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Old 04-29-2009, 02:54 AM   #751
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Originally Posted by law90026 View Post
here's hoping you don't lose your job!


Oh, it was fine, I should have mentioned a few weeks ago in game When I was freefalling a bit early in the season my job security meter dropped pretty fast from 90% to about 70% or so... so I was worried if I totally tanked and had a 3-13 ACC season it might keep dropping steadily. But it held steady in the 70-75% range the rest of the year, probably at around the 10th game of the ACC season it became clear that I was in no danger at all of losing my job.



Speaking of... I get a 3 year extension
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:58 AM   #752
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Early Entrants

Of course no one on Florida state leaves early, and no one is getting drafted.

ACC Seniors Drafted

PG Dick Walcott - Clemson
PG Clayton Conklin - NC State
PF Geoffrey Merrit - NC State
PG Galen Valsin - Maryland
SF Marvin Haigler - Maryland

ACC Underclassmen Leaving

PG Alfred Ball - Duke - Soph
SG Deki Joiner - Boston College - Junior
PG Craig Hoskin - North Carolina - Freshman

I'm thrilled to see all 3 leave, espicially Ball, rated 90 as a soph. Ball and Hoskin were the #1 recruits in the nation last year and the year before.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:04 AM   #753
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My 10-18 record this year ends a streak of 6 straight 20 win season, 6 straight postseason trips, 4 straight NCAA Tournament trips, and 7 straight winning seasons as a head coach, going back to the Ohio days of course.


I have 3 attribute points to spend. These were all for recruiting last year. Top recruiting class, top 20 recruiting class, and a 5 star recruit.

I spread them around, 1 to offense, one to defense to max it out, and one to discipline.

Offense: C+
Defense: A+
Teaching: A+
Scouting: C-
Charisma: A+
Discipline: B-

I'm still a B+ coach overall.


Coaching Carousel

LSU, Illinois, and USC jobs open up in major conferences. I'm not up for any of them after the year I had. I wouldn't take any of them anyway.


LSU hires VCU's head coach, that place continues to be a jumping off point for young coaches.

Illinois hires Manhattan's head coach.

USC hires Saint Peter's coach.

All the top jobs opened this year due to retirements. Bruce Weber at Illinois, Tim Floyd at USC, and notable Larry Eustachy at Southern Miss.

The game seems reluctant to fire power conference coaches. The fact that UVA and Miami haven't fired their coaches yet is horrific.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:07 AM   #754
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I'm happy with my assistant coaches and make no changes.

Ousmane Killingsworth:

Offense: B+
Defense: B
Teaching: D
Scouting: A
Charisma: C-
Discipline: C

Ian Atkinson:

Offense: A
Defense: A
Teaching: B
Scouting: C
Charisma: D
Discipline: D
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:15 AM   #755
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No ACC players are involved in transfers in any way. Even with a scholarship open no one wants to come to Florida State.

There's nothing to mention for recruiting, I've signed two players and am not looking for a 3rd. I work on the Juniors that I've been calling.


After the recruiting season is done... I have 4 5* targets and a 4* guy up around 78-79%, and two 4* SF's at 87% and 88%. Three of the 7 guys are from Florida.


ACC Signing Overview

Boston College: 5* JC, #37
Clemson: No Signings
Duke: #59
Florida State: #91, #94
Georgia Tech: #18 (5* HSAA), #40, #44
Maryland: #22 (5* HSAA), #42, #58
Miami: #110
North Carolina: #105
NC State: 2 4* JC players, #57, #79
Virginia: 4* JC
Virginia Tech: #46
Wake Forest: #68, #109, 4* JC

The league as a whole only brought in three 5* recruits this year. Last year it seemed like it was quite a bit more than that. Anyone rated below #110 I didn't mention, this is just to give an overview of the level of talent each team is bringing in.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:18 AM   #756
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Recruiting Class Rankings

1. Kansas
2. Florida
3. Pittsburgh
4. Arizona
5. Vanderbilt
6. Louisville
7. Georgia Tech
8. Indiana
9. Oklahoma State
10. Temple
...
13. Maryland
16. Boston College
24. Duke
26. Wake Forest
42. NC State
63. Virginia
...
115ish. Florida State

huh. Two 4* guys is only good for 115th or so? That's a long ways down. I don't know if the "small" class is killing me or if that means the guys I'm bringing in are busts or have a long ways to go.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:19 AM   #757
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I don't mess with my schedule any this year. We're in a preseason tourney, play Pitt and UGA, but otherwise it looks pretty easy, which is what I want this year.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 AM   #758
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We dont' get a huge amount of offseason development, but we do look a lot better. Moye gains another point and will be my highest rated player at 83 OVR. I'll hve 3 guys at 80 to start the year, thanks to 2 points gained by backup SG Barrett. Forte gains 2 points in the offseason and is up to 79 OVR, and Alloway, who has A- potential, gains another point and is up to 76 OVR.

I get exactly what I expected out of my two recruits. A 7 footer with some very good skills, and a 3 point specialist. I'm very pleased with my results here. More on all that when I get to the roster overview.


For now:

ACC Preview

1. North Carolina 92 OVR
2. Clemson 92 OVR
3. Virginia Tech 90 OVR
4. Maryland 89 OVR
5. Florida State 88 OVR
6. Georgia Tech 88 OVR
7. Boston College 87 OVR
8. NC State 86 OVR
9. Wake Forest 85 OVR
10. Duke 83 OVR (67 rated PG to replace their soph that left early, hah)
11. Miami 81 OVR
12. Virginia 79 OVR


We're really in a perfect spot. Clemson, UNC, and Virginia Tech are the only teams that look like they have any superstar level players. Maryland is good but couldn't replace the two players they lost to the draft. Georgia Tech looks a lot like us. North Carolina *should* be the going away favorite to win the ACC this year, but who knows how that will go.

We should be in a great position to compete for a top 4 spot in the conference and an NCAA Tournament bid.


ACC Accolades

Best Overall Player: PF Marcel Konate - UNC - SR - 91 OVR
Best Freshman: SG Marko Hancock - Maryland - 80 OVR
Best Shooter: SG Russ Haigler - UNC - SR - 90 OVR
Best Playmaker: PG JB Matsui - Virginia Tech - SR - 87 OVR
Best Pro Prospect: SG Davor Morris - Boston College - SR - 86 OVR
Best Defender: PF Marcel Konate - UNC - SR - 91 OVR
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:04 AM   #759
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2020/21 Florida State Roster

The ratings changes in parenthesis are comparing the previous year's roster overview, so it includes all in season dev last year and the offseason. Exactly a calendar year basically.

Starting Lineup

PG Damien Forte - SO - 6'2" 192 lbs - 79 OVR (+3)

87 speed/84 quickness, 80 defense/84 steals. 83 hands/89 passing, a great passer. 83 close/74 med/73 3/85 off the dribble. He's improved a bit most everywhere, though he hasn't made any defensive gains. I wonder if I should work on his defense more this year or allow him to continue to improve his offense and speed and passing at a good rate.


SG JS Moye - SR - 6'4" 197 lbs - 83 OVR (+2)

91 speed/88 quickness. 84 defense/84 steals, very pleased with those numbers. 86 close/78 med/81 3/82 off the dribble/80 in traffic. Moye is great at getting by most defenders but he runs into trouble near the basket if he's heavily defended. He gets a lot of shots blocked and comes away empty a lot without an open lane to the hoop.

SF Kueth Ozier - SO - 6'5" 239 lbs - 80 OVR (+2)

85 speed/84 quickness. 78 defense/71 steals. 79 close/81 med/66 3/91 in traffic. He's a solid rebounder and post player as well (79 post offense, 77 orb/80 drb). I struggled greatly getting Ozier points last year. He's got great speed for a SF but doesn't have a good blowby move. I may try to get him to post up other SF's more this year. I'd consider a 3-guard lineup with Barrett(see below) but Ozier's rebounding helps to make up for Sneed's mediocre rebounding so much. I don't want to give that up.


PF Otis Sneed - SO - 6'10" 222 lbs - 79 OVR (+1)

Just 1 point of overall dev last year. He did improve nicely as a defensive rebounder, and hopefully that shows on the court. He also grew an inch. 80 orb/84 drb. 81 post offense/82 post defense. 92 close/92 in traffic. 78 midrange jumper. Sneed had some good offensive games last year, and I expect more this year. Good post skills combined with great close range and in traffic shooting ability and I hope to see some huge games here.

C Florentino McCants - FR - 7'0" 224 lbs - 78 OVR

84 orb/86 drb. 83 post off/80 post def. 86 close/84 in traffic. Strong, 76 STR(B+). He's got great awareness numbers (76 off/77 def). He's fast for a big man and has decent hands for a big man as well. I have no reservations at all about putting McCants right into the lineup. 7 foot size with that rebounding and post ability... hell, if I can get my offense going and score more, McCants should be a legit contender for national freshman of the year if I use him well.


Backups

PG Damion Alloway - SO - 6'0" 185 lbs - 76 OVR (+3)

93 speed/85 quickness. 82 defense/72 steals. 87 hands/85 passing, both very solid. 86 close/66 med/79 3/86 off the dribble. Good leaper(80/B-), decent strength and hustle as well(B-/C+). I can't look at his ratings and figure out why, but alloway is explosive going to the hoop and I'm more comfortable sending him into traffic than I am anyone else on the team. Forte is developing great but Alloway has A- potential and is going to stay on the heels of the starters all 4 years.

SG Prosper Day - FR - 6'3" 204 lbs - 73 OVR

84 speed/80 quickness. 80 defense/78 steals. 87 close/72 med/83 3/82 off the dribble. Day is a good athlete, 78 vert/72 str/85 hustle(C+/B/B+). I'll have to see how he does driving to the basket but his combination of close and 3 point rating give me some hope that i have another dangerous slasher who can get to the rim if guarded tight and stroke the 3 if loosely guarded. Awareness is awful. 62/64 (C-/C). C+ potential.

SG Ike Barrett - SO - 6'4" 199 lbs - 80 OVR (+2)

Barrett is hard to keep out of the starting lineup. He has a lot to be really excited about. 89 speed/87 quickness. 86 close/80 med/64 3/80 in traffic. 77 o awareness/76 d awareness. Both very solid. And the big, huge, glaringly good rating: 89 defense (A-)/78 steals(B). More on this later. Barrett has some seriously good skills and needs to be used to his fullest.

PF Brice Sanders - SO - 7'0" 239 lbs - 79 OVR (+2)

Sanders grew an inch and I have two 7 footers now. Here's the problem though... McCants is a much better rebounder, and Sneed is a much more polished offensive player. So Sanders will be a guy who gets a lot of action for the backups. 81 orb/80 drb. 77 post off/83 post def. 92 close/84 in traffic. Great dunker, with a 76 vert and 70 str to go with his size. Good shot blocker too (76/B)

C Benjamin Slater - JR - 6'10" 230 lbs - 76 OVR (+2)

Slater is a solid backup. 79 orb/81 drb. 78 post off/77 post def. 85 close/87 in traffic. He's my best shot blocker and it isn't even close(88/A-). He was a pretty poor freshman when I took over the team and obviously won't start ever for me but he's a serviceable backup.


Reserves

PG Pearson McClurkin - SO - 5'10" 172 lbs - 73 OVR (+3) - REDSHIRT

McClurkin almost redshirted last year but made solid gains off the bench. But with Alloway as a natural PG and Day a good SG backup, McClurkin is the odd man out. He'll redshirt this year unless I have injury issues. 86 speed/89 quickness. 79 defense. 81 hands/81 passing. 81 close/72 med/74 3/83 off the dribble. B+ potential and he's developed real well so far. But he has no shot to catch Forte or Alloway for a roster spot.



Most of these spots are totally set in stone. I guess McCants could turn out to suck and Sanders could take the starting center job, but that feels real unlikely.

the big decision is at SF. Ozier can play in the post and can rebound. In theory he can score but he didn't really do it for me last year and with Forte, Moye, Sneed and McCants out there, Ozier is almost certainly going to be my #5 option. Basically... he's in there to help rebound.

Barrett is a natural SG but he's 6'4", just an inch shorter than Ozier. And he is a lockdown defender... 89/A- defense, great speed, a good steals guy, and similar looking offensive ratings. Better awareness too.

If the addition of McCants means that I don't need Ozier's rebounding, he probably loses hsi spot. I *really* like that defense. Against teams like UNC and Clemson who have elite level guards I will probably start Barrett as well. Against teams with bigger/stronger SF's, Ozier might be better.


Our team roster strength at the start of last season was 85. Now its 88. 87 offense/88 defense/88 shooting/92 rebounding/86 coach.

That'll improve to 89 during the year of course, *maybe* 90 but its hard to say. We're losing Moye after this season but Barrett will almost certainly slide right into his starting slot. I don't think any of these guys are going to develop into 88 rated lottery picks, but the next 3 years look *really* exciting.

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Old 04-29-2009, 04:43 AM   #760
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Recruiting Preview

We've got two scholarships. We're graduating SG JS Moye. I don't have to recruit a SG though, with Barrett and Day, my SG depth is fine. My biggest need slot is a SF really, as Ozier is the only natural SF on the roster.

Next year i'll be losing a backup big man and a deep reserve SG (Jose Gunn who i've mentioned a couple times but only when forced to).

I can really recruit whatever I want this year, and with some luck,and the work I did with the juniors last year, there are some exciting options.

I had been targeting 7 players last year, 4 4*, 3 5*. As luck would have it, by the time they come out as seniors, its 6 5* players, 1 4*.


The most exciting prospect:

SF Roberto Mayer - 6'7" 222 lbs - Hollywood, FL. #14 OVR/#3 SF

He wants playing time, wants to be near home and wants a big program. Virginia Tech has done a ton of work with him and has him over 90% already. but we are #2 on his list at 83%. If we can convince him to stay in state we have a legit shot at landing this guy in the early signing period. Mayer is a HS All American. I've never signed one. He looks like an incredible talent. B- defense, B close/B- med/B- 3/C+'s all over the place for the rest of his offensive abilities. A+ hustle, C+ str/vert. 17.3 ppg/7.3 rpg in the ABL. We want this guy. Badly.

In fact, we want him so badly that I go cut a 70 rated walkon that's sitting deep on my bench that i was saving just because I only have one SF on the roster. Heh, doing that raises Mayer from 82 to 84%.


Now, for my second scholarship... there's one obvious target:


PF Haminn Millar - 6'9" 218 lbs - Alhambra, CA - #19 OVR/#2 PF

Millar cares about a big program and good coaching more than being near home. But... being near home is his #3 priority. Before anything happens, we have him at 81%, running neck and neck with UCLA and Arizona. I assume if either of them offer though that I'm toast. Arizona has Mark Few, made the title game last year, and is out west.

Our other targets:

SF Kenny Bruthelieus - San Antonio - #10 OVR/#1 SF

Mr Basketball in Texas. He likes us alright, 73%. We're his #3 choice right now. Problem here is that his #1 priority is close to home, and Texas A&M is #1 on his list. Baylor is right behind us as well. Seems a long shot.


PG Darren Richard - 6'0" 165 lbs - Tamarac, FL - #5 OVR/#3 PG

We only have Richard at 73%. He's leaning towards Florida, Virginia Tech, South Florida, Clemson and UNC before us. We're loaded at PG, and he knows it. He wants good coaching #1, being near home #2, and feeling wanted #3. The fact that he doesn't care about playing time might mean that we have a shot.

Our last legit target:

SG Darren Bookout - 6'5" 204 lbs - Wilmington, NC - #8 OVR/#3 SG

Hm, a 6'5ish SG out of wilmington... sounds familier. He wants to stay near home, but he favorts Florida and Pitt over UNC. We're #5. He wants good coaching and feeling wanted #2/#3. He scouts as an A- defender...


So going after the SF from Florida is a no brainer. The second choice seems to come down to the PF who already has me over 80% but I'd haveto lure away from UCLA/Arizona, or the PG from Florida who I'd have to convince to come here despite the fact that I have 3 PG's on my roster.


We have 3 clean weeks to recruit and games start in week 4. Mayer, the SF we really covet, is up to 94% when I offer him a scholarship in week 3. He'll easily get to 100%, and by jumping on him early we're his #1 target now.

My second scholarship is tougher. i seem to make the most headway with the PF from out in california, but the godlike PG out of Florida or the stud defender from Wilmington are both within reach too... I really don't know where to go with this one.

After some deliberation I go after the SG from Wilmington. He wants close to home but UNC is falling on his list and might not even be interested?? Or they'll swoop in at the last minute. A scorer with A- defense... i just can't resist the lure there.



As we enter the 4th week, when I start playing games, its really looking like this small forward from hollywood, florida, is going to fall into my lap. He's at 97% and will hit 100% after his visit this week I think. In addition to the prospect of landing a recruit this highly rated, which i've never done before, I should point out that a 5* recruit in-season, and a high school all American, would both be additional coaching points for me if I can pull this off.

