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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2017, 05:52:41 pm »
The upside to last night is Garcia looks ready after 23 months of surgeries and rehab .  Put him in the starting role  and sit Saintel or Sturdivant.  Garcia just made it look easy last night being in the right places at the right time .  We should win Wednesday against Maine  hopefully .

I dont see coach Boals sitting seniors over Garcia.

Once he gets to the point where he can play 25+ minutes I can easily see Garcia starting over Saintel. That's not a slam on Saintel, Garcia looks good.

I think a starting-lineup of Cornish, Yeboah, Olaniyi, Garcia, and Sturdevant could give teams in the AE some trouble. UC and Petras are solid off the bench, and Sekunda  and Saintel, could provide some scoring and rebounding respectively.

I don't see Ochefu seeing much time this year (barring injury). Petras has proven that he deserve the minutes.

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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2017, 07:18:24 pm »
well the write-up is on the site, so that's in place.

now that OOC is over, its a good time to look at stats.  we missed 221 three pointers in 14 games.  yes that's about 16 misses per game, most of which we dont get back. 

since we are taking 25 attempts per game (if you have the ball 20min, that's 1.25 attempts per minute), is anyone other than me in favor of trying to get some better shots with those 25 chances.
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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 09:00:06 pm »
I agree COB  we should be driving to the basket and either score inside or draw a foul . Continually shooting from downtown for us is a low percentage shot at best.   Our bigs need to be inside not  20 feet away chucking away.

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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 11:05:06 pm »
I agree COB  we should be driving to the basket and either score inside or draw a foul . Continually shooting from downtown for us is a low percentage shot at best.   Our bigs need to be inside not  20 feet away chucking away.

We dont have any big's that is the problem. Petras, though big by stature, is not a big play maker and keep be counted on in the low post..

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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2018, 03:27:53 am »
I agree COB  we should be driving to the basket and either score inside or draw a foul . Continually shooting from downtown for us is a low percentage shot at best.   Our bigs need to be inside not  20 feet away chucking away.

I agree wholeheartedly. Against the teams in the AE and against teams like Norfolk St., just drive to the basket and take the high(er) percentage shots when we get them since we have the size to compete and/or dominate those opponents. Taking the desperation three at every opportunity should be reserved for when we're up against the more outright talented Power conference teams like Michigan St. Providence, Uconn, etc.

taking a bunch of threes against Norfolk St. makes zero sense. 

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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2018, 08:49:42 am »
ive been saying this for years.  and it keeps costing us.  against NSU, it cost us bad, and zeroed out the Rutgers win and any momentum going into conference play.

maybe im crazy but IF we are going to shoot the three, get petras in the key, maybe even sturdy or one of our swing forwards.  and take them either when open (not in traffic) and when desperate/catching up; and have our shooters shoot them.

but more than anything, we just take too many.  forget quality. 

i suppose you can argue that what good is driving to the hoop if we cant hit foul shots.  we are a mixed bag in that category. 
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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2018, 01:13:06 pm »
ive been saying this for years.  and it keeps costing us.  against NSU, it cost us bad, and zeroed out the Rutgers win and any momentum going into conference play.

maybe im crazy but IF we are going to shoot the three, get petras in the key, maybe even sturdy or one of our swing forwards.  and take them either when open (not in traffic) and when desperate/catching up; and have our shooters shoot them.

but more than anything, we just take too many.  forget quality. 

i suppose you can argue that what good is driving to the hoop if we cant hit foul shots.  we are a mixed bag in that category.

"i suppose you can argue that what good is driving to the hoop if we cant hit foul shots.  we are a mixed bag in that category. "

Driving to the basket causes fouls. Even if we only shoot 60% from the line, it keeps the opposing teams from getting the rebound and points. Not to mention it puts players in foul trouble..

I said it before I'll say it again. We dont have any bigs on the team to command the paint. This is why I was so high on Ochefu. He has the body and athleticism to get the rebounds and muscle his way through big defenders..

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Re: Game 14: vs. Norfolk State 12/30
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2018, 01:54:55 pm »
I'd rather have beaten Rutgers and lost to Norfolk State than the other way around.
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