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PostPosted: 05/25/18 2:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It may be reasonable to suggest that something "might" have happened if different decisions had been made but totally unreasonable to suggest the result "would" have been different.

All elite-level coaches have well-developed egos, Geno among them. I doubt any coach wins 11 titles making decisions based on personal pique. UConn has lost many highly rated recruits to other schools and one reason has been because Geno won't assure players and/or parents of either playing time or role/position. It is reasonable and highly likely that Geno maintains his practice of "playing time earned by merit" and "for the best interests of the team's success" beyond recruiting.

I'd like to read actual evidence that his decisions aren't based on those principals instead of a pile of bullshit speculation created in the imaginations of posters whose agenda can reasonably be deduced to include putting the UConn coach in as negative a light as possible.


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PostPosted: 05/27/18 7:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's reasonable to assume, imo, had Stevens started the 3rd quarter and played 5 more mins, the result would have been different.

In an OT game decided by a missed-off-the-rim 12' buzzer shot, the possibilities are nearly endless and speculation as fruitless as always.



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PostPosted: 05/31/18 6:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Megan looks great according to the man who just 8 weeks ago didn't use her at all in the game that decided their season.

http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-huskies/hc-sp-uconn-women-20180530-story.html

"Megan is going to be better," Auriemma said. "She looks great. She's worked really hard. Obviously she is really, really disappointed in the way last year went but a lot of freshmen, that's what happens."

Oh and Lou is going to be Lou! Whatever that means. I didn't see Miss Lou with any killer instinct when the season was on the line the last 2 seasons.




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PostPosted: 05/31/18 6:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

bballjunkie wrote:
Players start and get playing time according to how they practice and if they show the understanding of UCONN’s offense and defense. Stevens clearly struggled on the defensive end, could not pick up UCONN’s man to man and switching, which is why they went to zone when she was in the game.


You know who also struggles on the defensive end? Most of UConn's starters, especially Lou who is gonna be Lou.


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Of course this coming from someone who just constantly repeats the same stuff over and over. Considering she played on 1 leg and 2 of the others had some injury issues but go ahead just keep repeating yourself for your audience of 1.


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PostPosted: 06/01/18 3:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh I see Samuelson played on one leg and a couple of other players had injuries.

Even more reasons why you don't stupidly give up on Walker in February.


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PostPosted: 06/01/18 7:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Or maybe he should have put Walker in for Nurse as she left AO wide open for the tying bucket, just a little face guard for 2 seconds and y'all woulda been in the final Laughing Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: 06/02/18 12:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn's 2018-19 AAC Conference Matchups

Home Only: ECU, Memphis, SMU
Away Only: Tulane, Tulsa, Wichita State
Home/Away: UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, USF, Temple

Since 2013-14, UConn is 86-0 in the AAC. Without doing a lot of calculating, I'd guess UConn's average conference MOV has been about 40 PPG.
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PostPosted: 06/02/18 12:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn's conference schedule, with the exception of USF, isn't worth talking about. What is worth it is that UConn will have games against 2 2018 P5 conference champions and the 2018 national champion ... all on the road.

Does any other team in the country have 3 road games that compare?


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PostPosted: 06/02/18 7:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1002742804710416384


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linkster wrote:
UConn's conference schedule, with the exception of USF, isn't worth talking about. What is worth it is that UConn will have games against 2 2018 P5 conference champions and the 2018 national champion ... all on the road.

Does any other team in the country have 3 road games that compare?


Don't know, because the schedules aren't all out yet! Stop puffing.



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PostPosted: 06/03/18 6:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Stop puffing.


Are you ever going to stop telling others what to do?


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Stop puffing.


Are you ever going to stop telling others what to do?


Unlikely. Have noticed a fun little combo of commands and whining and it's getting worse.


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PostPosted: 06/04/18 3:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The take away is the home schedule sucks and should affect attendance numbers, unless it's loaded w/ weekend afternoon tip times.

"UConn will also play DePaul, Ohio State, Seton Hall, South Carolina and Vanderbilt at home."



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The take away is the home schedule sucks and should affect attendance numbers, unless it's loaded w/ weekend afternoon tip times.

"UConn will also play DePaul, Ohio State, Seton Hall, South Carolina and Vanderbilt at home."


