Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by CVilleBuff, Feb 17, 2013.
I see wins at Utah, at Stanford, and OSU at home. Cal will be a war that we can win and I think Oregon will be tough if they get their point guard back. We really need to hold serve at home and take at least 1 in NorCal
I agree with those 3 wins.
I have a hard time seeing us losing another home game, but Oregon definitely poses a threat.
I do feel optimistic about winning one in the Bay Area. I really think the trip to Oregon taught this team how to go about winning on the road. Cal is hot at the moment, but I'm not sold that they're just going to cruise right on through the regular season at the level they've shown their last two games. They'll cool off. It's the Pac-12, everyone does random ****. Stanford is fading and no longer has any hopes to Dance. They're a mediocre team, plain and simple.
The way we've been going, we'll probably lose those 3 but win vs Oregon and @ Cal.
I was thinking this too. Fair assessment IMO.
I didn't watch your game tonight but I see a lot of you are beyond pissed. I'm gonna have to check that game out somewhere. Pony tail had the same game against us but it was at their home. Of course, we played like we didn't care until the second half so I can't blame the refs in our game. I don't recall a game where the refs favored the away team but that sounds like what happened tonight. I trust your collective judgments on this one. Out of curiosity, Scott is your big forward or Center? How long is he expected to be out for and how much PT does he usually see in a game? Thanks for any info. Lastly, as C'Ville and others have said already, I don't think you're in any jeopardy of missing out on the dance. You would probably have to lose all your games for that to be a possibility and I just don't see that happening.
We don't really have a C or PF position in Tad's scheme. We have 3 perimeter players, 1 perimeter/post hybrid and 1 post. Scott is the post and he plays close to 30 minutes a night unless he's in foul trouble.
As far as officiating, flukes, it was horrible. On the play where Scott got knocked out by the elbow, he was called for a foul for falling into the guy while blacked out. Spencer Dinwiddie missed at least a minute of OT after getting hit in the face and knocked into the 2nd row on a drive with no foul called and him needing to go to the bench after the refs did an injury stoppage. Moving screens, hip checks, players getting hooked or held. Also some blatant stupidity on possession calls or awarding a held ball for jumping on top of a guy on the ground and not even getting a tie up of the basketball. All night long. It was more of a wrestling match than a basketball game. And more fouls were called on CU.
Buffs didn't knock down enough shots and were careless with the ball at times, so I don't blame the loss on officiating. But I do blame the refs for causing a style and pace that favored the visitors. I blame the refs for losing control to such an extent that it endangered player safety.
I know you don't use a traditional Center but I didn't recall Scott from previous games. Thought he may have been your main post player but wasn't sure. Thanks for the clarity. The AZ schools have always been extremely physical, at least, as long as I can remember. Furd used to be somewhat too. The weird thing is that I honestly can't recall "away cooking" from the refs. Seems like the no calls were a form of that tonight. Moving screens and holding are PAC specialty non-calls btw. Hip checks and elbowing are usually called IMO. I actually expected a more physical non-called game from the U of A game though. Who were the refs tonight?
Michael Eggers, Daryl Gelinas, Gregory Nixon .
Gelinas also worked the ASsU game in Tempe, which also turned into an evening of WWE hijinks
The crew tonight was Gregory Nixon, Michael Eggers, Daryl Gelinas.
I'm not sure they've ever worked one of our games. Is that even a regular Pac-12 crew?
I looked them up earlier tonight. It doesn't look like they've worked together much, but they have all worked between 7-9 Pac 12 games this year...
So we had a pieced together crew of guys who pick up games in the western US when available? Makes sense. They didn't seem to work well together. They also seemed over their head. I particularly liked the time in the first half when the ASU player's shot caught the front of the rim and they called a shot clock violation, thinking it was an airball. Didn't matter since Dre got the ball and we controlled anyway, but it was illustrative of their ineptitude.
All I could find in my database. Non-specific but interesting. Guess I forgot about this game...Ring a bell?
