Post by thetulsawarrior on Nov 21, 2018 8:41:59 GMT -6
Oregon got the benefit on a number of calls -- this one in particular. Since the refs are always closer to the action I normally don't comment on calls but one of the refs, in particular, was making calls where he was out of position to make the judgment. It should have left it up to the other refs.
This season I've seen every Oregon home game in person and GB gave them the toughest contest so far. The Nix were playing against several future NBA athletics.
Post by GBPhoenix1 on Nov 21, 2018 10:19:09 GMT -6
Green Bay played a good game against a tough team. You could make the case that GB might have been the third best team in the 8 team tournament. They lost to the winner and the team that lost to the winner. They played Iowa and Oregon closer than UConn and Syracuse did respectively.
I pretty much lost my mind on the tank dunk. What a play and just as important he kept attacking despite the inside presence of the Ducks. He got a few other layups around the same time.
The free throw shooting isn't good but in this case it was mostly a tank problem. Compared to the EWU game it was an everybody problem. You have to take the good with the bad but I think it is safe to say Tank has to work on this a bit because he gets to the line a lot. It might be hack a tank time in HL play if he doesn't improve.
A couple of really important mid major games are on tap, GB and the league really needs to get more of those types of wins.
I started out the year thinking they would be no worse than second in the HL and I am not backing off of that right now!
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2018 10:20:10 GMT -6 by GBPhoenix1
GB is where they should be for the season so far. Still wish they could have pulled off a win versus Indiana State, but based on their performances versus other mid-major programs and respectable showings versus a mid-tier Big Ten team (Iowa) and a potential Pac-12 champion (Oregon), it's hard to ask much more of this team at this point in the season. With the schedule lightening up, hopefully they can go 4-0 (vs. NIU, Belmont, Bowling Green, and Stout) before the Creighton and Michigan State games in mid-December). I'm still concerned about their ability to defend in the half court, especially against teams like NKU and Wright State, and their overall shooting, but the lineup tweaks Link has done so far made this team more competitive.
Oregon was upset by Mike Davis' former team Texas Southern last night. Texas Southern has now beaten Baylor and Oregon in their traditional murderers row NC schedule.
I remember when I was watching our game against the ducks thinking that they are a vulnerable team that would struggle to make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, if they make it there at all.