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jbcarol:

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2019/01/20/texas-ams-blowout-loss-missouri-highlights-major-problem-could-derail-season

jbcarol:

https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/2604768002

Bryce Drew and Vandy are about done — Vols will bring the fork


--- Quote ---Bryce Drew is a good recruiter but a bad basketball coach.
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jbcarol:

https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/2707790002?__twitter_impression=true

Rexrode: Vandy is in the midst of their sixth longest losing streak in program history.

jbcarol:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Ben_Baby/status/1093331828897996802

Lowest conference winning percentage during the Kennedy administration

jbcarol:

https://sports.yahoo.com/college-hoops-coaching-carousel-whos-next-ucla-060907941.html

Likes Buzz, Kelvin, or Musselman to A&M

jbcarol:

Adam Sparks
‏Verified account@AdamSparks
 Feb 11
Vanderbilt mailbag: Bryce Drew on hot seat? Simi Shittu a scapegoat? Kumar Rocker a weekend starter? Nicholas Zeppos care about sports? You asked. I answered. https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2019/02/11/vanderbilt-basketball-mailbag-bryce-drew-simi-shittu-kumar-rocker/2830816002/ … via @tennessean


jbcarol:

Alex Miller@AlexMill20
 1h1 hour ago

FINAL: South Carolina 84, Texas A&M 77

Aggies fall apart in the second half, drop to 10-14, 3-9 in SEC play.

jbcarol:

Adam Sparks
‏Verified account@AdamSparks
 58m58 minutes ago

WATCH: Vandy’s Bryce Drew sees “better vision for program” in 13-game losing streak. Here, he explains ...


jbcarol:

Adam Sparks
Verified account@AdamSparks
 4h4 hours ago

In 18 years in college basketball, Vanderbilt's Bryce Drew has never lost like this - not even close. His team heads to UT. https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2019/02/18/vanderbilt-basketball-bryce-drew-losing-streak-ut-vols/2894441002/ … via @tennessean





jbcarol:

Vandy loses at Tennessee.

14 game losing streak is the longest in school history.

No wins in 2019 to-date.

jbcarol:

Vandy announced extensions for Derek Mason, the golf coach, and the bowling coach. Nothing but full support for Bryce Drew.

jbcarol:

Dores247@Vandy247

How do you produce like this in D-1 basketball and remain employed?

3:58 PM - 23 Feb 2019

15 straight losses is the school's longest losing streak

jbcarol:


--- Quote from: jbcarol on February 16, 2019, 03:04:30 pm ---Alex Miller@AlexMill20
 1h1 hour ago

FINAL: South Carolina 84, Texas A&M 77

Aggies fall apart in the second half, drop to 10-14, 3-9 in SEC play.

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Brent Zwerneman
@BrentZwerneman

Texas A&M wins at Arkansas for first time since 1986, 87-80. Aggies have won four of five, and are 12-14 and 5-9 in SEC play. A&M also gets payback for 73-71 home loss to Razorbacks on Jan. 5.
Next up for Aggies: At No. 13 LSU on Tuesday night.



jbcarol:

Marc Weiszer
‏@marcweiszer
 47s47 seconds ago

Fan turnout a selling point in first UGA season under Tom Crean
https://www.onlineathens.com/sports/20190226/fan-turnout-selling-point-in-first-uga-season-under-tom-crean …




--- Quote ---Georgia basketball fans have shown this season they are hungry to do their part to push the program upward, even while the product on the court is taking its lumps during a transition season.

Bulldogs home attendance in Stegeman Coliseum is 8,912, an increase of 698 fans per game from last season. That ranks as the fourth best rise in the SEC this season after last weekend behind Tennessee (2,561), LSU (1,367) and Mississippi State (996) and just ahead of Ole Miss (694).

All of those other teams are on track to reach the NCAA tournament.

Georgia, under first-year coach Tom Crean, is not. Not this year.

