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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 21: vs. Binghamton, 1/22 7pm
« Last post by Green Baron on Today at 02:24:16 am »
I still canít believe we lost to them last year. In the first round. A game computers gave us a 96% chance at winning. I already had my eyes set on the inevitable finals match in Burlington and then that happened! Ugh. Way to get ahead of myself there.

Sessoms was held to 2 by Lowell and 9 by Vermont. I really donít think heís that great and last year thought he was well behind Cam Healy and Latimer in terms of ROY. Iím honestly surprised to see they have 3 guys averaging double digits. JC Show graduated and Thomas Bruce abandoned ship so I donít recognize the names at first glance.
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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 21: vs. Binghamton, 1/22 7pm
« Last post by Checkmate on January 20, 2020, 08:53:11 pm »
i saw sessoms a few times last year and think he's the real deal.  after reading your preview im now intrigued by tinsley.  who covers him you think?  a garcia/ola type?

I think you could go either way. Tinsley's a nice role player, but not really a #2 option. He's their pick and roll/pop guy with Sessoms, and he'll also plant himself in a corner to knock down the three. You'll see that his breakout performances are when he's been on point from deep. I do think his minutes are less about ability (which isn't to say he isn't good) and more an indictment of the roster Ė not enough talent, not enough size. Look at their frontcourt for the foreseeable future and recruiting profile on VerbalCommits. You want to talk about grim. Yikes.

For us, he'd be a good second guy off the bench after Gueye. Eventually he and Mills will be good though. It's just so early to count on 35 TO 38 MINUTES A NIGHT from those two. SBU stat links are broken for the early to mid 2010s, but I do see Dougher was over 35 for a season in '08-09.

They have gotten some good minutes recently from this kid JJ Brown, who seems like a Dion Waiters instant-offense type.

Bingo's actually played a decent amount of man this year too, along with a 1-2-2 press and even I believe some 3-2 in the halfcourt.
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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 21: vs. Binghamton, 1/22 7pm
« Last post by Chairman of the Board on January 20, 2020, 07:16:31 pm »
i saw sessoms a few times last year and think he's the real deal.  after reading your preview im now intrigued by tinsley.  who covers him you think?  a garcia/ola type?
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SBU Men's Basketball / Game 21: vs. Binghamton, 1/22 7pm
« Last post by Checkmate on January 20, 2020, 05:45:16 pm »
BINGHAMTON
Record: 7-11, 1-4 America East
Last 10: 3-7
Last Game: Maine 86, Binghamton 63 on 1/19/20
Last Game with SBU: Binghamton 78, Stony Brook 72 in AE quarters on 3/9/19; BU led 53-29 with 16 min left; Olaniyi 27 and 9
Checkmate Unofficial Line: Stony Brook -16.5
NET Ranking: Stony Brook 130, Binghamton 337
KenPom Rating: Stony Brook 126, Binghamton 335
KenPom Prediction: Stony Brook 81, Binghamton 63
Olaniyi Point Watch: 1,016
Division I: Currently 10th. Next up: Mike Popoko (2003-07)/Anthony Jackson (2010-14) 1,048
All-time: Currently 24th. Next up: Greg Angrum (1980-84) 1,031
Listen/Watch:
TV: http://bit.ly/BBallGm21Vid
Radio: http://wusb.fm/
Notables:
6-0/190 so G Sam Sessoms 17.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.6 spg, .809 FT%
6-3/185 fr G Brenton Mills 12.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, .385 3-pt FG%
6-6/200 fr F George Tinsley 10.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg
6-8/215 sr F Pierre Sarr 9.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg
6-4/190 sr G Richard Caldwell Jr. 6.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, .375 3-pt FG%

My first, second and third thoughts: How the hell did we lose that game in March? Ugh.

Bingo's headed for another bottom half finish in the America East. In fact, they haven't finished higher than fifth in conference since Broadus took them to the tournament in 2009 Ė and then making a quick exit amid a recruiting scandal. He resurfaced as the HC at Morgan State this year and has them in good shape already.

I thought they were on to something early on this year, utilizing their young talent to upend a few decent teams Ė Army, BU, Sacred Heart, etc Ė but it's been the same old Binghamton ever since, with three lopsided conference losses leading into this one. Most recently, they got flattened by Maine 86-63 up in Orono on Sunday, getting outrebounded 43-23 and allowing Maine to shoot 53 percent. Coincidentally, they beat the Black Bears by 23 at BU late last year.

