By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 8:50:02 AM

Don't know if I'll be able to watch any of it, have to make porridge and gruel for dinner.    Link with Links.

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 11:51:23 AM

That's a tough 5 game road stretch! 

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 11/26/2015 12:32:30 PM

Porridge AND gruel? Rich guy, huh?

I recall in the olden days, after my mother had just hooked Charlie, and got him to marry her (big mistake), and he got laid off from work right before Thanksgiving. He was going out hunting on Thanksgiving Day, and what he bagged would be our dinner. We were worried he'd come back with Bambi. Well, he came back empty handed, but he met his pal Kelly, who wore those Coke bottle eye glasses. Kelly had shot three birds, and was willing to say Charlie shot them, and he just carried the shells. So, we ate partridge and pheasant, and a little lead. 

Of course we could have just gone to Gramps' house for a feast, but you know my mother.


By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 2:52:47 PM

Posted in the wrong place.  Hannah Schaible playing.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 11/26/2015 3:54:52 PM

Thanks, Bob. The women are very, very good.

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 4:39:30 PM

In one of the most disgusting exhibitions of incompetent subs, GW gives up at least 21 pts of a 26 pt lead with 3 1/2 minutes to go.    No use of the clock, jacking up shots with 20 seconds left on the clock.  No time out by Tsipis, no 1st team players until under 20 seconds left.  Ugh!!!!  6 seconds to go and they're trying to figure out who gets the ball.And I have to listen to the inane announcers.  I can't believe how long the refs are spending on this review.Finally... GW wins by 4.  I'm too disgusted to say more.

By: Tennessee Colonial (1,179 posts) - 11/26/2015 4:48:30 PM

BC, pleasr dont point out bad play, you may upset the players. I just forgot about the game till a few minutes ago. Saw we gave up a big lead. Explain to me How? This team sure doesn't seem like a top team. Disturbing.

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 11/26/2015 4:58:37 PM

Get a life guys. They're all scholarship players. Obviously got closer than anyone wanted but that was the deep reserves on the court on a team with 2 more games to play on a long road trip. Enough with all the negativity already. It's not directed at you to spoil your holiday. This is a team developing over a season

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 5:15:06 PM

I was pissed at the horrible use of the clock.  They were the deep subs, but even they shouldn't be jacking up shots with lots of time left on the clock.  They were plain stupid. The A-team, however showed up after a soso first quarter and slammed Houston in the 3rd quarter and half of the 4th to go up by 26 or 28.   Washington had a great game 11-13 from the floor and 12 rebounds.  JJ started out slow, but came on, except when she thinks she's a point guard.  (She's not).  Unusual lineup due to Tsipis playing Brown and Chandler who were from Texas.  Still lousy at shooting 3 ptrs (3 of 12), but were used to that at GW.   Prange had a better day, but I still wish she would set her feet before she shoots.   She's not good at the spin and shoot move that JJ does fairly well at.   We had 22 TO's but I don't recall if that was the subs.  They certainly had more than their share.

Poog, we only have 2 new players this year.  This is, except for Miller, the same team that won 29 games last year.  They just don't look like it.  Also, it's a long road trip which is probably why the coach was resting his players, but I think he waited too long to get his good players back in after the subs flubbed.

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 5:16:29 PM

Oops, Caira was 9 of 11, not 11-13.   Still pretty good.  She's been really the star this year.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 11/26/2015 5:26:37 PM

I watched 60percent of the game BC. Sure, they blew a 30 point lead. But it was clear to me the coach was coaching. Letting his women know they need him. That, too, is part of the learning process.

Washington scored. But Jones did everything. My guess, she even laces up all the sneakers. 

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/26/2015 5:30:55 PM

BTW, the final score was 82-78.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 11/26/2015 9:51:29 PM

I stopped "watching" their version of Gametracker after 3 quarters and a 16 point lead.  When I checked the final score, I was shocked to see that they had only won by four.  But, if you are going to only win by four after leading by16 after 3 quarters, the best possible way is for the regulars to increase the lead to almost 30, and have the deep subs give most of it back.  This is a gruelling road trip, and it is good that 1) our regulars got a rest, and 2) Coach started Brown and played Chandler a lot. 

