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Wes Tonight?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by wyobuff, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any word on whether or not wes will be playing tonight? I Heard that his sprain (or whatever happened to him) wasnt that bad and there was hope he would play tonight or at the very least @USC.

    Anyone have any word?
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    we are hosed tonight if he's gimpy.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    UCLA's a tough defensive assignment to begin with.

    You almost have to put Josh on Wear, which pulls him away from the basket.

    Then, what do you do with Wes (or Dustin)? Kyle Anderson is 6'9" and is technically the "4" in UCLA's lineup. But that's a tough cover for a real "4".

    Unfortunately, that also pulls Wes away from the basket.

    And then the 3 guards on the court (Powell, LaVine and Adams) are all 6'4" or 6'5" with Adams being an absolute bull. XJ probably has to check Adams, which is a very tough assignment for him. That leaves Ski probably on LaVine since he won't get out-muscled by him and then Talton guarding Powell who can probably out-physical him (Hopkins is the better matchup).

    UCLA is a bitch to defend. They spread the court, can get to the basket, and they shoot about 40% from 3pt range as a team. And then they can show a traditional look by bringing in Parker to play the post and Alford to bomb from 3pt range.

    CU needs to make UCLA play CU's game in this one. Defensive intensity, attacking the post, and winning the glass are the keys tonight. Wes is a HUGE part of all that.
     
  4. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    I am hoping the bolded is not the difference in the game, but fear it might be. We will be stretched thin against this team anyway as you mentioned and we haven't exactly defended the 3-ball well this season. If they get off from behind the line, crashing the boards will become even more important to limit UCLA to one shot and done. Need Wes big-time, his work on the offensive glass this year has been awesome to watch. Hopefull XJ can have a repeat performance of last game as well.
     
  5. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Hopkins guarded Anderson last game when Wes was out. If Wes can't go you almost have to start Hopkins in his place over DT. UCLA has been starting both Wears, Powell, Anderson and Adams.

    So with Wes

    Anderson - Wes
    Wear 1 - Scott
    Wear 2 - XJ
    Adams - Ski
    Powell - Talton

    W/out Wes

    Anderson - Hopkins
    Wear 1 - Scott
    Wear 2 - XJ
    Adams - Ski
    Powell - Talton

    If you do start DT and bring Hopkins off the bench that puts XJ on Anderson and makes DT have a lot of rebounding responsibility as XJ's going to be 20ft from the hoop.

    That being said - Wes made the trip, hasn't been on crutches for several days and practiced yesterday.
     
  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    There was talk after the job he did on Wilcox that XJ may draw Adams as an assignment, which could allow you to run DT at one of the Wear twins
     
  7. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    When they came here, wes got assigned anderson and was out near the 3 point line most of the game correct?
    I remember him getting an odd assignment that put him away from the basket that game, but cant remember who it was.
     
  8. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, Wes was on Anderson. UCLA was also able to get 33% of their offensive boards in that game due in part to Wes being so far from the hoop.
     
  9. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, alford was 0-7 and 0-4 from deep when they came to boulder.
     
  10. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    CJ Wilcox was 0-7 on Sunday as well. Best 3pt shooter in the PAC.
     
  11. Gary Indiana

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    I am hoping that performance repeats itself but I am doubtful that it will.
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    altitude takes the legs away for jump shooters. I think.
     
  13. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Tell that to XJ, XT, and Ski from that UW game.
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    You get that people who live at altitude aren't effected by it in the same way that others are, right?
     
  15. Shldr2Shldr

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    I thought it didn't matter in doors anyway?
     
  16. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    They were indoors. Altitude doesn't matter.

    EDIT - Damn you Shldr2Shldr.
     
  17. Daaah

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    Uh, what? Unless you have some machine that is increasing the partial pressure of Oxygen indoors, I'd think the altitude effect should be the same indoors as outdoors.
     
  18. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    It was a joke... I forgot who had said that. Some moron from the Big 12 if I remember right.
     
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  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    it was Nebraska's head coach.
     
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    I believe CU Physics is working on a machine that does the opposite for road games, please stand by.......
     
  21. jgisland

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    Figures.
     
  23. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    Guess that N on the helmet still stands for nowledge.
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Per Mark Johnson, Wes will be a game time decision.
     
  26. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This is the correct response.
     
  27. HUFset

    HUFset Well-Known Member

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    take a vacation.
     
  28. DBT

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    He just knew his players would believe him.
     

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