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Starting Ben Mills...right or wrong?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by NBDefektor, Feb 23, 2014.

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Starting Mills: commendable or idiotic?

  1. Nice decision by Boyle. Shows class and respect for seniors.

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  2. Yikes.

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  1. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    Can polls have only one option? I understand the gesture by Boyle, but we were playing Arizona! I'm not saying if we start Scott instead we win, but putting Mills in the starting lineup no doubt contributed to a terrible start.

    I guess it it doesn't matter: starting whoever we wanted to wasn't going to help us in this game; I just thought this was a boneheaded play by Boyle.
     
  2. whatthebuff

    whatthebuff Club Member Club Member

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    I wanted him to start but he should have been benched on the very first whistle. I think Arizona had 3 offensive rebounds on their first possession, ugh.
     
  3. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    It was the sole cause for 4 of the first 7 points. Not a good decision looking back.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The biggest mistake of the night: some company had a booth in the concourse to promote its products. They were a bank or something. Their colors are red, white and blue. And they picked the UA game to try to give out red, white & blue scarves to CU fans as an incentive to sign up for their product. Horrible. Just horrible.
     
  5. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    I was fine with the start. But the slow hook after a horrific start and obvious physical matchup issues was a poor decision on Boyle's part.
     
  6. AeroBuff99

    AeroBuff99 Club Member Club Member

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    Ben Mills was not the cause for the o-for start by Ski and big X.
     
  7. Eggon

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    Should have spelled Ben quicker (given result) or substituted for Josh instead, but it is not why we got worked late in the game. It was a bad night pretty much team wide. Coaches had an off night also.

    We were worn down by a better team and we did not match their intensity at either end.
     
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  8. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    My understanding was that it was a symbolic gesture and that he was going to come out QUICKLY (not play 4 minutes). It was clear after the first possession he needed to sit.
     
  9. rolandftw

    rolandftw Club Member Club Member

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    I was against it, but it really didn't have much bearing on the final outcome. CU pulled it within 6, and I think was within 4 points early in the 2nd half. As bad as the offense was, the defense ultimately is what lost CU this game
     
  10. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Questioning the decision to start Mills = Upgrading a cabin on the Costa Concordia.
     
  11. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    This...there was a whistle 15 seconds into the game and that is when Jelly should've been put back in...
     
  12. 89BUFF89

    89BUFF89 Well-Known Member

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    Why does it matter when we couldn't hit the ocean with out shots or play any defense?
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I need to rewatch the beginning but the biggest problem was XJ guarding Nick Johnson IMO.

    Maybe we should have started Stalzer. We didn't get a bucket until he entered the game. He actually outplayed Booker, XJ and Talton in the first half.
     
  14. cubuffs85

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    Pretty much agree here. It's a nice gesture and shows class from Tad for his contributions to the program but it does NOT give us the best position to win. If anything, it would've been more magnified if we lost by single digits.

    So no I don't think this is the single reason or close to it why we lost. I do think Tad needs to put us in the best position to win. If this game didn't matter, I would be all for what he did and to some extent, would've been more OK with this if CU was clearly in the Tourney.
     
  15. cubuffs85

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    I still wouldn't have liked that, but I would've been more OK with that. The starting lineup IMO should've resembled a normal lineup.
     
  16. aik

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    Would've been nice to give him a chance to get an early layup and then take him out, but I prefer the poll option of "Didn't matter, we were getting blown out anyway" because Mills starting had nothing to do with being within 4 in the 2nd half and taking a dive the rest of the way.
     
  17. cubuffs85

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    Yeah sure it didn't matter in the end, you still want to give your team every advantage and starting him didn't do that.
     
  18. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    It'd be more like that first night on the sea, you get a really really terrible meal. I'm talking norovirus-type symptoms. Now, does it compare to the ship running aground and the catastrophe that ensued? No, but it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth. And you still wish it (that meal fiasco) didn't happen.
     
  19. BuffLife

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    In the end, it wasn't what decided the game. If he started and did well (like he had last year in the conference tournament when he played quality minutes against Arizona) this topic would never even come up. Also, quick question. Could easily be wrong, but does Ben Mills have the most wins ever for a player in Colorado Basketball history? Colorado's been very good since he got on campus.
     
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  20. cubuffs85

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    I think I heard last night he does... basically falls into the whole stats don't tell the whole story considering how "big" of a role he played in the CU's success.
     
  21. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    KOA85's broadcast of the Senior's tribute included the factoid that Mills is CU's winningest MBB Buff to date. That record is likely to fall with Booker.
     
  22. cubuffs85

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    True. On this same note, hard to believe Tad just had his first (playing) class, start to finish.
     
  23. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I was thinking it was awesome that Booker signed with a program that hadn't been to the dance in 7 or 8 years (and again 6 or 7 years before that). And he has a chance to go four years in a row.

    Basically he plays for a school that went twice in his lifetime and he has a shot to go all 4 years
     

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