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    Playing all of the seniors

    Let me first say that I'm 100% behind McD in his recruiting, and coaching.

    One thing I thought would have been nice was to get the walk on seniors a little PT in the game. Those guys have worked their butts off, but maybe there just isn't room for that risk. I just figure that being 4-11 this year, it's not going to kill the team to honor the seniors with some playing time in their last game at Hilton. Now, maybe they will play in the Big 12 tourney or maybe McD has honored them in other ways, but just my take.


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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I would agree with this if the game was a blowout but we were in it til the end. Winning a game is much more important than playing the seniors in my mind.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    don't all of the seniors typically start? I just assumed that included walk-ons.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I agree and feel the same way. Was pretty surprised when they were doing the starting lineup



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I had similar thoughts as I was walking out today but I think that they have both gotten some time in a conference game but I may be wrong.


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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    don't all of the seniors typically start? I just assumed that included walk-ons.
    That's been the case in past years and with many teams but McDermott was quoted as saying he doesn't believe in starting reserve seniors to honor them.


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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post

    One thing I thought would have been nice was to get the walk on seniors a little PT in the game.
    I agree; coach could / should have worked them into the game before half and / or non-critical minutes.


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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    Should have started all 4 and took the walk-ons out at first dead ball IMO.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I agree with the idea...but only could see it happening had we been down by a lot or up with a comfortable lead in the final minutes of the game. McD and the guys on the court fought to the end to win that game for the seniors, they just couldn't get it done.

    IMO, if Currie and Smith are in during the last 4-5 minutes, it's more than 4-pt loss. Not knocking Currie and Smith because they've done a lot for the program and I respect the hell out of guys who PAY to play a sport while their teammates are getting paid, but they weren't the best guys for the situation.


    Playing them at the start, would as you guys have pointed out, been a nice gesture though. Some coaches do it, some don't.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    My first thought after seeing the starting lineups was Coach Mac must really think we have a shot at winning this game, if he's not even starting the senior walk-ons.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I'm sure the senior walk-ons would have much rather had a W, then a couple minutes of garbage time or a start. If you start them you risk digging yourself a hole.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    Mac has said he doesn't believe in playing seniors just because it's Senior Day. I bet he let all of them know how much he appreciates them in his own way.


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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I agree... McD says he doesn't play them if he wouldn't play them normally... I'm sure the players don't have a problem with that.



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    Re: Playing all of the seniors

    I support McD.


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