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    I know its early but...

    It looks like this team is light years ahead of last years team at this time. Granted that comes from being settled on the point guard position from the get-go but this team is hyper athletic and adding Babb to the mix will only be better. Lucious will get better as he gets back into game shape I believe. The Freshmen have impressed so far. Like I said I know its early and the competition hasnt been that great but its better than beating these teams by 10 or so. Also it doesnt appear as if a couple of players are going through the motions, I won't name any names but one in particular didnt sweat during the non-con schedule.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Really liking Naz in the back up point guard position. Doesn't seem to turn it over very much.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    We will never lose again. I'm not sure that we ever have, but we never will again.


    Seriously, the team does seem smoother, and more willing to get after the rebounding and defense. Much more together early on than last year, and much more talented than 2 years ago.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: I know its early but...

    Why do you say this? We did struggle with Southern for slightly more than a half and last year's team at this time would have destroyed Alabama A&M too. They were that bad.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Also, last year's team beat a very good Lehigh team by 20 in the opener.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Why do you say this? We did struggle with Southern for slightly more than a half and last year's team at this time would have destroyed Alabama A&M too. They were that bad.
    I think this team is going to gel much quicker than last year's did with a true PG and a normal offense being run. A lot of people forget how long it took us to actually utilize Royce last year the way he was most effective. It was probably the Iowa game before he got to run point all that much.

    The one thing I can nitpick at this point is Lucious needs to secure the ball. Not only is he careless in his passing so far, he is careless with his ball handling and seems to do a lot of unnecessary between the legs dribbling and flashiness which has resulted in a handful of turnovers in that past two games. I love some flash, but don't do it for no reason at the top of the key and lose the ball with absolutely nothing to gain. I'm sure it will clear up when Lucious respects the opponents a little more. Just a nit pick.

    I'm very pleased with lots of things so far. Rebound response after a bad game vs Southern, KL's 3 pt shot, Niang all around, Naz all around, ect.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Also, last year's team beat a very good Lehigh team by 20 in the opener.
    Actually might have just been 10. I recall Lehigh scoring a bunch of points in garbage time. Think we ended up winning by 10.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Also, last year's team beat a very good Lehigh team by 20 in the opener.
    Yes, it is too early to tell if this team is ahead of last year's team.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    If Babb brings the same shut down defense and can hit 3's with consistency, this team will be great.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    I won't be completely sold on this team until a couple games into Big 12 play. In saying that they looked great tonight. They definitely seem to be further along then this time last season and hopefully that's something they can build on. I don't want to be too optimistic but I'd say the sky is the limit for this team. Hopefully they can keep building and get a tournament run.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Actually might have just been 10. I recall Lehigh scoring a bunch of points in garbage time. Think we ended up winning by 10.

    Led by 26 at one point. Led by 22 late. Won by 9.


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    Re: I know its early but...

    Hear me out when i say that we can go as far as percy and Booker take us. No longer do we have royce to suck up defenders inside and force the kick out threes. They struggled to score today against that 7 footer. They need to be a legitimate threat to open up the outside shooters be successful this year.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    The team is going to have three great role players in McGee, Babb, and Ejim, a great player in Clyburn, and a potentially great player in Niang. The problem is that these five guys only play 3 positions on the floor. The 5 position isn't that important offensively and will be adequate. Lucious and/or Long are going to decide just how good this team can be.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    The 5 position isn't very important at all, the way the game is played today.
    Obviously you can't just get abused in there but it's importance could hardly be less.



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    Re: I know its early but...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    If Babb brings the same shut down defense and can hit 3's with consistency, this team will be great.
    I doubt this happens. He is what he is from the arc.



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