The return of Seton Hall! What is the rat like Phyllis Mangina doing these days? Eating cheese and enjoying retirement?


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Stop puffing.


Are you ever going to stop telling others what to do?


I’m not “telling you what to do”, FFS. I *am*, however, accusing you of puffing...which you are Wink



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PostPosted: 06/05/18 1:02 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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linkster wrote:
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Stop puffing.


Are you ever going to stop telling others what to do?


I’m not “telling you what to do”, FFS. I *am*, however, accusing you of puffing...which you are Wink


STOP PUFFING is a directive, not an accusation.

Get it? And if you don't then I suggest PM'ing one of the admins and they will explain the difference.


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PostPosted: 06/05/18 8:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

acsuc99 wrote:
cthskzfn wrote:
The take away is the home schedule sucks and should affect attendance numbers, unless it's loaded w/ weekend afternoon tip times.

"UConn will also play DePaul, Ohio State, Seton Hall, South Carolina and Vanderbilt at home."


The return of Seton Hall! What is the rat like Phyllis Mangina doing these days? Eating cheese and enjoying retirement?


Why do you call her that?

She's an assistant at St. Peter's (as of last season) under Patty Coyle but Coyle is gone after 5 seasons in Jersey City.

http://saintpeterspeacocks.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/releases/20180316obxcc2

So Phyllis may be looking for a job in the Tri-State area soon...


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PostPosted: 06/05/18 5:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
linkster wrote:
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Stop puffing.


Are you ever going to stop telling others what to do?


I’m not “telling you what to do”, FFS. I *am*, however, accusing you of puffing...which you are Wink


STOP PUFFING is a directive, not an accusation.

Get it? And if you don't then I suggest PM'ing one of the admins and they will explain the difference.


Wassamatta you? You got heat rash or sunburn or something? You sure are touchy!



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Wassamatta you? You got heat rash or sunburn or something? You sure are touchy!


This has gone on way too long but what the hell, it's June and November is a long way away.

I posted what I thought was IMO an unusually strong road schedule for UConn, in a thread about UConn. Instead of either responding to my factoid or simply not responding at all you instead attacked my motivation and then admonished me to change my behavior. When I pointed this out to you you first denied it and then when I spelled it out in plain language you try to turn it around by accusing me of being "touchy".

I enjoy having dialogues here that stay on the topic and stay away from personal comments, even strongly worded disagreements. Your post was neither.


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PostPosted: 06/05/18 9:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

May I just remind you that many, if not most teams are not even close to finalizing their schedules yet. I’ll say no more.



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Error, sorry



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Christyn Williams and ONO played in the the FIBA U18 games, where the USA team just easily won the gold medal. Both players played okay, each starting four of the six games, but did not distinguish themselves in any statistical category vis-a-vis their teammates.

ONO was 5th in scoring (9.2 ppg), tied for 5th in total rebounds (27), and tied for 5th in FG% (50%).

CW, who missed a game and may have had some sort of illness, was 7th in scoring (8.4 ppg), 5th in assists per game (2.6), tied for second to last in FG% (40%), last in FT% (50%), and 2 for 8 on 3pt shots.

http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/team/USA
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PostPosted: 08/08/18 9:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

On the other hand, for me at least, the U17 team, which could probably have made the most recent Final Four, was much more exciting than the U18 team. The starting five of Jordan Horston (MVP) (2019), Alliyah Boston (2019), Haley Jones (2019), Paige Bueckers (2020) and Azzi Fudd (2021) are all UConn targets. They all exhibit big magic.

UConn offered 6-0 G/F Aubrey Griffin (2019) of Ossining H.S. on July 13. It's been reported that UConn and Louisville are Griffin's two top schools and that "she has her heart set on UConn."
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On the other hand, for me at least, the U17 team, which could probably have made the most recent Final Four, was much more exciting than the U18 team. The starting five of Jordan Horston (MVP) (2019), Alliyah Boston (2019), Haley Jones (2019), Paige Bueckers (2020) and Azzi Fudd (2021) are all UConn targets. They all exhibit big magic.

UConn offered 6-0 G/F Aubrey Griffin (2019) of Ossining H.S. on July 13. It's been reported that UConn and Louisville are Griffin's two top schools and that "she has her heart set on UConn."