The other scholarship... we'll see. The SG is at 91%, but I'm using my last visit this week. I don't think I can get him to 100% before the in season recruiting period starts. That would give UNC all year to decide they want him.


We're up to the start of our first game though, so recruiting has to go on hold for now. I play Pitt on the opening day of the in season signing period, and I might play 1, 2, or 3 games of this preseason tournament depending on how the draw works out.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:28 AM   #761
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November 12, 2020 – Palm Tree Shootout

Florida State (0-0) vs Niagara (1-0)

We ought to win this one but we'll play it out to see how we stack up before potentially tougher games later in the tournament.

A small table isn't working in WYSWIG at all, how about this.

TEAM: FSU|NIA
OVR: 88|78
OFF: 87|80
DEF: 89|76
SHT: 88|82
REB: 92|87
COA: 86|83

Scouting

Not as in depth here for the first game against in theory a weak competition. Their highest rated player is 75 OVR, they start a 65 rated PF and we outclass them at every position by quite a bit.

They have a 7 foot center who scored 15 points in their first game, while backup PG Rasmussen is their primary 3 point threat. They don't have any sharpshooters, but have 2 or 3 guys that will hurt us if left open.

Replacing our senior starter in Locklier with a true freshman knocks our team unity back down to 28.

Half
Time
FSU
NIA
Notes
1
18:20
0
3
We've committed 4 fouls and allowed two offensive rebounds. Good start to the season. Sneed has foul #2, sanders in.
1
16:53
2
8
After a 3 by Niagara, a turnover by us and our 5th foul/two Fts for them... McCants hits a hook shot in the lane and we're on the board.
1
14:00
8
12
We start scoring a bit better, but being a bit careless with the ball in transition has prevented what could have been a lead by now. Timeout Niagara after a blocked shot leads to a layup for Moye.
1
11:50
10
16
I get a timeout to get the backups in. McCants has a sweet little hook shot if I can get him positioned well, I like it.
1
7:20
22
23
We haven't been able to take the lead yet but we're scoring well. Barrett with 4, Delic(5th big man on the team at this point, 7 foot walkon) has 4, getting minutes with Sneed sitting, and we got Day his first bucket of the year as well.
1
6:25
24
28
Starters back in. We just gave up a 3 point play inside heh.
1
2:55
33
34
We still haven't taken the lead back, but we did tie it at 28 briefly. Forte has 2 3's in this stretch,and McCants has two blocks.
1
1:22
38
36
They score to go up 3 before we put up 5 straight to take the lead. McCants with a layin in transition to give us the lead.


HALF
43
44
Fun half but we need to beat this team down in the second half. They hit a 3 at the buzzer to go back ahead. We're shooting great... 62% on the game, while they're just 48%. The problem is that they've taken 8 more shots than us. The rebound margin isn't big but they must have an offensive rebound edge bigger than I thought.


They get 13 from their starting PG, Hazel, one of their two 75 rated players, he's 5-7, 3-4 from 3. We'll tighten up on him. They have 9 from their center Haigler.


Forte leads us with 10, 3-3 from 3 and a free throw. Ozier and McCants have 6, Moye 5, and a few with 4. Sneed starts the 2nd half for us, he sat the entire half basically.
2
18:00
45
49
I bring in Barrett for Ozier... Barrett is going to stick to Hazel, this is why I have an 89 rated defender right? When one guy on their team is inexplicably hot... try to cool him back down.
2
15:30
47
56
Heh, we're down 9. I get a timeout. McCants has missed 3 seemingly gimme looks inside now, and we've allowed 3 3's this half.
2
14:10
49
62
Moye with a deuce, they hit a 3... that's after a miss and an offensive board mind you. Moye drives and misses a shot inside in traffic, they get fouled, make a free throw, miss the 2nd, get an offensive board and putback. They have 7 offensive boards and 12 second chance points. We have 2 offensive boards/0 second chance points. I call yet another timeout.
2
13:10
51
66
Backups are in, starters aren't tired but we need a change of pace, and i'm basically infuriated at the way we're rebounding and finishing inside right now.
2
9:50
59
67
Good defense and fairly good rebounding allow us to trigger an 8-1 run and get the lead back down to 8.
2
7:30
66
71
Alloway scores 5 straight and we get the lead down to 5
2
5:55
68
71
Alloway makes it 7 straight and were only down 3, but its time for the starters to finish it off, backups are tired.
2
5:05
71
73
Timeout Niagara.
2
4:45
73
73
Steal by Forte, we set up and McCants hits a layup inside. Tied up.
2
2:10
75
73
All of a sudden both teams go cold, they miss 4 jumpers in a row, we come up empty on 3 straight possessions before finally Forte drives to the basket and gets a bucket giving us the lead. Timeout Niagara.
2
1:40
75
75
Barrett with a reach in foul, Hazel hits two free throws(we're at 8 fouls). Tied up.
2
1:27
77
75
We get a play that posts up Sneed right away and he hits a layin. Up 2.
2
1:07
77
75
McCants with a block inside, there is a little chaos, they recover but their pass back out to a guard is errant and sails out of bounds, our ball.
2
0:40
79
75
Big big mismatch inside, McCants ends up with a guard on him, I feed McCants and he hits a little shot in the post to put us up 4.

They miss, we board, and we seal it at the line.

Florida State 84
Niagara 75

No one comes up really big for us today but we get some solid efforts, defense and rebounding could use some improvement and I'm sure that will come, close wins over inferior teams early aren't exactly unusual for me by now.

Forte: 14 points/3 steals
Moye: 10 points
Ozier: 10 points
Sneed: 5 points/5 boards
McCants: 12 points/7 boards/4 blocks

Alloway: 9 points
Barrett: 8 points
Sanders: 2 points/7 boards

Solid debut for McCants. Sneed getting 2 fouls in the first 90 seconds helped that a lot of course. Moye was 3-10, just 0-2 from 3, lots of those drives where he doesn't get a clean look that I've mentioned in the past. McCants ended up 5-9 from the field. Day goes 0-4 from 3 in his debut.

The backups really took over though when I made Alloway the focus. Its so easy for me to focus on a PF or a SG, but the PG as a primary scoring option can be awkward, but I'm going to have to make sure Alloway gets his shots consistently this year when the backups are in.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:34 AM   #762
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Our guys are really starting to take off now, we get a fair amount of development in the first 3 1/2 weeks while we were recruiting.

Moye has gained a point, up to 84 OVR
Ozier has gained a point, up to 81 OVR
Sneed has gained a point, up to 80 OVR
Alloway has gained a point, up to 77 OVR
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:53 AM   #763
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ugh, I forgot to save after the Niagara game, and going into my next game, against an 84 rated Tulane team, the frame rate gets screwed up, or some kind of bug where the camera seems to lag on cross court passes, etc... I've seen it a couple times before but never during a session... always when I first fire up a game, it goes away after a reset.

Anyway, I get motion sick pretty easy and 3 minutes in I have to quick sim it. I wanted to play this one too, Tulane has 3 guys rated in the 82-85 range and it looked like a solid matchup.


November 13, 2020

Florida State 63
Tulane 60


Moye scores 17, Forte 13, Sneed 8 in the win. Solid game for us.


We'll get an 82 rated Tennessee team in the finals of this tournament next.

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Old 04-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #764
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November 15, 2020 – Palm Tree Shootout

Florida State (2-0) vs Tennessee (3-0)

TEAM: FSU|TEN
OVR: 88|82
OFF: 87|84
DEF: 89|81
SHT: 88|88
REB: 92|88
COA: 86|95

Bruce Pearl is now a 400 win coach, but this doesn't look to be one of his better teams. The SEC actually has 6 teams in the top 25 right now, and Tennessee isn't one of them.

Scouting

PG Dereck Nelson – SR – 77 OVR – 89 speed/83 quickness. 85 hands/88 passing. 86 defense/80 steals. A solid defender and ball handler, and that's really all Nelson is about. He isn't going to burn you with his speed, and he isn't going to kill you with his offense. 79 close/76 med/72 3. 84 off the dribble is nice though. He also has pretty poor awareness. 73 off/66 def. The defensive awareness is really low.

SG Jamal Bowers – SR – 77 OVR – 91 speed/83 quickness. 88 defense/71 steals. 81 close/78 med/83 3. Solid fundamental skills. The quickness hurts his abilities a little but he's still looking like a great on ball defender and very very good shooter. Just 7 points/game so far though and this is his first year as a starter.

SF Lawrence Borders – JR – 72 OVR – 6'9 – natural PF. Awful, awful defensive skills, 70 def/76 steals. 87 close/68 med/74 3. Not bad at all for a PF, but he's only average handling the ball even for a big man, and he's slow. Ozier is only 6'5” but has solid post skills so I'm not worried about Borders hurting us inside too much, and Ozier should have a massive edge given the poor defense and speed here.

PF Darmetreis Pierce – JR – 75 OVR – 6'11” PF – 78 orb/76 drb. 73 post off/76 post def. 88 close/87 in traffic. He's strong (75/B+) and he's a great shot blocker (85/A-). But his post play and rebounding leave a good bit to be desired. He does have 16 ppg early on so far.

C Jarrad Falkner – FR – 75 OVR – 6'10” PF – 77 orb/78 drb. 85 post off/81 post def. 73 blocks. 92 close/81 in traffic. Falkner is going to be extremely good, and he'll be a threat in the post a lot more than Pierce this game I would imagine. But he's only playing his 4th game and has a lot to work on to become a good rebounder. Also I notice his strength is only 61 (C+ for a PF). All four of our big men, starters and backups, have 70+ str, McCants and Slater 75+, so hopefully we manhandle Falkner in the post.

Tennessee has 8 guys rated 70+, but they don't have any stars and just don't have any threats that stand out. We really ought to have a nice edge here.

Half
Time
FSU
UT
Notes
1
11:40
15
18
Lots of offense early. Sneed scores our first 8 points and Forte adds 5 more. They have 5 from their SG Bowers and balance across the lineup to have this early lead.
1
6:40
25
32
Two turnovers allow Tennessee to go on a 9-2 run to break a 23-23 tie. I get a timeout and get the starters back in. We're scoring well but they're scoring every time down.
1
2:10
28
41
When it says FSU At Tennessee does that really matter on a neutral floor? Sure feels like a road game. They're shooting 62% so far, 4/7 from 3 and have 8 more shots than us. 16 assists on their 18 made Fgs. This is awful. I'm down to 3 timeouts left for the game as I call yet another one.


HALF
30
41
We shut them down in the final 2 minutes but only manage 1 more bucket. They shoot 56% in the half, we shoot 40%. Its only as close as it is because we drew 7 fouls on them and went 9-11 at the line, while they only made 1 of their 4 free throws.


Backup guard Evtimov has 9 for them, PF Pierce with 7 and SG Bowers with 7. On our end Sneed has 8, going cold after scoring our first 8 points. The rest of the starters are 2-10 from the floor. Forte and Moye have 5.
2
15:00
37
46
Still down 9 but the momentum is ours with 6 of the last 8 points, and a blcoked shot by McCants just triggered a 6th man bonus for us.
2
12:10
46
52
We get it down to 6 but are still allowing them to score too easily too often. They've got 13 from PF Pierce now. On our end, McCants sucked in every missed shot Tennessee had for awhile there, he's up to 10 boards. Backups are in.
2
10:30
48
60
Dammit! They hit two straight 3's and get their 4th 6th man boost of the game. I call a timeout. I've got Barrett on Bowers, their main backcourt threat.
2
9:45
50
61
All our starters but McCants are back in. Presumably being a finals of a tournament we've got at least one more 6th man boost coming which should help us out. McCants was active earlier in the half and is more tired than the rest. Ozier's in now but Barrett might finish out the game for defense.
2
6:45
53
67
McCants is back in, this just feels completely hopeless. It really feels like a true road game, but its not anything like that.
2
6:30
53
67
We just got a turnover thanks to a 3 second violation. Ozier has his man 1 on 1, burns by him... and misses a nearly uncontested layup. This is what i'm talking about here heh.
2
6:25
53
67
Barrett is in for Ozier. We just committed foul #7. Tennessee helps us out again by missing the front end.
2
5:20
55
70
I get my next to last timeout, as its unlikely we are getting any more 6th man boosts after all, I need the rest.
2
4:00
57
72
Still at 15 at the 4 minute mark.

We never get it below 12.

Tennessee 86
Florida State 68

I'm really, really surprised at this result. A close game and even a loss, we're still young, ok I can buy that. But this was just a terrible performance without any explanation whatsoever. Their PF Pierce goes 7-8 from the field, 10-11 at the line. 24 points. Center Falkner is 6-10 for 12 points. Bowers with 16.

Forte: 7 points
Moye: 19 points (just 6-13 from the field)
Ozier: 5 points/5 boards (1-6 from the field)
Sneed: 8 points/5 boards (3-11... made his first 3, missed his next 8)
McCants: 10 points/11 boards

Slater: 7 points

McCants is the only starter on the team to shoot over 50% from the field. He was 4-7. Conference play is where its at, and we're 2-1 and off to an acceptable start, but we need to get better than this.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:11 PM   #765
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Next up we host a terrible norfolk state team:

Nov 21, 2020

at Florida State 73
Norfolk State 66


Moye with 20, Sneed with 10. We have huge foul problems... Sneed and McCants both have 4 fouls at the end and only play 20 and 17 minutes respectively. But that doesn't excuse the fact that they combine for 2 rebounds total. but, its a win.


Heh, and this team is not playing up to its ratings at all early. I hope this is something that can improve.

Nov 25, 2020

Miami OH 77
at Florida State 73


Moye 24, Sneed 13... we lose an overtime contest to a 77 OVR rated Miami OH team.


we're 3-2 now, and our next game is a huge one, though with the inconsistent start we're off to I'm worried about it. We're hosting Pittsburgh, who early on is the #3 team in the nation.


We also play Pitt on the final day before the early signing period opens. It still looks like we're a lock to land our 5* SF from Hollywood, FL.

The SG from Wilmington that we're after we have at 97%. There's little chance we can get him to 100% by the end of next week, and if Clemson offers him they'll steal him away.

The PF from California that I shied away from because of potential interest from UCLA and Arizona... I've got him at 97% without making him an offer. UCLA and Arizona are up there too but also haven't offered. There's a better than average chance that if I switch targets and drop off the SG from wilmington... that I can land the star big man. The guard looks noticeably better though, I really want him if I've got any shot at all. I decide to do nothing right away, and will re-evaluate mid-week next week before the end of the signing week.

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:34 PM   #766
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November 29, 2020

#3 Pittsburgh (4-0) at Florida State (3-2)

TEAM: FSU|PIT
OVR: 88|91
OFF: 87|91
DEF: 89|89
SHT: 88|92
REB: 92|87
COA: 86|98

Pitt has played 4 cupcakes so far and crushed them all, most recently an 87-37 win over Central Connecticut State. Jamie Dixon has turned into one of the best coaches in the nation and is nearing his 400th win.

Scouting

PG Tahric Burrowes – JR – 82 OVR – 95 speed/85 quickness. 84 vertical/70 str, both very good. 86 defense, 89 hands/82 passing. Both solid but not special really. 84 close/75 med/84 3. 84 off the dribble. They have some seriously good shooters. Just 8 ppg so far.

SG Isaac Wingate – SR – 86 OVR – 89 speed/92 quickness. Also 80 vertical/83 hustle(B-/B). 90 close/86 med/89 3/82 off the dribble. 85 defense, also A- handling. 15.3 ppg so far this year, a huge threat, BUT he has a broken finger which I have felt in the past has hurt my guys' shooting abilities. So hopefully he will be limited by his day to day injury.

SF Alfred Flowers – SR – 88 OVR – 6'7” SF – great speed and elite quickness... 89 spd/95 quickness (A+). 84 defense/77 steals. 83 handling. 83 close/83 me/69 3/75 off the dribble/93 in traffic. Flowers is a big SF with true guard level skills and abilities. 78 strength... as strong as any of our big men. He has outstanding post skills and rebounding for a SF as well. 85 offensive awareness/75 defensive awareness. A truly complete player. 14 ppg/8 rpg so far. Projected lottery pick.

PF Peter Curry – SR – 79 OVR – 6'5”, natural SF – 81 orb/74 drb. 74 post off/73 post def. 87 close/96 in traffic. He has a good midrange shot as well and good speed.

C Bobby Bragg – SR – 82 OVR – A giant. 7'2, natural PF. 80 orb/81 drb. 84 post off/87 post def. 85 block shot rating. 85 close/91 in traffic. 18.3 ppg/7 rpg. Well... our inside game is in trouble.

Backup SG Lawrence Dickerson is rated 84 OVR and is an elite shooter and scorer as well, 12 points/game.

Backup PG Landon Songondo is rated 81 OVR and has 90 speed, 89 quickness and 82 3 point shooting... they have so many threats.

