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    Per 14 news the Ford Center in Evansville will be hosting the D2 E8 from 2019-2022

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    Great news! Sioux Falls was lovely, but the commute was a bit much, although I am looking forward to it next year

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    Bell is no lock to win the Regional next season. I was not happy with Wesleyan's early departure this season, but they will return possibly the strongest front court in the region as it stands. The Bell kid from Central is going to be a much needed improvement. Hatton now has some experience under his belt, and outside of one scholly the KWC roster is set.

    Osborne knows he needs to win in the Regional tournament. The G-MAC basketball conference will be improved next season. However, with more conference games comes fewer preconference games. KWC needs to play the best teams possible during that stretch and stop worrying about that 48 game home winning streak. They need to play the best teams possible, even on the road.

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    Here we go boys and girls!

    Quote Originally Posted by alumnifan View Post
    Bell is no lock to win the Regional next season. I was not happy with Wesleyan's early departure this season, but they will return possibly the strongest front court in the region as it stands. The Bell kid from Central is going to be a much needed improvement. Hatton now has some experience under his belt, and outside of one scholly the KWC roster is set.

    Osborne knows he needs to win in the Regional tournament. The G-MAC basketball conference will be improved next season. However, with more conference games comes fewer preconference games. KWC needs to play the best teams possible during that stretch and stop worrying about that 48 game home winning streak. They need to play the best teams possible, even on the road.

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    Exactly...hahaha.

    Quote Originally Posted by bkingbroker View Post
    Here we go boys and girls!

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    It's a shame that we will probably have teams with enough talent to make it to the E8 but not the coach to get us there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestSideMafia View Post
    It's a shame that we will probably have teams with enough talent to make it to the E8 but not the coach to get us there.
    Lol boo hoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestSideMafia View Post
    It's a shame that we will probably have teams with enough talent to make it to the E8 but not the coach to get us there.
    To quote a wise-ass ... 'here we go boys and girls!'

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    You people are nothing if not predictible.

    Although I have a lot more respect for Alumnifan's eternal optimism, than the continued drum beat of "our coach sucks". Frankly, I though USI played over their heads last season. It was their star player who let them down in the tournament, not the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alumnifan View Post
    Bell is no lock to win the Regional next season. I was not happy with Wesleyan's early departure this season, but they will return possibly the strongest front court in the region as it stands. The Bell kid from Central is going to be a much needed improvement. Hatton now has some experience under his belt, and outside of one scholly the KWC roster is set.

    Osborne knows he needs to win in the Regional tournament. The G-MAC basketball conference will be improved next season. However, with more conference games comes fewer preconference games. KWC needs to play the best teams possible during that stretch and stop worrying about that 48 game home winning streak. They need to play the best teams possible, even on the road.
    And since the G-MAC is finally going to have a little depth, KWC is no lock to make the regional next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightmoves View Post
    You people are nothing if not predictible.

    Although I have a lot more respect for Alumnifan's eternal optimism, than the continued drum beat of "our coach sucks". Frankly, I though USI played over their heads last season. It was their star player who let them down in the tournament, not the coach.
    It's repetitive, but there is some truth there. And it's not all on the player - Watson's teams play however they want to because he lets them. I'd be ticked to have to watch that year after year too.

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    No, it was our inability, all season to stop dribble penetration...last second lay-up to lose in GLVC tournament, last second lay-up to lose in the NCAA tournament. Wodson can't make adjustments and it has cost us many games. It looks like we played above our heads because we had a piss poor non-conference schedule...one of the worst in the country!

    Quote Originally Posted by Knightmoves View Post
    You people are nothing if not predictible.

