This.The irony was in the middle of the game we actually did pretty well against the zone. Then we forgot what we had done, apparently. Syracuse tried to give us a two or three possession lead repeatedly down the stretch and we refused. That cost us the game in the end.
Common theme that we start down double digits every game.Common theme here is we were down or tied in those games. He HAD to attack. My frustration is we try to milk the clock with a lead, lose momentum, can't get it back, run out of time and lose by 2. It seems to happen all the time.
Charleston and Syracuse. - we can’t wrap up the package and put a bow on it end of games. Didn’t bother to put WS in there cause we were chasing in that game.so much to dislike about this, I knew it was over when we went to OT I guess I should be happy we even got there in the first place
Agree. Mooney’s self destruction momentum end of game strategy. Have seen it over and over and over again. Expect it to continue throughout the season.Common theme here is we were down or tied in those games. He HAD to attack. My frustration is we try to milk the clock with a lead, lose momentum, can't get it back, run out of time and lose by 2. It seems to happen all the time.
One minor point. I think he said border line ALL A-10 player, not borderline A-10.I am just a bit confused on this t
Ok this is just blasphemy. Burton was hard to watch tonight for most of the game, yes. Borderline A-10 player? He was a 2nd-team All-A10 player LAST YEAR, with Golden and Gilyard on the team. The guy had 38 2 games ago. Again, he was hard to watch tonight. He is much better than a solid college player. If he wanted to transfer this summer, he would have went to ANY school in the country that he wanted to. This loss is frustrating, and Tyler was BAD, but this take is even worse.
We should/could have won all three of these games. An ACC, AAC and high-level CAA opponent with a shot to be ranked. At 5-0 with that resume, yes, we should be talking about at-large bids. And that should always be the goal anyway at a program like this.
I agree with some of what was said here. At-large takes were optimistic to say the least. 18 wins sounds about right (hopefully). It is upsetting that we could be 5-0. I am just confused about the "not prepared" takes. During last year when we lost it was because of Mooney. When we went on the run, it was because "the seniors weren't going to lose". Now, it is Mooney's fault again. Sometimes, and hear me out here, it is on the players. Tyler missed 5 free throws, we turned the ball over, we didn't box out, we fouled on a three point shooter AGAIN. I get it, the head coach gets the grunt of it, but how could Mooney control all of that? Win, it is the players. Lose, it is Mooney. Logic doesn't seem to add up.
This is on you. We are all counting on you.Sorry, everybody...my fault. I had some stuff going on and was only able to listen in the car to the first 6 minutes and then the final possession of regulation + OT. Clearly I should have just tuned out for the whole game and we would have won going away.
Absolutely.Went to the game, picked up this thread postgame on the pages where the endgame and overtime happened, am glad to see everyone recognizes the coaching disaster that befell the team tonight. Players again not given the chance to win the game, instead the 18-year-old issue of dribble the ball into the ground and run the Moonball "offense" - which doesn't work in the endgame - taking over. This time it was the Moon zone offense reverting back to the same as it was at the start of the game, tentative and passive. Identical scenario to WSU game where the team fed off its coach's demeanor and philosophy, and tried to just play the game the way the coach wants - micromanaged, no flow, an anything but a turnover mentality, instead of trying to actually making winning basketball plays. In other words, playing not to make mistakes rather than playing aggressively to win. Every possession in regulation endgame was Nelson with the ball until 10-12 seconds left in the clock, or him and Gustavson passing back and forth with no meaning or purpose until that point. It was an unmitigated disaster of coaching. When he called timeout with 17s left, the non-UR friends I was with asked if Burton would get an iso for the last shot. My reply was "He won't touch the ball." He didn't.
Glad he took some more timeouts home. Barclays timeouts are especially valuable.
For me the shine is off the ncaa win and we're back at square .550 again.
I support the players but not the coach. It's unfortunate. The NCAA run was a mirage that Jacob Gilyard pulled out of his hat with help from Matt Grace. But the coach is the issue and until he figures out how to coach the last 5m of games against teams who actually play defense, it's gonna be .550 over and over. We were the suckers for thinking otherwise with the sample size we have.
That’s funny, I remember him having 16 and 12 in the A-10 championship, but maybe that wasn’t a crucial moment in the season.Burton collapses in crucial moments as he did last year.
You would have thought we learned not to do this after the last two gamesThe irony was in the middle of the game we actually did pretty well against the zone. Then we forgot what we had done, apparently. Syracuse tried to give us a two or three possession lead repeatedly down the stretch and we refused. That cost us the game in the end.
Don’t forget throwing a pass ten feet over his teammate’s head.Tyler Burton is rebounding machine but does not play relaxed on offense. He forced way too
many situations. Why did he not put Dji in more in second half simply for ball handling. He steals
ball in second half and loses it going up for layup and never sees floor again. Also why slow. down the pressure,
when that is what got us going.
Agreed, totally baffled as to why we didn’t either. A head scratcher and frustrating for me personally but you guys been around a lot longer and maybe understand that better than me.the lineup that got us back in the game in 1st half was burton, bigelow, bailey, goose & roche. no big man. long versatile. I don't know how often we'll expect to see that, but I was last night because it was working. but did we go back to it in 2nd?
Yeah, between that and just going with Goose too long no other way to explain it. 🤷🏼♂️ Goose had his moments not hating on him but there were times we should have made a change. It didn’t necessarily have to be with Dji either.I thought Dji played really well in the early part of the game. I was hoping to see more of him. It seemed that - as someone else mentioned - he got a steal and then lost the ball or couldn't finish the breakaway and Mooney pulled him and relegated to the bench.
This lineup was barely on the floor, so I don't know how you could read this much into it. It was 18-13 Cuse when this lineup appeared, and it was 20-18 Cuse when it left, so we had already gotten back in the game before this lineup appeared.the lineup that got us back in the game in 1st half was burton, bigelow, bailey, goose & roche. no big man. long versatile. I don't know how often we'll expect to see that, but I was last night because it was working. but did we go back to it in 2nd?
Uh....maybe because we barely played that lineup in the 1st half, and we outscored them 33-23 the 1st 14 minutes of the 2nd half without it?Agreed, totally baffled as to why we didn’t either. A head scratcher and frustrating for me personally but you guys been around a lot longer and maybe understand that better than me.