The prize is Fudd , who's pretty much as close to a lock for ND as they come supposedly .



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GlennMacGrady wrote:
On the other hand, for me at least, the U17 team, which could probably have made the most recent Final Four, was much more exciting than the U18 team. The starting five of Jordan Horston (MVP) (2019), Alliyah Boston (2019), Haley Jones (2019), Paige Bueckers (2020) and Azzi Fudd (2021) are all UConn targets. They all exhibit big magic.

UConn offered 6-0 G/F Aubrey Griffin (2019) of Ossining H.S. on July 13. It's been reported that UConn and Louisville are Griffin's two top schools and that "she has her heart set on UConn."


The prize is Fudd , who's pretty much as close to a lock for ND as they come supposedly .


And supposedly Paige Bueckers comes with her ...



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Azzi Fudd is only what, a sophomore? She has plenty of time to make up her mind.



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Paige Bueckers vs Azzi Fudd! Two of the Top Guards in Country Square off in Minneapolis!

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cqb-O-Gw1To" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


What I Did This Summer: Paige Bueckers

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ynqnEnDGoo4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

http://www.pineandlakes.com/sports/basketball/4490429-basketball-buckets-bueckers-hopkins-standout-ties-lakes-area-giving-back
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PostPosted: 09/22/18 1:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn is hosting two 2019 recruits on official visits right now, this weekend, Jordan Horston and Aubrey Griffin.

https://www.sny.tv/uconn/news/recruit-griffin-excited-to-give-uconn-a-look/295426996

Horston, of Africentric High School in Columbus, Ohio, was the MVP of the recent U17 World Cup Team, over U.S. teammates Aliyah Boston, Haley Jones, Azzi Fudd and Paige Bueckers.

Griffin is from perennial power Ossining High School in Westchester County, NY, home of the mighty NY Liberty.

UConn currently has no commits yet from 2019 or 2020.
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UConn is hosting two 2019 recruits on official visits right now, this weekend, Jordan Horston and Aubrey Griffin.

https://www.sny.tv/uconn/news/recruit-griffin-excited-to-give-uconn-a-look/295426996

Horston, of Africentric High School in Columbus, Ohio, was the MVP of the recent U17 World Cup Team, over U.S. teammates Aliyah Boston, Haley Jones, Azzi Fudd and Paige Bueckers.

Griffin is from perennial power Ossining High School in Westchester County, NY, home of the mighty NY Liberty.

UConn currently has no commits yet from 2019 or 2020.


UConn got a verbal from Griffin.


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linkster wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:
UConn is hosting two 2019 recruits on official visits right now, this weekend, Jordan Horston and Aubrey Griffin.

https://www.sny.tv/uconn/news/recruit-griffin-excited-to-give-uconn-a-look/295426996

Horston, of Africentric High School in Columbus, Ohio, was the MVP of the recent U17 World Cup Team, over U.S. teammates Aliyah Boston, Haley Jones, Azzi Fudd and Paige Bueckers.

Griffin is from perennial power Ossining High School in Westchester County, NY, home of the mighty NY Liberty.

UConn currently has no commits yet from 2019 or 2020.


UConn got a verbal from Griffin.


Nice. That was expected, given her and her father's statements in the media over the past year.

It's quite a tribute to coach Dan Ricci at Ossining High School, a virtual unknown 10 years ago, to have produced three UConn recruits in the past seven years. Not that I know all the high schools of every UConn player in history, but I think it's probably been rare for any high school to have sent three players to UConn. The only other one I can recall off the top of my head is Christ the King, with Sue Bird, Tina Charles and Lorin Dixon.
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Another big domino could fall soon ...



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I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


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I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


c'mon Haley make the right choice Laughing



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Yep Yep Trees over dogs


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Yep Yep Trees over dogs


She should just nix both those and come play for the 'Yotes. Twisted Evil

Didn't someone do a one liner a few years ago that if we did a college basketball draft....we could end up with something like...

"With the first pick of the 2017 College Draft, South Dakota State selects.....Katie Lou Samuelson!"


Well. This year the Yotes get the first pick.
Laughing


But in all honesty. She should go to Stanford. She'd look much better in that uniform.


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Sorry UConn, the Cardinal took over your thread.