Dempsey has really ridden Sessoms, Mills and Tinsley in the first half of the season. Tinsley leads the conference in minutes at a whopping 38.1 per game, which ranks fifth nationally. To give you an idea of how rare that is, he's the only freshman in the top 50, and one of only three in the top 100. In league, Sessoms ranks fifth (34.2) and Mills is seventh (33.9). I just wonder if these guys can sustain it for an entire season, before they really mature and before they get in the weight room in the offseason. Dempsey raves about Tinsley's toughness and he's had to be. I just hope that, with the way players move around, they all stick around. Six players transferred out in the offseason, so only THREE Bearcats remain from the team who beat us in March Ė Sessoms, Caldwell and reserve Leo Gallagher.

You'll recall that Binghamton will play a 2-3 zone, which may have given us trouble in the past, but it should be something against which we can get wide-open looks from deep. I also think we can utilize Gueye as a weapon in the high post. We saw a little bit of that against Albany.

Offensively for BU, it obviously all starts with Sessoms, who did not impress in his first game here but sure showed up in the postseason, going for 26 despite shooting only 1 for 6 from the line. I was definitely one of his naysayers, but he was terrific that night. Of course, in the semis in Burlington, he put up a donut. Zippo.

Whether it's on Wednesday or down the road, I just can't see a younger version of their roster coming in Ė Show, Barnard, Davis and Stewart out, a bunch of newcomers in Ė and competing against what I view to be a team far superior to last year's, all of whom remember their last visit.

Us by 20.
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SBU Football / Re: 2020 Commitments
« Last post by Campi47 on January 20, 2020, 05:20:32 pm »
Yes ESM was bad but he was their best kid by far. He is also a very good Baseball Player
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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 20: vs. Albany, 1/18 7pm
« Last post by OldSeawolf on January 20, 2020, 05:11:26 pm »
Checkmate, certainly the game has gone through a change. All sports do. Baseball is all about the long-ball, and game strategies like bunting and hit-and-run are virtually non-existent. Football is much more of a wide open passing game rather than ground-and-pound. I guess we need to embrace these changes if the analytics support it. Hard to argue with Popovich (except maybe this season for him).
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SBU Football / Re: 2020 Commitments
« Last post by Hammertime on January 20, 2020, 05:05:31 pm »
Nick Capazzola a 6í3 240 Football Player from Eastport South Manor HS committed today. He played almost every position this past season

 Is he any good? not much information on him..
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SBU Football / Re: 2020 Commitments
« Last post by Campi47 on January 20, 2020, 04:49:24 pm »
Nick Capazzola a 6í3 240 Football Player from Eastport South Manor HS committed today. He played almost every position this past season
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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 20: vs. Albany, 1/18 7pm
« Last post by Checkmate on January 20, 2020, 03:11:40 pm »
"These days thereís such an emphasis on the three because itís proven to be analytically correct. Now you look at a stat sheet after a game and the first thing you look at is the threes. If you made threes and the other team didnít, you win. You donít even look at the rebounds or the turnovers or how much transition D was involved. You donít even care. Thatís how much an impact the three-point shot has and itís evidenced by how everybody plays.Ē Ė Gregg Popovich

Everything in moderation, guys. The bottom line is we're the best three-point shooting team in the conference by a wide margin. We shoot more. We make more. And it's not as though we aren't still attacking the rim, but I'll take a (wide) open three over a contested two most of the time. Just look at the numbers Ė 45th in the country in 3%, 262nd in 2%. You tell me where we have the edge on everyone else.

Yes, there will be nights when they don't go down, some individual attempts that you'd take back, but it's the way the game's going and we have the personnel to use it to our advantage. I pray that, when everything's on the line, we're on. And looking way down the line, cart completely in front of the horse, if we have ANY hope of winning a tournament game against a more athletic, more physical high-major team, we better be ready to shoot it!
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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 20: vs. Albany, 1/18 7pm
« Last post by Green Baron on January 20, 2020, 12:15:05 pm »
Last yearís game at Bing was a three fest. Latimer made so many shots that were close to halfcourt
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