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    Once more

    I am going to post this one last time, if you choose to delete it fine I am giving up and going to sleep.

    Why is Craig NOT playing like the All American he is supposed to be? The guys that have dominated him the past 2 games should not even be in the same box score with him...and what happened to the up-tempo style of play? And really......4 offensive rebounds on one possession late in the game?? Are you kidding me????


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    Re: Once more

    This one stands a better chance. But guessing it gets merged.



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    Re: Once more

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I am going to post this one last time, if you choose to delete it fine I am giving up and going to sleep.

    Why is Craig NOT playing like the All American he is supposed to be? The guys that have dominated him the past 2 games should not even be in the same box score with him...and what happened to the up-tempo style of play? And really......4 offensive rebounds on one possession late in the game?? Are you kidding me????
    Dude, I responded to you about this...you're other two posts had overt racism in them and that's why they were deleted. This one's fine.



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    Re: Once more

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I am going to post this one last time, if you choose to delete it fine I am giving up and going to sleep.

    Why is Craig NOT playing like the All American he is supposed to be? The guys that have dominated him the past 2 games should not even be in the same box score with him...and what happened to the up-tempo style of play? And really......4 offensive rebounds on one possession late in the game?? Are you kidding me????
    He can't play like an AA if he doesn't get the ball.


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    Re: Once more

    Thank you, that is why I included no comment on which pigment existed anywhere at any time.


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    Re: Once more

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I am going to post this one last time, if you choose to delete it fine I am giving up and going to sleep.

    Why is Craig NOT playing like the All American he is supposed to be? The guys that have dominated him the past 2 games should not even be in the same box score with him...and what happened to the up-tempo style of play? And really......4 offensive rebounds on one possession late in the game?? Are you kidding me????
    I think this is one of the biggest parts of the problem right now. McD's coaching decisions might be coming into question, but the simple fact of the matter is Brackins so far this season isn't getting it done, and isn't playing like the lottery pick he's supposed to be.

    Someone said after the Northwestern game that Brackins didn't come back for another year just to lose to teams like NU. Well, if he would start playing like the first team All-America that he's already been anointed, perhaps this team wouldn't be losing to teams like NU and UNI.


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    Re: Once more

    Quote Originally Posted by CyclonesRulzzz View Post
    He can't play like an AA if he doesn't get the ball.
    HE GOT THE BALL IN 4 STRAIGHT POSSESSIONS DOWN THE STRETCH AND MISSED ALL 4 SHOTS!!!

    He's getting his opportunities - he's not making the plays.


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    Re: Once more

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    I am going to post this one last time, if you choose to delete it fine I am giving up and going to sleep.

    Why is Craig NOT playing like the All American he is supposed to be? The guys that have dominated him the past 2 games should not even be in the same box score with him...and what happened to the up-tempo style of play? And really......4 offensive rebounds on one possession late in the game?? Are you kidding me????
    The offensive rebounds allowed is nothing new this season. That nasty trend started even during the exhibition games. I wishfully wrote-off that tell-tale sign of doom before, but no longer.

    There is something wrong or missing from this team. Something that if left unchecked will translate into an underachieving season.


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    Re: Once more

    I have seen fall away jumpers and contested wild shots when he does get the ball. I understand it has some to do with the lack-there-of any kind of moving offensive parts but still...


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    Re: Once more

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    HE GOT THE BALL IN 4 STRAIGHT POSSESSIONS DOWN THE STRETCH AND MISSED ALL 4 SHOTS!!!

    He's getting his opportunities - he's not making the plays.
    Where did he get the ball and what kind of D did they run at him? Was it just 1 on 1?

    Four times down the stretch doesn't come easy when he's been taken out of the game by catching the ball 15 feet away and facing double teams.

    The positives of having an All-American caliber player on your team is that it makes things easier for your teammates. Craig just has to find them. He did it with Diante once, but every other pass was to someone already covered.



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    Re: Once more

    Brackins has not improved over last year. He still gets pushed around and settles for fade-aways and other overly-difficult shots. It appears that he's not getting the instruction he needs to play the post properly.

    Maybe this would help...

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    Re: Once more

    UNI did a nice job defensively denying Craig the ball, and once he did get it, they did a nice job of swarming him. With that said, we didn't seem to make any necessary adjustments to counter this, and it went on for the last 30 minutes of the game.

    Craig's mid to outside game has improved this year; his outside shot looks a lot smoother. With that said, I think his outside game was one of the main aspects he wanted to work on this year, and he seems way too content on catching the ball 18 feet from the basket. He's a dominate player on the block, and we're having a hell of a time getting him the ball down there.



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