| Tiger Rant|| re: Watershed Moment for LSU Basketball - the sequel - Tiger Ugly on 1/26/15 at 12:43 pm|
[quote]You all seem to forget LSU housed Coach Cali and his Wildcats last January in the P-Mac.[/quote]
They weren't No. 1 though and in fact were a No. 9 seed in the Tourney and had 9 regular season losses.
This year is much more analogous to that '78 game....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Basketball Week in Review WE 1/25/15 - Tiger Ugly on 1/26/15 at 12:31 pm|
Always appreciated SOS. Thanks again.
[quote]Cause for Concern: The Tigers had 35 turnovers in the two games this week. They came from all over the court too. Martin had 10 on the week to lead the team, but Gray's 7 and Quarterman's 6 were also far too high and need to be cleaned up. [/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: Watershed Moment for LSU Basketball - the sequel - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 10:07 pm|
[quote]Only if Jones can install some inbounds plays.[/quote]
I do think that's an area we can definitely improve upon. Musselman's gotta have some better stuff than we've been using from his pro days....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Watershed Moment for LSU Basketball - the sequel - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 10:01 pm|
[quote]The NCAA tourney had only expanded to 32 teams or they may have qualified if it was a 64 team field. Still can't understand the NIT passing on them , but here were many worthy teams who did not get NCAA bids at that time. [/quote]
I think we finished like 18-10 and 10-8 in conference and t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Watershed Moment for LSU Basketball - the sequel - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 5:33 pm|
[quote]LSU and Kentucky are scheduled for the evening of February 10. Almost 37 years ago to the day the watershed moment for LSU basketball in the Dale Brown era occurred. On the night of February 11, 1978 top ranked Kentucky headed to the national championship came calling on a young and talented ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Johnny Jones and the LSU basketball program - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 5:31 pm|
[quote]the rpi numbers are improved. that's where it's coming from[/quote]
The SEC is definitely better this year than it has been in a few years. Every matrix there is indicates that.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Johnny Jones and the LSU basketball program - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 5:26 pm|
[quote]the rpi numbers are improved. that's where it's coming from[/quote]...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Vandy win more impresssive than you think - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 5:19 pm|
[quote] I'll let you in on a little secret: we aren't that good.[/quote]
It's all relative 9. I just want us to be as good as we can be. The fundamental errors that keep happening over and over and over are frustrating and keeping us from putting games away we really should.
| Tiger Rant|| re: What having taller guards helps - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 11:41 am|
[quote]But our defense is terrible says some[/quote]
I definitely think it could be better. There has been some minimal improvement by our bigs on ball screens but not as much IMHO as they are capable of.
And our rotations and awareness are still slower than they can be.
But there have bee...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Vandy win more impresssive than you think - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 11:10 am|
[quote]Jesus Christ. We were 4 point underdogs in this game. We were supposed to lose.[/quote]
Did you watch the game 9. Do you really think having watched some of the mind numbing passes and unforced errors we made that it really should have been that hard.
To me a Vegas spread is irrelevant...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Vandy win more impresssive than you think - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 9:24 am|
[quote]Still won when in a a tough environment. [/quote]
Yes, the win in and of itself is a good thing.
What frustrated me is watching Vandy players move so fluidly and crisply without the ball where our guys mostly stand still, set an occasional ball screen and dribble around with seemingly l...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Good LSU turnout at Vandy last night.... - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 8:57 am|
thanks for representing 81....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Vandy win more impresssive than you think - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 8:55 am|
[quote]Still to be critical we have to get better at free throws and finishing a game before ot... [/quote]
It was a good win, but if you watched the game, you have to realize it does not have to be nearly as hard as we made it....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Was at the game. - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 8:21 am|
[quote]Sometimes players develop bad habits when they are allowed to win against bad competition even they are not performing as coached...jmho[/quote]
And an opinion I agree with Phil.
There was a station at the Dixie basketball camp when I went back 30 years ago on passing. An excellent tut...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Quick thoughts on BBall - Tiger Ugly on 1/25/15 at 8:16 am|
[quote]Frankly Vandy was a team that LSU could have pressed unfortunately there is not enough depth to press much.[/quote]
IMHO it's more than depth, I just think this team doesn't have the players to effectively press.
Coleman and Morgan with Hickey birddogging made the press work the previou...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Quick thoughts on BBall - Tiger Ugly on 1/24/15 at 8:50 pm|
[quote]However, if we can cut our Turnovers(mostly careless passes), we can really start to dominate this league and we can really start enjoying these games. [/quote]
I would agree, but at this point of the year I think we need to accept that's just what we are and we will have to live life on ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Does 20 wins still punch your ticket to the big dance? - Tiger Ugly on 1/24/15 at 8:48 pm|
Nope, I think we need 22 minimum, and more than likely 23....may come down to the SEC tournament....
| Tiger Rant|| re: What are the chances LSU wins a game in Omaha this year? - Tiger Ugly on 1/24/15 at 10:50 am|
Not sure but I expect it. We're LSU and it's college baseball. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Basketball-Can we make the tourney with 8 losses? - Tiger Ugly on 1/24/15 at 10:41 am|
[quote]agree. with lsu's relatively unimpressive sos, that would be very, very close. the committee starts looking at good wins and bad losses which is not a conversation lsu wants to have.[/quote]
I agree, on the surface I would say 11-7 would be good enough, given Tennessee made it in with that...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU (14-4, 3-2) @ Vanderbilt (11-7, 1-4) - Sat 5:00 - ESPNU - Tiger Ugly on 1/24/15 at 10:38 am|
[quote]Jones plays with other bigs that are taller, so unless he goes cray on the offense, i would imagine LSU go man to man on him with some double down from the baseline.[/quote]
Johnny rarely doubles the post. He'll dig occasionally with a perimeter player, so I don't expect to see much post d...