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by utaggies
February 2nd, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed

I agree, the loss to Vegas was a bad loss. Meh. Yes, the UNLV loss was a bad one (Q3 loss) but one that will be meaningless unless USU drops another game to an also-ran (Wyoming, Fresno or UNR). That most certainly could happen, so there’s no room for error. The UNLV loss is even meaningless as to ...
by utaggies
February 2nd, 2021, 12:41 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I say cut the MW Tournament to 4 this year
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: I say cut the MW Tournament to 4 this year

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 11:14 pm
We had this debate last week. Many won't agree with you, but I will. For this one year, 4 teams is fine with me.
It’s a great idea provided your team is one of the 4 invited teams.
by utaggies
February 1st, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed

If history is any guide USU will sweep..Nevada is in a bit of a rebuild and rarely wins in Logan even with good teams... My point was some here were shocked by the outcome calling a loss to Nevada an embarrassment. The margin was surprising but not the win. You have a good team and I respect what y...
by utaggies
February 1st, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed

You guys had a clunker against Vegas and lost a close game on the road..It happens..However, I am not at all impressed with UNLV. Nevada has lost 5 conference games, 4 on the road, by a total of 21 points..Vegas lost to a team picked near the bottom of the conference by 29 points.. Nevada did shoot...
by utaggies
February 1st, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: My hopes for UNLV improving to a Q2 dashed

scotlandog wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 8:10 pm
Looks like maybe the 2nd game was postponed. I don’t see any scores and it’s not listed on CBS Sports.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The game is scheduled for tomorrow night.
by utaggies
January 31st, 2021, 9:18 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We now have two official Q1 wins.
Replies: 28
Views: 2342

Re: We now have two official Q1 wins.

UNR beating UNLV by 30 points is not going to help our resume.
by utaggies
January 31st, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: SL Tribune Article on NCAA chance
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

SL Tribune Article on NCAA chance

Smith’s comment about sums it up. “If we’re good enough we’ll get in. If we’re not, we won’t.”

https://www.sltrib.com/sports/utah-stat ... tate-mens/
by utaggies
January 30th, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sdsu is angry
Replies: 19
Views: 2728

Re: Sdsu is angry

SDS is bludgeoning every team it plays — especially Wyoming. 3-point shooting? 48%. FG%? 61% Rebounding? 35 to 20. FT %? 86% only 8 TO and an A:TO ratio of almost three. You couldn’t ask for a better stat line than that. They are going to be a load in the MWC tourney. I would welcome the Aztecs to h...
by utaggies
January 29th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Player grades
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Player grades

We are now beyond having played half of our conference schedule. Here are the grades I think the major contributors (9 deep) have earned so far. My grades are based on the expectations going into the season versus what they have actually delivered thus far. Queta: A- Neemias has pretty much done eve...
by utaggies
January 29th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Bean & Queta Scoring #'s
Replies: 41
Views: 1810

Re: Bean & Queta Scoring #'s

Bean taking 3’s takes him out of the picture of what he does best — get offensive rebounds. We have a few serviceable 3-point shooters — Miller, Anderson, Ashworth and even Anthony. Although I am perplexed as to why Anthony can hit 40% of his threes het only 63% of his FTs — barely better than Queta...
by utaggies
January 28th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Conference is wide open
Replies: 27
Views: 1566

Re: Conference is wide open

We find ourselves rooting for BSU to beat CSU tomorrow and then for BAU to lose both games to SDS. Then we need to at least split with BSU. A 4-way tie with 3 losses gives us the edge. If BSU loses again to CSU then we would either need to sweep BSU or hope for another CSU loss. Losing to anyone out...
by utaggies
January 25th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: UNLV game 1 predictions
Replies: 31
Views: 1302

Re: UNLV game 1 predictions

For a team of players that some said were all “elite defenders” we have sure done a p-poor job the last game and one-half defending the 3-point line.
by utaggies
January 25th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Dropped to 48 in the NET
Replies: 38
Views: 2003

