plays
 

MtnBuff

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As others have stated in different threads, the most encouraging progress is elimination of the 4+ minute offensive dry spells so common last year, especially down the stretch. We regressed to that a little when we played at Arizona but the last few games the offensive flow and movement is as good as I can remember. So far, Tad and the team have managed this season better than anyone could have reasonably expected.
Making this more impressive is that while not being decimated with injuries there have been enough guys miss enough games to force Tad to adjust his starting line-ups and rotations and adjust how he approaches opponents.

They have been able to take these in stride.
 

Zachsquatch

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Eli is criminally underrated right now. He’s been HUGE.

For some reason I keep forgetting he’s a Junior. His game this season has resembled that of an experienced senior role player — I’ve found that if both him and Kin are off the floor at the same time, we really struggle
 

4BienemyTDs

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Don't forget to look at the NET rankings. That's what the tournament committee uses to put together the tournament.

CU is #7 - the other rankings will catch up over the next couple weeks.
The comeback games against UCLA and Arizona will be huge! They should be ranked games, and being back at home will help.
 

4BienemyTDs

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The only thing about Tad that bothers me (and I am not a basketball expert) is that he does not seem to coach the guys on more advanced screens, like double or stacked screens to free guys up for shots. He also should be more creative on how to deploy Traps and the Zone Defense in order to either change momentum. This is a great team, Tad is doing a great job, but I want to see this opportunity be fully taken advantage of and not to see it fall off a cliff like last year!
 

torerobuff

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He also should be more creative on how to deploy Traps and the Zone Defense in order to either change momentum.

Be very good at one thing, instead of being kind of adequate at many things. The style of defense Tad teaches does not mesh well with an aggressive trapping defense. If we tried to deploy a defense like that, I'm certain it would be terrible. You're not going to be able to bounce back and forth from Tadball to 40 minutes of hell. The styles are just too wildly different.
 

4BienemyTDs

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Be very good at one thing, instead of being kind of adequate at many things. The style of defense Tad teaches does not mesh well with an aggressive trapping defense. If we tried to deploy a defense like that, I'm certain it would be terrible. You're not going to be able to bounce back and forth from Tadball to 40 minutes of hell. The styles are just too wildly different.
I get you, but when you are in a slump and start getting behind by a few points, turning it on full-court or for a quick change of pace would be nice. They are playing pretty darn good defense right now and it is working, but when you are in a tournament, gotta coach your arse off
 

Zachsquatch

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Kind of pisses me off that we’re 27th in the AP. :mad:

unreal bias based on where a team started the season... Texas Tech somehow moved up 3 places with 4 losses after beating UT, yet UT only dropped one place after losing

sucks to see how the PAC has lost so much national respect since Larry Scott took the helm — UCLA at only 23 is dumb and Alabama at 18 is a joke — f*** rankings
 

MtnBuff

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Kind of pisses me off that we’re 27th in the AP. :mad:
It's still early in the season.

AP is often a reputation poll, especially early in the season. If the voters haven't seen you they aren't going to vote for you and most of the voters are in other regions of the country.

Keep in mind that CU doesn't have a lot of success in recent tourneys,
The PAC12 hasn't done much in recent years to give voters reason to pay attention
Most PAC12 games, and most pre- and post- game discussion is on a network that most of the country never sees and our games have been at times when most people aren't actively watching or paying attention
CU doesn't have a "superstar" that gets them a lot of attention. Yes we all know how good Kin is and we have a bunch of other players who would be at home in any league in the nation but we don't have the HS all-Americans with off the charts stats that get people talking.

My expectation is that as long as we keep winning we will rise in the AP and get more national attention.

@Tony G. is correct that the #7 in the NET rankings is key as that ranking gets a lot of weight in seeding.

Also fully expect that when it comes time to seed that CU fans are going to be at least a little upset with the "lack of respect" we get in seeding.

In theory every year is supposed to stand on it's own but when they put the brackets together it does seem that reputation does make a difference.

Our history and our leagues recent performance is going to drag us down. Important that we overcome that and do some winning in the tourney so in the future we don't face that issue.
 

DBT

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It's still early in the season.

AP is often a reputation poll, especially early in the season. If the voters haven't seen you they aren't going to vote for you and most of the voters are in other regions of the country.

Keep in mind that CU doesn't have a lot of success in recent tourneys,
The PAC12 hasn't done much in recent years to give voters reason to pay attention
Most PAC12 games, and most pre- and post- game discussion is on a network that most of the country never sees and our games have been at times when most people aren't actively watching or paying attention
CU doesn't have a "superstar" that gets them a lot of attention. Yes we all know how good Kin is and we have a bunch of other players who would be at home in any league in the nation but we don't have the HS all-Americans with off the charts stats that get people talking.

My expectation is that as long as we keep winning we will rise in the AP and get more national attention.

@Tony G. is correct that the #7 in the NET rankings is key as that ranking gets a lot of weight in seeding.

Also fully expect that when it comes time to seed that CU fans are going to be at least a little upset with the "lack of respect" we get in seeding.

In theory every year is supposed to stand on it's own but when they put the brackets together it does seem that reputation does make a difference.

Our history and our leagues recent performance is going to drag us down. Important that we overcome that and do some winning in the tourney so in the future we don't face that issue.
The Bracketology stuff looks like the Pac 12 teams will be in the “6” seed area.
 

DBT

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And Kin being omitted from the Naismith award voting while that guy from ASU who is named after a bottle of cognac is in also pisses me off greatly! Was Kin left off the list because his name isn’t Jack Daniels? BULL****!

To date:
Points: 1,582
Assists: 582
Rebounds: 568

Needs 18 points, 18 assists and 32 rebounds to become the first and only Pac-12 player to reach 1,600, 600 and 600. And he isn’t a Naismith finalist? Really?
 
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