Curry being a 6'5” SF lining up at power forward might help us some, but that's really their only weak spot. They've got a large 68-36 unity edge too.
Half
Time
FSU
PITT
Notes
1
15:00
10
6
Forte and Moye each have a 3, and each have 5 points. Our offense is running efficiently, and we're cleaning the glass when Pitt misses, good start. McCants has 2 blocks too.
1
13:30
14
9
Backups are in a bit earlier than normal. Forte is tired from being such a focus, Moye couldn't go much longer, and McCants has two fouls. Forte hit a 2nd 3, he has 8, Moye 6.
1
7:15
19
15
Great play by the backups, a number of offensive rebounds highlighting our ability to hold on to the lead. Starters are back in now.
1
3:35
25
22
Timeout Pitt. They had a small lineup out there, with Flowers as their center. This allowed them to run around and get some open 3's, but it let us get inside with ease. McCants with 3 good looks for 6 points. Sneed missed his only shot. They go bigger after the TO.

HALF
33
28
Great end to the half. We shoot 55% and hold Pitt to under 50%. They get 8 from their superstar SF Flowers, and 7 points/5 boards from their quality big man, Bragg. They're 1-8 from 3. We need them to stay cold in the 2nd half.


Forte and Moye lead us with 11, Forte 3-3 from 3, Moye 2-2. As a team we're 5-10, as Day missed a few open 3's for the backups. McCants with 6, Barrett with 5. That adds up to 33, that's the entirity of our scoring.
2
18:40
33
30
McCants gets his 3rd foul, I'll keep him in and just go deeper into the bench if he picks up #4.
2
17:30
33
34
They start the half on a 6-0 run. We're missing shots that went in all first half, ugh.
2
14:45
41
34
Well then, 8 in a row for FSU! Moye gets out on the break 4 straight possessions, all after missed jumpers by Pitt. He scores 6 and hits Ozier for 2. Pitt timeout.
2
13:20
45
34
Seriously, where was this vs Tennessee! Another pitt timeout.
2
13:05
45
35
McCants with his 4th foul. Sanders is in.
2
11:25
48
38
Moye hits a 3, he has 22 and is carrying us this half. Pitt with another timeout. Two 6th man boosts and all these timeouts allow us to ride our starters awhile longer.
2
9:10
52
45
We're starting to tire and they're on a run. Seems a good time to get a timeout and get the backups in. As good as the starters were in the first half... well the backups are 2/9 from the floor.
2
7;35
55
50
Bragg, their big man, has 18 now, he has 2 3 point play chances in a row, but missed the FT last time. Slater has 3 fouls now, that's 7 fouls between the two guys assigned to guard Bragg. I get a timeout to emphasize defense, maybe my increases in discipline will make that actually matter?
2
6:05
57
56
They hit 3's on two straight possessions. I get another timeout and get the starters back in.
2
5:00
59
58
We get McCants a good look. They get Bragg his 20th points.
2
3:00
59
58
They miss a couple, we turn it over once and miss a couple. Moye just had a 3 rim out on him. Their ball.
2
2:50
59
60
Bragg draws a foul on Ozier and is up to 22 points as he hits two at the line.
2
2:10
61
60
Sneed finally gets one to go, a turnaround from the right block to put us back up one. Timeout Pitt.
2
1:50
61
62
They shoot a midrange jumper that misses, Bragg with the board and putback... 24. Guy is a monster inside.
2
1:25
64
62
Moye is a monster too. We go into the post to Sneed who makes a good crosscourt pass to an open Moye, his 3 is good, he has 27 now I think.
2
1:10
64
64
They go where else but in to Bragg. 26 for him, what a slugfest down the stretch, this is great.
2
0:42
66
64
Wow! Moye with a tough 3 off the dribble, its no good, but McCants gets the board, he goes back up strong(I considered passing it out and holding the ball, but he was right at the rim), lays the ball in with his left hand, and is fouled by Bragg!!! The free throw is no good, but Ozier gets the board!! Here's that ethical dilemma again... run an offense or hold it til the end? I think with a 7 second difference, knowing I'm going to have to start my offense with 20-25 seconds left anyway to get a reasonable shot(or hold it til the end and end up with a poor contested one), I'll hold it a bit.
2
0:19
68
64
Sneed has a SF on him, I feed him inside, the SF goes for the steal, Sneed has an open layin from just a foot or two away, four point lead!!

Great defense from Forte, they struggle getting it up over half court. They end up taking a bad shot (Bragg from about 18 feet out, just a 2 from the 7 footer). It's no good, Sneed boards with about 8 seconds left. They'd only committed 4 fouls all half and I ran the clock out before they got up to 7.

Florida State 68
#3 Pittsburgh 64

What an outstanding win. Quoted from the scouting report, for once I was dead on about what I saw:

“15.3 ppg so far this year, a huge threat, BUT he has a broken finger which I have felt in the past has hurt my guys' shooting abilities. So hopefully he will be limited by his day to day injury.”

That was about their SG, Wingate, an 89 rated 3 point shooter. He went 0-6 from 3 today, at least 3 of those nearly wide open as I was controlling Moye a lot(since he scored so often) and trying to double down in the post some.

They get a massive game from their center, Bragg. He scores 26 and has 9 boards, 9-14 from the field, 8-11 at the line. But I'll note he let McCants get the offensive board that led to the game winning shot with 40 seconds left. their stud SF, Flowers, only scored 10. He had 5 boards and 5 assists as well in 35 minutes of play. The big stat really was that this team that had 5 guys rated 80+ from 3 shot 4-17 from 3 point range. If Wingate is fully healthy I bet we lose.

Forte: 11 points
Moye: 27 points (9-14 FG/4-7 3/5-6 FT)
Ozier: 2 points
Sneed: 6 points/4 boards/3 assists
McCants: 10 points/9 boards

Barrett: 4 points
Sanders: 4 points/6 boards

McCants was 5-6 inside, I never had him try to score over Bragg except that final shot, but I did feed him a few times with smaller people on him and he did very well. Sneed ended up 3-6 after going 0-3 on his first 3 shots and looking rather terrible.

Moye just came up so big, great game for him against a very very good team.

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:02 AM   #767
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A couple more comments before I advance recruiting. We're still a young team so as frustrated as I felt playing Tennessee, it seems that we're also capable of beating anyone. And that's not surprising for a talented team that relies on a lot of underclassmen... we can beat anyone when we play well, but are capable of days where we'd lose to almost anyone as well.

And secondly... I seem to do better in games where I slow the pace. The theory is for me to have 10 quality players, use them all, and run a lot, take the first good shot, etc. I'm not playing many 100 poitn games, and I'm not forcing it too much. In fact when I slow it down, what I'm doing is just sitting on the ball until there's 15-18 seconds on the shot clock, then going to run a play. In that instance I *have* to take the first shot that appears decent, or Moye or Forte end up playing one on one and launching something as the shot clock expires. But maybe I need to slow things down like that more often even against same level/worse competition? It doesn't make sense, and maybe that's not an important factor, I really don't know.


In Season Recruiting Period

So I expect the SF to sign with us, and I'm going to keep a close watch on the other two high level targets I've got and make a decision on what to do before the week ends.


5* SF Roberto Mayer (#14 OVR/#3 SF/HS AA ) signs with FLORIDA STATE

Even though it was expected its exciting as hell to see. In addition to a top 15 recruit, that's two more valuable coaching points at the end of the year... 5* recruit in-season, and a high school all american. The only recruiting goal i have not completed is to sign the #1 overall recruit. Maybe I'll get lucky one of these seasons and we'll get a #1 recruit from Florida. It seems like i'm having major recruiting success at FSU sooner than EF27 did at Wake. The 8 man class obviously played a *huge* part but I suspect coaching a school in Florida has made a big difference as well.

Outside of signing the #1 recruit, the remainder of my goals involve national awards, having a player/underclassmen selected in the draft, and then the rest are team success type achievements. Be ranked #1, beat the #1 ranked team, and NCAA Tournament Success.

Anyway, back to recruiting:


I perform my recruiting actions, and mid-week Clemson makes an offer on SG Darren Bookout, the stud guard from Wilmington. I've got him up to 99% but that's not enough. Clemson is almost certainly going to land him.

I switch my scholarship over to PF Haminn Millar. Arizona and UCLA seem to have looked elsewhere, UCLA signing the top Center in the nation(as opposed to PF) who was rated nearly this highly, and Arizona seems to need backcourt players and may be ignoring big men completely.

And on the last day of the signing period:

5* PF Haminn Millar (#19 OVR/#2 PF/HS AA) signs with FLORIDA STATE


Wow. I was excited with what might happen with that giant 8 man recruiting class 2 seasons ago, and a couple solid players last year... well now just as those guys become upper classmen, we get to work two mcdonalds all americans into the mix. Amazing.


PF Haminn Millar - 6'9" 218 lbs - #19 OVR/#2 PF - Alhambra, CA

Shooting: B-
Skills: B
Defense: B
Athleticism: A-
Rebounding: A
Inteligence: A
Potential: A-
Size: A-

6'9 can easily become 6'10", so I'm pleased with the size. 12.9 ppg/8.5 rpg in the ABL for the Lakers(hah). 48% from the field/70% from the line.

B- orb/B- drb. B- post off/C post def. B- blocks. C- close/C+ in traffic. Great physical skills... A- vert/B+ str/B hustle. A+ durability. B offensive awareness/C+ defensive awareness. He doesn't scream polished post player, but he should be a solid rebounder with hopefully great potential to grow.


5* SF Roberto Mayer - 6'7" 222 lbs - #14 OVR/#3 SF - Hollywood, FL

Shooting: A-
Skills: B
Defense: B+
Athleticism: A-
Rebounding: B
Intelligence: B+
Potential: A+
Size: B+

17.3 ppg/7.3 rpg/3.4 apg in the ABL. 51% from the floor, 66% from the line, 45% from 3.

B close/B- med/B- 3/C+ off the dribble/C+ in traffic. B- defense/B+ blocks/C+ steals. Looks like he can help out in the post as well. C+ orb/C+ drb. B post off/C+ post def. Those will be scaled for SF's so don't expect like 80+ or anything, but solid. A decent athlete, C+ vertical/C+ str/A+ hustle. And he scouts out with A+ potential. That has never been reliable... but that would be amazing heh.



We did play one game during the week:

Dec 5, 2020

Florida State 59
at New Orleans 58


I'll excuse that since its on the road. Sun Belt teams aren't bad either, though New Orleans is just rated 77 OVR.


My next game is against U(sic)GA in Athens. They're rated 80 OVR and I'll be playing that one out. Then we have 4 games against teams rated 74 and below, I'll sim all 4 of those and it'll be time to start ACC play.


One last note. I have two juniors on the roster, so next year I expect to have two more scholarships. I'll do the same thing I did last season since I'm totally done recruiting. I'll load up on 4* and 5* Juniors and call them all every week and drum up as much interest as possible.
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:16 AM   #768
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Development keeps coming fast. We've got 5 players on the roster rated over 80 now.

Moye 84 (+1 this year so far)
Barrett 81 (+1)
Ozier 81 (+1)
Sanders 80 (+1)
Sneed 80 (+1)

Remember that Moye was a JC transfer and is a senior this year. Those other four guys still have ~2 2/3 years with us to grow.

Additionally, my 3rd string PG, Pearson McClurkin, currently being redshirted, has gained 2 points to his overall rating and is up to 75 OVR.



Three guys i had on my target list signed with ACC opponents. 5* SG Darren Bookout, the SG I really wanted, is going to end up at Clemson. 5* PG Darren Richard, who I almost went after as he was from Florida, signs with Virginia Tech. 4* SF Reece Plummer, who I didn't mention because I had so many 5* targets, is also going to Virginia Tech.


Holy crap... i think I made a note of the fact that the ACC only landed 3 5* recruits as a conference last year between all 12 teams... well there's a HUGE talent infusion coming.

Boston College lands the #20 overall recruit, a 5* PG from New Hampshire.

Clemson loads up with the #7 recruit, PG out of Kentucky, #8 recruit, SG out of North Carolina, and #11 recruit, a PG out of Georgia.

florida State of course has two 5* guys coming in.

Georgia Tech lands #17 overall, 5* SG out of Memphis.

NC State lands the #2 overall recruit, a PG out of Chicago, and the #15 overall recruit, a SG from Florida.

And Virginia Tech lands the #5 overall recruit, a PG from Florida.

That's 10 5* recruits for the league and its only the early signing period.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:22 AM   #770
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December 10, 2020

Florida State (5-2) at The Georgia Redneck Farming Academy (aka University of Georgia)**

**Readers who don't follow college football threads at FOFC may be unaware that I attended Georgia Tech and that my dislike of UGA is actually much stronger than my dislike of Duke I only dislike Duke basketball... UGA gets my full wrath and disdain across the board

TEAM: FSU|UGA
OVR: 88|80
OFF: 87|81
DEF: 89|82
SHT: 89|84
REB: 92|85
COA: 86|85

Our shooting roster strength rating increases from 88->89 with recent development. Georgia has played 3 legit teams. A loss to mid-major power nevada, a loss to #12 Virginia Tech and a loss at Pepperdine, currently ranked 25th. The pepperdine score was 115-62! They barely lost to Va Tech, just by 4 at home, so they're capable of giving good teams a tough run.

Through 8 games their starting center is averaging 23.5 points/game, with no one else in double figures.

Scouting

PG Frederick Stewart – FR – 69 OVR – 82 speed/78 quickness(that's an 'F' for quickness). 81 defense/85 steals. 84 hands/83 passing. 82 close/71 med/65 3/78 off the dribble. Other than being a decent passer... totally subpar. 5.4 ppg/4.3 apg.

SG Baher Ridnour – FR – 74 OVR – 83 speed/82 quickness. 81 defense/82 steals. 84 close/77 med/74 3/80 off the dribble. 82 hustle, just average elsewhere. He's a rather poor ball handler (76/C-). 8.9 ppg.

SF Shawn Bro – SR – 72 OVR – A 6'6” SF. C- speed/C- quickness. C defense(76). 82 close/68 med/71 3. 81 in traffic. Not really that good, not terrible, and a decent athlete (81 vert/74 str). 6 ppg/4.1 rpg.

PF Ije Ramsey – JR – 80 OVR – UGA's highest rated player. A 6'10” natural PF – 80 orb/79 drb. 86 post off/81 post def. 70 blocked shot rating. 92 close/87 in traffic. A- vert/B str/B+ hustle. Nope, this isn't the guy scoring 25/game. He's at 9/game, but he looks very good.

C Sidiki Waters – SR – 74 OVR – 7'2” 263 lbs – 81 orb/77 drb. 71 post off/80 post def. 77 str(b+). 91 close/84 in traffic. 23.5 ppg/8.3 rpg. I checked and he has played in all 8 games... sure he's big and good in close but his post skills on the offensive end aren't great, I'm stunned he's scoring so much. Heh great job in simmed games, he is shooting 40% but taking over 2.5x as many shots as anyone else.

They've got a 7 footer rated 71 OVR coming off the bench who can rebound and score ok. This is a lot different than Tennessee. Tennessee had some solid shooters, this is a team we ought to run out of the gym.

Half
Time
FSU
UGA
Notes
1
17:00
4
8
Waters is 4-4, an offensive board and a steal after we got a rebound... right under their basket and straight up for a dunk. The rest of their team is 0-3.
1
12:00
15
18
Backups are in. Waters has 10 for them, he came out at the 15 minute mark. He's coming back in now.
1
10:20
17
20
Waters picks up foul #2 with a stupid reach in 15 feet out from the basket. He's 6-6 with 12 points, done now for the half presumably.
1
7:10
22
22
Timeout UGA. Day has a 3 and Barrett two buckets driving to the hoop.
1
6:40
22
24
I get a timeout to get the starters back in. McCants sits for a bit longer, Sanders in his place. McCants has significantly lower stamina than the rest of the starters.
1
4:20
24
34
Damn...12-2 run and UGA is up by 10. I get McCants back in, we can't let teams that we are superior to go on runs like this!
1
3:20
24
36
I hate zones... but they have 28 of their 34 points from these big men. So its 2-3 zone time.
1
2:00
27
43
Oh my lord what is happening here! Moye just picked up foul #3 on a stupid reach... I get Barrett in.

HALF
31
41
Well we score the last 4... UGA is shooting 47%, but we are shooting 32%, its offensive ineptitude that's holding us back as much as anything, but their inside game.. WOW.


PF Ramsey has 17 points/7 boards. He's 6-10 and 5-5 at the line. Waters 12 points/4 bords. 6-6 from the floor. Their other 3 starters have 2 points. The backup center in for Waters has 4 points.


