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Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« on: December 06, 2019, 11:18:32 am »
BROWN (5-3)
Last Game: Brown 82, Merrimack 55 on 12/4/19
Last Game with SBU: Brown 71, Stony Brook 69 on 12/8/18; Yeboah game-high 23, Ochefu career-high 13; FTs: SBU 11-24; Brown 25-35
Checkmate Unofficial Line: Stony Brook -8.5
Net Ranking: TBD
KenPom RPI: Stony Brook 189, Brown 221
KenPom Prediction: Stony Brook 70, Brown 64
Olaniyi 1,000 Point Watch: 798
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6-1/175 sr G Brandon Anderson 21.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.8 spg, .400 3-pt FG%, .796 FT%
6-5/210 jr F Tamenang Choh 14.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg
6-2/185 sr G Zach Hunsaker 11.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.6 spg
6-6/210 sr F Josh Howard 6.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg
6-9/220 so F Jaylan Gainey 5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 bpg, .700 FG%

The first Saturday night tip time of the year! I'm looking forward to it, and hopefully the area makes a night of it also.

This has been a nice challenge for us in the past, with this being the fourth straight season we've faced the Bears in non-conference play. And although there's some familiarity and we'll see many of the same faces on the court on Saturday, I'm still not sure what to make of this Brown team.

The core group of Anderson, Hunsaker, Howard and Choh have really elevated the level of the program, helping them hit the 20-win mark for the FIRST TIME EVER last season. Mind you, they started playing basketball at Brown in 1900, only nine years after James Naismith's class played 9 v 9 at the Springfield YMCA. So this is truly uncharted territory for the program  actual expectations!

Their chance to repeat the feat took a big hit in the offseason with Desmond Cambridge transferred to Nevada to play under Steve Alford. There was speculation that Cambridge's younger brother, Devan, would follow him but he chose Auburn instead. The elder can't quite shoot like his new coach but he's still pretty good, having led Brown in scoring (15.7 ppg), blocks (1.7) and made threes (76) a year ago and won conference ROY as a freshman. That Ivy League degree though.

It was a tough hit for Brown but it's not a death knell. This is still an excellent nucleus that should allow Brown to vie for a spot in the Ivy's upper half. Anderson has seized the mantel as Brown's top option and then some, playing 37 or minutes in all but one of the seven games he's played in this season. He's going to do most of his damage from the outside, as will Hunsaker. Choh is an undersized forward who will use his motor to be in on every rebound, which was clear last year when he led the Ivy in boards and was named All-Ivy second team.

Some milestones of note: Otchere needs four more blocks to reach 100 for his SBU career. He's a distant second to Warney in career blocks here (276) but is ahead of him in blocks per game. I also added the Olaniyi point watch above. He should hit 1,000 sometime during conference play and has a good shot at breaking into our top five all-time as a senior which is crazy because I still don't view him as this guy you feed but he's been so steady for so long.

Yale really beat us up inside with Bruner and Atkinson, but Brown doesn't have those kind of bigs. They got blown out in Lowell without Anderson, but how do you explain a 20-point loss at Navy and a 21-point loss at Sacred Heart with him? Well, they went 15 for 70 (.214) from three in those three losses, and they're 42 for 111 (.378) in their five wins. Hand down. Man down. Let's get after it, fellas. I really think Brown needs a special shooting night to come out on top. It would be nice to get this one with Hofstra, Providence and Virginia on the horizon.
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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 11:28:26 am »
Excellent review as always .  You should be an SBU beat writer LOL
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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 12:13:18 pm »
a veteran squad for sure.  i remember when speith's brother was on the team.

thanks checkie!  yes, you should have your own blog, year round, for SB Bball.  and it should be linked on the athletics site!

at the very least you should be a frequent guest on the radio/tv broadcast, particularly pregame where you can cover the background.

i will miss the game due to prior engagements but dogs eat bears 71-62.

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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 03:29:31 pm »
I already consider Checkmate as an SBU beat writer, but a blog is a great idea!  Wait, this is sort of a year-round blog already, right?  Keep up the good works Checkmate, and remember us little guys as you traverse up the SBU blogging org chart!

Re:Brown, some head scratching games for them to date, but agreed, rather big game tomorrow night, with 3 tough ones after this on the horizon for us.

I will be there tmrw for the game. For those who cant make it, set ur dvrs For SNY.
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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 03:37:25 pm »
I already consider Checkmate as an SBU beat writer

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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2019, 07:25:38 am »
Stony Brook has a very tough OOC schedule coming up. They must beat Brown tonight otherwise, losing 5 in a row is quite possible.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/2619/stony-brook-seawolves

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Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2019, 09:27:50 am »
I already consider Checkmate as an SBU beat writer

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Ha ha, you guys are funny. But when you consider the pedestrian Newsday coverage of the team, then yeah, this is what were looking at.

Re: the importance of tonight, KenPom has us losing the next four - close ones to Hofstra and American, by double digits to Providence and Virginia. So yeah, gotta win when were supposed to. We should be dogs in every game unless we somehow pick off one of the power teams and gain the upper hand on American.


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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2019, 11:29:15 am »
Gotta say Im shocked to see were not even favored against American

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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2019, 01:20:06 pm »
Providnece was losing by 12 to Rhode Island last night . We have a better shot beating them than Hofstra.

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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2019, 03:18:23 pm »
I have an extra ticket in Section 203, Row D tonight - my wife can't go.  You can sit with my daughter and I, and meet OldSeawolf in person :)  FREE, of course.  Private message me on this board by 5:30 if you are interested.   First come, first served.  I can Email you ticket or give you hard-copy at the gate.
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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2019, 06:41:56 pm »
Gotta say Im shocked to see were not even favored against American

I intend to be at that game. I expect another W. Good things usually happen when I'm in attendance.

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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2019, 06:42:34 pm »
Game is going to go off at SBU -5. If I had to, Id take us.


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Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2019, 07:03:42 pm »
Big minutes again for Chef. Great entry pass to Olaniyi for a layup, and a nice lefty jump hook. Liking this.

Elijah has sacked the arrow shooting thing thank goodness.

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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2019, 07:25:31 pm »
Lots of forced shots in the early going. Some important minutes from The Chef, who helped quell this early Brown storm.
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Re: Game 10: vs. Brown, 12/7 7pm
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2019, 07:35:44 pm »
Huge third foul on Choh. Lets close the half strong.


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