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The Lounge>***Official 2019-2020 Missouri Tigers Basketball Thread***
dlphg9 09:50 AM 11-06-2019
So since no one else is going to start this thread I guess I will. We have a few new players that hopefully can contribute big time. This year's incoming class is led by 4 star recruit Tray Jackson, a 6' 8" PF, that was ranked as the number 84 recruit in the nation. Included in the class are two 3 star recruits Mario McKinney and Kobe Brown.

Coming off a disappointing 2018-2019 season in which they went 15-17, but lost the best player on the team before the season started, hopefully they can get back to the NCAA tourney again and maybe win a couple games. This is a big year for Martin and hopefully this is the year everything comes together.
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gblowfish 10:50 AM 12-04-2019
They lost to frickin' Map Direction State University? I thought we might actually have decent basketball this year, but looks like another year lost in the wasteland. Cuonzo = Quinn?
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duncan_idaho 10:50 AM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:
So what'd they spend time on in practice this week?



How the !@#$ do you give up a 45 point half to Charleston Southern?!?!



{facepalm}

A great question. I donít know what he does.

Everything thatís happening right now is why I was firmly in the NO camp on Martin before they hired him.

Heís not a great recruiter - rep is overblown

He doesnít develop talent

He isnít a great game coach (or even a good one, really)

And he doesnít maximize his talent. His Tennessee and Cal teams were LOADED with talent and he did nothing with it. That Stokes-McRae-Richardson-Maymon team at Tennessee that went to the Sweet 16 was as talented as any Mizzou squad I can think of, save the 08-09 team. And at Cal, he had a trio of pro guards, plus two lottery picks, plus another pro forward in Stephen Domingo, and couldnít get past the first round.
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JohnnyHammersticks 11:17 AM 12-04-2019
Hate to admit it because I wanted Cuonzo to succeed.

He's not going to. He's terrible.
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DJ's left nut 11:35 AM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
A great question. I don’t know what he does.

Everything that’s happening right now is why I was firmly in the NO camp on Martin before they hired him.

He’s not a great recruiter - rep is overblown

He doesn’t develop talent

He isn’t a great game coach (or even a good one, really)

And he doesn’t maximize his talent. His Tennessee and Cal teams were LOADED with talent and he did nothing with it. That Stokes-McRae-Richardson-Maymon team at Tennessee that went to the Sweet 16 was as talented as any Mizzou squad I can think of, save the 08-09 team. And at Cal, he had a trio of pro guards, plus two lottery picks, plus another pro forward in Stephen Domingo, and couldn’t get past the first round.
It was always a legitimate concern.

The hope was that he's a generally smart basketball guy who could continue to develop, especially if given a staff that has some offensive specialists on it.

And to be fair, his team the first year really did look far different than his previous squads had. It looked to really be improving in key areas with spacing and shooting. And this years team looks to be TRYING in those areas.

They're just failing. I think he has adapted a bit from a strictly tactical standpoint. But you may be right - he may really struggle at developing talent. And if so, that's a death knell at Mizzou, where the only path forward is to find good 3 and 4 star prospects who stay for 3-4 years and improve into strong veteran units that maximize their potential. This isn't a program that's going to win on the strength of top 20 recruiting classes and 1 and done guys.
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PackerinMo 11:37 AM 12-04-2019
He's been beyond awful.
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Sully 11:43 AM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by gblowfish:
They lost to frickin' Map Direction State University? I thought we might actually have decent basketball this year, but looks like another year lost in the wasteland. Cuonzo = Quinn?
I would take Quin back in a second.

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mac459 11:46 AM 12-04-2019
Well glad I decided to stay home and punch myself in the dick all night, that was much more enjoyable then going to the game like I had planned
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DJ's left nut 11:46 AM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by PackerinMo:
He's been beyond awful.
Kim Anderson was beyond awful, fellas.

Cuonzo isn't that. He's not APPROACHING that.

There's talent here. And a plan you can see. And an offensive system in place.

They just keep undermining themselves with the same error and it's ALWAYS !@#$ing ball control. Every single year this team has just been garbage with ball control. And they're similar to most middle-tier college teams in that they run hot and cold with their outside shooting.

If you aren't turning the ball over every 3rd possession you can muddle through your cold streaks and still pull out wins. But when you just keep turning the damn ball over, it's like being short-stacked in poker. You simply can't ride out a cold deck.

