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Old 02-16-2017, 02:39 PM   #1
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In another game (FSU vs Texas?) was EVERYBODY on the team getting down the court at pretty much the same time (fast) and EVERYBODY going up for the rebound each time! Offense or defense!

Heck, half the time at least, we have the ball being shot (and goal missed) when 1-2 members of the team are barely across the half court! And when the ball IS shot, we have far too many of the 5 on court just w a t c h i n g it go and start to come down before any movement on their part.

I was really struck by that other team having every player going for, and seemingly convinced they would have, every rebound. Almost like it was required that they go, like there was a bounty on the rebound or something!

Anyone else want to share an observation?
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Yes. I guess some of our team do not want to waste energy on rebounding
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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Crash the freaking boards!
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:26 PM   #4
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In another game (FSU vs Texas?) was EVERYBODY on the team getting down the court at pretty much the same time (fast) and EVERYBODY going up for the rebound each time! Offense or defense!

Heck, half the time at least, we have the ball being shot (and goal missed) when 1-2 members of the team are barely across the half court! And when the ball IS shot, we have far too many of the 5 on court just w a t c h i n g it go and start to come down before any movement on their part.

I was really struck by that other team having every player going for, and seemingly convinced they would have, every rebound. Almost like it was required that they go, like there was a bounty on the rebound or something!

Anyone else want to share an observation?
You are correct! As I watched the game the other night, I thought about the 2 pillars that Pat built this program on....defense and rebounding! On a couple of occasions I was looking at the tv screen and a shot was made with NO LV jerseys inside the paint...inexcusable...and Pat would turn over in her grave if she could witness the lack of priority on solid defense and rebounding. When I checked a week or so ago, Tennessee had given up the 3rd most points of any SEC school (matador defense), and the 2 teams more generous than the LV'S had sub 500 records...but Holly says, they play hard and practice hard...and her assertion that "we're a great team" doesn't pass the "eye" test...
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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I think a lot of that matador defense is the players not trying to get in foul trouble seeing that we have a short bench with very little help.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:25 PM   #6
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My high school coach always preached "Sprint on defense Run on offense".

At the time we made fun of it because it was dumb, but it made sense. Defense in basketball is where the game is won and lost for most teams.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #7
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I think a lot of that matador defense is the players not trying to get in foul trouble seeing that we have a short bench with very little help.
I had a thought about the short bench. Most of the teams we play have starters recruited at or below our 4 bench players. I say play them all. Who knows maybe Nunn, Harris and Dunbar may get in the flow if given a chance of more than a few minutes here and there.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:15 PM   #8
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Nunn has done well tonight! Alexa was better than usual. The others? meh
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:22 PM   #9
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Nunn has done well tonight! Alexa was better than usual. The others? meh
IMHO, if DD doesn't come back...both are gonna have to play a more significant role...and, as always...

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After watching most of the USCe-UConn game, those teams played with purpose, strategy & hustle...ALL of which are painfully absent with the Lady Vols.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:31 AM   #11
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Sad to see what's happened to the Lady Vols

I will not make another trip to TBA until there is a new coach. Was at the TAMU game. What I witnessed was pathetic.

There are couple of exceptions, but these players act like the entitled to be there, expect things to go their way, put out little effort at the hustle part of the game. The offense is atrocious at best. The rebounding is nonexistent.

These players and coaches don't overcome adversity, cave and don't fight back.

Even the crowd and environment in the arena has changed. Less of the pep band but plenty of piped in music. Yuk! The best part of that game was the frisbee dogs at halftime. Meanwhile the fans are too busy chowing down on popcorn and nachos. Better wake up folks, the game has passed the coach by and she's too stubborn or dumb to notice.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:10 AM   #12
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Sad to see what's happened to the Lady Vols

I will not make another trip to TBA until there is a new coach. Was at the TAMU game. What I witnessed was pathetic.

There are couple of exceptions, but these players act like the entitled to be there, expect things to go their way, put out little effort at the hustle part of the game. The offense is atrocious at best. The rebounding is nonexistent.

These players and coaches don't overcome adversity, cave and don't fight back.

Even the crowd and environment in the arena has changed. Less of the pep band but plenty of piped in music. Yuk! The best part of that game was the frisbee dogs at halftime. Meanwhile the fans are too busy chowing down on popcorn and nachos. Better wake up folks, the game has passed the coach by and she's too stubborn or dumb to notice.
I have tickets to Greenville for the SEC tourney in a couple of weeks. Only time I will see the LVOLS live this year. Wondering if there will be many orange shirts in the crowd? It's an 8 hour drive for me. Knoxville to Greenville is half (?) that. Sad to see the program decline. LVFL.....
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:27 AM   #13
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Nunn had 15pt 15 RBs but I didn't see her much in the 4th. Was she in foul trouble? Did I miss something?
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:29 AM   #14
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Nunn had 15pt 15 RBs but I didn't see her much in the 4th. Was she in foul trouble? Did I miss something?
Coaching strategies 😈
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:32 AM   #15
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Well she should have played unless it was a conditioning issue or foul trouble but she stays in if I'm the coach. She was the only player other that Mercedes willing to play hard.
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