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Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:00:32 pm »
DELAWARE (6-0)
Last Game: Delaware 79, St. Francis (PA) 64 on 11/19/19
Last Game with SBU: Stony Brook 74, Delaware 68 on 12/16/18; Yeboah game-high 25; SBU 7-0 run in final 1:24.
Checkmate Unofficial Line: Delaware -4.5
Net Ranking: TBD. Debuts today supposedly.
KenPom RPI: Stony Brook 203, Delaware 179
KenPom Prediction: Delaware 68, Stony Brook 64
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6-5/200 rjr G Nate Darling 26.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, .561 FG%, .575 3-pt FG%
6-5/190 jr G Kevin Anderson 12.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.3 spg
6-7/220 rso F Justyn Mutts 12.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, .518 FG%
6-2/200 jr G Ryan Allen 12.2 ppg, 1.7 spg, .510 FG%, .444 3-pt FG%
6-11/230 rsr F Collin Goss 7.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, .541 FG%

It's not often that, even a few weeks in, you get to knock somebody from the unbeaten ranks. Well, here we are with that opportunity as we go down to Delaware to take on the Blue Hens.

On the surface, you see 6-0, five over D-I opponents, with the way they're shooting it and you say, hey, we have our hands full! But to borrow a line from Lee Corso, "not so fast, my friend."

I keep looking back at their exhibition loss at Penn State where they got BURIED. Why? Physicality. Penn State outscored them in the paint 36-20, and 55-28 on the glass. Since then, Delaware has taken care of business but, like us, hasn't run away from anybody. Oakland, Lafayette, St. Francis, etc etc – nothing special. We'd be their best win, and for us, I'd wager that UD at home would trump North Dakota State on a neutral floor.

This is another one of these mutant teams that have become increasingly prevalent as players change programs. Nate Darling came over from UAB, Mutts from High Point, Goss from GW. They'll get a big guy Dylan Painter, a Villanova transfer, after the fall term and UNC Central transfer Reggie Gardner next year, becoming the third DeMatha grad (with Darling and Allen) on the active roster. Side note: A lot of my family went there and they even give out a scholarship in my grandmother’s name. She was a longtime employee.

Anyway you have to give the UD coaching staff credit – these are good pieces. In particular, Darling has been quite a find. And always has been! He grew up in Nova Scotia but relocated to Maryland where he played his final three years of high school at powerhouse DeMatha. He averaged 10 a game as a three-point specialist during his sophomore season at UAB before making the move to UD, where he's exploded onto the scene to the tune of 26 points a night. And, I mean, he can reeaaally shoot it. He had eight of them en route to 37 points against UTSA. He's tied for seventh in the country in threes made (23) against D-I competition and has played two and even three games fewer than nearly everybody ahead of him, including, ahem, Makale Foreman, who's been such a pleasure to watch.

And ... I guess I see it? I watched some highlights from the St. Francis game when he had 28 and he didn't seem indefensible. He wasn't especially impressive moving without the ball nor was he leaving his defender behind off the dribble. Decent athlete I guess but nothing special. I actually thought he played a little recklessly. This is the perfect assignment for Olaniyi. Make him work for everything. And if he dares to go inside, I love having Gueye and/or Otchere back there at all times. Darling's three-point numbers have to return to earth. 58 percent just isn't sustainable.

Delaware is pretty balanced though. Allen was the conference Rookie of the Year a couple springs ago. He dropped five threes on us last year, keeping them in the game. Anderson (32 vs. UTSA) and Mutts (22 vs. Lafayette) are capable of big nights too. We've even struggled against guys like Goss – these behemoths who aren't especially skilled but they're good enough and just bigger and wider than our guys. What may be different from last year's UD team, which finished around .500, is their commitment to defense. Ingelsby has raved about it in the early going, as they've managed to hold opponents to just 41 percent shooting.

I always harken back to our grit though, particularly defensively. And maybe it's unfounded. We did just allow Wagner to tear us up without their best player on the floor. But with Elijah in particular, I just feel like he has the edge matchup-wise as the better athlete and a relentless competitor. And if you slow Darling down, how does that affect everything else? Does he end up forcing shots as their #1 option?

