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re: LSU / SMU - Common Opponents Comparison (and Vegas Line Update) - ellessuuuu
I think our man defense has gotten better over the last few games. We have at least two or three possessions when we get lost and fail to pick people up, but otherwise, we have improved since the middle of the SEC season. ...


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re: LSU / SMU - Common Opponents Comparison (and Vegas Line Update) - ellessuuuu
[quote]LSU is going to have to play very good defense. I think we will mix up zone and man defense.[/quote] If we play zone for multiple possessions, it could be a very long night. We simply are not a good zone team....


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re: Advocate article on yesterday's scrimmage - ellessuuuu
Based on that article it looks like Harris is struggling to execute the pitch dive - that will put in Miles' doghouse quickly. ...


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re: Some LSU Basketball perspective for our program's direction - ellessuuuu
[quote]Failing to the make the big dance this year is extremely disappointing. The part that hurts the most is we beat UK and Arky in back to back beat downs and it looks like this team was going to get hot and then we just shite ourselves.[/quote] The thing that seemed to hurt us after we gained ...


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re: Where Would USF Have Finished in SEC? - ellessuuuu
[quote]We didn't give up nearly as many open looks as I expected. I think we did pretty good guarding the perimeter.[/quote] We did a really good job of switching ball screens on the perimeter. Thought our overall defensive effort was much improved. Although I just about came unglued when J...


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re: Some LSU Basketball perspective for our program's direction - ellessuuuu
The question was about the direction of the program. What was wrong with my answer: recruiting is much better but the results in the court have not noticeably improved since TJ's last season. Also noticed you cut your trip back down memory lane to just the two prior years under TJ. ...


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re: Some LSU Basketball perspective for our program's direction - ellessuuuu
How many coaches step into a situation with a good big and consistent PG. Do you really not see the value in that? Bruce Pearl I'm sure would love to trade what jones got with his group at auburn. He also inherited a shooting guard that is in the top 10 in assists and near the top of the all time...


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re: Some LSU Basketball perspective for our program's direction - ellessuuuu
My apologies, we were one game under .500 TJ's last season. So in two seasons with much better talent we are now one game better. By the way, the cupboard was not completely bare when TJ left. He did leave a McDonalds AA post player, and a starting PG that is likely to finish his career at LSU v...


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re: Some LSU Basketball perspective for our program's direction - ellessuuuu
Recruiting is better, but results on the court are no different than Johnson's last season (.500 in conference one win the SECT and an NIT bid ). Johnson's lack of talent was his own fault. ...


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re: If LSU was to win it all in the NIT? - ellessuuuu
I hope LSU wins any tournament we play in. It would certainly show the ability of the coaching staff to motivate and adjust (have not been good at those two things this year). The downside is that O'Bryant and probably Mickey will need to shine on a national stage for us to win and it decreases...


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re: Grade Johnny Jones' 2013-2014 season - ellessuuuu
D because the things that I like about last year's team disappeared. Last year, the team had several late game comebacks and you felt like they never stopped fighting. Did not get that impression this year. Plus the team seemed to regress as the year continued. Jones did a good job using the pr...


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re: "Johnny Jones will eventially get us there" - ellessuuuu
Jones inherited a team that finished .500 in conference and made the NIT. Not to mention he inherited a McDonalds All American sophomore post player. He has certainly increased the talent level, yet two years later we are a .500 team in the conference and headed to the NIT. Basically after two year...


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re: What happened to our press? - ellessuuuu
It looked pretty good tonight. ...


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re: What happened to our press? - ellessuuuu
It worked too well. We would rather play a 2-3 or 3-2 zone and give up wide open looks from behind the arc. ...


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re: Basketball: LSU 57 @ Vandy 51 | FINAL | TIGERS WIN!! - ellessuuuu
I do not understand why Jones keeps playing zone, we give up an open 3 on every possession in the zone. ...


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re: Bracketology - ellessuuuu
[quote]C) Although I agree it's a long shot, we could EASILY win tonight and Saturday giving us a 6-seed in the tourney. If we get the 6-seed we could easily beat the 11/14 and 3 (UGA) to set up a meeting with UK in the semis...and we've all seen how we play against UK. This team is not completely d...


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re: Bracketology - ellessuuuu
[quote]Unfortunately I think we would be very fortunate to make the NIT. [/quote] We would have to lose out to miss the NIT. RPI is in the high 60's, anything short of 85 gets us in the NIT....


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re: Bracketology - ellessuuuu
Yes we need to avoid the 5, 8 and 9 spots. Six would be nice....


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re: Bracketology - ellessuuuu
This is when not getting the double bye in the SEC Tourney may actually help us. Allows us to potentially pick up another win....


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Bracketology - ellessuuuu
Don't attack the messenger. Lunardi's latest Bracketology has LSU in the 'next four out.' In my mind, I thought we were a lot further away than the first eight out. Need to pick up a road win BAD! [link=(http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology)]LINK[/link]...


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re: LSU Basketball- Where are They Now? - ellessuuuu
Ronnie Henderson is with a plumbing company in Gulfport/Biloxi. Played a couple of pick up games with him in the last year. Good guy, can still shoot the round off the ball. I believe he spent a few years in New Zealand or Australia playing pro ball....


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re: Caller to Johnnny Jones show compard 77-78 teams to current team - ellessuuuu
Did anybody call and ask why he inexplicably went back to a 2-3 zone (which allowed numerous wide open looks in the first half) with about 6 to go in a three point game. Of course, that promptly allowed two open threes to take the deficit from 3 to 9. ...


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re: We're gonna lose this game, but I'm proud of the effort.... - ellessuuuu
Are you serious? How many wide open 3's and offensive rebounds did we give up. Defense and rebounding is 90% effort and we had very little of that today. ...


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re: Why did he go back to zone? - ellessuuuu
In game coaching is bad and we just don't seem to have any defensive fundamentals. Hickey was a better defender his first two years than he is this year. ...


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Why did he go back to zone? - ellessuuuu
We were playing pretty good man defense in the second half and Jones goes zone and we give up two open threes. If we lose this one, it falls on that coaching decisions....


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re: LSU Basketball FAIL - ellessuuuu
Several of those 3's came against players other than hickey and stringer. I know on one Martin got completely lost and then failed to get through a screen. ...


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re: LSU Basketball FAIL - ellessuuuu
A team that averages 5 threes a game went off on us last night. Most of their attempts were uncontested. Shocking revelation: SEC caliber players will make uncontested 3's. No excuse for that many uncontested 3's. We don't seem to understand defensive rotation and we aren't very good at getting thr...


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re: LSU/A&M Game - DirecTV - ellessuuuu
ESPNU's buzzer beater coverage will likely show some of the 2nd half because most of the early games are finishing up. ...


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re: What does the Basketball team need to do to get in the Tourney? - ellessuuuu
Of course, all of this is subject to what other Bubble teams do down the stretch and how many "at large" spots are stolen by teams during the conference tournaments. For example, anybody winning the Missouri Valley Conference, but Wichita St. will make that two-bid league and basically eliminate on...


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re: What does the Basketball team need to do to get in the Tourney? - ellessuuuu
[quote]6-2 in final 8 games, plus at least 2 tourney wins should get us in.[/quote] You are giving the rest of the Bubble WAY too much credit. We split with Auburn and UGA this week and probably stayed about the same. This is a weak Bubble. ...


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