UP @ SAC 12/14 1705

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Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:33 pm

up7587 wrote:
p.s. late to this party, I see DD already addressed this.
Dang, I thought you were just reinforcing what I had written....

So, DJ Sherman, you started this thread....and you must have been at the game....can you make an attempt to finish the thought?  Smile

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Re: UP @ SAC 12/14 1705

Post by up7587 on Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:18 am

Postgame comments. And a photobomb.


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Re: UP @ SAC 12/14 1705

Post by DJ Sherman on Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:06 am

I was waiting for things to cool down before reporting.  pale Didn't realize the topic creator also could have a officiant/arbiter role, things have changed around here...

I have kept up with Sac Sate more closely the past few years so I'm more inclined to be proud of the victory than others. The Hornet schedule this season (and the Big sky as a whole) might not be evident of it, but the closeness shouldn't have been a surprise Give credit to a experienced team making the endgame tense with the physical nature from both teams. However, I'm glad to see the Pilots were able to guard and hit shots from the perimeter for most of the game.

 Student turnout was limited but there was a vocal contingent that popped up periodically but especially with two minutes remaining. New this season at the Hornet's Nest is a video board more manageable than PSU's:

The vibe I've been getting is this is a put up or shut up season for both coaches. Katz has seen steady improvement with the Hornets, finally getting into the Big Sky Conference tournament for the first time in several seasons. The Pilots seem to be at an interesting overlap of classes/philosophies and might make at least a few strikes in conference play. Both fan bases are antsy for postseason play but might end up frustrated due to the teams near the top of the respective conferences and their own issues.

I fall on the side that believes last night was a road game for the team as a whole even though the team could have taken a flight home before heading to Vegas Tuesday. (Side note: wow, Bill Johnson's racking up the flyer miles this fortnight between PDX, Wisconsin, Sacramento and Vegas!)

The road argument looks at different metrics, thanks to multi-team events. Unless you play the host school if the event's at their campus/primary home site, the games played should be viewed as neutral-site games, regardless of home/away designation. I'd classify the PSU game last year as a road game due to the game taking place on PSU's campus.

Making the bed a determinant also brings in the back end of road weekends.  If they have an afternoon tip-off in California and get back to PDX later that night, isn't it still a road game?

Considering the last time I saw this team was the erosion of their lead in Stockton, I'm glad to see a road victory regardless of when and where it occurs!

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Re: UP @ SAC 12/14 1705

Post by dholcombe on Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:16 pm

I think we're all glad to see W's instead of L's.

It's just frustrating to see these guys play so well for most of the game and then not be able to close out well against PSU, OSU, and now Sacramento State. This is a much better problem to have than of seasons past. I was just hoping after PSU and OSU we would have done some learning from those teachable moments.

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Re: UP @ SAC 12/14 1705

Post by up7587 on Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:33 pm

dholcombe wrote:I was just hoping after PSU and OSU we would have done some learning from those teachable moments.

So is Coach.
@CoachReveno wrote:Did a lot of good things to take convincing lead over veteran skilled Sac St team. Had some "learning opportunities" letting them claw back.

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