BASKETBALL Middle Tennessee (6-19, 2-10) @ UAB (14-11, 5-7), 7PM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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  1. SpaceRaider

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    Arena: Bartow Arena (8,500)
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    Colors: Forest Green & Old Gold Nickname: Blazers
    Head Coach: Robert Ehsan Record at School: 57-44 (3 Seasons) Career Record: 57-44 (3 Seasons)
    2018-19 Record: 20-15, 10-8 2018-19 Finish: 5th C-USA 2018-19 Postseason: CBI Round 1
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    Date: February 12, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM CT
    Location: Birmingham, Ala.
    Arena: Bartow Arena (8,500)
    Series Record: UAB leads 11-9
    TV: ESPN+ Talent: Blake Gardner, Bill Jones, Lynden Blake
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    last year this team beat twice in the regular season...
     
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    I'm setting the customary opposing team max 1st half lead at 13 points. You going over or under?
     
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    well the first half line is UAB -4

    So if you think we will be down by 13....I would suggest betting a small fortune on UAB -4 for the first half
     
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    CJ Jones out tonight, slight injury, couldn't go
     
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    Couldn’t ask for a better start.
     
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    Green with the 'fro
     
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    So in 4 minutes, we haven’t missed a shot and we are on pace to have 30 turnovers.
     
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    15-6 good guys

    15:56 media timeout
     
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    MT with four fouls, uab with only one
     
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    Green needs to stay with the fro
     
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    38-36 halftime

    MT has led the whole way, but uab has chipped away to close to within a basket

    uab has been to the FT line 11 times, hit 8
    MT has been twice, hit one
     
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    Way to go team. Halftime lead against UAB? Yes!
     
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    It'll be interesting if the Raiders can keep up the good offense...
     
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    uab first lead

    41-40
     
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    Johnson fouls three point shooter after making a turnover

    MT must be averaging a three point shooting foul per game
     
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    And here comes the melt down......We have nobody that can go to the hoop and get a bucket when we need it
     
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    MT trails 40-45
     
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    uab leads 54-49

    11:58
     
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    another three point shooting foul by MT

    65-52

    9:43

    MT timeout
     
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    How do you go 1-5 from the free throw line??????????

    Everyone of us on this message board could do better than that..........

    WTF?
     
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    Poor ball handling second half. Very bad defense.

    back to same ole same ole.
     
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    three shot clock violations by MT so far
     
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    Were gonna need a new coaching staff
     
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    Well, it looks like they switched up the season narrative on me and had a good first half, and fell apart in the second half. Maybe we'll reverse it the rest of the season as to not make our losses quite so boring and predictable.
     
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    83-72

    Final

    6-20 on the year
     
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    Defense and rebounding. Defense and rebounding. Does McDevitt even know these are elements to basketball success??

    FG D = 59%
    3PT D = 60%
    Reb 37-21
     
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    I didn’t even watch it. I’m past the point of having any interest at all.

    He’ll probably even get another year or two.
     
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    At this point, I'm worried about Christian Fussell backing out of his L.O.I. I know he will have to sit out a year but that may be a better option than having to sit through this type of misery next year.
     
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    Does he have grade issues?

    It's nice to see a 6'10 guy hit 3's

     
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    Recruiting should actually be easier- you can easily sell kids on the ability to come in and be immediate contributors since there are obvious needs.. that's the number one thing that players want = immediate playing time.. the other part of recruiting is the team chemistry stuff.. despite all the adversity and poor results this group of players is still engaged in games- they're active on the bench- they're not disengaged and that means a lot.. so when a recruit comes in on a visit and sees that the team is still tight with each other and cares then all is not lost... despite what many of you may think.. of all the issues going on, it shouldn't be because of a lack of ability to recruit/attract talent.. you have good facilities, good apparel, a coach that players like to play for, etc... picking the best recruits is of course the challenge..
     
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    Assuming you are correct and recruiting should be going well in spite of our difficulties I would like to pick your brain:
    Recently one of the "Bigs" McDevitt had allegedly offered committed elsewhere and also there were reports we recently offered a JUCO PG.
    Knowing how McDevitt operates do you have any insights as to how recruiting is going?
    Do you think we are still "in on" Houston?
    Do you expect any scholarships to open up giving us more than two players in this class?
    Has McDevitt every gently released a player who can be more effective at a lower level?
    MT has very few publicized offers out compared to the previous staff. Is it McDevitt's philosophy to be very selective as to whom he offers and related: Does he often give out offers but encourages players to not publicize them?

    I would like just a little recruiting info from your perspective, not necessarily the questions I listed above.
     
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    smh as I bite my tongue

    Whats interesting about GCA with Fussell is that they play on a 74ft home floor. So, there will be some transition for him (literally) into the college game. All stat points are skewed because 20 feet makes a huge difference in basketball. With the style MT runs it'll be interesting how long it takes him to adjust.

    On the other hand I still like Jackson on JV. They have come along quite nicely.
     
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    I enjoyed watching Memphis and Coach Penny blow a lead at Cincy and lose in OT on ESPN.

    Then switched over to ESPNU to watch the two OVC leaders duke it out in Clarksville. Great game played by two fine basketball teams.
     
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    There’s a ton of kids nationwide who face similar transitions to court size and Fussell has played a lot of other ball on regulation sized courts each summer.. agree that his HS numbers may have some skew to them but it should be a minor adjustment by the time the season starts..
     

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