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Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:40:18 am »
UMASS LOWELL
Record:
7-12 (1-5 America East)
Last Game: W, 79-71, at Binghamton 1/21
Last 10: 2-8
Last Meeting: Stony Brook 83-72 on 2/6/17; Nyama team-high 19
CM Unofficial Line: Stony Brook -2.5
KenPom RPI: Stony Brook 210, UMass Lowell 320
KenPom Prediction: Stony Brook 77, UMass Lowell 73
Listen/Watch:
TV: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3245221/stony-brook-vs-umass-lowell-m-basketball
UMass Lowell radio: https://goriverhawks.com/showcase
Stony Brook radio: http://www.943theshark.com/listenlive.aspx
Notables:
6-2/210 rsr Jahad Thomas 18.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.7 spg, .496 FG%
6-1/195 sr Matt Harris 12.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, .841 FT%, .379 3-pt FG%
6-3/185 jr Ryan Jones 10.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg
6-4/190 so Rinardo Perry 9.7 ppg, 1.1 spg
6-7/225 jr Josh Gantz 8.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 spg, 1.2 bpg, .485 FG%

Lowell roared out of the gates, starting the year 5-1, before dropping 11 of its next 12. But ... there's hope. They just went into Binghamton and pulled out a nice eight-point win – despite 13 and 19 from the kid Bruce (!) and 26 from Show, who did nothing here.

Thomas is my favorite non-Seawolf player in the conference. Just a blue-collar worker who uses his body and the rim so well to score inside despite being just 6-2. Think about that – a 6-2 post guy. I don't care what league you're in; that's tough to do.

We've won each of the last nine contests between the teams by double digits; of course that's skewed by the Warney years. Even last year though, we handled our business, in part because we rained threes on them in both contests – 11 makes in an 11-point win here, 11 more in another 11-point win there. I think we could do work inside against what's an undersized lineup, but we haven't shown much of an inside presence either. Could we see more of Petras, with seemingly no answer in the paint for him? Not all the time, but I hope they aren't afraid to feed him in the post, and he even has a nice little jump shot. Jake! Who'd have thunk it, right?

We could be anywhere from 4-2 to 1-5 at this point. I think we're 3-3 on the way to 8-8 or 9-7.

Should we worry about this freshman class? And recruiting in general? The noobs aren't doing anything at this point, with Long and Mac on the bench, and minimal production from Olaniyi and Ochefu. I know they're just freshmen, but they aren't exactly trending upward (and neither are the sophomores – Almonacy and Garcia).

Seawolves by six here.
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 01:15:23 pm »
Intellectually I know in a one-bid conference there is still plenty of time left, but as everyone has pointed out here lately a variety of things just don't seem or feel right this year. If you don't come in first or maybe second, you just have no shot of hosting a championship game so final standings likely don't matter that much for all the upset-minded teams. For everyone else, if you luck into or improve into a hot streak in March you have a shot, which is probably the best you can hope for SBU at this point.

Freshman? Yeah, I'll admit pre-season and very early on I thought we would have two, maybe even three, frosh who were contributing and in the conversation for all-frosh team (which, frankly, you've got a shot at in this conference if you play 10+ minutes and score a few points each game). But lately we got nothing among that group. Still over a month left...and I guess three more years.

Just not much rhyme/reason from the sidelines in terms of rotations and playing time. Seems a lot of the experienced players are putting up "oh-fers" (or close to "oh-fers") frequently. Here's hoping SBU shows some glimmers of improvement in what should be a game they can handle.

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 07:24:02 pm »
Any word on Sekunda?

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 07:54:45 pm »
looks like he's in warmups. 

we are turning the ball over left and right.  i think we have bad hands.  4 TOs from sturdy.  we got scored on in a coast to coast buzzer beater layup, to tie the game at half.  in other news that gym is silent. 
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 07:56:24 pm »
Sturdivant has hands like feet.

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 07:58:06 pm »
Any word on Sekunda?

Probably not, but it’s possible that this is another random DNP-CD.


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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 07:58:12 pm »
So far it looks like they are in some type of fog  going through the motions.  Sturdivant cant hold onto the ball , bad on the free throws again no improvement there .  We lose this one we are in trouble .

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 07:59:00 pm »
Sturdivant needs to sit. 4 great passes down low that have been muffed. Glass hands.
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 08:01:07 pm »
This team is so hard to watch this year.. Sturdivant is doing the same thing last year. Starts the season off strong only to fall apart mid season.

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 08:04:03 pm »
oh hey did anyone hear who our second leading d-rebounder is?  5'11'' jaron cornish. 
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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 08:06:48 pm »
oh hey did anyone hear who our second leading d-rebounder is?  5'11'' jaron cornish.

I think he had 13 boards last game or the game before.


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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 08:09:48 pm »
70% FTs at half, which is extraordinary for this team. TOs and fouls are what is keeping this one deadlocked.

No other way to put it: SBU is simply a lot better than UML in terms of personnel. Tough to watch them just be so lazy/sloppy/average.

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Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 08:16:30 pm »
Radio said that Sekunda will be out “the next couple weeks.” No details.

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 08:18:54 pm »
Just tuned in. Good lord, this place looks smaller than my elementary school gym. Why did we add UML to the AE again?? I think we could have just stayed put at 8 teams after BU left and had been fine.

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Re: Game 21: at UMass Lowell 1/24
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 08:19:16 pm »
if this was a football team, id onside kick against the after every score
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