2. A program like Indiana (basketball royalty) can survive a couple of bad years. A program like A&M cannot.
So you are admitting that we are not "basketball royalty" yet setting expectations of basketball royalty (must be in the dance every year)
Did you actually WATCH the game this weekend? Outside of Ray Turner and a bad stretch to start the 2nd half ... what are your major complaints?
Roberson had a good game, ET had a decent game, Harris had a good game, Young had an outstanding game for Young, Caruso played well, Reese was down and got sat in favor of Caruso.
They played better against the press than they did vs LSU. The players played with "heart" which you always like to say they don't have. They played with a ton of energy.
UGA's "run" was 3 minutes 16-2 run in which our only points were 2 free throws by Young. The first part of the run was 3, 3, layup we called a time out. We come our Young get his two FTs they make a 3 pointer then Official Timeout then they make a 3 and another layup. In that span our offenses wasn't "ineffective" we took 5 three point attempts 1 by Reese, 2 by Harris, 2 by Elston ... only 2 of those shots could be called poor shot selection, the ball just didn't go down.
During their run they had very few quick shots, the guys were playing good defense and made them go deep into the shot clock and they were just hitting their shots.
So that was our worst stretch and you can't even make an argument for poor coaching there. Poor coaching doesn't make a team that has been shooting 70%+ FTs and all of a sudden make them shoot only 50%.
We made good half time adjustments, we were in Foul trouble in the first half and came out the second played smarter and got UGA into foul trouble.
Last game wasn't perfectly called from a coaching stand point but if we hit our regular FT % or if any of our players could make an open shot we would have won.
Now you are going to claim that poor shooting is somehow coaching I am sure, I have see that argument before, but for some reason that only applies to guys who haven't shown they could be good shooters, if Elston has an off night it is just that Elston was having an off night, no one blames that on coach, but if Reese and Caruso can't buy a bucket then it is all just this horrible coaching they are getting.