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Author Topic: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE  (Read 12878 times)

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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2018, 10:50:18 PM »
25 band members with no knowledge of the game of basketball are correct.  2 superstar basketball players who have forgotten more about the game the combined 25 band members are incorrect.

Worth noting that one of those two superstars picked us to lose every "high quality" non-conference game.  Maybe just being old doesn't necessarily mean that you know what you're talking about?
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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2018, 10:55:19 AM »
25 band members with no knowledge of the game of basketball are correct.  2 superstar basketball players who have forgotten more about the game of basketball than the combined 25 band members are incorrect.

The optimism/confidence of this board, defied any measure of logic, in that KenPom had the game at MU +2.  Find me a scenario where a team favored by +2 gets the gambling action at a clip of roughly 38-2 (by the end of this thread), and i'll say you've found a unicorn.

The game was a draw, until 10 minutes left when Markus Howard went OUT of this world hitting step back 23 footers (while also getting fouled), and putting up 40 points in the 2nd half.

Happy we won.  Yet, if you want to get right down to the nuts and bolts of it - there was NOTHING about coaching that created those clean, wide open looks Markus was making.  What you saw was sublime individual talent.

This was a great win, yet the Wisconsin win was more impressive in that we won that game through toughness, defense, COACHING, while Markus was off his A-game.

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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2018, 11:56:01 AM »
The optimism/confidence of this board, defied any measure of logic, in that KenPom had the game at MU +2.  Find me a scenario where a team favored by +2 gets the gambling action at a clip of roughly 38-2 (by the end of this thread), and i'll say you've found a unicorn.

The game was a draw, until 10 minutes left when Markus Howard went OUT of this world hitting step back 23 footers (while also getting fouled), and putting up 40 points in the 2nd half.

Happy we won.  Yet, if you want to get right down to the nuts and bolts of it - there was NOTHING about coaching that created those clean, wide open looks Markus was making.  What you saw was sublime individual talent.

This was a great win, yet the Wisconsin win was more impressive in that we won that game through toughness, defense, COACHING, while Markus was off his A-game.

Absolutely hilarious.
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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2018, 02:07:09 PM »

Why no dissing of Markus last night for hunting that “50 burger,” Wades?

Feel free to think Markus going off was the result of great offensive execution/sets, versus individual talent.



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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2018, 02:18:48 PM »
Yet, if you want to get right down to the nuts and bolts of it - there was NOTHING about coaching that created those clean, wide open looks Markus was making.  What you saw was sublime individual talent.

Nope. Coaching absolutely mattered. Coaching sat Markus down in the first half when he was playing erratically. Coaching found a five on the floor without Markus that turned a deficit into a lead. Coaching made the decision to not try to match their speed by putting Joey at the 5 and playing smallball, instead keeping one of Theo or Ed out there all 40 minutes and counting on our size wearing them down in the second half. Coaching went to Jamal Cain for significant minutes, whose athleticism & rebounding made a difference after not playing much of late. And coaching had Joey & Sam open when Markus was searing the nets.

Without Markus going off, we wouldn't have won as comfortably, but we still would've won. Because of the adjustments we did, and just as importantly, didn't make. Maybe it's an 89-85 win instead of 103, but 56.3% of the points came from non-Markus Howards and we took the lead with him on the bench. Coaching did that. Let's not forget we led at the half after Markus was terrible.

Wojo has had ups and downs. Last night was an up. Markus' performance just made it a more comfortable up.
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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2018, 02:43:02 PM »

Why no dissing of Markus last night for hunting that “50 burger,” Wades?

Feel free to think Markus going off was the result of great offensive execution/sets, versus individual talent.

And yet we led at halftime with Markus going 1 for 7 with 5 points and 5 turnovers in 11 minutes at halftime.  Lol.

But go ahead and try to deflect the point.  You counted up the number of people predicting a win (which by itself is hilarious, getting ahead of it in case MU loses so you can say, "see, all you band members are clueless and only two people should be allowed to post here!"), those people you have vocally stated you have a much better understanding of the game of basketball, and the other guy predicting a loss was someone who has stated how much smarter he is than other posters here, and yet the only two who predicted a loss, the two who are clearly way smarter than anyone else on the topic of basketball, got it wrong.

And here we are with you trying to make excuses and trying to take shots at Wojo.  It's great.  I would expect nothing less from the guy who dunked on people in high school and was an All North Woods performer twenty-some years ago.  Clearly you know more about the game than Wojo.  I mean, what did that guy ever accomplish at the high school basketball level (or above)?
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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2018, 02:43:55 PM »
Well said Brew..

