UConn to play at Cal Dec 22

willtalk
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Was just on the Boneyard and they have listed UConns non league schedule. They are scheduled to play at Cal on Dec 22
HoopDreams
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I am all for playing top teams, but I see little point in getting pulverized by UConn
ClayK
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But it's fun for players (not so much for coaches) to play against a team like UConn -- and the loss hardly matters because it's expected. And of course, you never know ...

wifeisafurd
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ClayK said:

But it's fun for players (not so much for coaches) to play against a team like UConn -- and the loss hardly matters because it's expected. And of course, you never know ...


Good for the fans also. Down side is UConn gets exposure and can try to poach top Bay Area talent.

One thing that should be apparent after watching UConn, is they play at a much faster pace than wanna bees like Cal. So do the Irish and most other top teams for that matter. I'd like to take credit for this observation, but it came from Tara. In any event, good game for basketball fans to watch in person. Cal seems to be replacing Furd for the west coast opponent on the UConn's schedule. Note, Gottlieb and Geno are buds.
GATC
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wifeisafurd said:

ClayK said:

But it's fun for players (not so much for coaches) to play against a team like UConn -- and the loss hardly matters because it's expected. And of course, you never know ...


Good for the fans also. Down side is UConn gets exposure and can try to poach top Bay Area talent.

One thing that should be apparent after watching UConn, is they play at a much faster pace than wanna bees like Cal. So do the Irish and most other top teams for that matter. I'd like to take credit for this observation, but it came from Tara. In any event, good game for basketball fans to watch in person. Cal seems to be replacing Furd for the west coast opponent on the UConn's schedule. Note, Gottlieb and Geno are buds.
We got blown out and so did Stanford. UCLA lost but fared better.

TO stats are interesting:

Cal 29
UConn 14

Stanford 22
UConn 7

UCLA 14
UConn 17

UConn's defense is good but we had a lot of unforced errors that took us out of the game quickly.

Stanford is surprisingly slow. Only Carrington played well against UConn.

I'll be there cheering our team on.
SFCALBear72
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UConn will look somewhat different and a bit younger this upcoming season compared to last season. Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams have graduated. Only two seniors, Samuelson and Collier. Bottom line: talented.
Schroeder71
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Haley Jones, the top national recruiting prospect of the class of 2019, will be invited by both teams. If Cal is humiliated, it will probably ensure that the Mitty star will end up elsewhere. OTOH-if Cal plays well, it could certainly enhance their chances...GO BEARS!
SFCALBear72
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Schroeder71 said:

Haley Jones, the top national recruiting prospect of the class of 2019, will be invited by both teams. If Cal is humiliated, it will probably ensure that the Mitty star will end up elsewhere. OTOH-if Cal plays well, it could certainly enhance their chances...GO BEARS!
She could have already signed with the Bears by the time the game is played. Early signing period for basketball is November 14-21. Some players like the challenge of building a national contender and playing close to home so mom and dad can see them play on a regular basis.
roqmoq
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wifeisafurd said:

ClayK said:

But it's fun for players (not so much for coaches) to play against a team like UConn -- and the loss hardly matters because it's expected. And of course, you never know ...


Good for the fans also. Down side is UConn gets exposure and can try to poach top Bay Area talent.

One thing that should be apparent after watching UConn, is they play at a much faster pace than wanna bees like Cal. So do the Irish and most other top teams for that matter. I'd like to take credit for this observation, but it came from Tara. In any event, good game for basketball fans to watch in person. Cal seems to be replacing Furd for the west coast opponent on the UConn's schedule. Note, Gottlieb and Geno are buds.
Can Geno and the UConn women get any more exposure? Their games are on national TV and there is a lot of press coverage as well as other TV publicity. Suspect that Geno can poach any player he wants without any exposure from playing Bay Area teams.
wifeisafurd
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roqmoq said:

wifeisafurd said:

ClayK said:

But it's fun for players (not so much for coaches) to play against a team like UConn -- and the loss hardly matters because it's expected. And of course, you never know ...


Good for the fans also. Down side is UConn gets exposure and can try to poach top Bay Area talent.

One thing that should be apparent after watching UConn, is they play at a much faster pace than wanna bees like Cal. So do the Irish and most other top teams for that matter. I'd like to take credit for this observation, but it came from Tara. In any event, good game for basketball fans to watch in person. Cal seems to be replacing Furd for the west coast opponent on the UConn's schedule. Note, Gottlieb and Geno are buds.
Can Geno and the UConn women get any more exposure? Their games are on national TV and there is a lot of press coverage as well as other TV publicity. Suspect that Geno can poach any player he wants without any exposure from playing Bay Area teams.
You mean like Sabrina?
roqmoq
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wifeisafurd said:

roqmoq said:

wifeisafurd said:

ClayK said:

But it's fun for players (not so much for coaches) to play against a team like UConn -- and the loss hardly matters because it's expected. And of course, you never know ...


Good for the fans also. Down side is UConn gets exposure and can try to poach top Bay Area talent.

One thing that should be apparent after watching UConn, is they play at a much faster pace than wanna bees like Cal. So do the Irish and most other top teams for that matter. I'd like to take credit for this observation, but it came from Tara. In any event, good game for basketball fans to watch in person. Cal seems to be replacing Furd for the west coast opponent on the UConn's schedule. Note, Gottlieb and Geno are buds.
Can Geno and the UConn women get any more exposure? Their games are on national TV and there is a lot of press coverage as well as other TV publicity. Suspect that Geno can poach any player he wants without any exposure from playing Bay Area teams.
You mean like Sabrina?
Meant that the UConn program does not need to play games in other teams' backyards to get exposure.
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