Re: Dropped to 48 in the NET

Those Colgate Raiders are crushing it this year. Number 13 in the NET with a record of 5-1 (only against Q3 and Q4 opponents) Haha....I look at that every day and it bugs the holy hell out of me. They've played exactly 3 opponents on the season. Their best win is against #89 Army West Point (who is...
by utaggies
January 24th, 2021, 4:41 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Splitting With Top Tier Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Splitting With Top Tier Teams

Napolean may or may not have said the following: “God is on the side of the army with the best artillery.” Sight unseen, and everything else being equal, I have found it to better to bet on the team that is 2-0 when it is playing another team for the third time. Granted, if in the MWC tourney USU pl...
by utaggies
January 24th, 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Splitting With Top Tier Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Splitting With Top Tier Teams

The following held between 2008 and 2018: “According to STATS LLC., there have been 981 similar matchups across Division I college basketball over the past 10 seasons. The teams entering the third game 2-0 are a combined 710-271 (.724 winning percentage) in the third meeting. So over a 10-year perio...
by utaggies
January 23rd, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Leon Rice on MWC Tournament
Replies: 35
Views: 1418

Re: Leon Rice on MWC Tournament

Won’t be popular, but I would honestly reduce it to the top 4 teams this year. COVID concerns aside, without a full non-con slate where teams had a chance to build a good resume in the non-con, I think we need to protect our top teams from resume busting bad losses in the conference tourney this ye...
by utaggies
January 23rd, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Leon Rice on MWC Tournament
Replies: 35
Views: 1418

Re: Leon Rice on MWC Tournament

Won’t be popular, but I would honestly reduce it to the top 4 teams this year. COVID concerns aside, without a full non-con slate where teams had a chance to build a good resume in the non-con, I think we need to protect our top teams from resume busting bad losses in the conference tourney this ye...
by utaggies
January 22nd, 2021, 10:51 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Leon Rice on MWC Tournament
Replies: 35
Views: 1418

Re: Leon Rice on MWC Tournament

Won’t be popular, but I would honestly reduce it to the top 4 teams this year. COVID concerns aside, without a full non-con slate where teams had a chance to build a good resume in the non-con, I think we need to protect our top teams from resume busting bad losses in the conference tourney this ye...
by utaggies
January 22nd, 2021, 9:23 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: What the Aggies now need to do
Replies: 4
Views: 529

What the Aggies now need to do

The Aggies would have likely controlled its own destiny had they won last night against CSU. Now there’s little room for error. Likely 3 losses ties for or takes the regular season championship outright. That means the Aggies must at least split with BSU, and have CSU do the same while SDS sweeps th...
by utaggies
January 20th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: TeamRankings has us #1 in the MWC
Replies: 0
Views: 360

TeamRankings has us #1 in the MWC

According to TR we are #35, two spots ahead of BSU.

https://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-baske ... -by-other/
by utaggies
January 18th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Brock Miller defense
Replies: 21
Views: 1263

Re: Brock Miller defense

I think that Miller is a good defender, one of the best on the team. Probably why we haven't seen any of the Euros playing. Defense is instinct and hustle. He has both. He's growing a player. He get's his 3-point percentage around 45%, I really like our chances of competing in the tournament. I’ll ...
by utaggies
January 17th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Anthony
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Anthony

I was pretty hard on Anthony the first few games of the season... and he may have deserved it. I wanted to post something great I noticed about Anthony this week though. His scoring was down and he couldn't drive past SDSU defense to get into the lane for scoring chances like he could against other...
by utaggies
January 17th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Scouting CSU
Replies: 28
Views: 1686

Re: Scouting CSU

The keys: - Queta being Queta - Bean and Anthony getting off the schneid - Miller continuing with his 40% 3-point shooting - Ashcroft continuing to do what we’ve seen him do - Worster not turning the ball over a bunch All that = Aggie 10 point win Ashcroft? Is this an inside joke, an auto spell thi...
by utaggies
January 16th, 2021, 11:39 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Scouting CSU
Replies: 28
Views: 1686

Re: Scouting CSU

The keys:
- Queta being Queta
- Bean and Anthony getting off the schneid
- Miller continuing with his 40% 3-point shooting
- Ashcroft continuing to do what we’ve seen him do
- Worster not turning the ball over a bunch

