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  1. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    2019 ncaa tourney 1st round 6th seed kentucky loses to 11 seed saint louis 67-64.
  2. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    kenpom isnt the NET Rankings. i have no doubt they are close, but not the same necessarily. there are 32 conferences. everyone is guaranteed one. that leaves 34 at large bids. start at the top and work down and see how skinny that gets real quick with the power 5 probably averaging 5 or 6 at large teams alone. the chances of the 10th conference getting multibids shrinks quickly. it was different when we were always 6 or 7th top conference.
  3. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    do you have proof they havent? they werent even ranked above top 10 last year and the conference is worse this year.
  4. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    even if you go by 40+ net rankings a non-top ten conference is not going to get multiple bids. go look at last years rpi rankings by conference and see how many of the bottom 22 conferences got multiple bids.
  5. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    because that is what i am saying will limit the A-10 to one bid.
  6. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    If you want to accept the billikens have only 2-3 conference losses and win the regular season, but their "net" is in the 80's and they dont win the conference tourney, ill take that bet
  7. If true ford should bench them. He doesnt so again comes back on ford coaching
  8. sunday watch how often everyone stands while the guy with the ball stands there with the ball over his head or on his hip. nobody moves. way too much standing.
  9. anthony was likely brought in to be a practice player. perfect attitude to fill the role and not disrupt team attitude.
  10. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    well keep watching that NET ranking. as long as we are ranked in the 80's we wont even get an nit invite. need to get to 40 then we can start getting hopeful.
  11. billiken_roy

    Good recruiter, bad coach?

    im not ready to throw in the towel on isabell. the kid is fearless and does have some skills. he just needs to be put into a position he can succeed. that is on ford to do. the likes of him turning into allen iverson or kyrie irving is a tough expectation and that is what has been thrust on him with the offense we are utilizing.
  12. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    it happens every year in the bottom 20+ conferences. the problem is that this year there is a very good chance the a-10 will be one of those 20+ conferences
  13. i dont mind "hero ball" if it is from a player capable. love the enthusiasm and confidence. again the problem is the way we attack. not the attackers. too often when the go button is pushed it is with too little time to develop anything or the ball is in the wrong hands or the wrong spot. that is why the likes of last year hines and now isabell come out looking selfish when in reality what choice did they have when it came time to go? this is on ford. i love his talent finding ability. he now needs to step up his x's and o's ability. he has the parts, use them correctly.
  14. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    if going into the A-10 conference tourney the a-10 has no teams in the top 40-50 of whatever body the ncaa is using to assist selection sunday, regardless of our record, if we win the conference we will not be guaranteed a tourney spot and the lone ncaa tourney team from the a-10 will be the a-10 tourney winner. now if we win out the non-conference schedule and we only lose 3-4 conference games, the wins vs florida state and oregon and butler would get us in. siu and pitt were very tough losses in this year when it is apparent the a-10 is very down.
  15. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    Im not convinced that winning the regular season will be enough even with only 2-3 conference losses. Id feedl a lot more confident if we could win out the non conference from this point
  16. billiken_roy

    2018-19 season

    25-6 guarantees we win the A-10 tourney?
  17. i like the physical ability and the confidence thatch is playing but before we start putting him in the starting lineup he has to start making some shots. for now he is a good breather guy that can play very good defense in my mind. isabell plays before thatch.
  18. billiken_roy

    Good recruiter, bad coach?

    actually a good fast break team just gets the ball out and goes. the point guard mindset is more for the half court game. yes just because of where the point guard will likely be on the floor defensively when a shot goes up, the point guard will likely be involved in the guys flying down the court, but all of the players are responsible for filling lanes and getting down the court as quickly as possible. then it is up to the player with the ball in hand to make the decision to finish the drive or pull the ball back out.
  19. billiken_roy

    Good recruiter, bad coach?

    lets not forget pierson's last second defection. all due respect, hankton is likely not pierson.
  20. billiken_roy

    Good recruiter, bad coach?

    it wasnt like bess's injury snuck up on Ford last night and surprised him. a good coach makes adjustments especially if they have 3 days to plan for it.
  21. billiken_roy

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    goodwin and collins will be our point guards. thatch, jimmerson and jacobs will be the off guards. small forward will be hargrove and perkins. bigs will be french, gordon and tbd.
  22. billiken_roy

    Good recruiter, bad coach?

    actually ford does have to take some blame. he picked this roster. plus he is the one designing the offensive scheme that is presenting those bad shots/shooters. the best way to get our shooting percentage up is shoot more better shots. so again, as many of us have been harping all year, quit walking the ball down the floor and going into the stupid weave to run the shot clock down and be faced with a last second shot clock attempt so often. get out and run, get a few layups and dunks and if not there pull it out and start working an offense prior to 10 seconds left on the shot clock. this offensive show is pretty much all on ford imo. it's time to start running the team for the upgrade in talent vs the hines show we were forced to utilize the last couple of years.
  23. billiken_roy

    Wiley...Thor...KC

    yes we are still suffering from this hangover. errrrrrrrr
  24. billiken_roy

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    i think thatch replaces isabell next year in the starting lineup with jimmerson backing him up.
  25. billiken_roy

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    i agree, at the D1 level i think we would never play him at either of the bigs or at point guard. he is a wing.
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