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GoldenEagles03

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UCONN -4
« on: February 06, 2023, 12:36:33 PM »
UCONN a 4 point favorite at the open.

Yet another opportunity for Marquette to turn some heads.

Playing with house money in a sense.  Lose and it shouldn't hurt them in anyones eyes.  Win and bolster the resume. 

Sidenote: I hope Sean Jones is available as he was a key piece to their 1st win over the Huskies.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 12:38:24 PM »
With Georgetown on Saturday, would this be considered a trap game?  👀

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 12:38:49 PM »
We can win this….. have to hit threes in this match up.   Goo Marquette!

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 12:39:37 PM »
With Georgetown on Saturday, would this be considered a trap game?  👀

Maybe for UCONN who is at Creighton over the weekend!
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 12:41:44 PM »
Marquette is due for a hot shooting night. Both wins this past week were average shooting at best.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 12:44:46 PM »
Marquette is due for a hot shooting night. Both wins this past week were average shooting at best.

How about a Baylor repeat but on the road?
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 12:51:07 PM »
Marquette is due for a hot shooting night. Both wins this past week were average shooting at best.

Seems like hot shooting is going to be key going forward because teams have seen some success sagging and trying to cut down on our scoring at the bucket at a very high percentage. That was fine when jumping out to the 16-3 lead v. Butler, but not so much when they stop falling. As long as we are smart about it and move the ball, we should be able to get open looks.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 12:53:42 PM »
Clingan was an absolute menace to MU in the first match-up. They did us a favor when they went back to Sanogo. It's been interesting to see Clingan go back to about 11 minutes with moderate impact in most of their other games. Curious to see how it plays out this time. Sanogo had a rough game. I expect him to be fired up for this one.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2023, 01:00:30 PM »
Sounds about right.  The boys are going to need to play a whole lot better than they did against Nova and Butler to win this one.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2023, 01:10:34 PM »
"F**k 'em."

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2023, 01:12:18 PM »
these thoughts are valid only if the board is focusing on one game at a time...

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2023, 01:18:18 PM »
Seems like hot shooting is going to be key going forward because teams have seen some success sagging and trying to cut down on our scoring at the bucket at a very high percentage. That was fine when jumping out to the 16-3 lead v. Butler, but not so much when they stop falling. As long as we are smart about it and move the ball, we should be able to get open looks.

I think everyone was just a bit tired on Saturday.  First couple days where the rotation was different without Sean causing everyone to have to play a little bit more than they are used to.

They've handled it well so far.  Hopefully Sean is back ASAP.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2023, 01:35:57 PM »
I think everyone was just a bit tired on Saturday.  First couple days where the rotation was different without Sean causing everyone to have to play a little bit more than they are used to.

They've handled it well so far.  Hopefully Sean is back ASAP.

Shaka mentioned in the post game presser that the team felt a little pressure from it being National Marquette Day.  I’m expecting a better performance tomorrow nite.

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2023, 01:56:50 PM »
Any word on Sean?  He has been a big part of changing momentum in several games this year.  Shaka didn’t seem too optimistic in the post game pressers this past week.

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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2023, 02:21:09 PM »
Talk about roll reversal: UCONN was ranked 6 when we played them last now they are 21 and we're 10. It is going to be electric tomorrow.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2023, 04:43:19 PM »
Shaka mentioned in the post game presser that the team felt a little pressure from it being National Marquette Day.  I’m expecting a better performance tomorrow nite.

He should talk to Dodds. When MU plays a team with a special event, like Senior Day, it becomes excuse #1 if MU loses.
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2023, 09:11:07 PM »
He should talk to Dodds. When MU plays a team with a special event, like Senior Day, it becomes excuse #1 if MU loses.


you have it backwards, Dodd's think playing against teams on their Senior day is like a 15 point disadvantage.  Dodd's would have thought marquette should have been jacked up on National MU day

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2023, 09:24:43 PM »
He should talk to Dodds. When MU plays a team with a special event, like Senior Day, it becomes excuse #1 if MU loses.

Excuse #1 is tired legs
Excuse #2 is worn down

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2023, 01:20:29 AM »
Long shot, but any chance someone in NYC is making the drive up to Hartford tomorrow? Would be happy to split gas. Would love to see this game, but the trip isn’t quite realistic by train.

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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2023, 05:42:37 AM »

you have it backwards, Dodd's think playing against teams on their Senior day is like a 15 point disadvantage.  Dodd's would have thought marquette should have been jacked up on National MU day

I should have made it clearer that I was referring to Dodds feeling about MU playing away games against teams having their Senior Day or other special events. As you say, when MU faces one of those situations he uses it as an excuse for MU.

But, I have heard many coaches and former coaches say things similar to what Smart said on Saturday. That kind of emotion can lead to a team being too excited,  and that can cause problems, especially as that initial boost wears off.

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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2023, 05:50:54 AM »
MU doesn't have to worry about senior day this year.
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2023, 06:24:56 AM »
MU doesn't have to worry about senior day this year.
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2023, 06:28:42 AM »
MU doesn't have to worry about senior day this year.

Unless Wrightsil is coming back,  I would think they do something but maybe not
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Re: UCONN -4
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2023, 06:42:18 AM »
Forgot about Wrightsil.   Doh
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2023, 07:06:48 AM »
I am not going to lie.   I have a strong COLE vibe for this one.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.