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Re: The Positives to Take Away From Tonight's Game
Edited by board administrator 11/22/2021, 8:27 pm
When you play against a top So Cal area Pac 12 team,you play your hardest to prove yourself. Your mindset is different in that kind of game. UCLA's talent in the 2nd half took over the game as our 1st half adrenaline rush faded at halftime. Other than a few games over the last few seasons, our team psychology has been poor in my opinion. I believe we go into games hoping we won't lose instead of thinking we will win. There is a reason we lost our top 3 scorers from last season.
The WVB team seemed to have the same negative energy prior to the coaching change. The WVB team mindset seems to have changed for the better and their play improved. Not sure if the men's basketball team's psychology and fundamental basketball play will be good enough this season. I agree, it's time for a change.
I just can not understand how we can play pretty good against a UCLA and then get beat so badly tonight???
I really feel that we need to take some actions now! I know that we do not have any money, but reassign CDM to something else in the athletic department and give the assistants a chance to pull us out of the funk that we are in. It seems to have worked for WVB... let's give it a try for MBB!!!
As I have said so many time, I like CDM as a person, but we can not let this down hill trend continue any longer!!!
1) Traore and Jones off the bench with strong contributions; Both probably should be playing more and I won't even ask why they aren't
2) Turnovers at 13 were quite nicely below our average; the 9 assists to 13 turnovers is one of our best marks of late, we can build on this
3) We didn't get this game on ESPN +, so thank goodness we didn't have to watch it! Oh my we caught a lucky break there thanks to Mickey's inability to get us this tourney in their package
4) The best news of all (for me) is I didn't sign up for ESPN + so I'm not paying for the torture fest about to be slowly revealed to the rest of you who enlisted in Mickey's financial army
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