09.Nov.2012 Niagra @ Oregon State

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Beavs hoops starts tonight.

Curious to see how the team plays without Cunningham (nervous about this) and to see if Robinson steps up his coaching. Those are the only interesting story lines for me. I won't be watching, so fill me in.

Go Beavs.

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  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Moreland might have 8 blocks tonight. Erasing anything close to the rim.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Niagara can’t miss from 3

  • Afghanbeav says:
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    The are 5-5 from three.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Wide open looks help.

    • angry says:
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      Yeah only saw a few series, but it was the same ol’, leaving wide open 3s that go down.

  • ncaa_violation says:
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    Strange gameplan so far. Beavs have the size advantage down low but are playing a perimeter game. defensive itensity is good to see. Pretty much every shot by Viagra has been contested. collier comes in and the beavs decide to work it inside. Thats more like it

  • mckalk says:
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    Niagra won’t be able to keep up the threes, but it’s kind of disturbing that the three point line defense is still abysmal. Does anyone know, is Cunningham buried on the bench in Dallas for the year? I thought he was getting good notice in training camp.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      He’s their 4th PG, he’s not going to play in non-garbage time

      • mckalk says:
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        That’s what I thought looking at some of the Mavs box scores, I still think he should have stayed.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers are contesting a lot of these threes, Niagara is just hitting them. They’ll cool off soon. Part of the hot shooting is big guys playing guards and worried about the guards driving past them, don’t want to close out too hard. Niagara won’t stay hot.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Angus a much better player so far

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Roberto looks so much more confident so far tonight. No hesitation, great to see.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    53-39 Beavs at the half

  • mckalk says:
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    I’m glad Lamar Hurd landed on his feet with the P-12 Network. I like him as an analyst.

  • ncaa_violation says:
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    The new and improved angus kindof looks just like the same old angus

    • steveEbeaver says:
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      I don’t know, he looks more confident and polished. Looks like a D-1 player this year to me.

  • JD says:
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    How many open 3s did we give up?

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Last 5 minutes of the half the defense was a lot better. Not many open looks from 3, forced Niagara to take twos and make contested twos. Niagara stated 6 of 8 from three, went 3 of 9 from that point on. More where you want it. Niagara is gonna shoot a lot of threes, that’s their game, but if OSU plays defense like they did the last 5 minutes of the first, the Beavers should win by 25+.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    AC Green on the cover of the Beaver Store flyer that came in the mail today. My wife picked up the mail and said, “I love AC”, oh the glory days.

  • mckalk says:
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    I watching off and on, I still seeing Burton making the same careless decisions with the basketball. It’s feast or famine with him.

    • steveEbeaver says:
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      yes, but he just made the playground off the back of the oponent inbound play to score 2

      • mckalk says:
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        And five minutes later he will pass up an open shot and throw a no look pass to Moreland, who surprisingly will not be looking because he won’t be open!

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      You just got to put up with the bad plays cause he can make the kind of passes that nobody else really can. He has great court vision, sometimes I just feel like he thinks he can make any pass no matter the difficulty and that leads to turnovers. However, he can make incredible passes.

      • angry says:
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        I’d rather have the opposite where he doesn’t make the incredible pass and doesn’t make the boneheaded pass.

        • beavsbeavsbeavs says:
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          Its always one step forward, two steps back with Burton. One pass is incredible and the next two passes are off players feet and out of bounds

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Look at Collier grab the board and go coast to coast for a layup

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Roberto Nelson looks great offensively.

  • Afghanbeav says:
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    Beav’s at 84 with 10 minutes to play… Think Robinson lets them get 100?

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Absolutely. The freshman and walk-ons will finish the game the final 3 minutes, so they probably won’t get much more than 100.

  • mckalk says:
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    Niagra’s coach looks like Mike Golic if Golic was ten years older and going bald.

  • angry says:
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    Based on the comments, sounds like we have good offense, frustrating defense, and sloppy passing. Sounds the same as last year.

    For those who watched, compare/contrast this year vs last?

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Better offense, passing is fine, defense will be better, just need to fix the rotations on pick and rolls. Like this team more than last year’s.

      • progressivebeav says:
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        They look more confident.

        The frosh look good. We could have depth? Collier is a beast.

    • beavsbeavsbeavs says:
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      More of the same. Jacking up 3s early in the shot clock, little to no effort on guarding and closing out shooters, big points against crappy teams to get people “excited.” 80+ against Niagra is a joke for a team supposedly contending in the Pac-12. I know a lot will disagree with me- and I would have been one of those people last year- but I saw what we did last year and how we fared against Pac-12 competition and I don’t really see anything to signal improvement. To early to tell though as it has only been 1 game but not a very promising start IMO.

      • beavsbeavsbeavs says:
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        Also Burton is still dumb as rocks. Makes plays that make people go “ooh” and “ah” against crap teams but make people say “god” and “damnit” against good teams. So frustrating.

        • GoBeavs90 says:
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          He makes good plays against quality teams as well. Most just notice it cause they always think he makes bad plays.

      • Gdub says:
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        New Mexico State on Sunday will be a better gauge as to where exactly this team is. I agree the defense was terrible. And I only watched the 2nd half.

  • progressivebeav says:
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    Put Gomis in.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Only thing I think the Beavers need work with is the pick and roll defense. Need to rotate better. It led to some threes. Get that taken care of they’ll be fine defensively.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    I didn’t watch all that intently but they just look like a better team, more sure of themselves. A lot to work on (16 turnovers) but show potential and all without Jared.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    102-83 Beavs

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Giving 83 points isn’t ideal, but I don’t care nearly as much about points allowed as FG%. The Beavers will give up points cause they play up and down and get up shots quickly. There will be more FG attempts than a lot of other college games because of this. OSU held Niagara to 38% shooting, that’s a good sign. Opponents shot almost 46% against OSU last season, if the Beavers can may it closer to 38% like tonight, they’ll win a lot more games this season.

    Three point shooting tonight wasn’t where they would want it defensively, but Niagara has some good shooters and made some contested threes. They also made some in transition off turnovers. Limit the turnovers and I think opponents will get less open looks. In the halfcourt offense, I felt the three point defense was okay, they closed out and put a hand up, sometimes shooters just hit shots. I think we’ll see the numbers improve.

  • angry says:
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    I only watched ~10 series, but from what I saw they’re going to give up a lot of points.

  • bendbeaver says:
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    Did anyone else see coach Rob, after Nelson bricked the free throw off the front of the rim in the first half, turn to an assistant and say “what the fuck is his problem?”. It was a nice tight camera shot on his face. I laughed, but hopefully we’re not saying that as much as the season goes on.

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