All that = Aggie 10 point win
by utaggies
January 16th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Formal apology to Brock Miller
Replies: 63
Views: 3611

Re: Formal apology to Brock Miller

Meh. The stats I noted were through Friday’s games. Ken Palm’s rankings are through Saturday’s games — which likely explains the difference between the NCAA’s #11 defensive ranking for the Aggies and Ken Palm’s #7 defensive ranking. Let’s just agree that USU’s defense is legit and simply leave it at...
by utaggies
January 16th, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Formal apology to Brock Miller
Replies: 63
Views: 3611

Re: Formal apology to Brock Miller

Regarding defense, the Aggies have allowed 52, 48, 53, 45, 46 and 45 points in their last six games. That doesn’t happen unless EVERYONE is playing great defense. Give me data that supports such an over-arching statement. Not everyone on the team excells at defense. Uh, when you’ve statistically be...
by utaggies
January 15th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Formal apology to Brock Miller
Replies: 63
Views: 3611

Re: Formal apology to Brock Miller

SweepDance wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 6:53 pm
Regarding defense, the Aggies have allowed 52, 48, 53, 45, 46 and 45 points in their last six games. That doesn’t happen unless EVERYONE is playing great defense.
Give me data that supports such an over-arching statement. Not everyone on the team excells at defense.
by utaggies
January 15th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: SDSU/BSU to the AAC?
Replies: 35
Views: 2446

Re: SDSU/BSU to the AAC?

Watch Hair invite Houston and Tulsa to the MWC now, you know he'd try it. And he absolutely should be proactive. But more so BYU and Houston. BYU is the biggest tv draw of all these schools and they are in our geographical footprint. The mw should actively in poaching a school from the aac in Texas...
by utaggies
January 15th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Formal apology to Brock Miller
Replies: 63
Views: 3611

Re: Formal apology to Brock Miller

Queta makes every player on our team a better defensive player. We can overplay and take more risks on the perimeter.
by utaggies
January 15th, 2021, 12:15 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Big Win!
Replies: 43
Views: 3021

Re: Big Win!

I just watched the replay of the game. As we know Queta and Miller were the heroes. I like Worster, and he’s a scrapper, but he gets himself into a lot of trouble driving deep into the lane with no where to go and no one to pass to. Bean and Anthony had less than steller offensive games but boy thei...
by utaggies
January 12th, 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: UNM vs San Jose game moved to St. Greed
Replies: 23
Views: 1636

Re: UNM vs San Jose game moved to St. Greed

With NM playing Dixie St. tomorrow in St. George and then at UNLV on Jan. 16 and 18 (120 miles from St. George) and then “home” against SJS on Jan. 21 and 23 (in St. George) will the Lobos just take up temporary residency in Utah?
by utaggies
January 5th, 2021, 10:12 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: And Wyoming Just Won
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Re: And Wyoming Just Won

They had some nice pieces with Maldonado, Marble, Thompson, and Foster but they’ve had some other players step up. They’ve always had some talent but never had much of an identity or system under Edward. Linder is a much better coach though and it’ll be interesting if they can build some success. T...
by utaggies
January 5th, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: And Wyoming Just Won
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Re: And Wyoming Just Won

They had some nice pieces with Maldonado, Marble, Thompson, and Foster but they’ve had some other players step up. They’ve always had some talent but never had much of an identity or system under Edward. Linder is a much better coach though and it’ll be interesting if they can build some success. T...
by utaggies
January 4th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: And Wyoming Just Won
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Re: And Wyoming Just Won

They had some nice pieces with Maldonado, Marble, Thompson, and Foster but they’ve had some other players step up. They’ve always had some talent but never had much of an identity or system under Edward. Linder is a much better coach though and it’ll be interesting if they can build some success. T...
by utaggies
January 3rd, 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Craziest stat of the season
Replies: 40
Views: 2815

Re: Craziest stat of the season

Brock is playing well. He is taking good shots. He is also playing really good defense, i am happy for him. You are watching a different Miller than I am. Brock’s lateral speed is terrible. He can’t seem to keep in front of his man. Queta erases some of Brock’s defensive mistakes. His 3-pont shooti...