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    2 Concerns

    I know it's early, but their are 2 concerns I have knowing the team is young:

    1. 37 turnovers
    2. Our assist leader has 6 assists in two games. Brackins was our assist leader in the second game

    I know turnovers are mainly lack of experience/chemistry, but that needs to get fixed soon as well as we need a true PG.

    I am overall pleased so far. Go State!



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    Both of these things should improve as we continue into the season. Lots of new faces (again) and it will take time for the team to really come together. Our team has not shown good hands so far and I hope that is not a recurring problem. There has been too much swatting at the ball and not enough holding on to it. Telegraphed passes and passes into too much traffic need to improve as well.

    We are young and will improve.



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    These two games may be a snapshot of what we can expect to see over the pre-Big 12 season anyway. Hopefully the game slows down a little for our guards, because our front court is looking really strong.



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    I'm majorly concerned with the guard play. Peterson had a nice shooting night on Saturday, but that has been about it.

    We have had our lack of quickness exploited, our ball handling and passing has been rough.

    BUT we have guys pressing a lot right now. Until DG gets some experience enough to run the show most the game hopefully Peterson can somewhat run the show. Shooting certainly isnt his problem.

    With that said I am willing to wait to pass judgement on these guys until mid december when everyone is healed up. Its much to early.



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    I am hoping we can get some guys to understand their roles as the season progresses. Right now we are playing a lot of guys and trying to settle into some sort of rotation and line-up. I think once that happens, we will see the turnovers go down and our efficiency go up.


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    Re: 2 Concerns

    Guard play wins games, so this season is shaping up to be all over the place unless we can get some consistent play out of those positions.


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    Re: 2 Concerns

    I agree 100%. The injuries are also hurting alot with Wesley being out, Hub's missed practise time due to a foot injury, and Clark's nagging injuries.

    I will say this, we will need to play better and absolutely have to have Wesley back in order to win at Bradley on Wednesday (which I am going to!)



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    Petersen played well, but I am afraid this is the best we might see him play considering that the big 12 will have much more talented and physical defense. I would really like to see garrett get the start and see him start to mesh. His size and athleticsm should earn him that if he starts to gel.



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    Good post Hall4cy

    Lets also keep hoping for lucca



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    I think that Brister will give us some quality minutes as well. He may still be in the doghouse, but he came in last night and did a good job imho. Two nice assists in a row and then got pulled for the rest of the night. He looked a lot better running the point last night than he did the night before.



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    You guys have to remember that we were missing our best player the last two games.



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    Also, regarding the turnovers: has anyone else noticed that Diante really telegraphs some of his passes?



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    Re: 2 Concerns

    I thought Brister made some great passes last night but that bonehead shots he took that GMac pulled him for was doing too much. We'll need Brister to play well because out of all our PG I think pyshically he's the strongest of the 3 and we'll need that off the bench for good minutes in the Big 12 season.

    I really like what I am seeing from Brackins so far. He's going to be a special player and I think he's barely scratched the surface of his potential right now.


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    Re: 2 Concerns

    As Gmac said, " Without Wesley, we're missing 20-22 points and 8-10 rebounds a game." He could be a lot better this year than last year.



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