The Bulldogs (10-17, 1-13) carry a 12-game SEC losing streak into Wednesday’s 9 p.m. ESPNU home game against Auburn (18-9, 7-7).

“I think we all have been surprised that, despite the losses we have taken, people continue to show up and continue to support us and cheer for us,” junior guard Jordan Harris said.

“Tom has engaged the fan base and made sure the fans knew the support was a real priority if they’re going to make progress with the program,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said two days after the Tigers’ 93-78 home win against Georgia on Jan. 12. “It’s like the chicken and the egg. Which one has to come first? Do you have to win first before the fans will come out but you can’t win without the fans?”

A new single season total attendance record is expected to be set Wednesday in the second-to-last home game of the season in what’s the year’s 16th home game. This year’s total is just 5,888 away from the 139,570 set in 2015-16 over 19 games.

“It’s mind boggling to me that we’re going to break an attendance record,” said Crean, who figured that could happen just not in the first season. “It just says so much about the spirit of the people here, the energy they feel, the passion that they have and the fact that they see what we’re building and I’m very thankful for that.”

Georgia got a commitment from Anthony Edwards, rated the nation’s No. 2 player.

Crean said filling up Stegeman “helps sell our message without a doubt. It helps sell not only what Georgia basketball is all about, but the passion of what the Georgia fan base is all about, probably more importantly because that’s what we’ve got to be able to show.

“Everything that happens over there in that football stadium, which is second to none, we want to build the same level of enthusiasm and excitement inside this 10,000-plus Stegeman Coliseum.”

Georgia says it looked into the disparity between announced and scanned tickets and was notified about a month ago that a software issue with ticketing partner Paciolan showed some scanned tickets did not register, resulting in lower scanned numbers in those figures.

Arkansas lists tickets scanned for each home game on box scores. In a loss to Texas A&M Saturday, the announced attendance was 16,108, but tickets scanned were 9,180.

The Wall Street Journal reported in August that the average tickets scanned during the 2017 college football season was about 71 percent of attendance announced at schools surveyed.

Frank Martin said the energetic atmosphere in Stegeman was noticeable when he was watching the Dec. 30 UMass game on film.

“This school has obviously gotten on board to help Tom,” Martin said. “You guys (at Georgia) keep this environment you got going on here and helping Tom as he brings that enthusiasm he brings, this is going to be a hard building to come in here and play.”

Georgia still offers discounted $8 upper level tickets at times including the last three midweek home games.

“The next thing is for this thing to be a tough ticket,” Crean said.
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jbcarol:

Adam Sparks
‏Verified account@AdamSparks
 10h10 hours ago

Vandy loses 16th straight, drifting into realm of worst SEC teams in history. https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2019/02/27/vanderbilt-basketball-losing-streak-florida-bryce-drew/2975612002 … via @tennessean



jbcarol:

Adam Sparks
‏Verified account@AdamSparks

Bryce Drew after Vandy's 17th straight loss, this one to Texas A&M:

"(We) are looking at ways to make our team better in the future. Hopefully in the next few years you are going to see these names and it is going to be a different story."

jbcarol:

https://mobile.twitter.com/joerexrode/status/1103506092015996929

Bryce Drew apologizes to every Vandy fan after the loss

jbcarol:

https://mobile.twitter.com/joerexrode/status/1103509038837436418

Drew intends for the program to be the biggest turnaround in college basketball history

jbcarol:

https://mobile.twitter.com/CecilHurt/status/1104551012474540033

On Avery Johnson

jbcarol:

https://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/2019/03/with-alabamas-season-on-brink-avery-johnson-is-facing-criticism-and-asking-questions.html

The SEC coaching level has raised when Avery Johnson goes on the hot seat.