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Laughing Laughing


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I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


That shouldn't be a hard choice for serious basketball player who also wants an elite academic credential. I recall 10 or 12 years ago on another forum, about the time Diggins was being recruited, a couple of us figured out Tara V got about 92% of her recruiting targets who were academically admitted. Geno beat her recently for KLS and perhaps much earlier for Bird and Lobo.
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GlennMacGrady wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


That shouldn't be a hard choice for serious basketball player who also wants an elite academic credential. I recall 10 or 12 years ago on another forum, about the time Diggins was being recruited, a couple of us figured out Tara V got about 92% of her recruiting targets who were academically admitted. Geno beat her recently for KLS and perhaps much earlier for Bird and Lobo.


the question is how serious she is about the academic side. And there's also sometimes the attraction of moving to the far side of the continent away from Mom and Pop. So unless someone knows all the factors she's considering I guess we'll just have to wait and see.



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myrtle wrote:
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Nixtreefan wrote:
I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


That shouldn't be a hard choice for serious basketball player who also wants an elite academic credential. I recall 10 or 12 years ago on another forum, about the time Diggins was being recruited, a couple of us figured out Tara V got about 92% of her recruiting targets who were academically admitted. Geno beat her recently for KLS and perhaps much earlier for Bird and Lobo.


the question is how serious she is about the academic side. And there's also sometimes the attraction of moving to the far side of the continent away from Mom and Pop. So unless someone knows all the factors she's considering I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


Leaving San Jose (or Santa Cruz, which is it for Haley Jones?) for Connecticut can be a career, economic and aesthetic mistake. I speak from personal experience. Of course, I probably couldn't afford to live in San Jose anymore, and the house I sold for $165,000 in the Almaden Valley in 1982 is now valued at well over a million. And the paradisaical weather . . the cloudless skies . . . not-Frisco, my favorite city in the country . . . redwood trees . . . magnificent Yosemite . . . the golden hills with valley oaks. Sigh. On the other hand, I don't speak Spanish.
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PostPosted: 09/30/18 5:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Recent interview with Haley Jones. She's very voluble, in contrast to many high school players with whom an interview is like pulling teeth.

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I've done a story on Haley and interviewed her for others ... she's very articulate. I don't like interviewing teenagers because of what Glenn says, but Haley made it easy.

Based on nothing, I'm saying UConn is her destination ...



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Not a good use of the word articulate mate.


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My bet Uconn.


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Nixtreefan wrote:
Not a good use of the word articulate mate.


Don't get it ... was it grammatically incorrect?



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It's a dogwhistle.


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Nixtreefan wrote:
I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


I was scratching my head about this series of posts here this past weekend at the very time when Jones was traveling to South Bend.

@haleyjoness19
thank you to the staff and players of @ndwbb for the having my family and I out for a great official visit!




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Nixtreefan wrote:
I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


I was scratching my head about this series of posts here this past weekend at the very time when Jones was traveling to South Bend.

@haleyjoness19
thank you to the staff and players of @ndwbb for the having my family and I out for a great official visit!




Last year Williams took all of her visits and still ended up at Uconn.
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myrtle wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
I am hearing Haley Jones is choosing between Stanford and Uconn.


That shouldn't be a hard choice for serious basketball player who also wants an elite academic credential. I recall 10 or 12 years ago on another forum, about the time Diggins was being recruited, a couple of us figured out Tara V got about 92% of her recruiting targets who were academically admitted. Geno beat her recently for KLS and perhaps much earlier for Bird and Lobo.


the question is how serious she is about the academic side. And there's also sometimes the attraction of moving to the far side of the continent away from Mom and Pop. So unless someone knows all the factors she's considering I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


Leaving San Jose (or Santa Cruz, which is it for Haley Jones?) for Connecticut can be a career, economic and aesthetic mistake. I speak from personal experience. Of course, I probably couldn't afford to live in San Jose anymore, and the house I sold for $165,000 in the Almaden Valley in 1982 is now valued at well over a million. And the paradisaical weather . . the cloudless skies . . . not-Frisco, my favorite city in the country . . . redwood trees . . . magnificent Yosemite . . . the golden hills with valley oaks. Sigh. On the other hand, I don't speak Spanish.


Gross. I find endless blue sky/"nice" weather monotonous and incredibly boring.



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