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  1. RamblinRed

    RamblinRed Helluva Engineer Featured Member

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    Alston has been very solid so far this year. It was mentioned in an article that he had a stomach injury last season that required surgery at the conclusion of the year that limited his ability to play. So far it looks like there may be some truth to that but he still must do it against better competition.

    Best thing out of this game was seeing Jose get really aggressive in the 2nd half. IMO he has been overly passive early in the season, too willing to defer. i think he needs to be the alpha, He's a deceptively good scorer off the dribble, despite his size, he finished at a higher rate at the rim last season than Josh did.

    Glad to have a bad outing but get a win instead of a loss. This team has a long ways to go.
    We could have been Wake, start the game 7-0 against Houston Baptist. Lead by 4 at half, 14 with 9 min to play, 7 with 1 min 9 sec to play, Houston Baptist hits a 3 at the buzzer to send to OT. 4 pt lead with 1:15 left in OT, lose by 2.
     
  2. orientalnc

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    I think Jose has to be the heart of his team. He needs to accept that role.
     
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  3. Bogey404

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    I went today and I learned a lot today! We have to learn to shoot better at the start to have any chance of winning against good teams.

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  4. orientalnc

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    We have to hit uncontested 3s.
     
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  5. orientalnc

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    We also have to attack. We are not so young that we cannot take it to lesser opponents.
     
  6. connell62

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    Are we not entitled to a poor game?

    We did what we needed to do win (by 11), after playing our poorest game of the season.

    Take a deep breath, have a drink, and chill.

    A W is a W!!
     
  7. connell62

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    Good summary...I was one of the 500 there (lol) as well and have to agree with pretty much everything here. We were in such a shooting funk in the first half that we could never find any sort of rhythm, but we strung together a few steals/blocks that allowed us to get a few transition baskets that were sorely needed. PVAM played hard too, you have to give them some credit - no idea how they managed to lose to ECU and Lamar.

    Outside of Jose, Brandon has been our most solid backcourt contributor. As I said prior to the season, he’s a steadying influence for our young guys with his leadership ability (I even saw him in his Banks ear), and he’s become one of (if not the) best outside shooters on the team.

    While we lose a good bit on offense with AD and Banks on the court together, that may be our best defensive unit and easily our best rebounding unit. IMO, that’s why we saw them out there at the same time so much today. Our D was powering our offense throughout the game.

    Glad we could grind out a W while playing our poorest game of the year.
     
  8. Fatmike91

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    I'll write this one off to a turkey hangover.

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  10. Silk3

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    Our big guys need to learn how to kick it out to opposite side when the double teams coming, we would have wideopen looks. But they like to hold it and get trapped and throw something up anyways. Just glad we won
     
  11. AUFC

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    Every interview I see with Pastner, I walk away impressed. I have full faith in what he's building. A couple committed recruits would help that a bit though.
     
  12. GT11

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    Should. His princables are fright on
     
  13. GT11

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    Correction his plan is solid and right on
     
  14. Novajacket

    Novajacket Jolly Good Fellow

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    One issue with recruiting for get old and stay old is that it is harder to get recruits with less playing time available. Last years class of 4 and this years class of 3 (+1 transfer) already puts us at 8 deep. We include the 3 juniors we are 11 deep next year. We know CJP only plays about 8 usually. So if you are a freshmen next year there aren’t many minutes for you. That is why I think we should try to target one and dones for next two years to see if we can get that extra boost. I’m not expecting more than 1 or 2 players each of those years. Another option is we use those spots for transfers. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
     
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  15. awbuzz

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    Glad for the W and hope this is the "worst" game of the year.
     
  16. orientalnc

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    Not hitting shots (open shots) is something we may see again this year. Maybe more than once. When you decide thatn open 3s are preferable to taking the ball inside, that is a risk you assume. It could be feast or famine this year.
     
  17. slugboy

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    After Gregory, I’m a little worn out on transfers. Banks I like, and I’m OK if we’re choosy, but I don’t want to go back to that CBG rut. It’s too easy and you get stuck.


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  18. CLM

    CLM Ramblin' Wreck

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    I totally agree with you on this. It’s hard to imagine a big recruit and his family wouldn’t want to play for a guy like this. A bit of a head scratcher to me.
     
  19. YlJacket

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    It is hard not to like CJP. High energy and generally positive person. Certainly helps break any tie or make a decision if his status is in the gray area. But end of the day he has to put a winning product on the court. I am pulling for him but up to him.
     
  20. AUFC

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    One of the most underrated things about Pastner is I feel hope for our future. I don’t feel that with Paul Johnson.
     
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