    Although I have a lot more respect for Alumnifan's eternal optimism, than the continued drum beat of "our coach sucks". Frankly, I though USI played over their heads last season. It was their star player who let them down in the tournament, not the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestSideMafia View Post
    No, it was our inability, all season to stop dribble penetration...last second lay-up to lose in GLVC tournament, last second lay-up to lose in the NCAA tournament. Wodson can't make adjustments and it has cost us many games. It looks like we played above our heads because we had a piss poor non-conference schedule...one of the worst in the country!
    Rodney Watson didn't get burned off the dribble in the GLVC Tournament.
    Rodney Watson didn't get caught on a screen in the NCAA Tournament.
    Rodney Watson didn't shoot 28 percent on a million attempts in his final three games of the season.
    Rodney Watson didn't look like a deer in the headlights in the final seconds of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUPanther View Post
    It's repetitive, but there is some truth there. And it's not all on the player- Watson's teams play however they want to because he lets them. I'd be ticked to have to watch that year after year too.
    I agree that they have a point, Watson is lacking but do they have to beat the thing to death? Moves has a point too, Taylor was a no-show in the post-season. Maybe Watson wasn't on him enough but something tells me if he had been on him all the time he would not have put up the numbers he did in the regular season. I think that team had one really good player (Stein), one talented player who showed up 90% of the time (Taylor) and the rest were pretty much overachievers. Talent was lacking, but that's on Watson as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trautwein View Post
    Rodney Watson didn't get burned off the dribble in the GLVC Tournament.
    Rodney Watson didn't get caught on a screen in the NCAA Tournament.
    Rodney Watson didn't shoot 28 percent on a million attempts in his final three games of the season.
    Rodney Watson didn't look like a deer in the headlights in the final seconds of the season.
    Watson recruits all of his players and then he lets them play how they want to.

    So when a player continues to jack up 3's instead of taking a good shot or they decide to take the lazy route under a screen come tournament time, a big reason why is because Watson allowed it the other 27 games on the schedule.

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    Watson is also a horrible game manager, over his entire tenure at USI has has been ineffective at making any in-game adjustments. He inflates his regular season wins with fluff games against horrible teams, then when it comes to tournament time we bust. Trautwein, all of those things ARE Watson's fault. He is the one who could not adjust throughout the season to get our boys to learn to play the ball screen and stop the dribble drive, he could have also thrown Taylor on the bench for taking the crap shots that he did...but then again he shot like that last season as well...just so happened he hit a higher % this year. Watson always looks like a deer in the headlights come tourney time...because he has never been a tourny winner...other than the worthless GLVC tournament.

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    Last year's USI team was an exception to the general rule that USI has been very good defensively under Watson. I would bet a large amount of money that Scotty Davenport would tell you that USI has done a better job defensively against BU than any other team Bellarmine has played in his tenure. I think Watson actually did adjust to his personnel this season. He allowed them more freedom on offense and for the most part, it paid off. I have heard no reason why Taylor disappeared in their big games. He didn't just shoot badly, he looked like he was uninterested in playing. Perception is a funny thing, to me Watson did more with less compared to Quincy, Indy (who has a good deal of young talent), and maybe even Drury.

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    Wod did coach a team that all year got beat off the dribble and not once attempted to change his defensive philosophy. Wod's stubbornness is a trait that has not served him well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trautwein View Post
    Rodney Watson didn't get burned off the dribble in the GLVC Tournament.
    Rodney Watson didn't get caught on a screen in the NCAA Tournament.
    Rodney Watson didn't shoot 28 percent on a million attempts in his final three games of the season.
    Rodney Watson didn't look like a deer in the headlights in the final seconds of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightmoves View Post
    Last year's USI team was an exception to the general rule that USI has been very good defensively under Watson. I would bet a large amount of money that Scotty Davenport would tell you that USI has done a better job defensively against BU than any other team Bellarmine has played in his tenure. I think Watson actually did adjust to his personnel this season. He allowed them more freedom on offense and for the most part, it paid off. I have heard no reason why Taylor disappeared in their big games. He didn't just shoot badly, he looked like he was uninterested in playing. Perception is a funny thing, to me Watson did more with less compared to Quincy, Indy (who has a good deal of young talent), and maybe even Drury.
    And before the incessant drumming beats again, it is also Watson's problem that he had less talent than those other teams. It took me several years but I think the dour USI posters do have a legitimate complaint with the coach. He has won one NCAA tournament game (Oh and have we heard that!) in his tenure. They should expect better by now. Just don't have the same complaints for every thread on this forum even when the conversation has nothing to do with USI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightStalker View Post
    And before the incessant drumming beats again, it is also Watson's problem that he had less talent than those other teams. It took me several years but I think the dour USI posters do have a legitimate complaint with the coach. He has won one NCAA tournament game (Oh and have we heard that!) in his tenure. They should expect better by now. Just don't have the same complaints for every thread on this forum even when the conversation has nothing to do with USI.
    i do feel bad about what they did to JM's breakfast

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZXRlcoEW8

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