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Hollywood870

Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:28:11 pm »

Announcers were saying they are a solid team. Can't wait to watch these Hogs again.
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BannerMountainMan

Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 11:29:13 pm »

Will hardly be anybody there with the snow, for sure is a trap game.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 11:29:36 pm »

Ready to see the matchup between Dan and their big.
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sickboy

Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 11:33:04 pm »

Yeah, they're pretty good. Won't be an easy road game.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 11:34:33 pm »

They just lost to Missouri State tonight.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 11:35:43 pm »

Yeah, they're pretty good. Won't be an easy road game.

It’s at Bud Walton. They are 4-4 and 0-3 on the road...they just lost to Missouri State. I don’t see the big fuss. We should win by 15-20.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 11:36:32 pm »

They just lost to Missouri State tonight.
Oh....I see.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 11:39:32 pm »

It’s at Bud Walton. They are 4-4 and 0-3 on the road...they just lost to Missouri State. I don’t see the big fuss. We should win by 15-20.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 11:40:40 pm »

It’s at Bud Walton. They are 4-4 and 0-3 on the road...they just lost to Missouri State. I don’t see the big fuss. We should win by 15-20.

I have seen them 3 times already. They are very capable of beating us. Don't kid yourself.

We are deeper but they have a big who can man to man with Gafford.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 11:44:28 pm »

Apparently ESPN thinks they’ll beat us ....
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 11:49:03 pm »

This reminds me of the Houston matchup last year. Although that was a road game. I think ESPN is wrong on this one.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 12:01:56 am »

Apparently ESPN thinks they’ll beat us ....

That doesn't make any damn sense. I've seen both teams play. It probably won't be a blowout, and they've got players - but we outmatch them in talent.

MakingPlays

Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 12:28:38 am »

Apparently ESPN thinks they’ll beat us ....

I just went to check it out, it appears that they haven't updated to reflect how the teams are actually doing, it's just going off of the predictions they made at the beginning of the season.  You can see predictions for every game right now, and whether you win or lose (at least for now) doesn't change their predictions.  For example according to BPI, they have Alabama as the favorites to beat us at home, and Alabama has struggled a lot and just lost to a mid-major at home. 
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 02:32:39 am »

It’s at Bud Walton. They are 4-4 and 0-3 on the road...they just lost to Missouri State. I don’t see the big fuss. We should win by 15-20.

Ah, for some reason I thought this was a road game in my mind. Still, they're a better team than Colorado State. WKU beat West Virginia on a neutral court. Don't know why they're skidding right now. Hollingsworth and Savage are legit. They also have a 6-11 freshman who's pretty good.

Where WKU is weak is their depth. They don't have a tone of bench play and if we wear 'em down running and gunning, we should be able to handle them. But if the team that beat West Virginia shows up, we could absolutely lose this game.

Our home court advantage should win us the game though.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 08:12:55 am »

Charles Bassey is a beast.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 08:28:13 am »

Point Per Game
UA - 87
WKU - 71
Points Allowed
UA - 70
WKU - 71
Rebounds
UA - 40
WKU - 35
Assist
UA - 20
WKU - 11

HOGS are going to run them out of the gym.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 09:28:07 am »

West Virginia is not good this year. I watched them play Florida and that was some horrible basketball. They had 35 points with 5 minutes left in the game.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 09:30:04 am »

ESPN now has us as 55% chance to win. Not that it matters.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 09:40:15 am »

Coached by Rick Stansbury who is an elite recruiter. Draw from that what you will. They will be a very good matchup.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 10:14:16 am »

Apparently ESPN thinks they’ll beat us ....

.....but what does Hogville think?
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 10:15:09 am »

So we are favored 4.5 at home. That means talent is basically equal. I like our chances...WKU come on down you are the next contestant to get run out of BWA

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 10:16:15 am »

Charles Bassey is a beast.

He is.....but the Hogs have this guy named Gafford.....he's alright.
Be a good test for him.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 10:26:25 am »

The BPI has been stupid related to Arkansas so far. Wouldn’t put much into an espn prediction based on it. 

This may be our best opponent for a while for whatever that says. 

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2018, 10:58:48 am »

The BPI has been stupid related to Arkansas so far. Wouldn’t put much into an espn prediction based on it. 

This may be our best opponent for a while for whatever that says.

When you have a great young fighter who looks to have a great future, his first dozen fights or so are against has beens and tomato cans to build confidence and build on teachable moments as he works his way towards more skilled opposition.

I love this schedule for such a young team. Roles are being established and chemistry being built.


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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2018, 11:28:10 am »

Apparently ESPN thinks they’ll beat us ....

