College Basketball Thread

  • Mon, Apr 8, 2019 11:49 PM

    Great game. I’m happy for the Virginia kids, Bennett and even Dad Bennett

    Mon, Apr 8, 2019 11:50 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    Virginia goes from one of the most embarrassing losses in basketball history last year to national champs this year. Hunter and Culver will be solid players next year in the NBA.

    Might as well start filming the 30 for 30 now

    Tue, Apr 9, 2019 7:27 AM

    Rick Barnes turns down UCLA to stay at Tennessee. 

    Tue, Apr 9, 2019 7:51 AM
    posted by Ironman92

    Great game. I’m happy for the Virginia kids, Bennett and even Dad Bennett

    ditto...on all counts

    Tue, Apr 9, 2019 3:05 PM

    Cronin leaving UC for the sunshine of LA. 

    Tue, Apr 9, 2019 3:19 PM
    posted by wildcats20

    Cronin leaving UC for the sunshine of LA. 

    Weird hire, but I guess when you can't hire anyone else you gotta at least get someone decent

    Tue, Apr 9, 2019 7:24 PM

    “Hoo’s laughing now” is a great title for it

    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 9:19 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Whispers: now just get ride of off ball charges

     

    I still don't quite follow you on this.  What if an offensive player barrels over a defender, who is in a set and legal guarding position?  

    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 10:49 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    I still don't quite follow you on this.  What if an offensive player barrels over a defender, who is in a set and legal guarding position?  

    It’s not that hard...block. How about jump and contest the shot? Rules change all the time, why are you stuck on the current language? Taking a charge is no longer a safe play in basketball. They need to get rid of it. 

    If you want to get technical and say it can happen anywhere, then limit this to no charges in the lane. The NBA has done a great job of adapting the rule of verticality. This further promotes it.

     

    Thu, Jun 13, 2019 7:56 AM

    I like moving the line back but the shot clock reset is the dumbest rule in sports.  I think that if you  work to get the offensive rebound, you should get a full shot clock.  

    Thu, Jun 13, 2019 8:30 PM
    posted by superman

    I like moving the line back but the shot clock reset is the dumbest rule in sports.  I think that if you  work to get the offensive rebound, you should get a full shot clock.  

    It’s only taking away the “bring the ball up” time. It’s fine and helps the game speed up a bit.

     

    Thu, Jun 13, 2019 8:44 PM
    posted by Laley23

    It’s not that hard...block.

     

    Automatic "block"?  Then an off-ball offensive player can run over a defender who has 4 fouls... BLOCK!!!

    Sat, Jun 15, 2019 12:17 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    Automatic "block"?  Then an off-ball offensive player can run over a defender who has 4 fouls... BLOCK!!!

    What are you talking about? You are really overthinking an easy solution to a huge problem in CBK.

     

     

    Sat, Jun 15, 2019 2:43 PM

    I'm describing an "off ball charge," am I not?  

    Sat, Jun 15, 2019 4:03 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    I'm describing an "off ball charge," am I not?  

    Sure? Which is irrelevant to what I am discussing. But sure. 

    Its simple, if you are the primary defender on a ball handler, you can take a charge by being set and in position. If you are not a primary defender, you cannot. So when the primary defender gets beat on a drive, the help defense cannot take a charge, they must contest the shot; either by trying to block the shot, or by going straight up with the rule of verticality.

    I’m failing to see what is confusing about this? Maybe the rule would need some tweaks...like I said, limit it to plays in the key? Or expand the semi circle and limit it to plays in the semi circle? Not sure, but it wouldn’t be hard to implement and would clean up the game. Players would adjust very fast. Took NBA players about 2 playoff series to adjust to the rule of verticality 5 years ago. 

     

    Sun, Jun 16, 2019 10:41 AM

    You said off ball charges, not secondary defender.  Now you're starting to make a little more sense.  So sticking with verticality... if the defender goes straight up, just play on?  If the defender gains LGP, but does not jump, just play on?  Or must a defender jump in order to not get a block called?

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