Posted by YES!!!!! I AGREE!!! on November 22, 2017 at 11:08:16:
In Reply to: Re: The UCLA way.. posted by They got killed on threes on November 22, 2017 at 10:34:31:
: : : : ",,,And he'd be cheaper than any top male coach."
: : : : That's kind of been UCLA's hiring focus in all the sports over the years--get the best coach they can at bargain prices!
: : : : Walt's Dog
: : : They have a balanced budget and still have contenders in almost every sport they field. Would you want it like Rutgers which pays someone like CVS who is the fourth highest paid person at Rutgers, has the largest deficit of any Div 1 school and has taken funds allocated for academics and illegally channeled them to their dying athletics program? Or maybe like Cal which had such a deficit that a few years ago, they tried to cancel their baseball, gymnastics -men and women, and womens lacrosse?
: : Don't blame the UCLA Coach, UCONN has superior talent. I'm a Jordan C fan, but she played awful and although her form is better than Lonzo, her results were like his. Just saw her throwing up bricks from the outside that didn't draw rim and desperate circus drives to the basket. She missed a couple of looks to the Auzzie Frosh who was hitting. She should know by now, set up the teammate that is scoring well in the game and keep going to her.
: :: Close should've seen this coming. It's not enough to be super athletic and talented. You need the RIGHT personnel to win. Every single UConn player on the floor is a shooter. Their worst shooter is probably better than UCLAs's best. UConn had too many perimeter threats, which spreads the defense...no matter how good they are. Spread the floor on them, they go north/south on you and score. Bunch up on defense, they make the extra pass and KNOCK down the three. It's a SYSTEM. She, nor anyone else, don't have the personnel to effectively compete with Geno. He always has a PLAN on how his players are going to play out on the floor as a team. No amount of coaching or practice is going to fix a systemic, recruiting based, personnel problem.
I will give it to UCLA, they kept them within reach but didn't come out in the 3rd quarter. I felt like they were trying not to lose instead of trying to win. Is it a player problem or coaching problem? That's been the question for the last 3 years. Something needs to change. They have the talent not the consistency. Uconn's freshman came in ready to go. She knew her role and executed perfectly.
On another note, Your best 3 can't go 16-48.... and you can't go 6-26 from the 3 point line. UConn got UCLA to jack up shots. Shame on UCLA for not recognizing it earlier. You're not going to win games that way. UCLA also got 17 more shots and 13 more 3 point attempts (UCONN still made more shots on less attempts) they just couldn't find a way to get the ball in the basket. UCONN just executed better (as they usually do)
I saw a lot of garbage shots in attempt to get her team going which can be positive or negative - depends on how you look at it - and she was not the only one. But the thing that I saw wrong was that there were fans all around calling you a ball hog and literally screaming at the top of their lungs at Canada to pass the ball... cmon UCLA fans where is your class?
On the above poster - I completely agree about Geno always having a plan. You could see it last night unfold especially in the third quarter! He takes the best of kids and molds them into his system not the latter... which is obviously why he's been consistently running the best program year in and year out!
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