2018 MVC - Week 5

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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby BEARZ77 » January 25th, 2018, 9:00 am

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bufan42 wrote:Valpo and Evansville are playing in. Loyola looks like the champs (but beatable)

2-8 are wide open!!


I think the other two Thursday teams will end up being UNI and Indiana St. I just don't have enough faith in ISUb to win all the games thay they should.


Don't undersell the ability of Lusk to rally the Bears to 7th or 8th place. We've reached that point in the season most Bears knew we would where strange things are starting to happen to give Lusk excuses for losing. We are now in that terrible spot if you truly love your program where you wonder if it's in your best interest to pray for losses. I know some of you just didn't understand going into this year how absolutely terrible this guy was, but now your seeing first hand what we've known for 7 long, agonizing, years.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby BCPanther » January 25th, 2018, 10:12 am

Man it's tough right now. I'd say the only for sure things right now are that Valpo and Evansville are going to play Thursday night. Loyola is the only team that I think we can safely say won't play Thursday night, even though I'm not sure they win the league because Porter is still on that bench.

I think you could put the other 7 teams in a hat, draw it out, and not be shocked by any result you get.

Bradley has to show they can win on the road. Indiana State has to find a 3rd scorer. Do SIUs legs last playing so few guys? Illinois State appears to have some real chemistry issues, can they fix them? Is UNI the UNI from November and Early December or the UNI from the first weeks of January? Drake's regression to what we thought they were may have started in the last week with how they looked against UNI and Loyola. Missouri State still employs Paul Lusk.

This is fun, its going to be a wild last 5 weeks.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby MissouriValleyUnite » January 25th, 2018, 3:43 pm

Redbirds4Life wrote:
bufan42 wrote:Valpo and Evansville are playing in. Loyola looks like the champs (but beatable)

2-8 are wide open!!


We are about to find out how good a coach Dirty Dan really is, because it isn't looking too good in Normal right now. Love Dan as a player and the guy can recruit, but some of these games this year have been head scratching. The have been blown out way too many times. This ISU team has been one of the most frustrating teams to watch in years, and that's including the teams in the mid-2000s that underachieved. The Birds are starting to feel like the 7 seed more and more each day....it's a good time for Valpo to come into RBA.


Saw that Muller’s cutting his rotation from 10 to 8. Dying to know who gets waterboy’d. Given the year is a wash sitting and stalling Clarance’s development would be unfortunate.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby Blers » January 25th, 2018, 3:59 pm

BCPanther wrote:Loyola is the only team that I think we can safely say won't play Thursday night, even though I'm not sure they win the league because Porter is still on that bench.


I'm still puzzled by how people think Porter's a problem on the sideline. He's been pretty great at adjusting this year out of timeouts (see all the runs we went on after timeouts last night) and as someone pointed out on our board we're outscoring opponents by 147 in the second half on the season. I'm not saying he's the best coach in the valley but I can't really think of anything he's done that's been exceptionally bad the last few seasons...
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby musiccitybulldog » January 26th, 2018, 11:38 am

Blers wrote:
BCPanther wrote:Loyola is the only team that I think we can safely say won't play Thursday night, even though I'm not sure they win the league because Porter is still on that bench.


I'm still puzzled by how people think Porter's a problem on the sideline. He's been pretty great at adjusting this year out of timeouts (see all the runs we went on after timeouts last night) and as someone pointed out on our board we're outscoring opponents by 147 in the second half on the season. I'm not saying he's the best coach in the valley but I can't really think of anything he's done that's been exceptionally bad the last few seasons...


I think he adjusts very well or someone on the team must as they are getting it done!
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby pafan » January 27th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Aces lead the Bulldogs by 13 at the break. Timmer couldn't get going for Drake and sat quite a few minutes with 2 fouls. Same deal for Arogundade.

Aces have gotten quality play from freshman Noah Frederking, who currently leads the Aces in scoring.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby mvcfan31 » January 27th, 2018, 3:12 pm

UE hangs on to win. Huge week for the Aces. Now 4-6 and much closer to a top 6 spot.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby Blers » January 27th, 2018, 3:16 pm

I’ve always thought Timmers scoring ability is impressive but do Drake fans question his mental toughness? After watching him against MInnnesots, Loyola, and late against Evansville, seems like pressure gets to him at times. Woodward meanwhile seems to thrive in those games. Not at all trying to diss the kid, just something I’ve noticed.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby bleach » January 27th, 2018, 5:55 pm

In the battle of lack of wits at JQH, Barry is making Lusk look like....well.....Lusk.
Can ANYONE seriously describe the Bears offense......goals or scheme?
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby SalukiHoops » January 27th, 2018, 7:06 pm

Dawgs win their 6th straight vs Missouri St by a score of 79-77. SIU in a tie for 2nd in the Valley!
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby James_SIU » January 27th, 2018, 7:27 pm

SalukiHoops wrote:Dawgs win their 6th straight vs Missouri St by a score of 79-77. SIU in a tie for 2nd in the Valley!


I am still in disbelief. We only had 6 players really contribute in the game and still managed a road win. I’m going to go ahead and bet SIU doesn’t shoot 64% from the field and 62% from 3 again this year. Missouri State made it a really exciting game at the end. Alize Johnson was an absolute beast. Just came up a tad short.
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Re: 2018 MVC - Week 5

Postby Redbirds4Life » January 27th, 2018, 7:29 pm

Does Paul Lusk make it through the season?
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