We are 9-28 from the floor. Improve on that and we'll be ok I think. Forte has 8, 2-3 from 3. Moye has 5, 1-4 from 3. We needed to go inside more often once Waters was sitting. Sneed 4, McCants just 2. Shoot better and hold their big men down some w/ the zone...
2
17:50
31
50
Holy crap!!!! timeout....
2
16:37
33
50
Ozier beats his man and hits a layin... we're on the board in the 2nd half!
2
15:42
34
56
And thus ends the 2-3 zone experiment. They have hit 4 3's this half now.
2
15:24
36
58
3 fouls on Waters. He sits.
2
11:50
44
62
Timeout UGA after a 4-0 run gets it under 20. Backups are in.
2
8:20
55
70
Offense is clicking pretty nicely, we're running when they miss effectively and scoring alright in the half court. We just had it down to 12 but they hit a 3. They've hit 2 3's in this stretch to kill 6-0 stretches or so. We're cutting into the lead but if they keep nailling 3's every few possessions we'll run out of time.
2
7:40
55
70
Starters back in. Frustrating defensive possession, especially down 15... we play solid defense for 30 seconds and commit a reach in foul 5 seconds left on the shot clock. Their ball, fresh clock.
2
4:50
64
79
We had it down to 11... and they get 4 points in about 15 seconds, right back up to 15.

11 was as close as we got.

Georgia 91
Florida State 75

A higher score than normal since we pushed so hard and with such desparation in the final 10 minutes. Their big men were just incredible, and in the second half they added to it by hitting every open 3 they got. They had just 2 3's in the first half, they finish with 11...

PF Ramsey finishes with 28 points/11 boards, 11-18 and 6-6 from the line. Waters scores 16 with 8 baords, 8-10 from the field. SG Ridnour ends up with 13 and backup guard Helms with 15 as they start hitting 3's like crazy.

Forte: 11 points/3 assists
Moye: 20 points (2-8 from 3)
Ozier: 13 points
Sneed: 8 points/5 boards
McCants: 4 points/10 boards/3 blocks

Barrett: 8 points

It has to be an experience thing, a unity thing or something. We are just godawful on the road. Either that or the Pittsburgh game was a total fluke. I guess we'll find out when ACC play starts soon enough.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:49 AM   #771
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We've got 4 games left in our non-conference schedule, 3 against total cupcakes, and a 4th that we really, really ought to win.

December 14, 2020

at Florida State 77
Florida Gulf Coast 55


who? Moye with 19, Ozier 12, Sneed 12.


Dec 17, 2020

SC Upsate 69
at Florida State 45


This was a home game against a team rated 67 OVR. Ozier with 13. No foul troubles that I see. Moye shoots 3-13. Sneed 3-9. The bench contributes a total of 6 points. Oof.


Dec 26, 2020

at Florida State 68
VMI 52


Sneed 13, Ozier and Forte 11, McCants 9. Moye 2-11 for 5 points!



and this was the only game I thought we might lose:

Dec 30, 2020

at Florida State 69
Penn 60



Sneed with 19, Moye 13, Ozier 10.


So with that we enter ACC play. We're 8-4, with 1 good win and a couple crappy losses. We are lucky this year in that we get to play Virginia and Miami both twice. If we can win all four of those games, and manage in some fashion to split the rest, we're 10-6 in the ACC, and we're 18-10. And most likely if that happens, we're on the bubble. But I don't think any more than that is really realistic. We get a legit chance to fight for a tournament bid

And we get a nice way to ease our way into ACC play, our first game is at home against Miami.


Another 3 1/2 weeks pass with simming these games, and at this point only McClurkin has gained 2 points to his overall rating, but now everyone on the roster, including our freshmen, have gained 1 point. Forte gains a point to get up to 80 OVR. McCants is up to 79, Day up to 74... We now have 6 players on our roster rated 80 OVR.

Most everyone has gained a point to defensive awareness. Some key gains to close range shooting, Sneed is up 1 to 93, Forte and Moye both up 1 as well. backup SG Prosper Day is up to an 84 rated 3 point shooter now. Sneed gains a point in post offense, up to 82 there, McCants up to 84 there. Barrett is now a 90 rated defender. And nearly everyone on the team gains a point in rebounding.


Last note in what must be a huge post by now. Alloway has a confidence of 39%, I'll get him a pep talk or two. He must really feel like he deserves a starting job by now.


Oh oh one last thing. Going into conference play, here's how the ACC looks in the polls(as well as the top of the polls just to see who is hot):

1. Florida
2. Indiana
3. North Carolina
4. Seton Hall
5. Clemson
...
13. Virginia Tech
18. Ohio !
20. Maryland


Ohio is 13-2, including a win over #9 villanova. Quincy Jimenez is now an 87 OVR rated senior SG.


there's a lot of talent in the ACC, hopefully that home game vs Pitt wasn't a fluke and we can pull off wins like that against good teams at least somewhat reliably at home.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #772
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January 9, 2021

Miami (9-4, 0-1 ACC) at Florida State (8-4, 0-0 ACC)

McCants has a dislocated finger, day to day, just for this game. We'll see if that effects his shot much.

TEAM: FSU|MIA
OVR: 89|82
OFF: 88|82
DEF: 89|82
SHT: 89|84
REB: 93|82
COA: 86|86

Our overall roster strength shows gains in OVR rating, offense, and rebounding with our recent development. Miami has been near the bottom of the ACC since I've been here, and really the only thing I can say for them is that they aren't freefalling as badly as UVA. Miami was rated 79 OVR last season so they've improved about as much as us in theory.

They return 4 starters from last year's team and soph center Rex Newman does look like he's developing into a legitmate player.

Scouting

PG Quincy Oneil – JR – 72 OVR – 93 speed/80 quickness. 84 defense/73 steals. C+ hands/C+ passing. 74 close/84 med/74 3/82 off the dribble. Just 3 ppg/3 apg. Decent on ball defense but that's all that stands out, and his quickness is very low.

SG Truman Culc – SO – 69 OVR – 76 defense. 80 close/69 med/65 3. I can't believe they haven't been able to replace this guy yet. Even more, I can't believe he's scoring 10 points/game, hah.

SF Corbin Nevill – SR – 78 OVR – 85 speed/79 quickness. 79 def/75 steals. Fairly solid for a 6'8” natural SF. 84 close/74 med/65 3. Not really good at creating his own shot or maneuvering in traffic. He's an outstanding rebounder... 86/A- for a SF. Just 4 points/game this year though.

PF Pearce Rowland – FR – 75 OVR – 6'6” PF. 80 orb/81 drb. 70 post off/69 post def. 86 close/82 in traffic. 75 blocked shots. Solid athlete, A- vert/B+ str/B- hustle. But he really seems deficient in the post. He still has 8.6 ppg/5.1 rpg. His size and defense has me hoping that Sneed can have a huge day for us.

C Rex Newman – SO – 79 OVR – 90 orb/81 drb. 77 post off/80 post def/84 blocks. 88 close/88 in traffic. Great strength (83/A-). Solid hustle (76/B-) and good hands and steals for a big man. Just 9.2 ppg/5.5 rpg so far this year, I'd expect more since he seems to be turning into their best player by a good long shot. 6'8” btw.

They have a 6'10” backup center, jared bing, rated 77 OVR who averages 12 points/game. And similar to last time we played Miami, they have good big man depth but no guard depth. Must win for us, and something's very wrong if we can't win this one at home. Our team unity is up to 40 now, theirs is 48.

Half
Time
FSU
MIA
Notes
1
19:40
0
2
Heh. They win the jump ball, go inside, draw a shooting foul on McCants. They miss both free throws, get an offensive board, go up again, and MCCants with his 2nd foul. They make both free throws, and I pull McCants after exactly 20 seconds of action.
1
14:40
10
10
Takes a bit longer but we get their center, Newman, down with 2 fouls.
1
12:25
13
12
Backups are in. Their SF Nevill has 7 and is hot early. Culc with a 3 and then a random bucket elsewhere. We have fairly balanced scoring, though I think Moye is still scoreless.
1
9:50
15
19
Backups sucking it up. We've committed 7 total fouls now so they're shooting the rest of the way.
1
8:30
21
19
And just like that Alloway gets a mismatch with a big guy on him for a layup, and Barrett scores twice in transition and we're in the lead.
1
6:20
23
26
I get a timeout to get the starters back in after they go on a 7-2 run. Their 69 rated SG culc has 9 while Nevill has 10 now.
1
3:10
29
28
And we score 6 of the next 8 to go back ahead. I haven't looked at the numbers but I have the sense that free throws are really hurting us. Ozier just went 0-2 after drawing a foul going to the rim. I am guessing we've missed 5 or 6 free throws so far this half.

HALF
39
35
Moye hits a 3 on our last possession and we take a 4 point lead to the locker room. Miami is shooting a lot of 3 pointers, they're only 4/12 though.


WOW, yeah. I mentioned free throws... we've drawn 10 fouls, almost all shooting fouls. We're 8-18 at the line. Forte 4-8, Moye 1-4, Ozier 0-2... those are free throws, not 3's or anything hard, ugh! We have an edge on the boards and in the turnover battle and have taken as many FG's as them despite all the extra free throws (they're 5-9 at the line).


Miami has 12 from SF Nevill, 7 from SG Culc. We get 8 from Moye, 7 from Sanders(playing while McCants was out with foul trouble). Forte 6, Ozier/sneed 4 each. McCants will start the 2nd half.
2
19:00
47
35
Well then. Moye hits a 3, we force a turnover in the backcourt, Moye with a layup. They throw an errant pass, Forte feeds McCants for a big dunk and he's fouled. FT is good. We score 8 before Miami even sets up to run a play on their end.
2
17:15
53
39
Moye has just taken over the game. He scored the final 5 points of the half for us to get to 8 points, and he has 11 of our 14 second half points... he's at 19, very explosive.
2
16:40
55
39
McCants with a reach and foul #3. We'll leave him in for now, Sanders and Delic can cover if he gets in bad foul trouble. Moye with 21 now. They put a SF on him last time down, easy burn and layup.
2
13:35
61
41
Timeout Miami, we're running them out of the gym now.
2
12:25
61
45
Backups are in.
2
10:40
67
45
Another timeout by Miami.

At the 8:30 mark we hit a 25 point lead and I sim the rest of the game.

Florida State 83
Miami 67

Good win, its nice to be able to quick sim one and run away with a game on occasion.

They end up with 17 from Nevill and 10 from Culc.

Forte: 6 points/4 assists/3 steals
Moye: 27 points
Ozier: 4 points/6 boards
Sneed: 9 points/8 boards
McCants: 5 points/3 boards

Sanders: 9 points/9 boards
Barrett: 7 points
Alloway: 6 points
Day: 6 points

1-0 in ACC play!
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:02 AM   #773
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January 12, 2021

Florida State (9-4, 1-0 ACC) at Boston College (14-4, 2-0 ACC)

BC lost the best player in the league last year, a junior guard who went pro early(best player in the league according to the game's info). They've dropped a bit as far as their roster strengh but they're still quite good, they do start 3 underclassmen, one of them a bit out of place, but they have some very talented starters.

TEAM: FSU|BC
OVR: 89|87
OFF: 88|88
DEF: 89|87
SHT: 89|91
REB: 93|85
COA: 86|92

Scouting

PG Andy Garner – SO – 83 OVR – 89 speed/84 quickness. 86 defense/81 steals. Solid. 88 hands/84 passing, a good natural PG. 84 close/76 med/85 3/83 off the dribble/80 in traffic. He's just a soph so he probably doesn't have a great scoring instinct yet but he looks like a guy that can score from all over. 10.2 ppg. Oh, this is BC's 5* JC transfer they brought in last year, this is his first year.

SG Davor Morris – SR – 88 OVR – 87 speed/92 quickness. B vert/B+ str/A- hustle, a great athlete overall. Solid awareness. 84 defense/94 steals(A, very good). Great ball handler (88/A-). 91 close/79 med/87 3/82 off the dribble/85 in traffic. Somehow he just averages 9 points/game so far, he looks like an elite scorer.

SF CC Carroll – SR – 85 OVR – Natural SG, 6'4”. 94 speed but just 84 quickness. 85 defense/79 steals. 91 close/74 med/82 3. Decent in traffice but not as good at creating his own shot off the dribble. He's a fair rebounder. 10.7 ppg/4.6 rpg.

PF Dotun Obrzut – FR – 70 OVR – 6'7” PF – 68 orb/79 drb. 73 post off/75 post def. 85 close/84 in traffic. Really not good at all. 2.4 ppg so far.

C Sidiki Sarchet – SO – 78 OVR – 6'8” natural PF. 85 orb/82 drb. 78 post off/74 post def. 90 close/85 in traffic. Not strong at all(64/C+). 10.3 ppg/4.9 rpg. Very undersized.

They have an ok bench. Two guards in the mid-70s and a couple backup SF's and big men in the low 70s. They are tiny though, we have a huge size advantage inside, something we can hopefully capitalize on. Aside from Morris, we are similarly talented teams, we are more talented from top to bottom but they have the two best players on the court in Morris and Carroll. Home court is likely huge in a matchup like this. And today the Eagles have it.

Half
Time
FSU
BC
Notes
1
13:00
11
14
Even start, then a 9-2 run for BC, and we've got a couple shots to get back to within a possession. McCants comes out, he gets tired sooner than everyone else. The rest of the starters will sit in a minute or so. Morris and Carroll have 12 of their 14 points.
1
11:30
13
18
Backups are in. Sneed, McCants and Moye have all our points, 5 for Moye, 4 for each of the bigs. Sneed is struggling a lot more than I expected this year though, no big games and lots of 40% shooting days.
1
6:10
20
25
We got down as much as 8 and had cut it to as close to 3 til they just scored on a fast break layup. I get a timeout to get the starters back in. As their roster rating suggests, they are a very good shooting team.
1
3:30
26
29
Forte and Moye hit back to back 3's and BC calls a timeout, just a 3 point game now.
1
2:25
30
29
BC inexplicably throws the inbounds pass away(like right out of bounds by everyone), and we get a good look for Sneed inside. They miss on their next trip and McCants is there on the secondary break for a layin, we lead by 1! BC Timeout.

HALF
37
33
Solid first half, we're playing well on both ends. BC is 14-27 from the field, we're 14-29. 3 pointers are even, we're 6-8 from the line, they're 2-2 to account for the 4 point spread. They actually have a small edge on the boards which surprised me, but we have forced a couple more turnovers and have 1 more blocked shot.


They get 11 from SG Morris, 6 from C Sarchet. Only 4 from Carroll. Moye leads us with 13. Sneed and McCants have 6 each(both shooting 3-5) and Forte has 5. Ozier is scoreless. We just need to play good enough defense to prevent a big run in the 2nd half and we should be in the game... on the road against talented players that is easier said than done sometimes.
2
13:15
53
43
Outstanding start to the half... Ozier has 6 now after a scoreless first half, Moye is up to 17, and Sneed is up to 12. Sneed is all over the boards, he's pulling down everything on both ends, up to 11 boards total now. All 3 of his second half buckets have been from scooping up loose balls or grabbing offensive boards. Starters are gassed from this run though and the backups are in.
2
12:45
55
43
Their PG falls over trying to bring the ball up against Alloway, he misses a shot but Sanders is there for the putback. Timeout BC.
2
11:05
59
45
Another timeout by BC, I guess they feel like this game is getting away from them.
2
8:30
61
47
Starters are back in. They bring Morris and their starting PG back in and I don't want them to go on a run. I've got most of my timeouts too so I should be good. Day with 8 today for the backups, a career high for him off the bench(not saying much, but nice to see him get going a bit).
2
4:00
67
54
Still looking very good with 4 to go.
2
2:30
69
57
Sneed is just great today.

BC may not be the best team in the league this year, but they still have some extremely talented players, and beating them by double figures on the road feels really good.

Florida State 73
Boston College 60

Their backcout dominates, but not quite enough. 24 from Morris, 11 from Carroll, 10 from Garner. We end up with a solid edge on the boards, 29-22, after being at a disadvantage in the first half, a big turnaround.

Forte: 5 points/2 steals
Moye: 17 points
Ozier: 6 points
Sneed: 22 points/13 boards
McCants: 8 points/7 boards

Day: 8 points

Sneed ties a career high in points and sets a career rebounding mark. McCants has a very solid day in support of Sneed inside. Moye with another solid, consistent performance.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:12 AM   #774
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I plan on playing more games in conference play now that I've got my own recruits at a power school. But this next game is one of the ones to sim.

Jan 16, 2021

at #5 Clemson 70
Florida State 59


Clemson has 5 starters rated as high or higher than Moye, our top rated player. Moye with 15, Sneed with 8 in the loss.

Looking at my schedule, I may well play out every game left in the ACC Regular season. The only other game we have left that appears impossible is a road game in Chapel Hill, but that's the very last day of the season.


After the Clemson game the new polls come out:

1. Florida
2. Clemson
3. Seton Hall
4. North Carolina
5. Indiana

15. Virginia Tech
22. Ohio
25. Maryland

Clemson is 13-1, North Carolina 19-1.


