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  1. Yes, shot looked a bit funny, but he did have good pull up jumper - to 15’ or so - which helped in keeping defenses from over-playing drive to basket.
  2. Clock, absolutely correct. I'll go one further. The biggest problem with the Crews hire is that it violated one of the University's two key strategies in the building of a Top 50 program: a top-flight coach. This is all about recruiting. Kids want to come play for high-level coaches. I know nothing about the behind-the-scenes deliberations on this. But Rick Majerus vs Jim Crews? No one would describe Jim Crews as a top-flight coach in any imaginable metric... nor find him comparable in most any way to Majerus. And said in most basic way, if you asked 100 top recruits if they'd rather come play for Rick Majerus or Jim Crews, how many would you guess would say Crews? There's your answer. As you say, end of story.
  3. Agree. Just need the Bills to make teams pay dearly for it.
  4. You know the book is out when Has only attempted a grand total of 3 shots in 35 minutes yesterday vs Fordham.
  5. Of all the missed calls last night, the almost carte blanche the officials gave Toppin all night on moving screens was disgusting. He looked like an offensive tackle clearing out the key. Only one whistle. Could have been called a couple dozen times.
  6. I know you’re talking about this Friday’s home game vs SVU, but your post reminded me about the tickets and pre-game fans party for the SVU game at Dayton. $40 package includes ticket and party, or $15 for party only if you already have game ticket. Meant to post this a few weeks ago when I saw it. https://alumni.slu.edu/s/1264/17/interior.aspx?sid=1264&gid=1&pgid=6685&cid=10619&ecid=10619&crid=0&calpgid=413&calcid=8723
  7. Here's the story link at KSDK.com: https://www.ksdk.com/article/sports/college/slu/slu-basketball/mysterious-condition-keeps-slus-fred-thatch-sidelined/63-5e7fdf06-6dba-4464-8c0e-1eaaa22e14d0
  8. Probably right. 25 wins is the number. And a 26th victory in conference tourney would certainly seal it. But winning all remaining games except Dayton and VCU is a long shot. Needing OT to beat 6-7 (now 6-8) UMass in our own building exposed the additional work - and maturity - the Bills need to make this happen. 23 TOs?
  9. Pistol, thanks for doing this. I can only imagine the time it takes...
  10. Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, but good story from Stu and Post-Dispatch on SLU and NET rankings. https://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/slu/ncaa-s-net-rankings-could-be-a-boon-for-slu/article_65858f32-3032-58be-b66e-15a9e975806c.html
  11. really agree with last sentence... and the same ole same ole comment. solving for that is crucial. we must truly be Top 50 year after year. a contender. not the Cincinnati reds (apologies to cincy fans.) sorta agree otherwise. no doubt, it does get somewhat harder to grab dollars (tickets $ and sponsorship $) when there are more teams and/or they're having big success. but fans find the dough when the product is really compelling. and slu tickets are cheap. we just haven't been consistently compelling. one step forward, one back. the total pro sports dollar isn't fixed. demand drives it. cards fans dig deep for exorbitantly priced playoff tickets during playoff seasons. blues fans, ditto. if the product's great, it'll come out of other entertainment/leisure budgets... movies, concerts, travel and more. or they'll save less. or they'll ring up credit card debt. or all of the above.
  12. agree, roy. for the moment, A10 is best. public school league puts us in trouble vs non-rev, overall funding, and isn't home to cities of great importance in student recruiting. the best is big east. as equal partner. that only happens when we make strong case our basketball product is worthy of it, year after consistent year. historically, our brand hasn't been there.
  13. Correct, correct. I'd also add no more S1, S2, etc. At risk of sounding like a broken record from similar things I've posted on attendance over the years, don't forget SLU was one of the top teams in average attendance in the entire NCAA in the mid/late '90s. Three times Top 10, six times Top 20. 1995 17,714 #7 1996 16,986 #7 1997 13,732 #18 1998 17,708 #6 1999 15,142 #12 2000 13,631 #20 The market is there folks. A popular coach, excellent product, excellent marketing, couple local stars in the mix -- and consistent winning. Some have said some of this success was due to no NFL team. I disagree; the NFL fan is different from college basketball fan, particularly of private school SLU. If the product is right, fans will come. Regardless, there's no NFL team at the moment. And remember, this was achieved before the Top 50 program commitment plans were realized: pre-Majerus, pre-Chaifetz, pre-increased bball funding, etc. It's wide open if we do what CBFan says.
  14. Agree. While Yuri is currently struggling, he had a good history in high school at St. Mary's. Averaged over all four years, he shot 68%. By his senior year it was 79% on 153-194 shooting. He'll be fine.
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