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  • Pathetic late game decisions….just totally a blown victory…..Cooper has got to be better.

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    • Absolutely pitiful and embarrassing ending. The inbounds BS is pathetic. That sits squarely on Cooper.

      Gmac refs in general are terrible, those were especially questionable. But we still had the game and gave it away.

      You can take it to the bank that if the game goes to OT, our boys WILL NOT show up.

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      • CAN. NOT. FINISH.

        0-4 in OT games and lost to Walsh at end of game. Pitiful.

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        • Yep. And maybe Salem is better than they used to be, but I was sitting there watching that game thinking about when we played them with Bosley and Jacks and put up 134 points on them. We simply do not have any offensive firepower anymore, and I don't think it's the players. The theory of Cooper's system is sound in general but it just doesn't work for us, at least offensively. He's had enough time to build a team at this point that we shouldn't be this mediocre.

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          • So how many thought we'd be half way through year 4 under Coach Cooper and be in bottom half of GMAC and not make conference tournament? I am not saying he should be fired at all. He is probably the best KWC can get at this point. Just disappointed at the roster churn, lack of any high quality talent, and lack of consistency. Yes I know one can come up with excuses (this year Sisson's ankle) but that is true for every team.

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            • I think there is still an outside chance we get the last seed in the tournament, but I fully understand your point. Coming in to this season I thought we would be a top 3 GMAC team. And without excuses and poor execution, we probably would be. Should have beat Walsh, Hillsdale, and Ashland. A 7-2 conference record would indeed have them in 1st place. I think we have talent, and that is evidenced by being in games with those top teams. But we certainly don't have the explosive talent we had when players like Bosley, Jacks, and Foster were beating teams by 30-40 regularly. I thought Kaveon was going to be our explosive player, but unfortunately his injury kept us from really knowing. Hopefully he is back next year.

              We do have guys that can ball but they go out and dribble off their feet, make passes that middle school coaches would bench players for, and throw up some of the most awful layup attempts I've ever seen. The turnovers and bad shot selection are hard to watch. I'm a fan of Cooper, but something has got to change. The offense needs something to juice it up. And we need to find a player that will take over a game. Wyatt looked like he was doing that against Salem, but still couldn't finish. This team is full of quality people and students that are also good at basketball. In former years the teams were REALLY good with some not so great guys and much more average team GPAs. I'm glad these guys represent the school well in the community, but the basketball portion of the program isn't where it needs to be at this point.

              So to your point, no I never thought we'd be in this position in year 4. Here's to hoping we start a miraculous turn around today at Lake Erie.

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              • Originally posted by WKYDave View Post
                So how many thought we'd be half way through year 4 under Coach Cooper and be in bottom half of GMAC and not make conference tournament? I am not saying he should be fired at all. He is probably the best KWC can get at this point. Just disappointed at the roster churn, lack of any high quality talent, and lack of consistency. Yes I know one can come up with excuses (this year Sisson's ankle) but that is true for every team.
                I’d be okay with a new coaching search….some of this is difficult to watch even beyond the mediocrity….but glad we won today.

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                • The runner up for the job last time was the coach at St. Thomas Aquinas in New York. From what I've heard the admin felt he was looking for a stepping stone for a D1 job, not a long-term gig. And they wanted someone to "Kentucky" the program, for lack of a better word. That said, I just don't think Cooper's ever going to bring us back to elite status. I mean, Ray Harper's WORST team - a team under probation and facing uncertainty because of the NCAA investigation - was something like 22-7 and that was in the powerhouse GLVC. And I only say that for comparative purposes, not pining for the days of eligibility questions and players that never walked into a classroom on campus their entire tenure. But comparatively, Cooper's BEST team has been 10-6 (limited season due to covid, granted). The G-MAC isn't as weak as it was early on in its existence but there's still no reason to we should accept that we can't be a top 4 or 5 team in the conference (at least) every year.

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                  • Our next game is at Findlay. We have never played well there. And we beat them at our place so they're already going to be mad. I would not be surprised if they beat us by 50, especially with our currently limited roster. My prediction: 83-53 Findlay.

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                    • It's a well-founded prediction. I'd love to see us steal one of these 2 road games this week, but the likely one would be Findlay and as you said the odds aren't in our favor. I imagine 2 losses this week probably eliminates us from conference play.

                      I am curious why the conference dropped from 8 tournament teams to 6. Also, did the GMAC drop the points system they had for the last couple years?

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                      • [QUOTE= Also, did the GMAC drop the points system they had for the last couple years?[/QUOTE]

                        They dropped the point system because they play every team twice now

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