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Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby JohnMoc1 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:59 pm

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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby lawdog on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:18 pm

Lee Skinner belongs on the second team for sure.
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby JohnMoc1 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:50 pm

Scanning the SoCon- Tournament Edition

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Postby JohnMoc1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:18 pm

Skinner wasn't on either the media, the coaches or Scanning the SoCon second team. He was on the media's third team.
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby lawdog on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:20 pm

http://athletics.wofford.edu/news/2014/ ... ath=mbball In many ways, through his leadership and example, Skinner was the heart of our team this year. Garcia was rock solid, and Cochran great on both ends of the floor. And well deserved to see Mike Young win Coach of the Year from his peers.
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby woffordgrad94 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:48 pm

Who cares about these subjective awards? Opinions are like butts; everyone's got one. Skinner's teammates and Fans of Wofford basketball know how valuable he's been to the Terriers and that is all that matters.
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby lawdog on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:20 am

Very good article on Mike Young and team (start on p. 3 and read backwards). Good chemistry. http://www.goupstate.com/article/201403 ... ?p=3&tc=pg
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby JohnMoc1 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:22 am

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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby JohnMoc1 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:50 am

Championship Preview:

http://mocsmania.blogspot.com/2014/03/s ... rd-vs.html

I've been awful with my picks in this tournament, so....
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby T-Dog 4 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:31 pm

Love how just about everyone picked us to be the top seed who would disappoint. Real bunch of prophets, eh? :lol:
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby JohnMoc1 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:46 pm

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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby JohnMoc1 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:48 pm

T-Dog 4

There were only three choices (top three seeds), and no one was going to pick Davidson. So it was Chattanooga or Wofford basically. Most people picked Wofford, probably because Wofford had just lost at home against the team most people thought they would be playing in the quarterfinals.

Short memories. I figured that if the Mocs were playing Georgia Southern, there could be a whole lot of trouble for the Mocs. And there was.

Congratulations on a great tournament win! It was a great tournament and a ton of fun to watch.
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Re: Scanning the SoCon- The Awards Edition

Postby boulder3m on Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:14 am

JohnMoc1- I think you have been very fair to us in your posts. I would like to point out one thing, however, that many have missed. With the exception of the late Davidson game, we played the games with the elite before we jelled as a team. Wofford started the season with Indiana Faithful as the expected point guard. It became fairly obvious after 10-12 games that it wasn't going to work. Meanwhile, a freshman from Aurora, Colorado began to show his skill and ability. When Faithful left it freed up the team to a degree and they really pulled together. Before that we were really stuck in a mud hole and unable to find a way out. The loss at home to Davidson and the two to Chattanooga came before we crawled out of the mud. We had two freshmen who made a real contribution, and our rotation of 8-9 players finally crystallized. Next year we gain a couple of freshmen who can help, and a transfer who should give us some front court support. If we can pick up some size we could be pretty good. Skinner has to play much larger than his size, and Aerris Smith played hurt all season. Next year could be special, but this year IS SPECIAL. This team learned how to play them one at a time, and many of us could do well to learn that as well. Down the stretch they went up to a very hostile environment and stunned Elon. In the final three game stretch, they won the only game that really mattered, and secured third place in a bracket opposite Davidson. I would say that this is Mike Young's best coaching season of his career, and that Lee Skinner and Karl Cochran learned how to play TEAM basketball, not AAU basketball. To win at Wofford you have to buy into the system and learn to play hard nosed, grinding, gut wrenching, floor burning defense. We don't have much of a budget for our teams, and I'm sure we pay our coaches a very low amount compared to others. We don't spend much on recruiting, and our players are treated just like the other students in class. These are not excuses-far from it. At Wofford they are badges of honor. Our mascot is a little dog who looks gentle and mild. However, if he has the need, he can be fierce and go for the throat of a bigger dog. He has to be smarter, quicker and tougher to win. We are proud of our little dog, and we all strive to be like him.
Thanks for keeping up with the League. It was very appropriate that the four that are leaving didn't challenge in either of the two revenue sports in the final season.
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