Cuonzo's looking like a JAG. He's looking a lot like Barry Odom, to be honest. No, Cuonzo isn't awful. Odom wasn't awful. Both guys have things they do very well. But they also have weaknesses that often undermine those strengths and end up stuck in mediocrity.
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DJ's left nut 11:50 AM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by mac459:
Well glad I decided to stay home and punch myself in the dick all night, that was much more enjoyable then going to the game like I had planned
My daughter called an audible as we were getting in the truck to head to the arena. She decided she wanted to go play with her friend down at a church/moms group function so I took here there instead and met the guy that was going to the game with us at CJ's for some wings.

Damn glad I didn't go. I would not have been pleasant to be around. It reminds me of the Norfolk St. game - I had free tickets to it and turned them down. My reasoning was that I'd either watch them win a game that I had no expectation they'd lose and thus probably be bored, or I'd watch them lose a game that would send me to a whole new level of pissed off. So it was really lose/lose in that instance.

Instead I never watched a second of the game and as such, that loss has really no impact on me. I know guys who speak of that game with the same rage I view the Indy road playoff loss or the Tyus Edney game and it simply doesn't move the needle with me at all.

They don't suck as much when you don't witness them.
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ChiefsCountry 12:08 PM 12-04-2019
Charleston Southern 45% from 3
Mizzou 15% from 3

That's the difference in the game right there. Charleston Southern shot out of their mind and pulled the upset. Mizzou was 10% under from their average at 3.

Mizzou has been pretty good out of conference under Zo. First loss in Zo's era to a non-Power school.
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'Hamas' Jenkins 12:34 PM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:
My daughter called an audible as we were getting in the truck to head to the arena. She decided she wanted to go play with her friend down at a church/moms group function so I took here there instead and met the guy that was going to the game with us at CJ's for some wings.

Damn glad I didn't go. I would not have been pleasant to be around. It reminds me of the Norfolk St. game - I had free tickets to it and turned them down. My reasoning was that I'd either watch them win a game that I had no expectation they'd lose and thus probably be bored, or I'd watch them lose a game that would send me to a whole new level of pissed off. So it was really lose/lose in that instance.

Instead I never watched a second of the game and as such, that loss has really no impact on me. I know guys who speak of that game with the same rage I view the Indy road playoff loss or the Tyus Edney game and it simply doesn't move the needle with me at all.

They don't suck as much when you don't witness them.
The Tyus Edney game was much worse. Their play against Norfolk was maddening, but it just made you hate them.

The Edney game was heartbreaking. Despair is much worse than anger.
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'Hamas' Jenkins 12:36 PM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry:
Charleston Southern 45% from 3
Mizzou 15% from 3

That's the difference in the game right there. Charleston Southern shot out of their mind and pulled the upset. Mizzou was 10% under from their average at 3.

Mizzou has been pretty good out of conference under Zo. First loss in Zo's era to a non-Power school.

This is probably the worst team any Mizzou team has lost to in more than 50 years. It's not just a non P5 school. This would be like losing to UCM in football.
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ChiefsCountry 12:48 PM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins:
This is probably the worst team any Mizzou team has lost to in more than 50 years. It's not just a non P5 school. This would be like losing to UCM in football.
It's a really bad loss. Major fluke though.
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PackerinMo 01:21 PM 12-04-2019
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:
Kim Anderson was beyond awful, fellas.

Cuonzo isn't that. He's not APPROACHING that.

There's talent here. And a plan you can see. And an offensive system in place.

They just keep undermining themselves with the same error and it's ALWAYS !@#$ing ball control. Every single year this team has just been garbage with ball control. And they're similar to most middle-tier college teams in that they run hot and cold with their outside shooting.

If you aren't turning the ball over every 3rd possession you can muddle through your cold streaks and still pull out wins. But when you just keep turning the damn ball over, it's like being short-stacked in poker. You simply can't ride out a cold deck.

Cuonzo's looking like a JAG. He's looking a lot like Barry Odom, to be honest. No, Cuonzo isn't awful. Odom wasn't awful. Both guys have things they do very well. But they also have weaknesses that often undermine those strengths and end up stuck in mediocrity.
You're right but to be fair I did not say he was as bad as Anderson. I knew he wasn't that great of an in game coach and I knew he always had shitty offenses but I was hoping he could improve recruiting at the very least. When he was hired everyone said he was going to lock down St.Louis blah blah blah. So far it hasn't happened.
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Sully 10:17 PM 12-07-2019
What the fuck...

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