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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:36 pm

pitt-duke

discuss.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:39 pm

Dook sucks!
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby skullman80 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:49 pm

I hate Duke. Hate them. Really hate them.

Hope Pitt throttles them by like 25.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:28 pm

pretty excited for this game. however i think it is being overblown as it is being called the biggest game in pete history.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:45 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:pretty excited for this game. however i think it is being overblown as it is being called the biggest game in pete history.


two teams ranked in the high teens? biggest game in pete history? negatory.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:49 pm

it's the first big ACC game in Pittsburgh.

who's calling it the biggest game in pete history just out of curiosity? The fan morning show was pretty adamant that duke is overrated and this game is not a big deal. not sure if you're echoing their sentiments or if you independently concluded that people are overhyping this game.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:00 pm

i heard some people at work discussing and felt the need to chime in otherwise
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:03 pm

fair enough. maybe it's just me, but i've become completely intolerant of the act of throwing out a presumption no one is making, or being made by insignificants. Then refuting it.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:14 pm

Troy Loney wrote:fair enough. maybe it's just me, but i've become completely intolerant of the act of throwing out a presumption no one is making, or being made by insignificants. Then refuting it.


You must not enjoy da FAN.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:16 pm

yeah, the morning show is the only time i really get that. if i listen to the radio in the afternoon, it's usually david todd.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby newarenanow on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:32 pm

skullman80 wrote:I hate Duke. Hate them. Really hate them.

Hope Pitt throttles them by like 25.


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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby penny lane on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:17 pm

Duke Basketball ‏@dukeblueplanet 6h

View from the "Oakland Zoo"... Duke & Pitt both have students courtside on 3 sides. Don't see that often. pic.twitter.com/EXkkrUV2Em

Good luck to Pitt!
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby newarenanow on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:59 pm

LET'S GO PITT!!!!!!!!
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Old Time Hockey on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:09 pm

Pitt and Duke are my 2 favorite college basketball teams. I own a Shane Battier Duke jersey, but because I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Lets Go PITT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:24 pm

Biggest concern with the game is obviously jabrari Parker. Pitt always struggles with game breaking talent.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:45 pm

Almost took Duke +4....meh
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Rocco on Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:53 pm

Looks like Pitt is in March form already.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:37 am

pitt more or less cemented their place in college basketball in 2013-2014. pretty good team, but not able to hang with the big boys. if they make the sweet 16, it will be an accomplishment.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby pfim on Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:35 pm

Thoroughly depressing defensive performance.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:39 pm

Last 10 minutes were horrible.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Was a frustrating game for Pitt's two best players. Zanna is so damn soft and was bullied in the paint. Missed too many easy shots. For the better part of the game the awesome version of Lamar Patterson disappeared and was replaced by a version that looked more interested in impressing the scouts. Played out of control and tried to do too much.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:36 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:Was a frustrating game for Pitt's two best players. Zanna is so damn soft and was bullied in the paint. Missed too many easy shots. For the better part of the game the awesome version of Lamar Patterson disappeared and was replaced by a version that looked more interested in impressing the scouts. Played out of control and tried to do too much.


Agreed on both fronts.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:45 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:Was a frustrating game for Pitt's two best players. Zanna is so damn soft and was bullied in the paint. Missed too many easy shots. For the better part of the game the awesome version of Lamar Patterson disappeared and was replaced by a version that looked more interested in impressing the scouts. Played out of control and tried to do too much.


in this gentleman's opinion, the rebounding sucked and the 3 point defense sucked becuase by and large the pitt super panthers played out of control. it was a bummer to see the big stage get to them like that.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:03 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:Was a frustrating game for Pitt's two best players. Zanna is so damn soft and was bullied in the paint. Missed too many easy shots. For the better part of the game the awesome version of Lamar Patterson disappeared and was replaced by a version that looked more interested in impressing the scouts. Played out of control and tried to do too much.


in this gentleman's opinion, the rebounding sucked and the 3 point defense sucked becuase by and large the pitt super panthers played out of control. it was a bummer to see the big stage get to them like that.


For sure. As far as rebounding goes, Pitt just doesn't have the paint presence they traditionally have. Zanna isn't a center and Michael Young, while impressive at times, doesn't really provide a physical presence in the paint (he was another player who forced way too much last night, especially early), and the bench is basically barren. Those issues would have been avoided if Steven Adams was still here (Adams at center, Zanna to power forward, Young to impact player off the bench) or if Uchebo didn't have glass knees.

The three point defense was very frustrating. At least two of Andre Dawkins' three pointers were wide open attempts that resulted from Cameron Wright running around like a chicken with his head cut off.

If Pitt had any kind of scoring touch early they could have been up double digits by the midway mark of the first half. Instead they played sloppy, forced shots, let Duke hang around, and then just withered midway through the second half. It sucks, but Pitt is a very young team and hopefully the game will serve as a good learning experience.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby ulf on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:09 pm

This team is missing a legit center, and a second outside threat. Aka, they're playing as well as they can without Steven Adams and Durand Johnson. Jamie didn't plan to be without those two at this point. Zanna has absolutely no touch around the rim.

Re: perimeter defense, Pitt over-compensated in their (successful) attempt to stop Parker in the second half. But that led to too many open looks for Dawkins, while two guys were cheating towards Jabari.
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