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Title: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 05, 2018, 04:08:19 pm
In all likelihood, even at home we shouldn't have a chance of upsetting Tenner.
They have beaten us like a drum down through the years, but we beat them last year.
Their big girl is good, but a little slow.
If we start fast (unlike how we usually do at home) we have a chance to play them close, even perhaps beat them.  We have to hit a lot of threes if we are going to be in it at the end.  We have to get to the line and we have to hit our free throws.

I wont be surprised if we lose, but if we lose, we are still likely to be within one game of eighth place as Kentucky and Bama also played rank teams Thursday night.  Both of them have rougher schedules the rest of the way and we control our destiny to an extinct because we play Kentucky on the road.

Our game is the usually time, 7pm, at the Bud.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: LadybackBBFan on February 05, 2018, 04:19:29 pm
Somehow we need to get their center in foul trouble in addition to what Flippin said.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 05, 2018, 04:21:43 pm
Somehow we need to get their center in foul trouble in addition to what Flippin said.

Certainly wouldnt hurt! 

Bama will lose at least four more times and so will Kentucky (five if we beat them on the road).  We might lose only three more times if we upset either Tenner or Missouri (more unlikely imho, although I would dearly love to beat them).
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: psycHOGlogist on February 05, 2018, 07:14:40 pm
I think we also need to hope they have an off shooting night. In their losses, when they canít get the ball inside to Russell, they are a very beatable (but honestly, still more talented than us) team. If Russellís on the bench or smothered, it could be a game. Their PG is good, but a true freshman. Will be interesting to see what Monk can do with her.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: jackflash on February 06, 2018, 01:26:36 pm
they way we have to now. Winning will depend on how we shoot
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 06, 2018, 07:13:39 pm
http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/neighbors-previews-no-11-tennessee/

Coach Neighbors says some interesting things about Cosper, the Alabama win carryover, and other things.  And in a note regarding previous thread comments on the forum, I noticed that Bailey Zimmerman, flashed to the high post a lot in the game against Alabama.  On one play, two players even posted at the opposite corners of the free throw line at the same time.

Bailey has some of the skills that I alluded to that are helpful in that role, she can shoot (I am not saying hit with regularity, but is not afraid to shoot the shots from there and she did), she can drive (and she did) and she can shoot on the run (which she did, at least once successfully).  If she could hit with regularity, as she sometimes does, it adds a lot - a whole new dimension to our team.

One thing I enjoyed about that role as a player - is that just because that is usually where you rotate to - that doesn't mean you are necessary confined to just there.  If the zone constricts too much on you there, you can also rotate outside, from there you can set screens for other players, you can do all sorts of things to help the team.  One thing about Bailey is that she is 6-0 and long armed, agile.  If she could consistently hit jumpers from there, it would make her drives and other shots more effective.   Her hooks, she needs work on.  she needs a lot of work on her left hand and her left handed drives and shots (she almost always drives to the right) She also needs to not put up wild shots.  But on the positive side, she isnt shy and she isnt afraid to shoot or mix it up.  If she could consistently score even ten points a game, it would make us much more dangerous when she is in and flashing to that area against a zone.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: psycHOGlogist on February 06, 2018, 07:42:22 pm

Bailey has some of the skills that I alluded to that are helpful in that role, she can shoot (I am not saying hit with regularity, but is not afraid to shoot the shots from there and she did), she can drive (and she did)

No, no, no, No NOOOOOO! Bailey should never, every be allowed to put the ball on the floor.

Ever.

She is a turnover waiting to happen against anyone with a modicum of individual ability. I really like her as a scrapper, rebounder, hustler, etc., and if she is so alone that she needs therapy, as a spot shooter. :-)

Edit: I should clarify that I actually really like Zimmerman on the floor. She is a 110% heart and soul kid, and I love the way she plays with abandon and just goes for it. Having said that, I think it's important for her to play within her limitations. She isn't quick enough to take SEC players off the dribble, and her handles are not that great. She's very valuable on the court when she plays to her strengths, imo.

Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 06, 2018, 08:21:51 pm
well crap brother, she is playing, and she is shooting, and she is driving, so she might as well improve in all three!