Not great to hear that the deep subs did not milk the clock better, but my bigger long term issue is, as BC said, JJ playing outside, when she not only would dominate inside,along with Caira, and would open up much more space for our 3 point shooters on the collapse/kickout.  Good to see Schaible back, and it probably will take her a while to be at full speed.  That's ok, it's a long season, and we want to be peaking at the right time.  The Iowa game will tell us a lot.

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 11/26/2015 10:22:35 PM

No reason for the subs to milk the clock with a huge lead with 5 minutes left in the 4tb quarter. Tsipis wants his team to play at a fast pace and the game certainly didn't appear to be within Houston's reach. I'd much rather see the bench players playing the game the way the coach wants rather than merely dribbling around killing the clock. No better way to crush the players than pulling them in a panic over the victory margin trying to work the rankings. Tsipis knows what he's doing even if he had most of us fretting as the clock failed to wind down fast enough. They won. They have a big game ahead tomorrow against Iowa and the proof that you have to play hard for 40 minutes. It's about pointing to the conference season and the post-season play that follows. Cummings and Schaible are coming back to better health. Brown is proving herself a deserving member of the rotation after languishing on the far end of the bench last year. Front court play will work itself out as players return to the lineup at the 3 position. Better they see the improvement Tsipis wants made every day that is needed than have everything go smoothly from the start. 

By: The Other MGI (11/26/2015 11:59:16 PM)

I did not see this game live, but I attended the previous two, and it was definitely not Coach's strategy to play those at a fast pace.  Maybe a different strategy today.  Probably best to not have to call your better players back into the game after they thought they were done for the day, but, as I said above, this was the best kind of four point victory.  Next game will tell us a lot about where we stand right now.

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 11/27/2015 12:40:00 AM

Yet to see a Tsipis coached game at GW where he wasn't exhorting his players to push the pace. It's part of the team's DNA. Intention is to wear down opponents and set the offense in motion before opponents can react. They practice and play an up tempo style. Some hate it because it often leads to unforced turnovers. Record says it works pretty well.

By: GW Alum Abroad (2,456 posts) - 11/27/2015 11:59:58 AM

Maybe Houston's coach is Hurley-esque and Tsipis wanted to spare his players the discomfort of being cussed out by the opposing coach in the postgame handshake line...

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/27/2015 12:08:01 PM

With your "deep" subs in and who very quickly were losing the lead, then even a little thought would seem to preclude jacking up shots.  The subs turned it over undeneath their own basket at least three times during the end, which is not included in any "fast pace" game that I know of.   I was totally surprised at the lack of mental toughness.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 11/27/2015 1:44:38 PM

Poog, I hear you and believe you about Coach Tsipis' style.  You know this better than I ever will, but I saw only two games in person, and Stanford ran us completely off the court.  No one at that game would have said that GW was pressing the pace.  This was exacerbated by the fact that JJ often took the ball down (especially after Chase picked up her second foul), and that surely did not speed up the game.

Versus Fresno State I would say that there was no discernable difference between their pace and ours, and, if anything, they were the ones getting it down faster, because they were behind and were trying to get into their offense more quickly.  The overall pace of the game was slow-to-moderate.  Chase did a good job of getting across, but she was always closely guarded.  JJ took it up less in this game, but everytime she did there were always 8 players set by the time she dribbled into the play.

Perhaps having Schaible back will help us force the pace better.  That, and having JJ run down to take position quickly, rather than bring the ball across and/or set up at the 3 point arc.

Big game today.  Go Colonials!

By: GW Alum Abroad (2,456 posts) - 11/27/2015 3:47:25 PM

Maybe Tsipis is channeling Jarvis in refusing to call a time out. Sure looked like that was what he was doing during Iowa's run to start the second half.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 11/27/2015 4:58:11 PM

Piece o'cake.  We had it all the way.....

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 11/27/2015 4:58:12 PM

Piece o'cake.  We had it all the way.....

By: Keith Greene (151 posts) - 11/27/2015 4:59:30 PM

Big win in double-OT!  Another HUGE game from JJ!

By: GW Fan (509 posts) - 11/27/2015 5:01:05 PM

Nice win for the women over a ranked opponent in double overtime. Way to go lady colonials!

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 11/27/2015 5:10:22 PM

ouldn't watch, but from the stats JJ had 26 rebounds.  23 points.

By: Pkgw (180 posts) - 11/27/2015 5:34:06 PM

good thing the starters were rested


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