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  • TheMadLibs
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    That's really unfortunate for IUP. Preston is a difference maker and his rotation was not only limited but not always the most logical to me. One thing Hurst has is size and Preston was critical in that blowout win that started to sink Hursts season imo.

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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    Correct. I forgot Benito.
    Not that she ever really gets on the floor.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUPalum View Post

    I'm counting 8... am I missing something?
    Baughman, Cerro, Henderson, Centrulla, Benito, Jarrett, Weaver, Scott
    Correct. I forgot Benito.

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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    There are no players redshirting. All their depth was lost when the four players quit in November -- allegedly because they all saw the writing on the wall of riding pine all season. Two of them found homes as mid-year transfers. The other two are still at IUP.

    I think that puts them down to 7 players (not 8). Both reserves are guards. Carey may have to pull a Joe and convert Macey to forward.
    I'm counting 8... am I missing something?
    Baughman, Cerro, Henderson, Centrulla, Benito, Jarrett, Weaver, Scott

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by EyeoftheHawk View Post
    Apparently Preston is out, I’m assuming for the season. The Gazette in the preview of tonight’s game slipped in “The Crimson Hawks have won four straight games and 11 of their past 13 but lost starting forward Teirra Preston to a knee injury in their previous outing.” If that’s the case that’s the likely end to any chance they had to make a run. That will make Weaver the full-time starter but now this is a team that has just eight players. It’s going to look even more awkward than it already did in warmups. Preston was the type of player that could put up 20+ on a given night but what she really brought was toughness and an uncanny ability to run the floor well for a forward. What a shame.

    Central Michigan had to cancel a women’s game last week due to lack of players. That’s astonishing, but another lost player and IUP is going to be dangerously close to being in the same boat. Do they even have a redshirt they could dress?
    There are no players redshirting. All their depth was lost when the four players quit in November -- allegedly because they all saw the writing on the wall of riding pine all season. Two of them found homes as mid-year transfers. The other two are still at IUP.

    I think that puts them down to 7 players (not 8). Both reserves are guards. Carey may have to pull a Joe and convert Macey to forward.

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  • EyeoftheHawk
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    Apparently Preston is out, I’m assuming for the season. The Gazette in the preview of tonight’s game slipped in “The Crimson Hawks have won four straight games and 11 of their past 13 but lost starting forward Teirra Preston to a knee injury in their previous outing.” If that’s the case that’s the likely end to any chance they had to make a run. That will make Weaver the full-time starter but now this is a team that has just eight players. It’s going to look even more awkward than it already did in warmups. Preston was the type of player that could put up 20+ on a given night but what she really brought was toughness and an uncanny ability to run the floor well for a forward. What a shame.

    Central Michigan had to cancel a women’s game last week due to lack of players. That’s astonishing, but another lost player and IUP is going to be dangerously close to being in the same boat. Do they even have a redshirt they could dress?

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  • EyeoftheHawk
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Neither Weaver or Preston played last night so IUP played with (6) dressed players (with only one post player).

    Hopefully it's nothing serious. Lucky to win.
    Preston played the first half. Weaver was sick and Preston’s injury didn’t look too serious but I’m sure they’ll learn more today. The good news is they have a week off to get healthy before playing Hurst and Gannon back-to-back. It does show how quickly they can be depleted with just a couple of the ladies out.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Neither Weaver or Preston played last night so IUP played with (6) dressed players (with only one post player).

    Hopefully it's nothing serious. Lucky to win.

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  • TheMadLibs
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    Yep, you watch both Clarion and SRU against the top of the division in iup and Gannon, then show records and ask which is which, and there's no doubt every person guesses Clarion has SRUs record. In fact, I'm still surprised SRU has a few of the wins they have. They're... Not good. If Clarion wins their game against Cal mid-month I think they have 3 or 4 wins by now. I think they're gonna get a few wins in this 2nd time.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    It's astonishing the Clarion women's team is now 0-20.

    Yet again tonight, they were oh so close. The Golden Eagles had IUP on the ropes with a few minutes to play. Last week they lost to Cal in OT. They play hard.

    It's generally pretty difficult to say much good about 0-20. I'll say this: if you watched them tonight without knowing their record, you'd probably guess they were 12-8. It's almost unbelievable.

    IUP was up 23 in the third quarter. Most winless teams would have thrown in the towel at that point. Clarion nearly tied the game up 10 minutes later. They kept fighting and perhaps IUP took the foot off the gas some. Still.

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  • TheMadLibs
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    Trust me. Nobody at IUP wants to hear about injury problems. This has been a cursed season in Indiana.

    The men's and women's team - combined - is dressing 15 to 16 players. Think about that.

    The women's team also had four players (yes, four) quit AFTER the season began. None of the four would have played much, if at all, but it wiped out their depth.

    The show goes on.
    Haha, Gannon had so many last year on both sides I hear you. It sucks for everyone, including the competition. Everyone wants to beat or be beat by your best.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by TheMadLibs View Post
    Like a lot of teams, Cal has been again hit with a number of injuries. Their scoring his very peaks and valleys, and their depth is a problem. But that defense typically keeps them in games. I will never count a Strom team out with her defense scheme still at play.
    Trust me. Nobody at IUP wants to hear about injury problems. This has been a cursed season in Indiana.

    The men's and women's team - combined - is dressing 15 to 16 players. Think about that.

    The women's team also had four players (yes, four) quit AFTER the season began. None of the four would have played much, if at all, but it wiped out their depth.

    The show goes on.

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  • TheMadLibs
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    Like a lot of teams, Cal has been again hit with a number of injuries. Their scoring his very peaks and valleys, and their depth is a problem. But that defense typically keeps them in games. I will never count a Strom team out with her defense scheme still at play.

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  • EyeoftheHawk
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    Cerro has looked off the past few games. She had some real shaky decisions last night. The backup PG also committed a whooping 6 TOs in limited minutes.

    IUP really should have that game by 25 points. Their self-inflicted turnovers can be infuriating. I agree on the timeouts. You can't take them with you.

    They also have a very short bench

    That wasn't a typical Jess Strom team. Good athletes, speed and nice size, but very few go-to scorers.
    I was surprised too that they had a lack of scorers. They had the one girl that hit some threes, but they didn’t get the numbers they typically do out of their big. That’s where IUP being able to throw three legitimate bigs with talent at you is such a huge advantage. They were in that girl’s head last night and dominated her physically.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by EyeoftheHawk View Post

    There’s a John Wooden quote that applies to this team and that’s “Be quick, but don’t be in a hurry.” For whatever reason they have stretches in games when they play unnecessarily in a hurry trying to make long passes to bigs running down the floor or ill-advised passes during transition. They also rushed a couple shots on semi-breakaways that resulted in embarrassing misses when all they needed to do was dribble out and set up the offense.

    All of those things can be corrected. They can still play up tempo without trying to turn games into a track meet. Few teams have three legitimate bigs including one that’s 6’1” and can hit threes and I think they could lean on that advantage more. I’m sure it’s discussed in practice but maybe calling a few more timeouts in games to reset the thinking would help. I hate to be too critical after a big win where they dominated most of the way, but we saw the sloppy play cost them against Edinboro and inevitably it will again down the road if not corrected.
    Cerro has looked off the past few games. She had some real shaky decisions last night. The backup PG also committed a whooping 6 TOs in limited minutes.

    IUP really should have that game by 25 points. Their self-inflicted turnovers can be infuriating. I agree on the timeouts. You can't take them with you.

    They also have a very short bench

    That wasn't a typical Jess Strom team. Good athletes, speed and nice size, but very few go-to scorers.

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