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First game of the season found the team not ready for what they would face. If posters want to assign blame, no shortage of candidates. I believe the team will get things together sooner rather than later. There are always a lot of things to get better at…..to fix.
Agreed. Looking at the overall game, there were a lot of bright spots--like Powell's explosiveness but to use a sport's cliche, they were not "dialed in." A lot of their TOs and defensive breakdowns were due to a lack of focus.

As HC, Kellie has to take the blame for that failing but this whole trip seemed like a set-up for that with all the hoopola around Jordan coming home. But, it is a good teaching moment for a high potential team. Looking forward to seeing tonight's improvement curve.
 
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There are times in games when the powerful Striplin would be very useful if she came in when Key was being "roughed up." Striplin could take a few fouls if necessary and prevent Key from getting some. One example is South Carolina winning too many games overpowering the post position. Many coaches are supporting rough post play as a major winning tactic. Fighting fire with fire can level playing fields.
 
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There are times in games when the powerful Striplin would be very useful if she came in when Key was being "roughed up." Striplin could take a few fouls if necessary and prevent Key from getting some. One example is South Carolina winning too many games overpowering the post position. Many coaches are supporting rough post play as a major winning tactic. Fighting fire with fire can level playing fields.
Interesting thoughts. What do you think Striplin’s role will be this year? She hasn’t seen much floor time yet, and tbh she barely played last season also, even in blow outs.
 
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There are times in games when the powerful Striplin would be very useful if she came in when Key was being "roughed up." Striplin could take a few fouls if necessary and prevent Key from getting some. One example is South Carolina winning too many games overpowering the post position. Many coaches are supporting rough post play as a major winning tactic. Fighting fire with fire can level playing fields.
But is there anything that Striplin could add there that Franklin or Hollingshead couldn’t? I think it will be hard for her to find minutes in close games. Against someone like SC, an awful lot of the team probably won’t be taking off their warmup gear
 
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What is it with you folks and these girls looks?!?! I get that you’re not used to it because it’s not apart of your culture, but y’all have to understand it has ZERO to do with their basketball talents despite what you want to believe!!! LET IT GO! Just because they choose not to look plain, stale, and old while playing basketball, y’all get upset. There’s ONE particular segment of the population that complains about this……go figure!

Y’all act like they’re doing their makeup, lashes, and hair DURING the d*mn game!

Sorry to get off subject 367! 😒 I agree with your post, whatever we’ve been doing for turnovers for the past 4 years in practice needs to be trashed. We need a new strategy to get them under control ASAP!
You have the two extremes: those who criticize every single thing about their appearances (and yes, there is a common theme of who is targeted), and the people who perv out over the players and their photos. I'd rather their looks not get discussed at all, tbh.
 
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First game of the season found the team not ready for what they would face. If posters want to assign blame, no shortage of candidates. I believe the team will get things together sooner rather than later. There are always a lot of things to get better at…..to fix.
I agree with you. I do have a big concern related to the rebounding against UMASS, with our size it was outrageous that we were being out rebounded on the offensive board. I would think that is something that can be fixed within the game. We have the size and should have the ability to block out defenders. Last year we were one of the best rebounding teams in the nation. I wonder if running players in and out has lead to inconsistent play which affected our rebounding. Among many things that needs to be fixed ASAP.
 
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I agree with you. I do have a big concern related to the rebounding against UMASS, with our size it was outrageous that we were being out rebounded on the offensive board. I would think that is something that can be fixed within the game. We have the size and should have the ability to block out defenders. Last year we were one of the best rebounding teams in the nation. I wonder if running players in and out has lead to inconsistent play which affected our rebounding. Among many things that needs to be fixed ASAP.
You didn't watch the game did you? A lot of rebounds did not fall in the paint. They went long and we were either crashing the board or releasing in anticipation of an outlet pass. Still got out rebounded though
 
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One player can make a lot of difference in how a game goes. If Pissot had been banging in 3pointers Ohio defense would have fell apart.
Do you seriously think this? Who would she have guarded? Is she a great ball handler who would have handked their press well? Would Kellie have even put her in against a presding team? You have to get the ball across half court first. I believe Piscott will have a great career but do not be surprised if she plays limited minutes and struggles to shoot above 30% to 33% this year. This is fairly common for freshmen who are great shooters. So far she is 0 for 2. Optimism is great but a dose of reality might be good. I was totally unrealistic on Franklin's health status. Always better to be patient and realistic.
 
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Do you seriously think this? Who would she have guarded? Is she a great ball handler who would have handled their press well? Would Kellie have even put her in against a pressing team? You have to get the ball across half court begore you can shoot it. I believe Piscott will have a great career but do not be surprised if she plays limited minutes and struggles to shoot above 30% to 33% this year. This is fairly common for freshmen who are great shooters. I was totally unrealistic on Franklin's injury recovery status. Always better to be patient and realistic.
 
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But is there anything that Striplin could add there that Franklin or Hollingshead couldn’t? I think it will be hard for her to find minutes in close games. Against someone like SC, an awful lot of the team probably won’t be taking off their warmup gear
 

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