This week we play a Wake Forest team that we ought to beat, then a home game vs ranked Virginia Tech, i'm real curious to see how we hold up in that one.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:27 AM   #775
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How can you play the teams using Icy's idea?

I select all the games for my recruited player but it only lets me watch or simulate, not take control. I tried choose side option, tried selecting at pre-game screen, but the controller wouldn't move.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:53 AM   #776
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January 20 2021

Wake Forest (12-9, 0-4 ACC) at Florida State (10-5, 2-1 ACC)

Well Wake is struggling against ACC competition so hopefully we have an edge over them today.

TEAM: FSU|WFU
OVR: 89|86
OFF: 88|85
DEF: 89|85
SHT: 89|89
REB: 93|92
COA: 86|77

Wake lost at Miami and then to NC State, Clemson and Virginia Tech, 3 of the top 4 teams in the league early on(in addition to North Carolina). Wake lost 3 starters from a subpar team last year. Dino Guadio just isn't a power conference level coach in this game. I don't understand why he hasn't been fired yet.

Scouting

PG Kris Bosley – JR – 76 OVR – 91 speed/84 quickness. 84 defense/83 steals. 84 close/83 med/77 3/80 off the dribble. Awful awareness and not a great athlete. A poor natural PG really, 81 hands/72 passing... both C ratings. 8.1 ppg.

SG Prosper Bland – JR – 82 OVR - 92 speed/85 quickness. Great vert and hustle(92 hustle/A-). 82 defense/76 steals. 88 close/77 med/85 3/82 off the dribble. 10.2 ppg/5.2 rpg so far this year.

SF Roosevelt Radziejewski – SR – 84 OVR – 6'6” natural SF – 86 speed/82 quickness. 82 defense/69 steals. 87 close/77 med/63 3/86 in traffic. Great awareness... 81 off/83 def, he was a coach on the floor as a junior, and has obviously just improved. 18.5 ppg/5.4 rpg, by far the star of the team.

PF Tomas Prancilauskas – SR – 77 OVR – A natural SF, just 6'5”, not a good rebounder or post man at all. 65 post off/65 post def. 86 close/81 in traffic. 78 orb/78 drb. He's fast and a decent midrange shooter, but just 6.5 ppg/5.2 rpg. Hopefully a good sign for our post players again today.

C Jeffrey Eldridge – SO – 76 OVR – 81 orb/88 drb. 79 post off/68 post def. 6'11” PF. 88 close/86 in traffic. Poor awareness. Good athletic skills, 76 STR/75 hustle. Just 6 ppg, but he looks like a fairly solid offensive player. He's got size but his defense is seriously lacking.

Wake has an 81 rated SG on the bench, an outstanding shooter but poor defender, SG Hall, averaging 9.5 ppg. They've got no size off the bench. Looksl ike we need to just try to negate their guards and pound it inside. My main concern is Radziejewski, and the team unity issues with him out there... 73-42 edge with their coach on the floor.

Half
Time
FSU
WFU
Notes
1
13:25
15
12
Well so much for inside scoring, early on at least. Sneed and McCants are a combined 0-5 from the field, McCants has two free throws. Moye has 2 3 point plays but has missed a couple open 3 pointers. They play a 2-3 zone so If we can hit 3's we will do real well. They're having a lot of success driving to the hoop. Backups are in.
1
12:20
15
17
Terrible start for the backups, I get a timeout just because things look so bad early on., even though its just a little 5-0 stretch.
1
7:50
23
25
Starters are back in. We're 1-9 against their zone from 3. Day and Alloway combine for 0-5, all wide open, both are very good 3 point shooters... owell. Still only down 2 despite that.
1
6:35
28
27
Back in the lead, thanks to transition buckets from Moye and Ozier.
1
5:55
30
30
Ozier and Sneed both have 2 fouls. I sit Sneed for Sanders, Sneed is ineffective anyway. Ozier will stay in, Barrett will be fine if Ozier picks up another. Also I didn't mention it earlier, Alloway picked up two late fouls before the backups sat, in addition to an early one, and has 3 already. Needless to say, Wake is in the bonus.
1
3:20
34
40
Wake is officially on fire from 3. Ok, actually, they're not overall... 4-13 on the game. But 3 of their last 4. Bleh. Meanwhile, FSU is 1-13 from 3. Moye is 0-5, all catch and shoot wide open 3's agaisnt their zone. Frustrating!

HALF
43
51
Well that got ridiculous late. In the final two minutes, Radziejewski scores 7, 2 offensive boards/putbacks and a 3, and they get a 3rd offensive board/putback from Eldridge, their center. Radziejewski has 20 points... insane half for him. 7-10, 2-4 from 3, 4-4 from the line. Barrett is going to play the 2nd half. Radziejewski is a natural SF but plays more like a guard, those offensive boards notwithstanding.


They are 5-15 from 3, 17-34 from the floor and 12-14 from the line. We're 16-36 from the floor, 2-16 from 3, 9-13 from the line. Moye is 1-8 from 3, bringing up the question.. when you have a good shooter missing wide open shots over and over, when do you stop taking them? Moye has 13 anyway, getting most in transition. Sanders has a great half, first with the backups and then coming in for Sneed. He's 6-6 with 12 points.


They're getting a lot in transition after our long missed 3's. Moye would have a huge huge game if he could start hititng them, but the best option may be just to stop taking them as a team to prevent them from running out on the break.
2
14:50
53
63
So frustrating. We have 11 offensive boards, way more than I thought. But 4 points off them, they have blocked shots like crazy when Sneed or McCants tries to go back up after a board. Wake has 7 offensive boards, 13 second chance points.


Forte has hit a couple 3's, Moye is still cold as ice. But right now its 100% rebounding that's costing us. I get Sanders in for McCants, he's getting tired. I'm down to 2 timeouts already.
2
13:45
60
63
Coming out of the timeout Moye hits a 3. They miss one and Moye finds Sneed on the secondary break for a bucket. They miss another, and Moye gets out on the break again, draws a foul and hits 2 at the line. Despite his awful shooting he does have 18.
2
12:30
64
65
Sneed with 2 more in the post, Moye with 2 more in transition after a steal. Timeout Wake.
2
12:15
66
65
Another miss, we've stopped allowing the offensive boards which has totally made the difference(note all the fast break buckets after rebounds we're getting now). Barrett with a great bucket in transition and we lead.
2
10:15
71
65
Another timeout Wake. Apparently with Moye the answer was “keep jacking them up” ... he just hit another 3, and while the majority of his points are coming in transition, he does have 3 scattered 3 pointers now as part of his 25 points.
2
9:55
74
69
Backups are in finally, a couple 6th man boosts in there kept us going. Ozier is playing with the backups. Normal big men, Sanders and Slater.
2
6:20
79
73
They score the first 4 and I slow it down. After a very long possession where we get two offensive boards and kick it out both times, we get a 3 from Alloway, followed by a defensive stop and Day gets out on the break and draws a foul, hitting two free throws.


McCants is back to 100%, he's back in.
2
5:30
79
75
I get a timeout(just 1 left) and get the starters back in, Barrett playing SF.
2
3:45
82
80
They've cut it down to 2, we got a 3 by Moye but a couple missed buckets inside. Our ball.
2
3:00
85
82
Forte with a 3, Eldridge(C) with a 2 for them inside.
2
2:30
88
82
Forte with another 3. He's got 5 of them now. Timeout Wake.
2
2:10
88
85
Their SG, Bland, with a 3. I haven't highlighted him at all but he's had a hell of a second half. He has 21 total now, at least 15 in the second half I think.
2
1:30
88
87
Forte misses an open 3, and they get out on the break, hitting a runner in the lane to cut it to 1. I call my last timeout.
2
1:00
88
87
Sneed gets a pretty good look, a turnaround from the left baseline, towards his strong hand(he's left handed) but it rolls off the rim, their ball.
2
0:49
88
87
They take a quick 3, miss, and Barrett snags the rebound. Our ball up 1.
2
0:23
90
87
Sneed isn't going to miss twice in a row. Barrett feeds it in low, and Sneed gets a good looking hook shot straight in front of the goal from about 8 feet out. Wake gets it to midcourt and calls a timeout.
2
0:11
92
87
They look for the quick 2 instead of a 3, but their feed inside is a poor one, we get the steal. They foul and Barrett is money from the line.
2
0:04
92
90
They hit a big 3, Barrett goes to the line after the inbounds, up 2 with 4 seconds left.
2
0:04
94
90
First free throw is good. And the second!

Close one there but we get another big win, 3-1 in ACC play now.

Florida State 94
Wake Forest 90

Wake shoots 50% for the game, despite 8/27 from 3. They were jacking them up almost as much as we were. They were great inside. Once I put Barrett on Radziejewski their SG seemed to take over immediately, but he wasn't quite as effective so that was ok by me.

Radziejewski ended up with 27 points/9 boards/6 assists, a monster game. Bland, their SG, with 21. Center Eldrige has 11 points/11 boards.

Forte: 15 points/3 assists
Moye: 31 points
Ozier: 6 points
Sneed: 9 points/9 boards
McCants: 4 points/9 boards

Sanders: 12 points/6 boards
Barrett: 8 points

Forte was 5-8 from 3 after starting 0-2. moye, however... 4-15. Seriously, he's a good shooter, so I really just cannot pass up those open looks over their zone, no matter how many he misses. Maybe something to work on. He was brilliant in transition though, 6-6 from 2, and 7-7 from the line. Sneed struggled a ton as well, 9 points but on 4-12 shooting. McCants was 1-4, Sanders was the only one who was effective at all, going 6-6 in the first half but giving way to Sneed in the 2nd half. Interesting game, fast paced, and they played a zone probably 80% of their possessions, we haven't seen that much lately.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:54 AM   #777
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How can you play the teams using Icy's idea?

I select all the games for my recruited player but it only lets me watch or simulate, not take control. I tried choose side option, tried selecting at pre-game screen, but the controller wouldn't move.

I dunno! I can try it tomorrow if no one else has answered. Mainly I'm quoting this so the question doesn't get lost between the last two games I posted though
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Are we talking about ABL games?
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:30 PM   #779
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I have also started to play CH2k8 again this week, in fact started today a new dynasty but playing it like in "player RPG mode".

I have created a recruit, a PG that is rated in the high 70's. Then i took over the worst team (just because i need to coach a team) and simed a season, to see who recruited him. He ended in Northwestern, so i selected all the games from that team schedule to be playable and i play with player lock only as that created PG. When he is out of the court, i set the controller in the middle and just watch my team mates play.


This is what Izulde is talking about. Open legacy I assume?
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:46 PM   #781
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yeah, I just started up an open legacy, set myself as the coach of Hartford, and then went in and selected all of UNC's games. It lets me play as North Carolina no problem.
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Ah, I think you just select play game then in the options menu you select player lock.

But Play Game isn't an option.

Maybe it's because I'm in Closed Legacy as Radii suggests.
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Closed legacy limits a lot more than just who you can coach. I think in an open legacy you can edit players and do all kinds of other things that closed doesn't allow, that's almost certainly it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:24 PM   #784
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#15 Virginia Tech (13-4, 3-2 ACC) at Florida State (11-5, 3-1 ACC)

TEAM: FSU|VT
OVR: 89|91
OFF: 88|91
DEF: 89|89
SHT: 89|94
REB: 93|88
COA: 86|93

Virginia Tech opened ACC play with losses to North Carolina and Clemson, both teams seemingly head and shoulders above the rest of the league. They have wins over UVA, Duke and Wake, three of the bottom teams right now.

The Hokies have a superstar PG rated the “best playmaker” in the league. They return 3 starters on a team that made the NCAA Tournament last year, and two seasons ago they had a top 5 recruiting class. They should be fairly loaded right now.

Scouting

PG JB Matsui – SR – 89 OVR – Elite speed: 93 spd/91 qck. Great defender (91/A-). Outstanding PG skills (94 hands/88 passing (A/B+)). 93 close/65 med/83 3. 90 off the dribble. Also 86 defensive awareness (A-) and offensive awareness of 80 makes him a coach on the floor. 16.1 ppg/4.8 apg. Matsui is a superstar, a likely lottery selection in the draft.

SG Jarred Warzynski – JR – 83 OVR – 93 speed but just 83 quickness. 80 defense/79 steals. 84 close/74 med/75 3. 81 off the dribble/80 in traffic. Great hustle(93/A) and very consistent. 82 defensive awareness... Just 8 ppg, overshadowed big time by Matsui and Harmon.

SF Denham Caskill – SR – 79 OVR – 6'5” SF – 87 speed/84 quickness. 78 defense/80 steals. 87 close/75 med/77 3/85 in traffic. Not a bad player, speedy though a little light on the defense. Completely overshadowed by the stars on the team. 4.6 ppg/4.4 rpg.

PF Etienne Harmon – SR – 86 OVR – 6'7” PF – 87 orb/85 drb. 94 post off/85 pst def. 86 blocks (A-). 80 steals... as good as a guard. 90 close/80 med/91 in traffic. 17.7 ppg/5.6 rpg.

C Tommie Graves – FR – 79 OVR – 6'10” natural center. 87 orb/77 drb. 84 post off/86 post def. 88 close/84 in traffic. Hell of a freshman... Just 5 ppg/4.4 rpg.

backup PG Melvin Bright is from that top 5 recruiting class a couple years ago. He's an 81 rated soph that is a lights out shooter (86 3) and great ball handler/passer.

Va Tech has 12 players rated 78 or better. 9 of them are 80+, they have two elite post players backing up Harmon and Graves, and some speedy guards. Matsui and Harmon are very very talented players as well, this is a solid team.

With the coach on the floor they have a 78-44 unity edge. Virginia Tech runs a 2-3 zone as their primary defense so hopefully we're shooting well.

Half
Time
FSU
VT
Notes
1
12:35
6
12
We slow this one down but Va Tech is scoring anyway, we had a 6-5 lead and they've run off 7 in the last 2 minutes. We just have two field goals, a look inside for Sneed and a 3 by Moye, plus a free throw. We're pretty cold here. Timeout to get the backups in.
1
10:16
12
14
Day starts out shooting the 3 well, he's 2-3 for our next 6 points. Timeout Va Tech.
1
7:30
15
21
Starters are back in, Va Tech back in control after that last timeout.
1
2:05
24
27
Turnovers are killing us, we've got 5, va tech 0. Otherwise we'd likely be ahead. Forte just hit a 3 and Va Tech has a timeout.

HALF
26
32
It could be a lot worse. 6 turnovers to 0. They have 11 from SF Caskill and 7 from Warzynski. Matsui has just been a distributor to this point, he isn't looking to shoot. PF Harmon is 2-5 for just 4 points inside. They're just under 50% overall, and 4-10 from 3.


Thanks to the turnovers, and a couple fouls, we've taken 12 less shots than Va Tech. We have 6 FT's, they have 0. We're 9-19 from the floor, 4-8 from 3. Moye leads us with 9 points, just 1 3 and a few drives to the hoop. Day has 6, no other starter has more than 3. Sneed is 1-4 inside, McCants just 0-1. Don't turn it over and make a few more 3's and we have a shot.
2
19:00
30
35
Well they run 34 seconds off the shot clock before Matsui drains a contested 3, he's on the board. But we get even plus one as Moye is fouled while making a 3. A rare 4 point play.
2
16:30
35
35
It takes a few more minutes but we're playing some stellar defense, combined with some cold shooting from the hokies. Forte gets a big man on him and blows by him for a layup, and we get out in transition and Ozier gets a 3 point play to tie the game up.
2
15:55
39
35
Wow! McCants with a blocked shot, earning us a 6th man boost. Ozier with a great move in transition, he hits what appears to be an extremely difficult shot while being fouled by Warzynski. He misses the FT, but McCants grabs the board. Another mismatch with a big on Forte, Forte drives and is fouled, making both FT's. 13-0 run after their opening 3 pointer! Timeout Hokies.
2
14:30
39
40
Well we knew that wouldn't last. They hit a 3 out of the timeout, and then get a layup from PF Harmon to take the lead. I get a timeout.
2
13:00
39
40
Va Tech gets another timeout, not sure why. McCants has the 6'7” Harmon on him, and it seems incredibly enticing to just get him the ball repeatedly, but Harmon's post skills(and stealing ability) seem to outweight the height differnence. McCants can barely take a step before the ball is stripped heh.
2
11:05
45
42
Steals on two straight possessions put us back in the lead. On the first Forte gets a layup in transition, we pull it out on the second and get Ozier a good look. The 2nd steal generates a 6th man boost and the starters are still hanging around.
2
8:20
47
46
Backups are coming in. They'll probably play til the 5 minute mark or so and hopefully not give the game away.
2
6:35
51
46
Two strong defensive trips, and Alloway puts a great 1 on 1 move on their backup PG for a layup. Then we get a fast break where Day throws down a nice 1 handed jam. 5 point lead! Timeout Va Tech
2
5:10
52
48
Starters are back in to finish off the game.
2
3:15
57
52
They hit a jumper, I get a hook shot by Sneed. They hit another jumper, and this time Sneed/Forte work an inside out and Forte drains an open 3.
2
3:05
57
55
Heh, Caskill with an immediate 3 for them. He's got 21, and I get Barrett in for Ozier after calling a timeout. I need the defense I think.
2
1:53
57
60
Oh bad bad stretch. Forte throws a bad pass trying to feed the post, they get a layup. Then we turn it over in the backcourt against their press... Caskill with another 3 and he has 24. I get another timeout.
2
1:07
59
60
Sneed misses a hook shot, they run some clock but Matsui misses a jumper on their end. We get Forte out on the break who hits Sneed streaking down the lane... down 1 with just over a minute left.
2
1:00
59
60
They throw it away in the backcourt against our press! McCants picks up a loose ball and we set up our offense.
2
0:41
59
60
I get a timeout. 13 seconds left on the shot clock. I had Sneed in the post but decided not to shoot and he seemed to be camping out in the lane for a LONG time. So I called a timeout b/c I would be real pissed if a bullshit 3 second call cost me the game here.
2
0:30
62
60
Barrett feeds Moye for an open 3, its GOOD! Their ball, two point game.
2
0:06.6
64
60
They throw it away!!! They go back and forth with Matsui and Warzynski for a bit, then Warzynski tries to kick it out to the wing for Caskill, but Barrett picks off the pass. Genius coaching move to bring Barrett in for Ozier for defense, eh? Actually Barrett deflects the pass, Sneed picks it up and gets fouled. First FT good. Second...GOOD.

