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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2019, 02:44:53 pm »
Need to focus. Sloppy turn over from akwasi. Then Otchere with a nice block. Later Otchere with a poor pass out of the post

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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2019, 02:55:14 pm »
Strong finish, but uneven performance, imo. But, a win is a win is a win. UML is going to be a tough out in the AE this year; they have some nice players.
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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2019, 02:55:30 pm »
Great W to open up the conference season! 12 point win!

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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2019, 02:59:20 pm »
A win is a win and I'm ok with that!! Great effort on the road today. UML is definitely an upper half of the AE team so to win by a dozen is huge. Yeboah looked good today, though if he does have any lagging health issues, we could probably limit his minutes in these next couple games.

1-0 in the AE!!

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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2019, 03:00:35 pm »
Latimer continues to impress me. With scoring abilities, court vision, passing.

I like that we have so many solid scoring options. Not just Yeboah.

Nice road win to start. We should easily have double digit wins in ae schedule. But can we win 13 or 14 out of 16?

Why doesn’t UML play at nice looking Tsongas instead of this hs gym?
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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2019, 03:01:31 pm »
Tough road win  as we  go 13-3 an 1-0 in conference  play.  Now home for two games.

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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2019, 03:02:31 pm »
Nice "closer than the score indicated" win. Rebounds and hitting free throws, as usual, were the difference. Not sure how much we'll see from Christie this year but I think he will develop into a good conference-level player.

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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2019, 03:07:27 pm »
Why is McKenzie even on the team. 1-12 shooting for the season.

That’s uncalled for. He is in the team because we wanted him and offered scholarship. Not everyone can develop into star players. Role players are important too. No need to diss him like that.

I think he and Christie are about a good as Boals thought they would be...the  difference is that the quality of our top eight or so players is outstanding for an AE team. A kid like Latimer (or Moor) or someone like fellow newcomer Otchere  just raises the level of the younger guys...and McKenzie/Christie may be a step behind a bunch of them. But, they've  got  roles and Boals knows how to use them.
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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2019, 03:16:55 pm »
Kudos to today’s unsung heroes: Christie with 4 points at a very meaningful time, and Big Jeff with 6 points, 6 boards, and 3 blocks.
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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 03:20:50 pm »
Re: McKenzie, he is at his best when he facilitates whipping the ball around the perimeter. He is important to develop, in the event Cornish goes down or is in foul trouble. He needs to limit his shots and he still picks up his dribble too much. But he does play an important role on this team.
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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2019, 04:12:16 pm »
The last few weeks have really shown what makes this team so good. Yeboah goes down, somebody steps up. Garcia in foul trouble, somebody steps up. Latimer, Moor, Cornish, Olaniyi ... they've all had their big nights and their off nights, but somebody's always picking up the slack. Need a bucket? It can come from almost anywhere. It's such a contrast from past years when it felt like our bench gave us very little beyond a breather for our frontline guys. It's actually difficult to construct a lineup that flatout can't score.

All that said, our defense was fantastic. Lutete had a very quiet 13, with maybe a couple buckets in the second half, and they got virtually nothing inside. Look at this chart. What an eyesore for UML. https://goriverhawks.com/sidearmstats/mbball/shot-chart. Hey, I'll take my chances against teams that just want to fire away from deep like that. Lowell isn't blessed with talent in the post, but still, 35 three attempts against just 20 twos is not a formula for success. Still, I expect they'll be about a .500 club in conference – and no cinch in the AE tournament – which is a nice step forward for the program.

The stats say a lot: 12-2 advantage in second-chance points, 31-14 advantage in bench points, 34-20 edge in points in the paint, 43-33 us on the glass. And 14 for 14 from the line in the second half. Baked into all those is just plain grit, which we clearly have.

As Old said, real nice minutes from Christie. Two HUGE buckets when you wondered if this was one that we were going to give away. Loved the nice lefty jump hook in the paint!

Great to see Akwasi back on the floor. He looked 100% to me.

Very light portion of the schedule now. There is NO reason we shouldn't be 4-0 heading to Albany in a couple weeks, and hopefully 5-0 when Vermont comes to town on the 26th.
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Re: Game 16: at UMass Lowell 1/5 1pm
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2019, 08:31:46 am »
Why is McKenzie even on the team. 1-12 shooting for the season.

That’s uncalled for. He is in the team because we wanted him and offered scholarship. Not everyone can develop into star players. Role players are important too. No need to diss him like that.

I think he and Christie are about a good as Boals thought they would be...the  difference is that the quality of our top eight or so players is outstanding for an AE team. A kid like Latimer (or Moor) or someone like fellow newcomer Otchere  just raises the level of the younger guys...and McKenzie/Christie may be a step behind a bunch of them. But, they've  got  roles and Boals knows how to use them.

Listen,I am not knocking Mckenzie as a person. I'm sure he is an awesome kid to hang with and is very nice. What I am getting at is his abilities to perform on the basketball court. I understand not every player is going to turn into a role player, but McKenzie shooting 2-13 this season. What is his role?? Just to move the ball up court after a basket? He clearly does not have the abilities to drive to the basket for a layup. Or shoot from the perimeter. Boles can use several other guards to do the same but also is a threat on the court.

The first thing that comes to mind when McKenzie takes the court is, I see us as having 4 players on the court who can make points. Is he okay with ball distribution? Yes, but so are others on this team who should be used more than Mckenzie, and who has the abilities to make points. ie: Latimer, Moor, Cornish, Olaniyi.
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