 :P
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: BWS on February 06, 2018, 08:27:15 pm
Call me crazy, but I have a good feeling about this game. I think we have a chance to pull off an upset.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 06, 2018, 08:54:34 pm
Call me crazy, but I have a good feeling about this game. I think we have a chance to pull off an upset.

well we are going to be disappointed if they lose, we might as well double down and expect a win!
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: LadybackBBFan on February 07, 2018, 08:36:52 am
A win would be huge.  I agree with both Fillipin and Physcologist on BZ.  I believe BZ is improving on what we would like to see her play like - look at the Alabama game.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: Dr. Starcs on February 07, 2018, 09:35:43 am
Call me crazy, but I have a good feeling about this game. I think we have a chance to pull off an upset.

A win would be keeping it in single digits.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 07, 2018, 10:51:15 am
A win would be keeping it in single digits.

the rest of us aren't just looking for improvement or moral victories.  That is not so say your point is totally lost, it's just to say that the regulars on this board are as patient as we need to be or will need to be in the future.  We just think this team can still surprise.  .
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: Dr. Starcs on February 07, 2018, 01:58:32 pm
Iíd love for us to beat Tenner.
Just donít see it happening in any way.  Hope Iím wrong.

WPS
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 07, 2018, 02:17:44 pm
Iíd love for us to beat Tenner.
Just donít see it happening in any way.  Hope Iím wrong.

WPS

So far I dont think we have won any games that we shouldn't have won.  In fact without the loss of Cosper and atrocious officiating in one game, we might have as many as three more wins (Alabama at home, Florida and Kentucky).  But Cosper is now back at close to 100 percent, Tenner should win by all accounts, but we will see.  Also our next game against Mizzou I would like to win even more.  Mizzou hasn't been playing as well the last several games - they dropped three in a row, and narrowly beat Florida (who has been playing better since getting their first win against us) at home.  They haven't shot the ball as well (without Porter's 27 points they would have lost big time against Florida), and they haven't played defense as well.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 01:29:18 pm
will this be upset Thursday?  I like the feel that is in the air.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 04:17:00 pm
tonights game will not be an SEC broadcast TV game, but it will be available on SEC via internet.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: ladybackfan on February 08, 2018, 04:54:18 pm
Have they listed the referee for this game. No one can be as bad as the black hair female last home game. She was HORRIBLE.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: logic on February 08, 2018, 05:58:57 pm
I concede that Tennessee will win.  Probably by 20 points unless their entire team comes down with flu or something of that nature.  So rather than paying any attention to the score, I will be entertained by watching what Monk and other of my favorite players do.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 06:51:07 pm
same starting lineup for us.  The one girl I think we have to stop isnt the point guard so much or even Russell, the big girl, but Nared, their 6-2 guard/forward who is their leading scorer.  I assume we will put Zimmer on her.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 06:51:41 pm
Tip off coming up in just over ten minutes.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 06:54:00 pm
this will at least be the last time we have to face Mercedes Russell and Jaime Nared as they are both seniors.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 06:56:55 pm
sometimes upsets run in waves through the league, Auburn is up by 12 at halftime over LSU,  Bama is playing (or was) SC tough, now they are down by 15 at half, and Florida is 13 back of MsState, with Vandy 9 back of GA, all at  the half.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:02:32 pm
players on the court tip off about to happen
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:04:16 pm
tenner up 2-0
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:07:01 pm
mason ties it up
Mm hits a three to give the hogs a 5-4 lead
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:09:41 pm
cosper hits a three to give the hogs an 8-6 lead
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:10:57 pm
Tenner ties it up and a ft coming on the contact after the media time out with 4:58 remaining in the first quarter
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:14:13 pm
tenner hits the ft for a 9-8 lead
zimmer blocked twice on the drive, but then tenner turns it over
monk drills a three to give the hogs a 11-9 lead
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:14:58 pm
13-12 off a thomas runout after a tenner three 3:44 to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:17:27 pm
drive inside gives tenner the lead back at 14-13 and the hogs turn it over on a thomas offensive foul
tenner misses but offensive board gives Russell her first bucket, tenner up 16-15 after a thomas counter inside, 2:12 to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:18:15 pm
Russell with another offensive board and putback and then a DC triple ties it at 18, with a minute and a half to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:20:28 pm
RNB picks up a fould, and russell hits inside, 20-18
Rnb turns it over and fouls on the other end, tenner to the line
first ft good, second and so is the second, 22-18 tenner, monk drives and scores, hogs down two and tenner turns it over
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:21:23 pm
final shot of the quarter for the hogs, cosper misses and a long shot doesnt fall for the vols, so hogs down two at the end of the first.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:22:35 pm
monk with eight, cosper with six, thomas with four and mason with two for the hogs, mason and cosper with two boards, zimmer with a couple of assists
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:28:22 pm
tenner with a ucket to open the quarter, 24-20
cosper playing at high post but throws it away on the kickout
mm misses a layup and tenner hits a three, 27-20
cosper airballs a three, but then gets a steal, cosper hits driving jumper, 27-22, with 7:44 to go in the half
tenner comes up empty, williams misses inside but gets the board and will go to the line, lets hope she shoots better than usual, misses the first,
Russel comes back in, wiliams second is alos a miss
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:30:18 pm
mason picks up her first foul on a double tema on russell
tenner gets the board, hogs need more height, hogs get a favorable call on the out of bounds, should have been to vols, williams misses an outside jumper
tenner comes up empty again, mason hits to draw the hogs within three
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:31:53 pm
tenner misses but gets the off board and putback, vols by five
zimmer bricks anothe rshot but rnb gets the board and mason hits a three, to put the hogs back within two,
tenner fouled and will go to the line, media time out, half the quarter to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:37:34 pm
the ut player also hit the shot (didnt see that) so she hits the ft, to put the vols up by five
zimmer hits a jumper to draw the hogs back within three,
hogs really having a problem with tenner height on the defensive boards, now they even get the board and stick back off a missed ft
cosper with a bucket pulls it back to five, but then vols hit a three, to push it to eight, 39-31 with 3:12 to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: Dr. Starcs on February 08, 2018, 07:38:34 pm
Played a solid 15 minutes.

