Game Thread: Butler vs New Orleans (11/7)

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by ConnersvilleBulldog, Nov 3, 2022.

  1. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    I can’t believe it has to be written here but there is no role for JMM healthy or not.

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  2. BUcheer

    BUcheer Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Sounds harsh when you put it that way. I know what you’re saying but JMM contributes on many levels and knowing his role and being enthused about it is everything you can hope for in a BU player.
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  3. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. But I think it’s clear enough I meant no role *on the court*
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  4. Jimmy Lafakis

    Jimmy Lafakis Well-Known Member

    I just think you can go to your depth to use him, at least a bit, while Thomas is out. That’s all. I know you disagree and that’s all good
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  5. Barchetta6

    Barchetta6 Member

    What role would that be? Beavis is nothing more than a Cheerleader.
  6. tlp63

    tlp63 Active Member

    Are you Beavis’ companion?

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  7. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Well-Known Member

    I forgot how many trolls and negative nancies are on this board.

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  8. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

    I was really impressed by Hunter. Fluid with the ball, knows how to run the offense and seemed to effortlessly drain shots. It's only one game, but his role will be so important in conference games.
  9. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

    He should be valuable against PSU, I assume he's the only one on the team that has ever played in that arena. The good news is that it is still football season in State College and there won't be a lot of focus on them playing some yahoo's slotted at #123 in the Kenpom rankings.
  10. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

    PSU has no one to contend with MB. No one...
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  11. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    Correct. I truly have no idea how they guard him in this game.
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  12. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

    The key for BU will be defending the 3 balls. While I don't relish this match-up with Shrews, BU's chances will hinge on defense. JMO
  13. Ster8462

    Ster8462 Well-Known Member

    Maybe the guy we were hot after Nje or whatever his name is will get 20 minutes as he is likely biggest body Penn State has. Likely raw Frosh but he did get 10 minutes in first game for PSU
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  14. IrishDawghouse

    IrishDawghouse Well-Known Member

    They’re gonna have to double team every time ball goes in post. The kick out 3 ball will be there all night, can we actually connect?
  15. Lukas Harkins

    Lukas Harkins Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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  16. BURph92

    BURph92 Well-Known Member

    New Orleans had to come from 5 down with under 4 min to go to beat St. Francis of IL, 65-63. Yikes!

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  17. bubby

    bubby Well-Known Member

    He looked pretty good on defence much of the time. As I've said before, he shows pretty good lateral footwork and bodies opponents well.

    But---seemingly--- he would not normally be expected to offer much on offense. Except screens. He can do that. I think he throws better screens then we've seen in a while.

    I think i remember discussions we've had here about the poorly-placed and generally weak and lazy screens BU was employing over the last 4 or 5 years.
  18. SCbulldogsfan4life

    SCbulldogsfan4life Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about the lateral footwork, maybe in the post, but certainly not on the perimeter where he looked limited to me last year defending the pick and roll, similar to Bryce Golden. He did play tough, showed he could body-up opposing post players, and grab some rebounds. I think he can have a role with Jalen Thomas out. Thad will just need to put out an offensively-capable team around him because he is providing none of that. If Jalen Thomas and Bates are healthy, I think he and DJ will both be on the bench.

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