This one feels like a toss-up. It would be a great one to get as we enter a six-game stretch against teams that are a combined 23-4 record.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 02:57:44 pm by Checkmate »
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 02:17:49 pm »
Your write-ups are great.  Thank you.
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 02:29:27 pm »
As always, Checkmate, well done.  This was a great game last year, and expect more of the same this year. 

One thing I've noticed this year about us so far, is that our rebounding margin is down.  Probably due to the Akwasi transfer, but something that does jump off the sheet.

NOTE TO ALL:  If you sign up with FloSports to watch this game and the Hofstra game on 12/10, make sure you go through Checkmate's TV link above, or the similar link on the Stony Brook Athletics Men's Bball Schedule page.  Cost is discounted this way to $12.50 for the month; can cancel after that.  If you go directly to the FloSports or FloHoops website to sign up, the cost is $30.00 for the month.  Also, it looks like they have a strict policy on account sharing, so they probably prohibit login, if username is already in use.
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 03:54:45 pm »
Another impressive write up !  Thank You

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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 04:45:14 pm »
thanks checkie!  and also to those who read these- because im sure that makes it worth writing them!
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 06:49:47 pm »
As always, Checkmate, well done.  This was a great game last year, and expect more of the same this year. 

One thing I've noticed this year about us so far, is that our rebounding margin is down.  Probably due to the Akwasi transfer, but something that does jump off the sheet.

NOTE TO ALL:  If you sign up with FloSports to watch this game and the Hofstra game on 12/10, make sure you go through Checkmate's TV link above, or the similar link on the Stony Brook Athletics Men's Bball Schedule page.  Cost is discounted this way to $12.50 for the month; can cancel after that.  If you go directly to the FloSports or FloHoops website to sign up, the cost is $30.00 for the month.  Also, it looks like they have a strict policy on account sharing, so they probably prohibit login, if username is already in use.

I actually just cancelled my Flo Subscription, but it'll still be active just long enough to catch this game tomorrow. Funny how that works! Looking forward to seeing this one. I don't think I've actually had the chance to sit down and watch our team play an entire game yet. Should be good.


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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 11:55:01 am »
As always, great job with the writeup, Checkmate. Thank you.

This'll be another BIG win if we can pull it off. Delaware's pretty good, and if Nate Darling is this good (or somewhat this good), they'll blow past their 5th place predicted finish in the CAA. I have a feeling that a win against Delaware will look really good on our resume heading down the stretch.

BTW, wasn't Martin Inglesby on our short list of coaches when we hired Boals? He's doing a great job there.

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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 01:43:15 pm »
Thanks Checkmate for always with the best previews.

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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 07:48:15 pm »
No flow, not getting back on D for the first 15 mins, and basically getting are butts kicked, w/o Delaware’s best player doing much of anything. Very disappointing. Only positive has been the play of Big Jeff.
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 08:26:56 pm »
This looked ugly in the first, now we're only down by 8. Keep fighting back.

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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 08:32:38 pm »
Yeah, we started penetrating on offense and had the twin towers finally guarding the paint in the 2nd half. García foul trouble really hurt. Looks like we’ve run out of gas at the 4 min timeout.
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 08:51:35 pm »
Although we played much better in 2nd half, Delaware a much better team than us. Heck, they may be the class of the CAA. That kid Allen killed us, Darling was a no-show, but really impressed with the Hens’ ball movement. On to Manhattan and Brown; both home games.

Big Jeff, except for that sequence where he missed 2 gimmes, played a real strong game.
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 08:52:46 pm »
Got our butts kicked by a pretty good Delaware team . Cant shoot under 25 % most of the night and expect a win .  Two tough ones coming up in Manhattan and Brown

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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 10:16:15 pm »
we took 33 shots from 3.  how many did we need to take?
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Re: Game 8: at Delaware 11/27, 7pm
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2019, 10:30:57 pm »
We just started chucking them up late when we were down by 10+ with four minutes left.