Too much size and athleticism. Worn down
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:38:48 pm
mason turnover, but the vols get and offensive board after a miss and then an easy bucket inside, for a ten point lead with 2:39 to go.  Hogs time out on the court
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:42:18 pm
cosper hits another three, 41-34
zimmer bricks a three
tenner comes up empty again, monk feeds a streaking zimmer for a layup, 41-36
tenner answers inside, 43-36 with a minute to go
mason misses a three
tenner with a turnover and the hogs will try for the last shot most likely with thirty seconds to go
monk turns it over trying to shoot against russel six second to go
so we go to the half hos seven back
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:44:33 pm
cosper with 13 pts, 2 boards, 1 foul, 1 turnover, monk with 8, mason with 7, thomas and zimmer with four

davis has 13 for the vols, jackson with 8, russel with 6, dunbard and nared with 5, hayes with four westbrook with 2
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:46:45 pm
hogs with 15 boards, four of them offensive,
vols with 28 boards, 12 of them offensive,
hogs with 8 fouls, vols with 3
hogs with 5 turnovers, vols with 7
hogs 0-4 from the line, vols 4-5
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:49:10 pm
rebounds, particularly offensive and the lack of hitting at the line, is the difference in the game right now despite the fact that the hogs have hit 6-14 3s, to the vols 3-14.

offensive boards has given them seven more shots, despite their turnovers
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:49:54 pm
vols have 3 blocks, two of them by russell as well
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:56:27 pm
auburn is still up on LSU by ten, and bama is within nine of SC, near the end of their games, florida is now getting blown out by MSST and vandy is with twelve of GA
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 07:58:44 pm
second half about to get underway, bama lost, and auburn won their games
game uderwayus monks misses, williams with the offensive board, misses get her own board and scores, and hits the ft to pull the hogs within four
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:00:19 pm
tenner scores inside to go back up by six
monk misses a wide open runner in cose

