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  1. I think with this team we need to play a straight zone. We actually played zone last night and that is when we took a 9 point lead in 2nd half, when back to man to man and lost the gam. We do not defend when or help on defense. We give up way too many layups because when there is no secondary help with a switch. On offense since we had height advantage we tried to force down low passes to Cousins or Perry who got quickly got triple teamed and they forced a bad shot or lost the ball. Also at end of the game where is the TIME OUT by inbounding player if we have trouble inbounding the ball? Where is a set inbound play since we have trouble when pressed to inbound? Two games I believe we got out coached and outhustled by smaller teams. Should have be 2 wins. We badly need a true point guard that can handle the ball. I know Peters is a freshman, but no doubt if we had Collins controlling the game and ball, especially at the end of last night game we win probably both games.
  2. Dziagwa signed with Oklahoma State
  3. Antonie Mason, son of Anthony Mason (NY Knicks), is a NYC kid, so I am sure our coaching staff know of him. It would be a nice one year find, since Canty and Peters are not eligible next season. But we would need to find a scholarship.... One of the top scorers in the country is set to join a new team for the upcoming season. Niagara guard Antoine Mason is transferring, the school announced Wednesday. Mason, a rising senior, graduated earlier this month and will play out his final year of eligibility with a different program. “I know Antoine enjoyed playing here, and I’m sure this was a difficult decision for him and his family,†coach Chris Casey said in a statement. “Antoine played a big role in our basketball program for the past four years and we are proud that he earned his bachelor’s degree from Niagara University. Now it is time for us to move forward with the players who are committed to continuing the tremendous legacy of the Niagara University Purple Eagles.†In 33 games last season, Mason, the son of former NBA forward Anthony Mason, shot 44 percent and averaged 25.6 points, trailing only Creighton’s Doug McDermott (26.7). The 6-foot-3 guard also ranked among the nation’s leaders in minutes percentage (94.1) and fouls drawn per 40 minutes (8.0), according to Kenpom.com. Given his track record as a scorer, Mason should be a coveted asset on the transfer market. He will be eligible to play immediately.
  4. Reports: Marshall transfer Kareem Canty commits to South Florida Terrence Payne May 11, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT Leave a comment AP First-year head coach Orlando Antigua scored a major transfer on Sunday in former Marshall point guard Kareem Canty, who committed to South Florida after a series of visits to high-major programs. Evan Daniels of Scout.com was the first to report the transfer. Canty averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game for the Thundering Herd this past season, and received his release from Marshall on April 11. In less than 10 days, he had been linked to Auburn and new head coach Bruce Pearl. Although, Canty wanted to visit South Florida and Penn State (he had also scheduled a trip to UNLV for May 12-14) before making a final choice. South Florida, a team that lost six players since the end of the season, has added three members to it’s incoming class since the start of this month. On May 3, the Bulls received commitments from Nehemias Morillo and Ruben Guerrero. Landing Canty secures the point guard position for Antigua. Freshman Josh Heath transferred shortly after his father, Stan, was relieved of his head coaching duties. Also, Anthony Collins has only one year of eligibility remaining, leaving the program in the hands of Canty for the start of 2015-2016 season. Canty was the best available transfer.
  5. Another item on Canty. I am sure the Antiqua brothers know Canty since he played at Bishop Loughlin high school in Brooklyn NY....
  6. Kareem Canty will also visit USF Updated: April 20, 2014, 10:57 AM ET By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, hours after giving coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn a verbal commitment, has decided to visit South Florida before making a decision. [+] Enlarge Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY SportsKareem Canty averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game for Marshall last season. "After speaking with my family, I need to really consider where I'm going to spent the next three years," Canty told ESPN.com on Sunday morning. "I do really like Auburn, but I need something to compare it to so I am going to visit South Florida before making my final decision." Canty, who averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game last season, committed to Pearl and his staff while on a visit to the school on Saturday night. Pearl, who spent the past two seasons as an ESPN analyst, took over for Tony Barbee after being fired following a successful six-year run at Tennessee in which he led the Vols to the NCAA tournament in all six seasons. Auburn finished 14-16 last season under Barbee. The Tigers lost their leading scorer, Chris Denson. South Florida recently hired Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua to replace Stan Heath.