They miss a 3 as time expires.

Florida State 64
#15 Virginia Tech 60

I really thought we weren't going to pull this one off once they went ahead by 3 with 2 minutes to go. It felt like we were falling apart all of a sudden with some bad turnovers and that Va Tech's talent was going to take over. But we didn't panic and got a couple bounces to go our way, Moye hits a massive clutch 3 with 30 seconds left and we pull off the win over a top 20 team!

Virginia Tech gets 11 steals and forces 13 turnovers, while only turning it over 5 times themselves. I rarely mention turnovers because there are simply too few in this game... but turnovers from bad passes very very often end up layups the other way. 13 turnovers, allowing 11 steals is huge and the fact we still won is pretty amazing to me.

We win the rebounding battle 25-18, that helps quite a bit. Their SF, Caskill, I believe I referred to him as “not bad... completely overshadowed by their better players” when I scouted them out, scores 24, the only Hokie in double figures. Matsui has 7 assists but is way off shooting, 2-9, 1-5 from 3.

Forte: 14 points/4 assists (2-2 from 3)
Moye: 16 points (3-4 from 3)
Ozier: 9 points
Sneed: 11 points/5 boards
McCants: 0 points/4 boards/2 blocks (0-4 shooting)

Day: 8 points

I don't know what's changed from when we were losing to inferior Tennessee team to now, but we are playing really really well to start out the ACC season.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:33 PM   #785
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ACC Standings:

1. #2 Clemson 5-0
2. #5 North Carolina 5-1
3. Georgia Tech 5-1
4. NC State 4-1
5. Florida State 4-1
6. Maryland 3-2
7. #16 Virginia Tech 3-3
8. Boston College 2-3
9. Miami 1-5
10. Duke 0-5
11. Wake Forest 0-5
12. Virginia 0-5


We are right there at 4-1 in conference play. Our RPI is also 48th. We're 2-2 vs the RPI top 50, 2-0 vs 51-100. So that'll need to improve if we want a shot at an at-large bid.

This week we have two games that we ought to win... but they're road games so I'm always apprehensive. We travel to Durham to face the 0-5 Blue Devils, and Virginia to face the worst team in the league, Virginia.


Additionally, the development keeps rolling in. We're going to have some true studs by the time their senior seasons roll around. Ozier, Barrett, Sneed and Alloway have all gained a 2nd point to their overall ratings now. The gains show in our roster strength, we're still rated 89 OVR, but our defensive rating has gone up from 89 to 90.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #786
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Closed legacy limits a lot more than just who you can coach. I think in an open legacy you can edit players and do all kinds of other things that closed doesn't allow, that's almost certainly it.

Yeah, I'm sure it is.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:09 AM   #787
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Florida State (12-5, 4-1 ACC) at Duke (10-7, 0-5 ACC)

TEAM: FSU|DUKE
OVR: 89|84
OFF: 88|85
DEF: 90|84
SHT: 89|86
REB: 93|86
COA: 86|88

Well hopefully we can find a road edge over a Duke squad that hasn't won in the ACC yet. Although admittedly they haven't played a single one of the easier teams in the league... losses to UNC, Va Tech, road losses to BC and NCSU and a home loss to Ga Tech. So I'm not expecting us to blow them out, but 0-5... a good team finds a couple wins in that run.

We beat a much better than this Duke team last year, they lost 90 rated soph PG Alfred Ball to the NBA and have a 67 rated freshman in his place.

Scouting

PG Dwayne Wong – FR – 67 OVR – 82 defense... 88 speed... that's all i've got that's good to say. 75 close/69 med/72 3. C- hands/C passing. 4.3 ppg.

SG Jerry Colter – JR – 83 OVR – 91 speed/85 quickness. 85 defense/81 steals. 82 close/83 med/83 3. Not great in traffic or off the dribble, and not a particularly noteworthy athlete. A good shooter, good defender with speed. Not really very good awareness. 11.8 ppg.

SF Pedro Gastel – SR – 86 OVR – 6'6” natural SF – 81 speed/75 quickness. 78 defense/72 steals. 93 close/86 med/82 3/87 in traffic. Definitely an offensive player. He doesn't have a lot of speed of defensive abilities. Good leaper, average hustle... we'll see how it translates on the court. 16.2 ppg/6.6 rpg so far this year, seems to clearly be the #1 option. Gastel is a coach on the floor.

PF Reid Luiz – SO – 81 OVR – Natural SF – just 6'5” - 77 orb/83 drb. 69 post off/67 post def. 82 close/82 in traffic. He's a fairly solid looking SF, but just so far out of place playing the 4. 8.4 ppg/7.7 rpg nonetheless.

C Ulrich Mathis – SR – 74 OVR – 6'7” PF – 77 orb/83 drb. 85 post o ff/79 post def. 90 close/83 in traffic. 5.5 ppg.

Duke has a backup SF rated 77 OVR. No one else on the team is rated over 75... we should have a huge edge here. They do have a 68-44 unity edge thanks to the coach on the floor. And we're at Cameron.

Half
Time
FSU
DUKE
Notes
1
15:20
10
4
Timeout Duke. Gastel scored 4 for them in the first 2 minutes and they've gone cold since.
1
13:50
15
6
Another timeout Duke
1
11:00
20
12
I get a timeout to get the backups in. Gastel has 10 of their 12 points. Barrett will stick him and we'll see if that works better on him. Can't complain given the score regardless.
1
9:55
25
12
Day explodes for 5 quick points, Duke's turn for a timeout.
1
5:45
31
23
I get another timeout to get the starters back in, backups scored ok but played shit defense.
2
2:10
35
32
Jesus... Gastel with 19, Moye with 3 straight open 3's whiffed in a row. I call a timeout. I'm putting barrett in with the starters to try to slow Gastel.

HALF
37
39
Well they hit a 3 from 28 feet out as time expires to take the lead. Duke plays a 2-3 zone mixed with some 1-2-2 zone. And you know what that means. Moye is stubbornly jacking up 3's time after time after time. He's 1-8. No more of that.


Gastel has 19, Colter has 9 for t hem... their two clear top rated players. Barrett will play more minutes in the second half and guard Gastel.


Moye leads us with 11, Day has 8 off the bench, Sneed 6 and Forte 5. Despite the zone I remind myself we have a huge size advantage and need to go inside a lot more often.
2
15:45
44
43
We take the lead back, our defense is improved obviously, they're missing a lot of jumpers all around. If we could make FT's we'd be up by a good deal more.
2
14:01
49
45
Timeout Duke. Moye with his 2nd 3 of the half(I know, I said I'd stop! But I can't!). And Moye with a steal and dish to Forte for a dunk and we're back up 4.
2
12:00
55
47
Moye has taken over, with 9 of our last 13 points and assists on the other two baskets. Backups are in for now. I let Duke back into the game in the first half by trying to have the backups run at the same pace as the starters. Not doing that this time.
2
9:30
55
54
So much for keeping them from coming back. Gastel with 24 now, he just hit a 3 to cut the lead to 1. Timeout FSU.
2
7:45
57
56
Sneed and Forte are ready to come back in, they're back, other starters still sitting.
2
6:00
57
56
I call my last timeout and get the rest of my starters back in. Duke still has two. I thought I had 2 left, not just 1, whoops. But regardless, starters (Barrett instead of Ozier) are in for the stretch run.
2
3:55
62
56
After a couple empty possessions on each end, Forte beats his man one on one for a bucket, we get a rebound and Moye hits a 3, and we're up 6 with under 4 to go.
2
2:45
64
60
Our ball up 4. They score twice straight, most recently a big dunk by Gastel. We got another jumper by Moye on our end.
2
2:05
66
60
Sneed with a sweet turnaround on the left baseline. Duke timeout.
2
1:05
66
61
Colter hits 1 of 2 at the line after empty trips on both ends. We're up 5 with just over a minute left. Gastel missed a 3 for them last possession. He was way too open heh, we got lucky.
2
0:36
68
61
Sneed with another turnaround and that should put it away.

It is indeed put away.

Florida State 70
Duke 61

Gastel scores 26 for them and has a huge day. Colter scores 12, but unfortunately, those are their only two truly talented players. We outrebound them 33-22, and while I never focus heavily inside, Sneed does pull down a double double and McCants has a great day on the boards as well.

Forte: 11 points/4 assists
Moye: 27 points/3 assists
Ozier: 2 points
Sneed: 12 points/10 boards
McCants: 4 points/11 boards

Day: 8 points
Alloway: 5 points

Moye shoots 10-22, 4-13 from 3. That's 3-5 in the 2nd half. I keep wondering out loud when I should stop shooting 3 pointers when Moye goes through a cold stretch, but he keeps winning games for me, so the answer is probably “shut up and keep shooting”
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:21 AM   #788
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Virginia is just far and away the worst team in the league, so i think I can sim my games against them this year since I'm playing out most of the rest of the conference schedule.

Jan 30, 2021

Florida State 79
at Virginia 49


Moye 23, Sneed 18, Ozier 10. Forte with 6 points/7 assists.


Our RPI raises to #37 after two wins that week. Media top 25:

1. Florida
2. Clemson
3. Seton Hall
4. Indiana
5. Pittsburgh
6. North Carolina
...
16. Virginia Tech
21 Ohio



And the development just keeps coming. At the start of the last week I reported that Ozier, Barrett, Sneed and Alloway had all now gained 2 points on the season. Add to that list Moye, Forte, Sanders, and Slater.

The top of our roster as far as overall ratings now looks like this:

Moye - 85 OVR
Barrett: 82 OVR
Ozier - 82 OVR
Forte - 81 OVR
Sneed - 81 OVR
Sanders - 81 OVR


Moye is still just a dark horse to make the NBA, meaning that we're likely 2 seasons away from having someone drafted (I'm assuming that one ofthese guys.... Barrett/Forte/Ozier/Sneed... will develop enough to get drafted.

And lastly, the top of the ACC Standings, since we're right up there:

1. Clemson 7-0
2. Florida State 6-1
3. Georgia Tech 6-2
4. North Carolina 6-2
5. NC State 5-2
6. Virginia Tech 4-3
7. Maryland 4-3

Our opposition this week? North Carolina and Georgia Tech. UNC at home, Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:49 AM   #789
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#6 North Carolina(21-3, 6-2 ACC) at Florida State (12-5, 4-1 ACC)

Clemson and North Carolina seem to be well above the rest of the league.

TEAM: FSU|UNC
OVR: 89|93
OFF: 88|94
DEF: 90|92
SHT: 89|97
REB: 93|94
COA: 86|90

North Carolina returns four of its five starters from last season, only losing their PG, a freshman who was the #1 recruit in the nation. They've replaced him with a junior PG rated about as well. UNC's 3 losses this year are to #4 Indiana, #2 Clemson, and a 1 point loss to Wake Forest. They had two starters hurt last week though, including stud SG Haigler, helping to explain away the loss to Wake.

Scouting

PG Holland Freedman – JR – 83 OVR – 89 speed/89 quickness. 88 defense/77 steals. 87 hands/83 passing, both solid B- ratings. 87 close/81 med/86 3, a great shooter. 83 off the dribble. Just 5.3 ppg but I fear he'll do a lot betterthan that against me heh.

SG Russ Haigler – SR – 91 OVR – 89 speed/90 quickness. 83 defense/83 steals. 86 close/87 med/91 3. Just 78 off the dribble. Good but not great athlete, good but not great awareness. Hell of a shooter though. 14.5 ppg/2.5 apg. Lottery pick.

SF Phil Atangana – SO – 87 OVR – 6'7” natural SG – 91 speed/84 quickness. 84 defense/90 steals. 90 close/77 med/74 3/87 off the dribble. Great defensive awareness, not as much on offense. 9.5 ppg/5.6 rpg.

PF Marcel Konate – SR – 91 OVR – 6'6” PF – 83 orb/89 drb. 86 post off/90 post def. 79 blocks(B). 75 steals/A-. 95 close/91 med/74 3/88 in traffic. 95 hustle, coach on the floor... A- speed, the guy can do everything. There are 30 separate ratings that players are rated on. Konate is A- or better in 14 of them. 19.7 ppg/6.7 rpg/2.0 blocks. When we played UNC last year they underused Konate, so we'll see. Possible top pick.

C Quinton Diame - SR – 73 OVR – 7'3” which is all that you need to know. Poor rebounding ratings, poor post ratings. 88 close/83 in traffic. Also, 7'3”.

To re-iterate exactly how good Konate looks... I mentioned above that he has an A- or better rating in 14 of the 30 categories that players are rated on... by comparision, Haigler, also a 91 OVR superstar, has an A- or better rating in 7 of the 30 categories. Konate is really one of the best overall players I've ever seen.

Backup SG Eddie Esterkamp is rated 85 OVR and is a great all around shooter, another name to know. Backup SF Rene Reid is rated 83 overall and is another great shooter and potential scorer.

Barrett is starting today, with them running 3 guards and having a player like Haigler, it makes the most sense to get Barrett and his 90 rated defense out there as much as possible. With Konate a coach on the floor, the unity edge is 85-43 for UNC. All I can say is to remember that we beat them last year when we were just freshmen.

Half
Time
FSU
UNC
Notes
1
15:00
0
12
Heh. We beat UNC last year because we hit tons of 3's and they didn't shoot well. Today is not the same.
1
13:23
2
16
Sneed makes 2 free throws to get us on the board... backups are in.

Once its 24-2, I decide that UNC is probably not going to let us come back.

#6 North Carolina 86
Florida State 44

Haigler had 13 when I simmed it out. He ends up with 19, Konate with 19 points/10 boards. Haha. 50-15 first half.

Forte: 0 points
Moye: 14 points
Barrett:3 points
Sneed:7 points
McCants:0 points

Alloway: 9 points

Yeah... North Carolina is good.
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Ouch. How to explain that result? Um, you are setting them up for the rematch at the Dean Dome?

I've got nothing.

Good luck in the 2nd half of ACC play.
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I've got nothing.

yeah me neither heh. Haigler and Konate and even Atangana are just so so much better than anyone we've got. The only open shots I could get were 3's and they just weren't falling,and UNC just scored every time down it seemed.

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Thanks After the ups and downs in non-conference play i was really worried about how this year would turn out, but I'm thrilled with how we've held up so far.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:49 PM   #792
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Florida State (14-6, 6-2 ACC) at Georgia Tech (16-7, 6-3 ACC)


Georgia Tech was down last year but right back up again this season, Paul Hewitt is a damn good coach and they seem to be in the upper half of the league with some regularity.

TEAM: FSU|GT
OVR: 89|90
OFF: 88|91
DEF: 90|88
SHT: 89|95
REB: 93|91
COA: 86|95

at first glance Tech looks a lot like us... lots of talent but no huge superstars. One junior and 4 underclassmen starting. Perhaps the Yellow Jackets will be our main competition over the next two years as we both become extremely talented, experienced teams.

Tech's 3 losses are to NC State, UNC, and Clemson. They have wins over Boston College and Maryland.

Scouting

PG Dainmon Horner – JR – 80 OVR – 94 speed but just 85 quickness. 82 defense, just C+ for a PG, 85 steals is very good. 84 hands/86 passing, both solid. 81 close/75 med/78 3/77 off the dribble. An average scorer, 7.1 ppg/3.8 apg so far this year.

SG Femi Shavies – FR – 80 OVR – 85 speed/85 quickness. 77 defense looks like quite the liability. 87 close/77 med/83 3/80 off the dribble. A good scorer and good 3 point shooter, 11.7 ppg. Hopefully we can exploit him on the defensive end though.

