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wisblue

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #75 on: February 07, 2023, 12:19:21 PM »
I can't speak for others, but that's not what I'm saying.

There's a difference between saying we're tired (but opponents aren't), the opponent desperately wants it (but we don't), they are due (but we aren't), we haven't played great lately (but they have), fear the February Fade because it's happened in the past, etc etc etc ... and simply saying of course there's a chance we lose this game on the road to a good team.

I mean, face it, we have some here who have been working OT to find reasons to fear every game lately -- Butler, Nova, DePaul, upcoming games against GT and Butler, and on and on. As if this is the 2017-18 team or the 2013-14 team or the 2005-06 team.

It's well known that for some athletes (and most coaches), fear of failure is a more prevalent emotion than joy of success. For them, wins bring relief, not elation, and losses bring depression. The same seems true for lots of fans. Personally, I'm trying hard to enjoy the great journey that this season has been without fearing every boogeyman lurking around the corner. Obviously, others are free to do the opposite and start worrying about Georgetown on Saturday before we even play UConn tonight.

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My comment was directed at a specific post  (the one quoted). Not sure why that set you off.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2023, 12:24:59 PM »
My comment was directed at a specific post  (the one quoted). Not sure why that set you off.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2023, 01:23:48 PM »
Respectfully disagree.

For the record...I'm not saying it is bad that they were tired, or anything to be concerned about.  I'm just pointing out what I saw in the arena on Saturday.  OMax and Oso each called out and OMax could hardly get up the court at one point in the 2nd half.

I'm not trying to make excuses for them or saying Shaka should either.  I don't care about margin of victory at this time of year, especially with a team that is 19-5.  This team is arguably in a better spot than any other in the conference and a win is a win and I'll celebrate each one the same!
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2023, 01:28:03 PM »
I am not buying the team is tired, maybe a little banged up, but not tired. There is plenty of time to be tired in mid April.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2023, 01:33:32 PM »
I am not buying the team is tired, maybe a little banged up, but not tired. There is plenty of time to be tired in mid April.

I don't think they are tired either, but relative to Saturday and Saturday only there were a few.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2023, 01:53:47 PM »
I can’t believe no one has mentioned one of the more important aspects of tonite’s game, that it’s on Fox Sports 1 and not the CBS Network.  👀

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2023, 01:57:52 PM »
I am not buying the team is tired, maybe a little banged up, but not tired. There is plenty of time to be tired in mid April.

No more tired than any other team, anyway
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2023, 01:59:39 PM »
Rico

Agreed.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2023, 02:41:15 PM »
Kolek over 5.5 assists -135 on DK. It’s at 6 everywhere else.

I’m looking at Rutgers +4.5 in a likely letdown situation for IU. A two team teaser of MU and Rutgers looks interesting as well.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2023, 02:46:31 PM »
Marquette had no answer for Clingan in the previous game.
Will be interesting to see if Clingan has his way again.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #85 on: February 07, 2023, 02:51:10 PM »
Kolek over 5.5 assists -135 on DK. It’s at 6 everywhere else.

I’m looking at Rutgers +4.5 in a likely letdown situation for IU. A two team teaser of MU and Rutgers looks interesting as well.

I got all over that as fast as possible on Prize Picks.  Has had 6 or more assists in 22 of 24 games this year. I don't understand that line at all.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #86 on: February 07, 2023, 02:54:17 PM »
Someone apparently doesn't accept the "not mutually exclusive, contradictory concepts" point of view.

Either you say that MU absolutely, positively, will win tonight or you're a "scared baby" who is "shaking in your boots" over UConn and this game.

Wah wah wahhhh

I'm just messing around man. I do think we win, though

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #87 on: February 07, 2023, 02:59:46 PM »
Marquette had no answer for Clingan in the previous game.
Will be interesting to see if Clingan has his way again.

That may have been a feature instead of a bug. MU did a nice job of guarding the perimeter that game I thought.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2023, 03:03:49 PM »
I am not buying the team is tired, maybe a little banged up, but not tired. There is plenty of time to be tired in mid April.

Not relevant, but we saw Tyler after the game, before he headed to the locker room. Guy had red marks all over from where he’d been hit. Physical game, long season. Tough kid.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #89 on: February 07, 2023, 03:25:37 PM »
Kolek over 5.5 assists -135 on DK. It’s at 6 everywhere else.

I’m looking at Rutgers +4.5 in a likely letdown situation for IU. A two team teaser of MU and Rutgers looks interesting as well.

Didn't you see the injury news for Rutgers?
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #90 on: February 07, 2023, 03:38:00 PM »
Didn't you see the injury news for Rutgers?

Yes, I know Mag is out. It’s more the let down spot for IU that has my attention, but Mag did bully IU in the first meeting. Rutgers first half ML might be a better play the more I think about it.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #91 on: February 07, 2023, 04:11:31 PM »
Ever since the first game, I've thought this is the one game in the regular season where we'll get spanked.  The way we played the last couple games doesn't give me an improved outlook.  I will say UConn is the one Big East team that is not likely to deviate how they play defense against us.

Just think they match our quickness and have size we can't counter tonight.  We've got a chance, but we can't keep switching and ending up with Jones trying to stop Clingan inside.
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« Reply #92 on: February 07, 2023, 04:39:42 PM »
Something tells me it won’t be Clingan we struggle with tonight, Sanogo will probably feast.

Let him though, and win despite of it

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« Reply #93 on: February 07, 2023, 04:53:58 PM »
I am more concerned with Sanogo than Clingan. MU made him look like at AA in the first game and think that will change tonight.

It will come down to turnovers and shooting well. If that happens, MU wins.

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« Reply #94 on: February 07, 2023, 05:01:46 PM »
We'll miss Sean Jones contributions tonight.  He really changed the UCONN game in MKE.  I'm going to go out on a limb and project Ben Gold to contribute more tonight than we would expect.

Gonna be a tough one, and we are the hunted now.  Win this game and we are in pole position to win the Big East.  I think this game is a harder game to win than @ Creighton.

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« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2023, 05:07:05 PM »
We'll miss Sean Jones contributions tonight.  He really changed the UCONN game in MKE.  I'm going to go out on a limb and project Ben Gold to contribute more tonight than we would expect.

Gonna be a tough one, and we are the hunted now.  Win this game and we are in pole position to win the Big East.  I think this game is a harder game to win than @ Creighton.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2023, 05:09:46 PM »
We'll miss Sean Jones contributions tonight.  He really changed the UCONN game in MKE.  I'm going to go out on a limb and project Ben Gold to contribute more tonight than we would expect.

Gonna be a tough one, and we are the hunted now.  Win this game and we are in pole position to win the Big East.  I think this game is a harder game to win than @ Creighton.

Sean Jones is playing
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2023, 05:14:12 PM »
We'll miss Sean Jones contributions tonight.  He really changed the UCONN game in MKE.  I'm going to go out on a limb and project Ben Gold to contribute more tonight than we would expect.

Gonna be a tough one, and we are the hunted now.  Win this game and we are in pole position to win the Big East.  I think this game is a harder game to win than @ Creighton.

No we won’t. He’s playing.

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« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2023, 05:18:21 PM »
We'll miss Sean Jones contributions tonight.  He really changed the UCONN game in MKE.  I'm going to go out on a limb and project Ben Gold to contribute more tonight than we would expect.

Gonna be a tough one, and we are the hunted now.  Win this game and we are in pole position to win the Big East.  I think this game is a harder game to win than @ Creighton.

Good news for us is that Sean's back!
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« Reply #99 on: February 07, 2023, 05:20:40 PM »
Sean Jones is playing

This is great news!