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Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/7/19

Postby rockycola on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:33 pm

*Strangle to DEATH!!!.................................. 6:00 P.M. Tip-off

Treacherous, dangerous Arizona Wildcats (14-8, 5-4 Pac-12) are stalking them some savory (18-4, 9-0 Pac-12) Husky meat on their home veggie court (McKale Center).

This is going to be a raucous, claws and fangs battle but in the end Coach Hopkins Dawgs will tree the Wildcats who will tire out first and U-Dubs tenacious "D" will strangle and suffocate them into submission and come away with a bloodied victory. This may have to be heroically accomplished without Noah Dickerson (sprained ankle). See if he suits up at game time. Bruising Dunedin Kiwi center Sam Timmins, 6'11", 265 lbs. will be pivotal in this game.

There is lots of chaos and disturbing controversy surrounding The Arizona men's basketball team and coaches right now involving suspensions, firings and possible dominoes falling even on Head Coach Sean Miller as I type this.

Wildcats core players............Yr...........Pos.........Hgt..........PPG............RPG...........APG
Brandon Randolph.................So...........G............6'6"..........15.0.............3.6..............1.0
Chase Jeter............................Jr.............C...........6'10".........12.4............7.3...............0.6
Brandon Williams...................Fr.............G...........6.2"..........12.0............2.8...............3.7
Justin Coleman......................Sr............G...........5'10"...........9.1............2.0...............3.5
Ryan Luther...........................Sr.............F............6'9"
Dylan Smith............................Jr.............G...........6'5"
Ira Lee....................................So...........F............6'7"

GO HUSKIES!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby rockycola on Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:01 pm

So.................., as of today, right now, Arizona has suspended Wildcat assistant men's basketball coach Mark Phelps and are in the process of firing him. Rumors say head coach Sean Miller could also get axed.
The 'cats could be in turmoil and in a fog tonight. Huskies have to come out strong, get a huge lead, apply pressure and never let up.

‘Odds stacked against’ Sean Miller remaining Arizona’s coach after Mark Phelps’ suspension, per Jeff Goodman

By Ryan Kelapire@RKelapire - Feb 7, 2019, 11:58am PST

The Arizona Wildcats have suspended assistant coach Mark Phelps and initiated the process of firing him because of an alleged NCAA infraction, the UA announced Wednesday night.

ESPN reported that Phelps has been accused of a violation regarding former Arizona commit Shareef O’Neal’s academic transcripts. Jeff Goodman of Stadium added more details, saying the violation pertained to a “fraudulent online course.”

The UA said the issue is “not related to the federal criminal proceedings in New York or the NCAA’s review of the facts underlying the allegations of unlawful conduct” which makes the timing of Phelps’ firing odd.

Goodman, who is probably the most connected person to Arizona basketball, explained why in a video on Stadium’s Twitter account.

“What you need to know here is the NCAA still hasn’t concluded its investigation into this online course involving Shareef O’Neal and Mark Phelps, so that’s the interesting part,” Goodman said. “Why would the school start the process of firing Mark Phelps when the NCAA has not yet completed its investigation? That’s what has people confused to some degree. What I’ve been told, according to a couple sources, that this is ideally for the school to build a case and get as much information so that if they have to fire Sean Miller, they have as much information to do so as possible.”

Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke said in a statement that Miller “fully supports” the decision to fire Phelps, but Goodman would not be surprised if Miller is the next one to go.

After all, Phelps is Miller’s second assistant coach to be suspended/fired for misconduct. Ex-assistant Book Richardson was fired before last season after his involvement in the college basketball corruption scandal, and he recently pleaded guilty to bribery and could spend 18 to 24 months in prison.

NCAA Bylaw 11.1.1 states that the “the head coach will be held accountable for violations in the program unless he or she can rebut the presumption of responsibility.”


https://www.azdesertswarm.com/basketball/2019/2/7/18215843/arizona-wildcats-basketball-sean-miller-mark-phelps-fired-ncaa-investigation-fbi
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby rockycola on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:25 pm

Dickerson just came in off the bench - hope he does no damage to his sprained ankle. Huskies start off with a 12 - 8 lead as Thybulle scored the Dawgs first 5 points on a layup and a 3.

12 - 11 now.
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby rockycola on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:35 pm

The last 45 seconds coming out of a timeout:

6:51 Noah Dickerson Turnover. 14 - 14
7:09 Brandon Randolph Turnover. 14 - 14
7:22 Nahziah Carter Turnover. 14 - 14
7:25 Nahziah Carter Steal. 14 - 14
7:25 Justin Coleman Turnover.

kinda ugly
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:36 pm

Way too many turnovers again, too much pushing it up the court when there is nothing there instead of running the offense. etc.
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Crisp always runs a fine line between being out of control and being able to put a good amount of points. You never know what you are going to get from him.
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:45 pm

their crowd really does give them a big boost
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby rockycola on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Like I said, with a very slim 29 - 28 halftime lead for the Dawgs, this is a raucous, claws and fangs battle.
Thybulle and Nowell both have 8 points, Crisp with 5 and Noah has 3 free throws made off the bench. Az. is out-rebounding the Huskies and have more assists.

Gonna be a tough 2nd half but I believe Dawgs will prevail.
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:08 pm

what would we do without Walton broadcasting pac 12 games :shock: :lol: :lol:
 
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Re: Dawgmen strangle* attacking Wildcats in AZ gamethread 2/

Postby Michael K 2 on Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:11 pm

Livesmatterinthiscountry wrote:what would we do without Walton broadcasting pac 12 games :shock: :lol: :lol:


It makes the officiating seem less brutal!
 
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