SF Jibran Grizzard – SO – 85 OVR – A 5* recruit two years ago, 6'7” natural SF. 85 speed/79 quickness. 82 defense/79 steals, solid for a SF. 74 blocks, a solid shot blocker as well. 91 close/82 med/76 3/89 in traffic. 91 vert, not so great strength or hustle. 7.3 ppg, a solid starter who can hurt us from all over, but who does best inside for sure.

PF Immanuel Bing – SO – 80 OVR – 6'9” PF – 84 orb/83 drb. 83 post off/76 post def. 94 close/86 in traffic. 9 ppg/5.6 rpg. Very solid post ratings.

C Aly Richards – SO – 84 OVR – 6'7” PF- 85 orb/87 drb. 84 post off/80 post def. 98 close/90 in traffic. 98?? That's A+ worthy of course. He's also got an 87 clutch rating, one of the highest i've eve seen. 8 ppg/6.5 rpg. This guy looks incredible. Solid athlete, poor offensive awareness, good defensive awareness. Richards was the best freshman in the ACC last year.

Backup SF Idong Hendricks is rated 84 OVR and looks an awful lot like Grizzard. He actually scores more, 12.6 ppg. They have solid depth and look pretty damn good overall. I'm worried about Grizzard and Richards hurting us badly. I'm also worried about Shavies shooting ability, and the fact that they have two solid post players that might negate our inside game.

(table too big, next post)

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:51 PM   #793
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Half
Time
FSU
GT
Notes
1
18:30
0
4
Two fouls on Sneed early... he sits, Sanders in.
1
17:05
0
8
Apparently, going back to the UNC game, I have forgotten how to score. Timeout FSU. They play a stifling press after they score, we've thrown it away twice already and they have another steal once we get our half court set going.
1
16:20
2
10
We turn it over in the backcourt again after the timeout, wow. Barrett with a jumper on the other end (what? I thought the lineup changes made pregame were temporary, I put Barrett in last game but wanted Ozier starting here, didn't even notice).
1
14:50
8
10
I take that back... Barrett was meant to start today, yeah, that's it. Barrett has all 8 of our points, going off in transition after Tech starts to miss a few shots finally. Timeout Yellow Jackets.
1
13:30
8
10
Tech with another timeout, no idea why, they didn't sub anyone. Moye has missed a 3, and driven to the hoop twice, having shots blocked both times.
1
10:30
16
17
They hit the first 3 of the game, we get two buckets from Moye, who is burning their SG easily but as I'd mentioned above running into resistance deeper in. This time he gets two clean layups. And McCants has 4 now as well. Backups are in.
1
8:10
18
21
Another timeout for Tech. Their 3rd of the half. Day with a dunk in transition but they scored the first 4 after that last break and Tech really seems to have the talent edge here, espicially vs the bakcups.
1
5:55
19
21
An Alloway free throw makes it a 2 point game, solid defense to keep them from scoring anymore. I get a timeout to get the starters back in. Sneed is returning with his two fouls. If he picks up #3 I'll go deeper on my bench.
1
2:25
25
23
We take our first lead of the game, McCants and Moye getting our points here.


HALF
29
25
Moye hits a 3 at the end of regulation but it looks like he let it go just after time expired, doh. After a hot start for Tech, they end up shooting only 10-27 for the half. And they turn it over 5 times, offsetting our early troubles in the backcourt(which we resolved after the first few minutes).


PG Horner has 8 for Tech. Center Richards has 6, and Shavies 5. Grizzard is just 1-3 for 2 points, though he has 2 assists, 2 steals and a block as well so he's not been useless.


Almost all of our scoring comes from 3 people... Moye with 10, Barrett 8, McCants with 6. We have an edge on the boards (13-9) and are shooting better as well, 10-23. We draw 6 fouls by driving inside and go 9-10 from the line which is helping us.
2
18:45
29
31
3's from Shavies and PF Bing(ugh) to open the half give Tech a 2 point lead.
2
17:15
32
33
Sneed with a reach in for foul #3. I'll leave him in and just go with Sanders if Sneed picks up his 4th.
2
14:15
36
41
Timeout FSU, we had a 36-35 lead and they score 6 in a row, the last coming on a steal and acrobatic looking layin to give the Yellow Jackets a 6th man boost.
2
13:50
37
43
There's sneed's 4th, after two blocked shots that tech recovers, on their 3rd shot the foul is assessed. Sanders is in.
2
13:25
39
43
After recently drawing foul #2 on Richards(their solid big man), we get foul #3 this time down. McCants hits both free throws.
2
12:45
41
45
Backups are in.
2
11:10
47
47
Boom! Alloway with two threes in a row, one at the end of the shot clock, the other in transition after a blocked shot, tie game, timeout Tech.
2
7:20
54
57
I get a timeout and get the starters back in, except for McCants who will sit another minute or so. We should have taken the lead, Ozier goes up for a stupid contested running left hander that misses when he had a clear step on his man, I was sure it was a dunk. They pick up the board and get a dunk the other way, bleh! Each team has 2 timeouts left now.
2
5:30
58
59
Moye with a chance to give us the lead but he goes in a bit too aggressively and puts up a bad shot when he should have pulled the ball out to run our offense. They get a block and a 6th man boost as a result, and Moye picks up a foul going after the ball.
2
4:50
60
59
Grizzard misses an 18 footer from the baseline, Sneed with the board and Moye gets by his man this time for a dunk, we lead!
2
4:10
62
59
A miss on their end and a jumper by Barrett after we work it around a bit and we're up 3. Georgia Tech calls their next to last timeout.
2
2:55
64
63
I get my next to last timeout purely to rest up a bit. McCants is going to have trouble going the distance.
2
2:30
67
63
God Moye is clutch. Also, he had Shavies and his 77 defense guarding him, which has dictated my last few shot takers when not in transition. 3 pointer with 3 left on the shot clock.
2
2:10
67
66
Unfortunately Shavies is hot as hell from 3 in the 2nd half. He hits one here and has 5 on the game.
2
1:30
68
66
Moye blows by Shavies and is fouled by their PF Bing. 1 of 2 at the line.
2
1:00
68
66
Shavies misses a 3. McCants with the board.
2
0:27
68
66
Oops. I try to get a post look inside but they double. Kick out to Moye for a jumper but Grizzard leaps out and gets a hand on it. The ball falls to the ground and the shot clock expires. That's a 6th man bonus for Tech, and the ball with under 30 seconds to go.
2
0:08
68
68
They go to their PF, Bing, and he drains a 10 footer. Tied up. I get my last timeout. Not turning it over against their press is more important than an aggressive attempt to score right now.


REGULATION
68
68
Yeah, we take a little bit to get it up court, Moye gets a shot off but its from way out and no good. Overtime.
OT
4:30
70
68
Sneed with a bucket down low. But our starters are totally gassed... I commit a foul and bring in the backups.
OT
4:30
70
68
So that was dumb, I thought I was at 4 or 5 fouls or so... nope, that was #7. Free throws for Tech. I only have one timeout and want to save it for getting the starters back in exactly when I want. Heh, their PG misses the front end of the 1 and 1. Guess that worked out ok?
OT
3:37
70
70
Horner with a jumper on their end after Alloway misses one on our end. Tied up.
OT
3:09
72
70
Day goes off a screen and gets a pass going to the hoop, he hits his close range shot.
OT
2:38
72
72
Grizzard with an 18 footer from the left wing, tied back up.
OT
2:27
72
72
I take my 1 timeout and get my starters back in. Moye is still nowhere near fully rested but he can go 2:30 just fine and there's no way in hell he sits any more than this. If Tech uses a timeout it'll be enough rest to be just fine.
OT
1:12
75
72
Moye misses a tough shot on our end, they go inside to Richards but McCants and Sneed are all over him, blocking his shot and picking up the loose ball. On our end Moye gets his man in the air and sidesteps and coolly drains a 3.
Georgia Tech does indeed use one of their timeouts here.
OT
0:50
75
75
Richards with a crosscourt pass to Horner who drains a 3 for Tech. Tied up, our ball.
OT
0:22
77
75
I wanted to get a quick shot and a 2 for 1 so we'd be guarenteed to get the ball back, but their press is too much, I can't get it up court and get a shot that fast. Forte ends up getting his man in the air and driving to the basket for a layup, we lead, 22 left.
OT
0:05
77
75
Grizzard takes a 3, no good! We get the board.
OT
0:03.7
78
75
They only had 5 fouls so it takes one inbounds to get us to the line. Forte is there... First one, GOOD. , second, no good. They get the ball upcourt quickly, Horner gets an open 3 pointer but its a good 5-7 feet behind the 3 point line. His shot is LONG, game over!!


Florida State 78
Georgia Tech 75
OT


All 5 of their starters end up in double figures. Shavies leads them with 19, Bing 13, Grizzard 12, Richards 10. Oh, Horner, their PG, 15.


Forte: 10 points
Moye: 22 points
Barrett: 14 points
Sneed: 4 points/4 boards
McCants: 10 points/6 boards


Alloway: 7 points
Day: 7 points


I made a mental note with about 4 minutes left in regulation... Moye had 13, Barrett 10, Forte 7. Moye once again comes through as the go to guy in crunch time. Between road wins over boston college and georgia tech and our home win over Virginia Tech... we are winning every game against equal level competition. Hopefully this is a noteworthy thing come tourney selection.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:05 PM   #794
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ACC Standings update:

1. Clemson 9-0
2. North Carolina 7-2
3. Florida State 7-2
4. NC State 6-3
5. Georgia Tech 6-4
6. Virginia Tech 5-4
7. Maryland 5-4
8. Wake Forest 4-5
9. Boston College 3-6
10. Miami 2-6
11. Duke 0-9
12. Virginia 0-9

Love the 0-9 for duke, hah.


Our next two are games I'll sim before playing out our final 5 games.


Feb 14, 2021

Florida State 68
at Miami 48


24 from Sneed, 13 from Moye, 7 from Barrett.


Feb 17, 2021

at Florida State 98
Virginia 59


6 guys in double figures... Sneed 17, Moye 14, Barrett/Alloway 13, Forte 12, Ozier 10. They shoot 19-51 on the game. We're 32-61, hah.


At this point there's 2 1/2 weeks left in the regular season.

Our remaining Schedule:

vs NC State
at #15 Virginia Tech
vs Maryland
vs Boston College
at #2 North Carolina


I thought when I replied earlier that I was done with UNC. Apparently not. I didn't have the game open then, was going from memory.

Updated standings at least at the top of the league:

1. North Carolina 10-2
2. Clemson 10-2
3. Florida State 9-2
4. NC State 8-4
5. Virginia Tech 7-5
6. Georgia Tech 7-5
7. Maryland 6-6

And the polls:

1. Florida
2. North Carolina
3. Clemson
4. Seton Hall
5. Pitt
...
15. Virginia Tech
21. Ohio



And lastly, bracketology is out. Intial projected seedings:

1. UNC
1. Clemson
5. Virginia Tech
6. Ohio
6. Florida State
9. Georgia Tech
10. NC State
12. Maryland

Barring a collapse, we ought to be solidly in. NCSU and Maryland are on the bubble.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:37 PM   #795
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NC State (16-6, 8-4 ACC) at Florida State (17-6, 9-2 ACC)

NC State is the team right behind us in the standings now. Last year they were the most talented team in the league but didn't go anywhere with it in the postseason. They're still good but not that imposing this year.

TEAM: FSU|NCSU
OVR: 89|88
OFF: 88|88
DEF: 90|87
SHT: 89|92
REB: 93|84
COA: 86|92

The overall rebounding rating is sometimes skewed by the rebounding level of the SF/guards but 84 is loooow. NC State swept Georgia Tech, lose to Clemson and UNC, and also lost to Maryland in league play. They split with Boston College for their 4th loss.

Scouting

PG Garland Munns – FR – 75 OVR – 93 speed/87 quickness. 85 defense, poor steals. Decent playmaking, 85 handling/80 passing. 85 close/74 med/81 3/81 off the dribble. He's scoring 6.5 ppg/3.1 apg. Solid on ball defense and speed, I wouldn't expect a lot of offense from him though he'll hit shots if he decides to take them.

SG Ije Haywood – SR – 82 OVR – 90 speed/91 quickness. 87 defense/93 steals, extremely fast, extremely good defender. 89 close/74 med/77 3/82 off the dribble. A threat in close but not a huge sharpshooter. His defense is definitely what earns him his rating. 7 ppg.

SF Leonard Monserez – JR – 87 OVR – 6'5” natural SF – 84 speed/85 quickness. 79 defense/81 steals, all just about average for a SF. 92 close/84 med/67 3/90 in traffic. A solid rebounder (80 orb/77 drb) and a very good athlete. B vert/A- str/B- hustle. 82 str, a lot higher than you'd expect to see from a SF. That's stronger than McCants for us. 13.8 ppg/5.1 rpg. A potential first round draft pick if he leaves early.

PF Willie Webster – FR - 75 OVR – 6'7” PF – 79 orb/79 drb. 81 post off/73 post def. 90 close/82 in traffic. Good shot blocker (75), weak athletic skills. 6.1 ppg/4.8 rpg.

C Donnell Dixon – JR – 78 OVR – 6'6” natural PF – 84 orb/80 drb. 85 post off/69 post def. 87 close/84 in traffic. 77 3 point rating, we'll have to watch him outside. 75 str(B+), 91 hustle(A-), a solid hardworking athlete. 7.0 ppg/4.1 rpg. Dixon is a JC transfer, this is his first year.

They lack size and experience inside, which we can hopefully take advantage of.

They're a lot better than their lineup looks... they have two 82 rated SG's off the bench and an 80 rated SF. Their best backup is a freak of nature, a 6'10” SF with A level ball handling and an 84 rated 3 point shot... Kabir Cotton. He'll be interesting to defend.

This is the first team in ACC play that we've been even with in team unity, 46-46. I don't think we've had an edge on anyone.

Half
Time
FSU
NCSU
Notes
1
18:08
9
2
Two fouls on their center, Dixon. Their big man depth is weak. 5 for Barrett early.
1
15:20
17
6
Its setting up early like we might run them out of the building. Moye hasn't scored yet I don't think, everyone else has. NCSU timeout.
1
12:40
23
11
I get a timeout to get the backups in. Forte, Sneed, McCants with 6 each, Barrett with 5
1
12:10
26
11
NCSU timeout, Day drains a 3.
1
8:45
35
17
The best NC State can manage are stretches where they score along with us a couple trips down. Day and Alloway with 5 each. Timeout Wolfpack.
1
6:55
41
19
Starters back in. Alloway 3 3's and 11 points total..

HALF
51
32
They keep up with us the rest of the way, we never lead by more than 23 or less than 19 in the final 7 minutes. Their 6'10 SF freak really keeps this from being a 30+ point game. Cotton scores 10 points in 11 minutes, 4-6 from the field/1-2 from 3. Haywood, their SG, scores 8. They are 13-31 from the field and 3-11 from 3.


We are 21-35 from the field, 5-12 from 3, and have a 20-10 edge on the boards. Alloway leads all scorers with 11. Sneed has 10 points/8 boards, Forte 9 points, McCants 7 poitns/5 boards, and Barrett 7 points. Moye is 0-6, 0-4 from 3. Odd!
2
15:40
61
36
We've got the lead up to 25 now. Forte has hit a few shots and Sneed in low. NCSU timeout. If we can hold it at 25 for a little bit longer I'll sim to the end, but I'm not risking anything here. Plus, this is fun

I go ahead and sim to the end when its 65-36 with 14 minutes to go.

Florida State 89
NC State 63

Basically NC State wasn't hitting a lot, we were doing a stellar job in transition and when they did slow our transition game our half court offense was working well, Forte was on fire and both our big men were solid options over smaller guys in low.

They end up getting 22 from Cotton, the 6'10” SF. I love that guy, would love to have someone like him in a Seminole uniform.

Forte: 19 points
Moye: 3 points (1-15 shooting/1-8 from 3)
Barrett: 11 points
Sneed: 19 points/13 boards/3 steals/1 block
McCants: 7 points//9 boards/1 block

Alloway: 16 points/3 assists

A nice blowout, we're doing a really good job securing our spot as the 3rd best team in the league behind top 5 Clemson and UNC.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:47 PM   #796
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I noticed it before the last game but forgot during the game... Moye has a strained quad and is day to day for the next 2-3 weeks. The rest of the regular season but bcak to full strength for the ACC tournament. I'll keep a close eye to see if that effects his jump shot noticibly. It would be a good explanation for him being the only player not playing like a superstar vs NC State.

Also, I have decided to keep Barrett in the starting lineup for the rest of the season. The fact that I seem to be able to score better with him than with Ozier tips the scales in his favor.