This is not Darrin Horn, Rick Ray, Tony Barbee, Anthony Grant, John Pelphrey, Donnie Tyndall, Johnny Jones, Mark Fox, Kim Anderson, Andy Kennedy or Billy Gillespie anymore.

jbcarol:


--- Quote from: jbcarol on January 20, 2019, 10:15:41 pm ---https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2019/01/20/texas-ams-blowout-loss-missouri-highlights-major-problem-could-derail-season

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This is becoming the annual jinx thread.

jbcarol:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2019/03/14/vanderbilt-basketball-fire-bryce-drew-vandy

Solid objective pro and con list.

Comes down to historic levels of losing this season. Not enough emphasis on the losing last season with 3 career 1,000 point scorers on the team mixed with some of his prized recruits.

There is an issue with Women’s Coach Stephanie White needing to be fired more and they do not capacity apparently to multi-task.

And finally, did Drew forget to coach at some point? He had put up big numbers.

jbcarol:

With Avery Johnson under fire, Alabama responds




--- Quote ---Ole Miss’ Kermit Davis was just named the SEC Coach of the Year. On Thursday night in Nashville, he was out coached by Avery Johnson...

Johnson has been under fire recently, and it is all fair criticism. But he’s not a bad coach. Bad coaches lose the trust of their players in close games with the season on the line. Johnson's players trusted in him, and that was the difference in the game.

Alabama’s crucial side-out-of-bounds play with 1:44 left came almost directly after Alabama’s freshman point guard, Kira Lewis Jr., committed his worst turnover of the season with his team down 57-55. Under light perimeter pressure 35 feet from the basket, Lewis carelessly tossed a pass beyond the leaping fingertips of Riley Norris and into press row.

But something unexpected happened after Ole Miss’ Breein Tyree missed a jumper that would have given the Rebels a two-possession lead. Johnson called timeout and managed to, one, make Lewis forget about that turnover, and then, two, draw up a brilliant play that freed Lewis for an uncontested, game-tying layup.

Not bad for a 30-second break with the season on the line.

That’s good coaching.

“Coach is always talking about execution out of timeouts,” Lewis said.
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jbcarol:

Loss to Kentucky all but seals Tide’s fate




--- Quote ---Tide lost to Kentucky, 73-55, in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, as the Wildcats overwhelmed Alabama at the beginning and then diligently protected their lead for the remainder of the game.

In the process, Big Blue avenged one of its five losses this season —

Since then, the losses piled up —11 to be exact.

And this last one may have been the most consequential because of what was at stake.

Alabama (18-15) entered Friday with its postseason fate hanging in the balance. According to the most famous bracket prognosticator, Joe Lunardi, the Crimson Tide was expected to be excluded from the field as one of the first four teams out. [He was correct.]

At times, the Tide seemed overwhelmed. With a strong contingent of Kentucky supporters cheering them on, the Wildcats pushed the tempo —

To counter Kentucky, Alabama coach Avery Johnson tried everything —

Kentucky has national championship aspirations, whereas Alabama simply wanted to make the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. But that now appears unlikely after Friday’s result.

-- Sabin
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jbcarol:

Bryce Drew still has the Vandy job at time of post.

jbcarol:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ByCasagrande/status/1108535635617419264

Avery Johnson gets visible support from AD

jbcarol:

https://mobile.twitter.com/CecilHurt/status/1108545020305514496

Avery Johnson says he wants to be at Bama. Hopes AD feels the same.

jbcarol:

https://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/2019/03/avery-johnson-wants-to-return-to-alabama-hopeful-hell-get-a-shot.html

jbcarol:

Peter Burns
‏Verified account@PeterBurnsESPN

Reemergence of SEC Hoops on national scene also means the expectations are higher.

4 open jobs as of now. (Arkansas, Texas A&M, Alabama & Vanderbilt)

League is going to look a whole lot different next year in many ways.

jbcarol:

Looks like we are closing with five changes.

Cuonzo and Tom Crean will coach again.

jbcarol:

Glenn Guilbeau
‏Verified account@LSUBeatTweet
 
2h2 hours ago

May be hope for Will Wade return to LSU! He finally wised up and recruited a new lawyer with experience at defending coaches vs. NCAA.



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