Not to mention the culture that the coach recruits to and nurtures .....manifests itself by having The whole team recognize that a special scorer is having a special 2nd half......so instead of somebody else trying to get his or feeling it's his turn.....they all kept going back to Markus......and were as happy when he scored as they would have been if they had scored themselves.

Next game it might be somebody else.....but in the last 10 minutes it was clearly Markus .....credit to everyone for recognizing it and putting the team first.


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« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2018, 02:59:16 PM »
Nope. Coaching absolutely mattered. Coaching sat Markus down in the first half when he was playing erratically. Coaching found a five on the floor without Markus that turned a deficit into a lead. Coaching made the decision to not try to match their speed by putting Joey at the 5 and playing smallball, instead keeping one of Theo or Ed out there all 40 minutes and counting on our size wearing them down in the second half. Coaching went to Jamal Cain for significant minutes, whose athleticism & rebounding made a difference after not playing much of late. And coaching had Joey & Sam open when Markus was searing the nets.

Without Markus going off, we wouldn't have won as comfortably, but we still would've won. Because of the adjustments we did, and just as importantly, didn't make. Maybe it's an 89-85 win instead of 103, but 56.3% of the points came from non-Markus Howards and we took the lead with him on the bench. Coaching did that. Let's not forget we led at the half after Markus was terrible.

Wojo has had ups and downs. Last night was an up. Markus' performance just made it a more comfortable up.
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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2018, 03:15:33 PM »
100% correct, the more Ners posts the more he exposes his lack of real knowledge of the game.

LOL - Anyone who thinks great coaching had ANYTHING to do with Markus's 2nd half performance exposes their lack of real knowledge of the game.

Brew's point about what transpired in the 1st half was valid and a good point.  The topic here being debated was the ~ 38-3 Scoop predictions for MU to win in what KenPom had as a toss up game. 

Volleyball extraordinaire, Wadesworld, wanted to call out me and Goose for projecting a loss.  Markus doesn't go beserk - the game was a toss up as Pomeroy projected.  But.  Markus did go beserk - and it wasn't the result of incredible offensive sets being run. It was a superstar player, making superstar, high degree of difficulty shots.

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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2018, 03:19:07 PM »
Vegas took the line from -2 at open to -4 by game time so  quite a lot of people expected Marquette to win......and not just the people on this board.....

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« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »
LOL - Anyone who thinks great coaching had ANYTHING to do with Markus's 2nd half performance exposes their lack of real knowledge of the game.

Brew's point about what transpired in the 1st half was valid and a good point.  The topic here being debated was the ~ 38-3 Scoop predictions for MU to win in what KenPom had as a toss up game. 

Volleyball extraordinaire, Wadesworld, wanted to call out me and Goose for projecting a loss.  Markus doesn't go beserk - the game was a toss up as Pomeroy projected.  But.  Markus did go beserk - and it wasn't the result of incredible offensive sets being run. It was a superstar player, making superstar, high degree of difficulty shots.

I wouldn’t have said a word about who predicted what here if you hadn’t counted up the number of people projecting a win. Hilarious.
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« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2018, 04:31:59 PM »
LOL - Anyone who thinks great coaching had ANYTHING to do with Markus's 2nd half performance exposes their lack of real knowledge of the game.

Brew's point about what transpired in the 1st half was valid and a good point.  The topic here being debated was the ~ 38-3 Scoop predictions for MU to win in what KenPom had as a toss up game. 

Volleyball extraordinaire, Wadesworld, wanted to call out me and Goose for projecting a loss.  Markus doesn't go beserk - the game was a toss up as Pomeroy projected.  But.  Markus did go beserk - and it wasn't the result of incredible offensive sets being run. It was a superstar player, making superstar, high degree of difficulty shots.
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Re: MAKE YOUR BUFFALO PREDICTIONS HERE
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2018, 05:33:14 PM »
Dunking in HS!! Boy you crap all over yourself, hilarious!!!
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« Reply #63 on: December 24, 2018, 05:19:09 AM »
LOL - Anyone who thinks great coaching had ANYTHING to do with Markus's 2nd half performance exposes their lack of real knowledge of the game.

Brew's point about what transpired in the 1st half was valid and a good point.  The topic here being debated was the ~ 38-3 Scoop predictions for MU to win in what KenPom had as a toss up game. 

Volleyball extraordinaire, Wadesworld, wanted to call out me and Goose for projecting a loss.  Markus doesn't go beserk - the game was a toss up as Pomeroy projected.  But.  Markus did go beserk - and it wasn't the result of incredible offensive sets being run. It was a superstar player, making superstar, high degree of difficulty shots.

Either can't understand or don't want to understand what Brew posted, pick your poison.
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