Media poll going into the final week of recruiting:

1. Florida
2. North Carolina
3. Seton Hall
4. Indiana
5. Clemson
...
16. Virginia Tech
23. Ohio


I assume we're close to the top 25. Our RPI skyrockets up to #19. We're 5-3 vs the top 50 and 5-2 vs 51-100 now.

clemson is actually in a bit of a freefall. After starting the ACC season 10-0, they've lost 3 in a row, to Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland. This week they play North Carolina. They have no starters hurt at present time.


UNC is 11-2 in conference play, we are 10-2, Clemson is 10-3. NCSU is 4th at 8-5. There is a chance that our final game ofthe season, in Chapel Hill, will be for the ACC Regular season title. I have almost no hope of winning that I assume, but I'll certainly be playing it if there is anything on the line.

but first, a big week, a road contest at #16 Virginia Tech, and a home game vs Maryland, a 20 win team that has struggled to a 7-6 ACC record so far.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:49 AM   #797
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Florida State (18-6, 10-2 ACC) at #16 Virginia Tech (17-7, 7-5 ACC)

The hokies continue to struggle to get significantly over .500 in ACC play. Still, they have a strong RPI, and they're projected as a 5 seed in the big dance.

TEAM: FSU|VT
OVR: 89|92
OFF: 88|92
DEF: 90|90
SHT: 89|94
REB: 93|88
COA: 86|93

Since they lost to us last, Va Tech is 4-2, beating Maryland and Clemson most notably. Their losses came to North Carolina and Wake Forest in Winston Salem. Wake is 19-11 and on the bubble. They start the same lineup which has shown small improvements since we played last.

Scouting

PG JB Matsui – SR – 89 OVR – Elite speed: 93 spd/91 qck. Great defender (91/A-). Outstanding PG skills (94 hands/88 passing (A/B+)). 93 close/65 med/83 3. 90 off the dribble. Also 86 defensive awareness (A-) and offensive awareness of 80 makes him a coach on the floor. 15.4 ppg/5.2 apg

SG Jarred Warzynski – JR – 84 OVR – 93 speed but just 83 quickness. 80 defense/79 steals. 84 close/74 med/75 3. 81 off the dribble/80 in traffic. Great hustle(93/A) and very consistent. 82 defensive awareness... Just 7.5 ppg, overshadowed big time by Matsui and Harmon.

SF Denham Caskill – SR – 79 OVR – 6'5” SF – 87 speed/84 quickness. 78 defense/80 steals. 87 close/75 med/77 3/85 in traffic. Not a bad player, speedy though a little light on the defense. Completely overshadowed by the stars on the team. 5.8 ppg/4.5 rpg

PF Etienne Harmon – SR – 86 OVR – 6'7” PF – 87 orb/85 drb. 94 post off/85 pst def. 86 blocks (A-). 80 steals... as good as a guard. 90 close/80 med/91 in traffic. 18.1 ppg/5.8 rpg

C Tommie Graves – FR – 80 OVR – 6'10” natural center. 87 orb/77 drb. 84 post off/86 post def. 88 close/84 in traffic. Hell of a freshman... Just 5.4 ppg/4.1 rpg.

The first meeting Caskill scored 24 points for them, with no one else in double figures. We won that one 64-60 at home. This will be different with Barrett in our starting lineup. We're slowed by Moye's quad injury and concerned how that will impact our ability to score. In our first meeting we had fairly balanced scoring from Forte/Moye/Sneed/Ozier.

The Hokies hold an 80-46 unity edge with Matsui being a coach on the floor.

Half
Time
FSU
VT
Notes
1
13:15
8
12
Not bad, except we were up 8-4 and they've scored 8 straight. Moye seems a bit off, he did hit a midrange jumper but has had awful luck going inside. When the shot clock gets low Forte is currently my top option. Backups are in.
1
12:45
8
15
Back to back 3's by Caskill with an empty possession on our end in between. I take a timeout as the defensive rebound on my last miss triggers a 6th man boost.
1
12:20
10
15
Alloway hits a jumper to end the 11-0 Va Tech run. I thought it was a 3, Alloway was on the line though.
1
8:45
13
21
Starters are back in, this one isn't feeling good,though we are managing to keep it under double digits. Alloway has all 5 of our bench points.
1
4:05
21
29
Ugh, we had the lead down to 4 a few times, but two steals and layups by Va Tech have pushed it right back up to 8. I get a timeout, a needed one to rest my guys anyway, since I brought them back in earlier than usual. If I can force Va Tech to burn a TO that will be enough to get me through the half. I'm down to 3, cannot afford any more.
1
2:15
27
31
They score to go up 10 before Barrett gives us a 6-0 run by himself,right back down to 4. The first of those points was off an offensive board, Moye with a missed 3. The others were in transition.

HALF
27
35
And they get the final four to make it 8 again at the half. Moye is seroiusly hurting I guess. He bricked two free throws on the last trip before the half. 1-7 from the field, 0-2 from 3. The 1-7 is primarily driving to the hoop and just getting completely shut down. It's bad enough that I'm giving serious thought to starting Barrett and Ozier and relegating Moye to the 2nd string. We'll see this half though.


They shoot 15-29, just 2-7 from 3.Caskill is once again their leader despite clear better players and options. He has 10. PF Ravello off the bench has 6, I don't think I ever mentioned him before.


We are 11-26, 0-4 from 3. Barrett leads us with 10, Alloway picked up 5 off the bench, Forte and McCants have 4. Va Tech has outstanding post defenders, so I have not set up inside too often.
2
17:20
27
41
UGH. They score on their first 3 trips of the 2nd half, all in the post. We can't get anything going at all.
2
14:35
29
47
Backups are in a bit early, god knows something has to change, this has gotten out of hand fast. They are not missing and I cannot hit anything from anyone.
2
13:27
29
51
Timeout FSU... Caskill is up to 14(just 4 in this explosion that is the 2nd half so far). Ravello up to 10 and Graves, their center, up to 8. I think that's 10 total post points, 4 from Caskill and 2 more random buckets.
2
9:45
39
58
Well the backups heat up a bit, Alloway scores 5 more and has 10, and Day hits a 3, but its still a 19 point game and we need some defense. FSU calls a timeout, and I bring my starters back in, excpet that Alloway is staying in instead of Moye.

They get the lead up to 25 with 7:15 to go and I sim it from there.

#16 Virginia Tech 89
Florida State 56

Humbled in similar fashion as the North Carolina game... at least this was on the road. They shoot 62% to our 37%. That's about all you need to know heh. Matsui ends up leading them with 16, Caskill 14, Graves 13, Harmon and Ravello (starting PF/backup PF) 10 each. They dominated inside.

Forte: 7 points
Moye: 4 points
Barrett: 10 points
Sneed: 6 points/9 boards
McCants: 4 points/2 boards

Alloway: 10 points
Ozier: 7 points
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:57 AM   #798
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Clemson's freefall continues, as they're crushed by North Carolina by 21 at home.

Relevant standings with 3 games left:

1. North Carolina 12-2
2. Florida State 10-3
3. Clemson 10-4
4. NC State 9-5
5. Virginia Tech 8-5
6. Maryland 7-6
7. Wake Forest 7-6


Next, we host Maryland. We can mathematically still lose 10 games and still easily finish 5th or lower... 4th being my goal to get a 1st round bye in the ACC Tournament.

I am really worried about Moye's injury. I'll almost certainly start Alloway or Day against Maryland.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:01 AM   #799
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Maryland (21-9, 7-6 ACC) at Florida State (18-7, 10-3 ACC)

This is a huge game for Maryland. They have an RPI of 33 and are projected as a 9 seed in the tournament. They just last week were looking like a 12 seed and on the bubble. A win over us gets them to 22 wins and might lock them in. We've fallen to a 7 seed in the projections and could use a win ourselves.

TEAM: FSU|UMD
OVR: 89|91
OFF: 87|92
DEF: 88|87
SHT: 89|94
REB: 92|89
COA: 86|91

Our lower offensive and defensive ratings reflect the fact that I have Alloway starting at SG instead of Moye. Moye will play backup PG. The second half lineup will depend on how Moye does in the first half.

Until beating Clemson last week, Maryland was losing to most of the middling teams in the league... swept by Georgia Tech, split with Boston College, losing to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. They're 3-7 vs the RPI top 50.

Scouting

PG Bronsen Gatling – SO – 84 OVR – 96 speed but just 85 quickness. 89 defense. Great PG with 94 hands/90 passing (A/A-). 82 close/71 med/80 3/85 off the dribble. 10.9 ppg/5.5 apg.

SG Devon Tyler – SR – 88 OVR – Coach on the floor wow... 88 def awareness, 82 off. 92 speed/94 quickness. 86 defense/82 steals. 91 close/85 med/79 3. 85 off the dribble, a very solid guard. 11.6 ppg/3 apg.

SF Erick Waller – SR – 83 OVR – 6'6” SF – 85 speed/84 quickness, extremely good. 82 defense is solid too. 91 close/82 med/73 3/87 in traffic. A very good athlete, 83 vert/70 str/84 hustle (B-/B/B). 7.5 ppg, a solid option.

PF Adama Sogdazi – FR – 79 OVR – 6'7” PF – 79 orb/84 drb. 73 post off/74 post def. 89 close/86 in traffic. He can step out and shoot,79 med/74 3. Great hustle, good strength and 83 defensive awareness is extremely good. 5.2 ppg/3.9 rpg.

C Corey Hudson – JR – 81 OVR – 6'11” PF – 91 orb/82 drb. 83 post off/79 post def. 91 close/88 in traffic. Hudson leads the team with 14.2 ppg/5.5 rpg.

Maryland has solid guard depth, with 3 guys off the bench that can shoot very well. They lack big man depth inside, if we can get Hudson in foul trouble we can gain a big edge there. 78-44 team unity edge with the coach on the floor in Tyler. This is a game where I'm very glad to be playing at home.

Half
Time
FSU
UMD
Notes
1
13:15
19
14
They hit 3's on their first 3 possessions. Given that its not really that bad that they have managed 14 in the first 6:45. On our end, clearly a genius move to start Alloway. 6-7, 1-2 from 3, 1-2 at the line, 14 points. Sneed with a 3 point play, Barrett with a deuce. Alloway got Tyler in the air and drove for easy layups, then got a few in transition, then got left all alone for a 3... its a damn shame this guy is so hard to get into the starting lineup normally(and that I suck getting my PG points).


Anyway, backups are in.
1
10:25
19
24
Well then.. Moye misses a 3, I go inside a few times with no luck, just nothing at all. And they're scoring at will. I get a timeout.
1
8:40
19
28
Heh, starters in, Moye in at SG though, just b/c Alloway isn't fully rested yet.
1
7:25
24
32
We finally get some points... but still down 8, that was a godafwul run my Maryland. Alloway is back in.
1
5:15
26
36
Its their PF, Hudson... he's got 11, 5-8 inside, he had none of their first 14. I change my doubleteam options to make sure I get the ball out of his hands in the paint.
1
2:10
38
41
Boom! They take a 41-28 lead, we get a 3 from Forte, a deuce from McCants, a 3 from Alloway and a fast break layup from Alloway, 10-0 run and down just 3! Timeout Maryland.

HALF
43
46
No defense... 62% shooting for each team. We're 17-27, 5-8 from 3. Maryland is 17-27, 6-9 from 3. They've got 1 more 3 and 2 more free throws.


They're led by C Hudson with 13. Tyler has 7, Waller 6... their 84 rated PG, Gatling, picked up 2 fouls after 7 minutes and sat. He scored 3.


On our end... holy crap Alloway making the most of getting a starting spot. 10-11, 3-4 from 3, 1-2 at the line. He has 24 points. He's out on the break faster than Barrett, he's a more reliable scorer on the break and better at driving by his man than anyone else we have. Once he goes back to the 2nd string.. I need to get him more shots, lots more shots. Forte is 2-3 from 3 for 6 points. Sneed/McCants 5 each, Barrett 3. The backups are 0-5 for 0 points. Which yes, means the starters are 17-22 combined.
2
16:30
49
56
I get a timeout... we're scoring alright, but they're scoring at the same rate and hitting 3's.
2
13:45
60
60
Offensive burst again, Forte hits an amazing 3, fading to the left a bit as time expired on the shot clock, couldn't get anything else... Barrett then scores 6 straight and Alloway gets to the rim for 2 while getting on the boards... Hudson is a monster of an offensive rebounder and keeping him off the glass is huge for us.
2
13:23
62
60
A steal by Sneed and a dish up to Forte for a dunk in transition, we get a 6th man boost which will let the starters go another minute or two.
2
11:25
67
66
Heh... Alloway picks up an injury driving to the basket and drawing a foul. Moye comes in for him. I go ahead and get all the backups in. Moye 1-2 at the line, we're up 1.
2
10:30
67
69
Moye is fouled again, misses both free throws. Its got to be the injury, this is insane.
2
6:45
73
77
We go up 73-69 and they run off 8 straight, 2 3's and a layup, as we turn it over 2 straight. Crap! Alloway has a high ankle sprain and appears to be OUT for 23 days. UGGGGGGGH. For now I bring my starters back in and leave Day at SG for his 3 point shooting. Moye has a high clutch rating and I may bring him back in to see if he can score in the final 5 minutes. If not, I go with Day for 3 point shooting or Ozier for driving ability.
2
5:50
78
77
We score 5 straight, all Barrett, and draw foul #4 on Gatling, their PG.
2
4:30
78
84
Jesus, they get 7 straight... game of runs, more than i've ever seen before. We get good looks inside from McCants and an open 3 from Forte that don't fall. I go ahead and bring Moye in.
2
4:00
80
84
4th foul on Hudson, Sneed hits 2 at the line.
2
3:15
84
85
They get a FT, Moye drives and makes a layup(thank god!), Forte with a steal around midcourt, feeding McCants for a big jam, 6th man boost for us.
2
2:45
85
85
They miss, Sneed boards, off to the races, Moye goes up hard and draws Hudson's 5th foul! HUGE. He makes 1 of 2 at the line.
2
2:20
87
85
They turn it over in the backcourt, we can't get it in immediately but run our offense and Forte drives by their high pressure D for a layin, we lead! Timeout Maryland.
2
1:10
89
89
We get a bucket inside by Sneed. They get a jumper by Waller and a feed inside to a guard. My ball, tied up.
2
0:36
89
91
Sneed turns it over on the wing, they get a fast break and we foul Gatling, who makes two free throws. I take a timeout.
2
0:22
89
91
Forte gets one on one, gets to the basket, draws a foul, and misses two free throws... ergh!
2
0:21
89
93
We foul them right away, 2 Fts good.
2
0:17
91
93
I go inside quickly to McCants, he's fouled on a dumb reach before he can shoot. Makes both free throws.
2
0:15
91
95
They hit two more at the line.

Forte missing those two free throws with 22 seconds left was just a killer.

Maryland 99
Florida State 94

They get 19 from Tyler, 18 from Waller and 15 from Hudson. Hudson still logged 27 minutes despite fouling ot. Gatling ends up with 9. They just had too many people who could make 3's. 12-17 from 3 on the game, that's ridiculous. 33-53 Fgs and 21-24 from the line. We kill ourselves at the line... 20-32. 6-14 from 3. Frustrating, I hate missing free throws.

Forte: 18 points/4 assists
Alloway: 28 points in 23 minutes
Barrett: 15 points
Sneed: 13 points/6 boards
McCants: 9 points/7 boards

Moye with 4, 1-3 from the field/0-2 from 3, 2-6 at the line.

We made up for the loss of Alloway (and the lack of a healthy nice shooting Moye) fairly well but we could have used his explosiveness down the stretch.

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Old 05-05-2009, 03:11 AM   #800
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So we've lost two straight and now will not have Alloway available to us until the sweet 16, should we make it that far. Moye's bum leg that is making him unable to hit even free throws is goign to hold him back for the rest of the regular season, but he'll be full strength for the ACC tournament.

1. North Carolina 13-2
2. Clemson 11-4
3. Florida State 10-4
4. NC State 10-5
5. Maryland 8-6
6. Virginia Tech 8-6


Wake Forest (20-12, 8-7 ACC) and Georgia Tech (18-11, 8-7 ACC) are both on the bubble.

Current projected NCAA Seeds:

1. UNC
3. Clemson
5. Virginia Tech
7. Maryland
7. Florida State
9. NC State
12. Wake Forest


Our next game is a home game vs Boston College. This is quickly approaching must win territory. We're not going to beat North Carolina in chapel hill and I'd hate to go into the postseason with 4 straight losses.


With Alloway out I will be starting Barrett at SG, Ozier at SF. little used bench guard Jose Gunn will play PG for the backups, Day at SG, Moye at SF. If we lose someone else, I have no more backcourt players behind this and will drop to a 9 man rotation.


**edit: I could also pull the redshirt on my 3rd PG, McClurkin, but I have no intention of doing that unless Forte goes down, and then might even consider calling the season a lost cause instead of pulling the redshirt just for a couple games when we aren't a serious final four contender.

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