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Discussion in 'Washington Huskies' started by WizardHawk, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. WizardHawk

    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Very ugly first half (again) with way too many sloppy turnovers, but Hop got them dialed up and they easily took care of business in the second half.
     



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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Horrible shooting and lazy D. Just not their night tonight. Was worried about ASU coming out pissed off after that embarrassment against WSU on Thur.
     
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    Tough spot last night. ASU needed that game badly and UW played poorly. Got the split in the desert which is still nice and now have 4 of last 7 at home to finish off the season.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    That first half was about as bad as I've seen them play since they were still under Romar. The D was late and uninspired and they just couldn't hit a shot. Kept taking 3 attempt after 3 attempt and none were even close. Some of it was just bad luck. There were so many shots that went in and came back out.

    Young teams need a game like that now and then. They need to stay hungry and stay focused. They started off slow the last 3 games and found ways to pass sub par teams.

    The Pac12 tournament will be here before you know it and the lead up to the dance. Hop for sure will be using this to turn the heat up.
     
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    This will be a good game to watch film on all the things that went wrong. Learn from this and get back on track. Hop will have this team rolling come conf tourny time.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    With their win tonight the Huskies clinched at least a share of the Pac12 title with 4 games to go. ASU and OSU are both 4 games back with those 4 left to play. OSU and UW still have one game left between them with a home game on 3/6.

    a win on the road against Cal next Thur would cement their title. They finish up @ Cal, @ Stan, OSU, and what should be another pounding of the ducks at home as the cake topper before the Pac12 tournament.

    Entirely insane turnaround by Hop and his program.
     
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    Agreed. I was figuring with all the departures and needing to bring in recruits it would take a few years. Now they'll be in the big dance yr 2 under him and Hop already notched a huge recruit. Quite amazing what he's done and UW future looks bright.
     
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    Not trying to jinx it but this would be the first time that the football team and basketball team have won the PAC in the same season in school history.

    Great year for Husky athletics.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Stumbling a bit to the end of the season with a loss at hapless Cal, and barely squeaked out a win against Stanford. Needed both ASU and OSU to lose to secure their solo hold on the championship so no real celebration there.

    Two home games left against the oregon schools to close out and dial into the Pac tournament.

    Hop has to find a way to get them dialed back into the killer defense they were playing by the time the tournament begins. Their offense isn't good enough alone to run through that slate.
     
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    Part of growing up is admitting faults and the players acknowledged they didn't respect Cal. Lesson learned and hopefully they can close out the Oregon schools and get ready for the Pac Tourny.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Was an overall improved season. Team really showing their flaws down the stretch though. Last 4 games were pretty bad. And it's not that surprising that their offense sputtered as that had happened much of the season, it's the lapes particularly early in games on defense (outside of the duck game, those assholes are just bad on offense in general) that have let them down.

    We will see how well he transforms them back to tournament shape, but I hold no real hope of winning it this week and we will see what happens from there.

    Recruiting is up and his team is sure to keep growing from here.
     
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    Tough last couple of weeks but I'm still really excited about the trajectory of the program.

    I had an awful read eye flight last week to Grand Cayman for my sister's wedding so I didn't catch the games but I've heard it hasn't been pretty.

    Hopefully we still make the tournament.
     
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    Huskies will be tourny bound, just depends on the seed. Win the Pac tourney could get as high as the 6th seed IMO but lose early and probably be around the 8th seed. Agreed, on the program being on the up and up.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    USC at noon today. They have to shoot a lot better than they have the last couple of weeks if they want to move on. They haven't been clicking lately.
     
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    Held on for the win. Is it enough for a tournament bid, or do they need more?
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Dawgs v ducks for the tallest midget trophy. Ducks really need the win to guarantee a spot given how many losses they have overall despite how well they have played lately. Why? Because going on a streak against the hapless and lackluster Pac teams likely doesn't mean a lot to those making the selections. A loss to the only team likely guaranteed at this point to be in might be enough to keep them out.

    UW is in either way. And still sputtering way too much on offense for any kind of deep run.

    They were again content in the first half to be lazy and take one meh 3 point try after another and not really even try to fight the defense to get down into the post and force the defense to make plays. You can't push a team into foul trouble being lazy like that.

    Would like to see them be a lot more aggressive tonight. Body up inside and take the fouls early. I know they need their outside shooters to win, but play inside out and give them better looks. Sure, the ducks can play defense, but they too are utterly horrible on offense.
     
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    Not a big basketball guy and I didn't see the second game between the Ducks and Dawgs, but in the first game at Oregon it was obvious that the Huskies were really struggling against that full court press that the Ducks run.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    I watched every minute of their last meeting. There' no doubt the ducks play a pesky defense, but it was once again this trend of not playing very sound or aggressive enough in the first half that killed them. Same as most of their last 6 or so games. Started the same against Colorado yesterday. They take these major blocks of time where they don't pass enough and don't push to test the low post area and play inside out enough. There are spells where even on fast breaks they don't just spot up and shoot, but pull up and start passing around again.

    They do at times play with that fire, but it really isn't for a full game. They live and die by their 3 point shooters way too much.

    Again, not really upset about any of it. They are well on their way to rebuilding. Can't wait to see what this team looks like after it's all Hopkin's kids and the upper class has all of that time working in his system.

    The ducks are a good test tonight, but even if they beat them I'm not going to hold much hope they do anything special in the tournament. They will for sure face WAY better offenses and they just can't score enough on tough defenses to win those games against better shooting teams.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Same old thing in that first half. Content with outside passing, not a lot of moving, and taking weak 3's.
     
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    WizardHawk #26 - UW's OC needs to find this kid some plays.

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    Miss after miss after terrible miss. Layups, 7 footers, wide open shots, they can't make a thing. They aren't stagnant because of a single thing the ducks are doing. They aren't moving with urgency or energy on offense. They are completely and entirely asleep and have cashed it in.

    I really don't get how Hopkins isn't entirely up in their faces right now.