ESPN must think it's at Bowling Green, too.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 11:29:14 am »

Charles Bassey is a beast.

yeah but does he sing like Shirley Bassey?
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 11:46:15 am »

When you have a great young fighter who looks to have a great future, his first dozen fights or so are against has beens and tomato cans to build confidence and build on teachable moments as he works his way towards more skilled opposition.

I love this schedule for such a young team. Roles are being established and chemistry being built.

Yes. We talked in the preseason about the schedule fitting the team.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 02:31:07 pm »

FWIW, Sagarin has them rated 113.

I think we beat them handily.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 02:39:59 pm »

Saw them play UCF and they have the tools to beat Arkansas. That UCF game got away from them at the end.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2018, 02:41:00 pm »

Dont they have a 5 star and 2-3 4 stars on the team? I know Stansbury handed them bags but still if they are on the team they have talent
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2018, 02:47:37 pm »

Dont they have a 5 star and 2-3 4 stars on the team? I know Stansbury handed them bags but still if they are on the team they have talent
Bassey is the projected lottery pick.  He was a top 5 ranked high school big man who reclassified into this freshman class. 
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2018, 02:51:21 pm »

The keys to this game will be containing their guards (they go one on one a lot), play good 3 pt defense on Hollingssworth, keep Bassey off the boards and getting him (and/or other starters) in foul trouble.  There is a huge drop off when the Hilltoppers have to go to their bench.
Side notes....Horton was a kid whom we thought was going to commit to Hogs.  Also, the big kid at SWCA committed to them for next season.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2018, 02:59:02 pm »

Saw them play UCF and they have the tools to beat Arkansas. That UCF game got away from them at the end.

Yea, nobody needs to underestimate these guys they have talent and have players, and we know they will be fired up to beat Arkansas.  Plus, they've already have experience playing against a fast paced pressing team when they played West Virginia.  It's suppose to snow on Saturday, if it does, we really need all the students that stay on campus to try to fill out as much as they can and help make some noise to give us the home court advantage.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2018, 03:00:45 pm »

Hopefully they're middle of the SEC quality to prep the team.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 03:04:41 pm »

Hopefully they're middle of the SEC quality to prep the team.
They have a talented starting five.  After that, not so much.  They are just an undisciplined bunch.  Not maximizing their talent at all.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2018, 08:57:12 pm »

yeah but does he sing like Shirley Bassey?
No, but Shirley can't dunk either.


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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2018, 02:00:49 am »

What is verdict these days on if Stansbury is a good coach? His teams were painfully average to above average in Starkville.

He was carried for his last few years by Moultrie and Varnado. Just one big guy then a bunch of players who seemed like they should be solid but were pretty mediocre on game day like Bost, Osby, Augustus. Perfect representation of the awful SEC back then.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2018, 08:16:28 am »

Should be a bunch of scouts there to see Gafford vs Bassey.  Going to be fun to watch.

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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2018, 10:31:48 am »

WKU has talent, and they will be psyched for this game.  It's all upside for them.  Expect to get their best shot.
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« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2018, 10:59:15 am »

WKU has talent, and they will be psyched for this game.  It's all upside for them.  Expect to get their best shot.

Short turnaround from CSU, big snow small crowd, jacked up opponent with talented roster looking for a notable road win.....

Looks like a recipe for an upset. Did I leave out any ingredients?
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2018, 11:49:02 am »

Short turnaround from CSU, big snow small crowd, jacked up opponent with talented roster looking for a notable road win.....

Looks like a recipe for an upset. Did I leave out any ingredients?

Hopefully the crowd that does show will have hit the egg nog pretty hard prior to the game and will be in fine spirits and a little bit rowdy!  It could make quite an impression on these young guys on the team to see the fan support on a cold snowy day.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2018, 05:56:52 pm »

Short turnaround from CSU, big snow small crowd, jacked up opponent with talented roster looking for a notable road win.....

Looks like a recipe for an upset. Did I leave out any ingredients?
Yeah, 10-12 mean Hogs.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2018, 06:35:44 pm »

What is verdict these days on if Stansbury is a good coach? His teams were painfully average to above average in Starkville.

He was carried for his last few years by Moultrie and Varnado. Just one big guy then a bunch of players who seemed like they should be solid but were pretty mediocre on game day like Bost, Osby, Augustus. Perfect representation of the awful SEC back then.
Wherever Stansbury goes recruiting suddenly, and suspiciously, gets a lot better. Look at the before and after at Texas A&M.  Almost certainly he cheats.  How else do you get top talent to Western Kentucky?  His tenure at Mississippi State was well above the Miss. State average, I think.  He won the west five times in fourteen years and went to the tournament six times.  SEC coach of the year 2004.  Miss. State hasn't been to the tournament once since he left.
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Re: Western Kentucky suppose to be pretty good?
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2018, 06:49:41 pm »

Hopefully the weather holds off and the fans show up - this team deserves to hear BWA rocking and might need that support with these guys
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