  7. Michael White is current coach at LA Tech and finished with 27-7 record, losing to Tulsa in CUSA finals. Playing tonight in NIT vs Iona. I like his style of play, just not a "big name coach". Born in Tampa area, and has recuited in the South when asst on Ole Miss. Michael White Last College: Ole Miss, '99 Position: Head Coach Birthdate: 03/02/1977 Email: mikew@latech.edu Michael White's pressuring man-to-man defense and fast-paced, dribble drive offense has certainly paid huge dividends for the Louisiana Tech men's basketball team as he enters his third season as head coach after coming off one of the most historic seasons in the program's 84-year history. With only two seniors on the roster, White and the `Dogs began the season with a modest 8-3 record before going on an unprecedented 18-game winning streak, the second longest streak of the season in all of NCAA Division I, en route to the program's first AP Top 25 national ranking in 28 years. The Bulldogs also went a perfect 14-0 at home and won eight straight road games in the process, feats that tied or broke previous school records. The Bulldogs went on to win their first ever WAC regular season championship and advance to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for only the fourth time ever after a road upset of Florida State, only second win ever over a current ACC school. The season concluded with the second most wins in program history with a 27-7 overall record, one of the many reasons why White became the first Bulldog coach to receive the Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year honor. White was also named the District VII Coach of the Year and the NABC District 6 Coach of the Year by his peers. In his first season as head coach, he guided eighth youngest team in the country as one of the youngest head coaches in the country at 35 years of age to the school's first ever WAC Tournament final after upsetting perennial powers Utah State and top-seeded Nevada. LA Tech came within 40 minutes of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the program's first time since 1991, finishing 18-16 on the season which was a six-win improvement from the year before. White already boasts a 45-23 record, giving him the most wins in his first two seasons as a head coach at LA Tech in program history. Prior to coming to Tech White spent the previous seven seasons on the Ole Miss coaching staff and developed a reputation as one of the top assistant coaches in the country. A finalist for the 2009 Coaches Award presented by BasketballScoop.com - honoring the top assistants in the college game - White was instrumental in the Rebels' rise to prominence in the Southeastern Conference as he helped lead the program to four postseason berths and a pair of SEC West titles in the past five years. The Rebels won 20 or more games four of the last five seasons. White was very well-known in the recruiting circles nationwide, especially in the Southern region of the country. He helped Ole Miss land three recruiting classes ranked in the Top 25 in the country by numerous recruiting publications, including the 2005 class that was ranked as high as No. 7 by Hoop Scoop. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, he worked closely with the Rebel guards, including helping Terrico White who earned the SEC Freshman of the Year award and Freshman All-America accolades in 2009. Ole Miss had five guards named all-SEC during the last five seasons and eight different guards that made seven or more three-pointers in one game during that stretch. Prior to his stint on the Ole Miss staff, White spent four years at Jacksonville State, helping coordinate the Gamecocks' recruiting efforts for three seasons. White had five recruits named all-conference in four seasons at Jacksonville State. During his time at the school, Jacksonville State also recorded the winningest season in its Division I history in 2002-03 while also recording the program's first-ever league tournament victory. A native of Dunedin, Florida, White played high school basketball at Jesuit High School in New Orleans before signing at Ole Miss where he was a four-year starter at point guard for the Rebels in the late 1990s. During his time in a Rebel uniform, he helped lead Ole Miss to consecutive SEC West Division titles, three straight NCAA Tournament berths and the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win in 1999. He was a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection and a member of the 1999 SEC Good Works Team. After being invited to the Utah Jazz's summer training camp following his college career, White spent the 1999-2000 season between playing professionally for the IBL's New Mexico Slam and in England before returning to Ole Miss in the spring of 2000 to complete his B.A. in business. White's passion for and knowledge of college basketball came naturally as he grew up around the game as his father, Kevin White, served as athletic director at Notre Dame, Arizona State, Tulane and Maine. Kevin White is currently the AD at Duke. Michael's younger brother, Danny, played basketball at Towson and Notre Dame, and is now the new athletic director at the University of Buffalo. Youngest brother Brian is an associate athletic director at Louisiana Tech. He is married to the former Kira Zschau, an all-SEC volleyball player at Ole Miss, who also has a law degree from the university. The couple has two daughters, Rylee and Maggie, and twin boys, Collin and Keegan.
  8. we could have won last night with a simply change in defense. Switch to zone in second half would have won the game. All of Detroit's points were in the paint from driving to basket and either making a layup or getting fouled, and they shot 90% from foul line. Detroit shoots as bad as we do from outside, and Detroit switched to zone late in second half against us and we were done...
  9. Alot depends on start time. I believe 7pm would put more folks showing than noon start. Especially being homecoming.
  10. Correct on last year playing Miami in closed door practice session. However USF played Eckerd College in exhibition last year that was open to public. I was in attendance and believe we only won by 10 points. This was actually the first game in new SunDome. The exhibition game against Barry Univ this year will be also open to public.
  11. It is not listed on USF Basketball 2013-2014 schedule, but I found out that the team will be playing exhibition game vs Barry Univ (Sunshine State Conf) at SunDome on Monday 11/2 at 7:30. Season starts on Sat 11/9 vs Tennessee Tech
  12. My seats (4 seats, green jacket section) are also up a good amount from last year. I believe we have 1 LESS game on home schedule than last year. In checking last year we had 9 home non conf games and 9 home conf games. This years non conf schedule has been posted. We have one less than last year with 8 home nc games. The American conf has 10 teams playing a home and home, equally to 9 conf home games. So this year total home games are 17, compared to last years 18.
  13. In watching both games (Eckard and UCF) we suck at rebounding and boxing out, and we really miss Anderson and Robertson on the boards (hate to say this but probably miss Gus also, although he was never really a rebounding force). I believe Heath will need to go almost full time to a zone defense (which he did sometimes last year). With zone he also can get some playing time for JordanO, and use his 7'3" in the box to help with rebounding and box out. Koren White is my opinion is useless, cannot rebound and has no hands. I see why he played at FAU. I agree with Vega that the team needs Aleem back, believe he wil help, strong body that will help on defense side as well on providing scoring and leadership. Team has 4 games in 5 days coming up, so would be a good time to practice some zone defense and trapping pressure D.
  14. basketball team does play in sundome vs Eckerd on Nov5. It's playing a scrimmage vs Miami (FL) on Sunday Oct28. Its seems Heath brought USF team down to play Miami in scrimmage last year, and this is the return game. I spoke to John Lewis in USF Athletic office last week about this. He is not sure if the Miami scrimmage will be open to public. Sometimes these scrimmages are close to the public.