tenner turns if overzimmer misses a three
vols come up empt and monk hits a layup on the runout, back to a four point game
tenner turns it over
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:03:14 pm
cosper fouled on the drive, non shooting
monk blicked but wiliams cleans it up for a two point game
45-43 with 7:30 to go
mason picks up a non shooting foul
and tenner hits a three, 47-43 (maybe a two)
mason fouled on the shot, will go to the line, hits the first and the second hits as well, two point game with under seven to go in the quarter
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:05:54 pm
tenner hits a three from the corner, up by five
mason nearly turns it over, hogs out of bounds, mm steps across the mid stripe
tenner up by five travels
hogs (5:45 to go) williams fouled inside on the shot
will go to the line for two hits the first, and the second, hogs down by three
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:07:49 pm
tenner hits a three to go up by five, (fiven a two apparently)
mason misses a three, but the vols board and hit a two, by seven
cosper hits a three, to take it back to four
russell misses a turnaround inside
cosper is fouled on the drive, none shooting and a media time out. hogs back four with the ball after we come back
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:09:56 pm
cosper now with 16 points, monk with ten and mason with 9, williams with seven, zimmer and thomas with four.  williams now with six boards including a couple of offensive one here in the second half
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:11:04 pm
cosper to the line hits her 17th and misses the seocnd, hogs down by three
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:12:45 pm
tenner hits a three at the shot clock buzzer
monk falls down and travels, vols by six
tenner turns it over monk misses but cosper boards and gets the stick back, 57-53 cosper with 19
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:14:49 pm
vols drive the baseline and score, and turn it over on a block (zimmer on the other end) 59-53 vols
tenner with the ball out of bounds on their end, and hit a thee for a nine point lead
monk hits a thee off a mason feed, back to six
1:25 to go in the 3rd
tenner hits inside, 64-56
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:16:22 pm
tenner picks up the foul (russell her 2nd) thomas to the line, (35 second to go) misses the first, and the second, hits, seven point game
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:17:43 pm
tenner hits a three from the conrer for a ten point lead going to the fourth quarter
Davis has 27 points.  We have done a good job on about everyone but her
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:18:33 pm
for us Cosper has 19, and monk 13
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:23:24 pm
monk misses but tenner draws a charge on the other end for a turnover
monk drives is fouled will go to the line, first is good, second misses vols by nine
hogs have misses seven fts
tenner misses monk feeds zimmer for a layup, vols by seven
williams steals the ballcopser hits a three, vols by only four
67-63 hogs on a 7-0 run
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:24:02 pm
cosper with 22, eight minutes to go in the game
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:24:48 pm
vols take a time out
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:26:37 pm
tenner turns it over and cosper drills a three to pull the hogs within one
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:28:18 pm
7:26 to go, russell fouled inside
25 now for cosper
tenner misses inside
cosper fouled on the drive, will go to the line for the lead, hits the first to tie it, and the second to give the hogs for the lead 68-67
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:31:01 pm
tenner fouled on the drive on mm, to the line for two, hits the first to tie it, and the second hits as well to give the vols the lead back, 69-68, cosper misses
tenner fouled on the drive, foul on cosper maybe
time out hogs,
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:35:49 pm
cosper now tied with game high, 27 points
tenner at the line, 6:13 to go, first misses short, second misses the other and williams boards
one point game, mason hits at the shot clock buzzer for the 11th lead change, 70-69 hogs, tenner misses but russel with the board and the foul, to the line to tie or go back in front, misses the first, second one to tie, hits it, 70-70monk almost turns it over
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:38:51 pm
monk misses
tenner williams (tenner hits a three for 30 points and puts the vols up by three
williams with an offensive board for the hogs and ulls the hogs back to one,
another three for the vols puts them up by four and the hogs turn it over
and cosper fouls (not a good call) tenner hits the first, for a five point lead, and the second misses bur tenner gets the board, misses and get the board and put back, three offensive boards
hogs now down seven in a hurry
mason misses
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:39:58 pm
under three to go
monk steals it and scores on the other end, five point game
monk now with 16
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:43:54 pm
tenner travels
2:32 to go
monk drives misses, thomas gets a tip, misses and then picks up a foul
tenner to the line
nared hits the first, and the second as well, seven point game
mason turns it over
tenner turns it over and cosper drives and scores, five point game
tie up and the ball to the hogs, with jus tover one minute to go
monk drives and scores, three down, with 1:01 to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:44:51 pm
cosper now with 29, monk 18
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:46:46 pm
cosper picks up her fourth foul on the drive
tenner hits the first, up four, and the second hits as well five point game, under fourth seconds to go, monk hits a three off the mason feed, two point game with 30 second to go
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:53:26 pm
monk now with 21
83-81 vols with the ball
tenner timeout on a trap at midcourt
tenner got away with a charge
21.4 seconds to go, vols to inbound
officials reviewing play
clearly a charge that wasnt called
rnb fouls (her fourth) tenne rto the line) hits the first, three point game, the second, cosper comes back in, hits the second four point game, monk is fouled on the drive to the line
16 seconds to go, monk hits the first and the second is good as well, two point game
arkansas time out, monk with 23 points
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:57:29 pm
vols ball, zimmer fouls, tenner to the line for two with a two point lead, nits the first, and the second (15.2 to go) misses, hogs lose the ball cosper fouls out to stop the ball
vols by three and to the line with 8 seconds to go, hits the first, and the second is good, five point lead, they give monk the layup, 1.2 seconds left tenner to the line
up three, rnb fuls out
hits the first to seal it
and the second is good too
five point tlead and mason shot at the buzzer is off.  Hard fought loss.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: Dr. Starcs on February 08, 2018, 08:58:54 pm
Terrific effort by the players and coaches. Tenner fortunate to escape.

Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 08:59:42 pm
hogs only 12-19 from the line, and out rebounded in offensive boards, 9-18, those were the two differences in the game.  Hogs played well, just too short.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 09:00:25 pm
Terrific effort by the players and coaches. Tenner fortunate to escape.

they fought all the way.  It might have been a different outcome if that charge had been called correctly.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: grayhawg on February 08, 2018, 09:02:33 pm
Thanks for keeping us dated
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: colemjh on February 08, 2018, 09:07:52 pm
Thanks for keeping us dated
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 09:20:56 pm


I got what he meant to say.  There are more than a few typos in the thread that require some interpretation too!
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 09:28:23 pm
they had a lead on the 11th ranked team in the country late in the fourth after fighting back from ten down to start the quarter....close, very close.  both mason and monk had critical turnovers despite having only a total of ten for the game, but we wouldnt have never been that close without them so you cant fault them that bad.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 08, 2018, 09:30:24 pm
cosper with her career high of 29, I think monk's 25 was also a career high, mason with 11, Kiara Williams almost a double double (9 points, 10 boards, six of which were offensive).
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: psycHOGlogist on February 09, 2018, 12:48:58 am
Great game. Not a huge fan of "moral victories," but ... this was a moral victory! lol

Great strategy by CMN, undone only by a hot shooting night from Rennia Davis. And maybe a few too many Arkansas missed FT's.

Very encouraging performance. Mizzou will be tougher to match up with, though, because unlike TN, Mizzou has some pretty solid outside shooters.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: LadybackBBFan on February 09, 2018, 08:11:41 am
I agree about Missouri being a better outside shooting team.  Coach's plan was to make them make 3's as they were shooting less than 25% for the year.  It worked in the first half, but not the second half.  I agree that early free throw misses may have cost us the game.  Regarding late turnovers, remember Cosper, Monk, Mason & Zimmerman played all but 6 minutes which RNB got.  At the pace that we play - that is amazing.  Tennessee helped by allowing us to be in a zone and having them take the shot clock down to the end.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 09, 2018, 09:47:15 am
I agree about Missouri being a better outside shooting team.  Coach's plan was to make them make 3's as they were shooting less than 25% for the year.  It worked in the first half, but not the second half.  I agree that early free throw misses may have cost us the game.  Regarding late turnovers, remember Cosper, Monk, Mason & Zimmerman played all but 6 minutes which RNB got.  At the pace that we play - that is amazing.  Tennessee helped by allowing us to be in a zone and having them take the shot clock down to the end.

yeah there were critical late turnovers, but as I said - without them (mason and monk) - we wouldn't have been in the game anyway.  Mason made the shot with the shot clock running out that gave us the lead near the five minute mark of the fourth quarter.  Monk was four for four from the arc including a late one.  Zimmer didnt play perfect either but she played all 40 minutes.  Coach talked about playing them too many minutes and I think he is also thinking he might be affecting some players not playing them, he mentioned it in this post game.  But no moral victory, still something to celebrate.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: psycHOGlogist on February 09, 2018, 09:53:39 am
I thought Zimmerman did just great, tbh. There is no way you could possibly expect more from her in that game. Same with Williams.

I'm not disappointed with anything from our side (except maybe reading some back-cuts from the corner better on defense). That was a very good effort against a high quality (if slightly over-rated, imo - without the TN mystique they'd be ranked about #20) opponent. Great job.
Title: Re: V Tenner
Post by: flippinhogmana on February 09, 2018, 12:58:15 pm
I think last night was another, higher level buy-in to the system and in themselves.  I think last night they bought into the fact that they can take down top twenty teams.  I dont think you can fail to appreciate the importance of that, even if it was a near miss and even if it was at our place.  This team could be very dangerous going forward.  Particularly if the girls on the bench want to get into the act.