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Addressing the Misconceptions about NU Basketball

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Posted: 12/9/2012 1:08 PM

Addressing the Misconceptions about NU Basketball 


The sky isn't falling as much as people seem to think it is.

http://www.insidenu.com/2012/1...ern-basketball/
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Posted: 12/11/2012 10:19 AM

Re: Addressing the Misconceptions about NU Basketball 


I like it good job
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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:11 PM

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I have no doubt that the Princeton offense can work.  But it takes talent, particularly players who can consistently shoot from the outside.  Carmody has never been able to recruit such players.  A pool of Big Ten players in Sports Illustrated a few years ago revealed that Carmody was the Big Ten coach that the players would least like to play for.  Not only has he been unable to find consistent outside shooters, he has not been able to recruit rebounders.  He apparently doesn't teach blocking out on defense that could lead to rebounds.  Free throw shooting has never been good on a Carmody team, at least one that I can recall.  I don't think giving him more time will change the situation.  He has had 13 seasons.  Until he can demonstrate a better ability to recruit, and I realize NU's academic standards present a challenge, the basic posture of the program will remain unchanged.  The victories at the beginning of the season make the numbers look good at the end of the season and result in NIT berths, but the caliber of the competition is nothing to be proud of.
Who wants to rush out and buy tickets to see the likes of Texas State?
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