"....I seriously have never seen a Cal crowd more angry at the officials before. Also, although Monty typically gets quite animated during games, I thought he was going to blow a gasket tonight. Coach John tried to calm him down, but Monty wouldn't have any of it. At one point I was sure he was going to get a T, but maybe the entire Haas would have collapsed if the refs called it at that point."
"The crowd really got into the game in support of the bears and the deafening booing as the refs left the court at halftime was a thing of beauty. The refs asked Eddie Kleinhans where security was when they came back out. They were justifiably scared, but that didn't stop them from giving Arizona all the calls/no calls at the end of the game after we'd fought back to tie it."
I didn't get the sense that the calls were against us. I think that it was equally bad. The point highlighted above was the most significant part. I think every person that bought a ticket to a basketball game last night should have their ticket cost refunded.
The lack of calls fromt the refs especially early in the game allowed the game to get to the point that it was nearly a brawl. (anybody else see the very frustrated Roberson squaring up face-to-face with the ASU player and shoving him two handed in the chest 2-3 times in a row... no foul there either... amazing) The league cannot condone officiating that allows the bigs to blatantly throw elbows to clear space (not just on the Scott injury play either).
The character of the game became one that clearly favored the thugish play of ASU due to the poor officiating. CU wins a basketball match-up with ASU, not a wrestling match-up.
Now, the lessons need to be learned however. CU needs to find a way to play and succeed against such tactics. We have to draw the inside fouls and get thugs out of the game early. Obviously a good use for our only big is to beat on their guys too. SHT doesn't need to be taking fouls 25 feet from the basket, he needs to be taking his fouls down low against bigs in a violent aggressive manner in a game like last night. Perhaps even putting in Mills just to give fouls. A team like ASU isn't going to hit many foul shots anyway.
Very frustrated this morning.
The Buff did exactly what you suggest, but that only works when the refs in question bother to CALL the friggin' fouls! They could have fouled out the ASU starting five late in the first half had the refs bothered to make the calls.
i'll take 3-2 over the last 5, squarely on the bubble. rpi gets us in. thank you mike bohn and tad for scheduling like someone who wants success not thinking like losers and job security ricardo/tharp..OOC.
and i liked ricardo for most of the time.
Well stated. Hope we get them in the tourney
Seriously? There are countless examples from that game of calls clearly going against us. We had two players go to the foul line. Two! It was not even close to being equally bad.
Number one, I chose the word "sense" on purpose. That was simply my perception.
Number two... ASU never went to the line in the first half.
Tell me that would have occurred if the officiating crew didn't suck across the board. Believe me, CU had their fouls too in the first half. The point is that the officials set conditions for ASU success by swallowing the whistle and allowing the game to progress as a wrestling match and not a basketball game.
Well their were the numerous calls where the ASU player touched the ball last and ASU still got the ball. Just because ASU didn't go to the line in the 1st half doesn't mean it was equally ****** officiating. The refs allowed ASU to play football/MMA out there and we can't handle that as a team. Spencer getting open hand slapped in the face, Spencer getting his arm yanked back on drives, the 7'2" bitch clearing people out with his elbow everytime, XJ getting mauled on his drives, same with Dre. ASU got the benefit of a lot more calls than CU did.
Really ready for this Utah game to hurry up and get here. Desperately want to put last night behind us and move on. This is going to be a long wait for Thursday. Hope Tad and the boys are chomping at the bit.
Tini... I am not going to argue with you about something we agree about. It will go something like this...
OU... they were crappy.
tini... No they were really crappy.
OU... yea they were crappy.
tini... But they were REALLY crappy.
See how stupid this is? Just stop.
But I believe their crappiness went to 11.
This. As pissed off as everyone on this board is, you can imagine the team is even more upset after watching a friend and teammate be injured. I think we'll come out breathing fire Thursday night. Time for the Utes to pay for the sins of the Devil!
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