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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:16 PM   #126
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For a lot of people on this board, it seems it's a horrible shot only when he misses. I don't see anyone complaining when he's hitting those exact same shots against Gonzaga.
Because he had good looks for those shots. I'm not one of those disinterested fans that just sees the stats and complains; I'm not complaining about Paul because he's missing. I'm complaining about Paul because the shots he's missing shouldn't be taken in the first place.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:16 PM   #127
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And a lot of people seem to disregard all the attention he draws when he comes into the paint. There were several instances tonight where he drove it and kicked it to a wide open Egwu or McLaurin, who were too stunned with how open they were to know what to do with the ball
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:17 PM   #128
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So your saying you think this team would have a better record without Brandon Paul? That's outrageous!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:17 PM   #129
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Is it?
Yes. Next question.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:17 PM   #130
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:18 PM   #131
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Is it?
I don't know about a better record, but our basketball IQ and our decision-making might definitely be higher than it is right now. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about winning by twenty.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:18 PM   #132
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Absolutely. Paul makes some mistakes, but he makes this team better.
If his shots are going in he does...otherwise he's a negative because of his poor shot selection, carelessness with the ball, and mental mistakes on D. When he makes shots he is much more active on D and can even be a disruptive force on that side of the ball. It just seems that everyone on this team is buying in and getting on the same page except BP. I hope he comes around like DJ and Griffey have...if he does we have a chance to be really good.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:18 PM   #133
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Yes. Next question.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM   #134
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If his shots are going in he does...otherwise he's a negative because of his poor shot selection, carelessness with the ball, and mental mistakes on D. When he makes shots he is much more active on D and can even be a disruptive force on that side of the ball.
Thank you! Couldn't have said it better myself. +100000

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM   #135
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So your saying you think this team would have a better record without Brandon Paul? That's outrageous!
I would respect your opinion more if you knew the difference between your and you're
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM   #136
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Is it?
Woulda lost to Gonzaga, Hawaii, Indiana, possibly butler and gardner webb without him. and even the msu game we still woulda lost because he gave us 13 points and shot 50% from the field in that game.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM   #137
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Is it?

Of course it is.

Brandon was one of the 5 best players in the country thru Christmas. How quickly some forget.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM   #138
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The thing about BP being "down" is - if he goes for 30 one night AND the surrounding play is like tonight = woah nellie!

I'll be in 214 Sunday! 2 bros and friends in 211! Unfortunately, I have a nice and a nephew who are students at NU, oh well
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:21 PM   #139
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They have the talent physically but now they have increased there mental play and focus. Offense looks so much smoother now and the defense is stepping up.
Really excited for the rest of the season...
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:21 PM   #140
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Were those closeups of DJs new shoes a callback from the Journey episode?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:21 PM   #141
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:22 PM   #142
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I asked for a beatdown and I got beatdown. **** you, Painter.

If you don't feel great for Tyler Griffey, you got a cold, cold heart. The threes weren't falling but that kid just kept competing and still had a big impact despite the cold shooting.

This was an archetypal “team win." So many guys impacting the game and at times our offense looked like a legitimate offense where all 5 guys were on the same page, cutting and moving and passing with purpose as one cohesive unit. And again our defense and rebounding was miles ahead of where it was at the beginning of league play.

Just a great win. Beat the Nerds and we are in. Such a huge game. I fear it's a trap game, and I still fear the team will fall back into old habits because we've had some recent success. Hopefully the light stays on and these seniors remember they cannot let up if they want to go out dancing. I believe in John Groce. He'll get us the 3 wins we need one way or another. Man, it feels good to have hope and pride again. Credit to the players for not succumbing to failure. It would have been so easy to accept that things just weren't going to work out for them. To be where we are now after such a tough stretch is pretty amazing.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:23 PM   #143
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I don't know about a better record, but our basketball IQ and our decision-making might definitely be higher than it is right now. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about winning by twenty.
Exactly!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:23 PM   #144
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Of course it is.

Brandon was one of the 5 best players in the country thru Christmas. How quickly some forget.
With how DJ has been looking, I would love to know what he would have been doing if he took as many shots as BP earlier in the year
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:24 PM   #145
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Team effort tonight. I think the seniors are realizing that this is their last chance to do anything special, and they're playing on another level because of it. If we get this kind of play out of the seniors for the rest of the year, we could beat anyone.

Henry also showed the most amount of energy I've ever seen him play with. When Griffey and Henry are contributing, this team is awesome to watch. With McLaurin, Griffey, and Henry at the 4 Groce can have just about any type of matchup he wants.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:25 PM   #146
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With how DJ has been looking, I would love to know what he would have been doing if he took as many shots as BP earlier in the year
Half the reason DJ gets shots is because the attention BP draws. dj can't create his own shot.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:26 PM   #147
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I would respect your opinion more if you knew the difference between your and you're
At least he can remember further than a month in the past.

Brandon carried this team through the first half of the non-con. Quit throwing the team's most talented player under the bus.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:26 PM   #148
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Hester kills me every time with that "Hu HOOOOOOOO" call.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:27 PM   #149
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Honestly, people need to give it a rest with BP. I've said this several times and will continue to say it. I think he played hard today, but wasn't able to get into any sort of flow because of a bunch of ticky tack fouls being called on him.
BP is an important player on this team, but he's played quite poorly the majority of the B1G schedule and really the majority of games since Mizzou. Here are his stats for the 14 games since Dec. 22:

62-175 FGs (35.4%)
23-85 FGs (27.1%)
29 assists
44 TOs
Poor overall D according to JG in that stretch until playing better vs. MN

If he could get out of his extended tailspin and play better ball, imagine how much better our team would be. Hopefully the light goes on.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:27 PM   #150
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Half the reason DJ gets shots is because the attention BP draws. dj can't create his own shot.
So what about the shots DJ has been hitting with BP on the bench?
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