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Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« on: November 30, 2019, 11:49:34 pm »
MANHATTAN (3-2)
Last Game: Rhode Island 73, Manhattan 64 on 11/27/19
Last Game with SBU: Stony Brook 69, Manhattan 62 on 12/5/18; Yeboah game-high 25, including 16-20 FTs; 34-41 on FTs as a team; SBU ended game on 11-3 run
Checkmate Unofficial Line: Stony Brook -6
Net Ranking: TBD
KenPom RPI: Stony Brook 213, Manhattan 245
KenPom Prediction: Stony Brook 66, Manhattan 61
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6-4/205 so G Tykei Greene 13.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg
6-0/180 so G Samir Stewart 9.6 ppg, 3.6 apg
6-9/240 so F Warren Williams 9.3 ppg, .688 FG%
6-7/210 so G Christian Hinckson 8.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 spg
6-8/220 sr F Pauly Paulicap 7.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.0 bpg

Get your helmet on for this one. It's going to be physical, ugly, and frustrating once again as we take on a Manhattan team that likes to muck it up.

A few weeks back, Will Brown predicted that it would be UA's "ugliest game of the year" and it certainly was for them, shooting just 28 percent against Manhattan's matchup zone, with the Jaspers prevailing in the end. We'll get the same thing, just like we did last year when we were lucky to escape Riverdale with a W. They're going to play a million guys who are all going to play their asses off, and we have to find a way to fight our way through the thicket to victory.

This isn't a good offensive team we're facing. The top two scorers, Greene and Stewart, shoot under 35 percent for the season, including under 30 percent from three. Greene's a hard-nosed kid who has an appetite to score and will compete on the defensive end as well. He committed to Loyola (Chicago) out of LuHi – same graduating class at Policelli – and opted to stay closer to home four months later. This is months after Loyola made the Final Four so I wonder what actually took place there. But anyway, at Manhattan he had a modest freshman season, starting every non-conference game before playing a reserve role when MAAC play hit. Stewart is almost strictly a three-point shooter, but he's one of those bratty guards who will dig and get steals to get Manhattan going the other way.

You may recall Paulicap as clearly the best player for the Jaspers last season, going for a career-best 24 and 10 with five blocks against us. I like his game.

But the game's not going to be pretty. With the way they guard, an emphasis will be put on ball control, and we have to capitalize at the free throw line. Manhattan is fifth to last in the country in fouls per game (nearly 24 per). On the plus side for the Jaspers, they are +4.8 in the turnover margin column, forcing 18 a game. We've seen McKenzie and Foreman on the floor at the same time, and I could see that backcourt being used in this spot as well. URI's veteran guards helped them prevail, in particular the kid Dowtin, who penetrated and either scored, distributed or got to the line. Now, he's an all A-10 caliber talent. We have to hope Foreman can have similar success as a triple threat in there.

It's a big spot for our freshman guards. Are they ready to play some big minutes against a team that lives to make the opposition uncomfortable? Let's not forget that Steve Masiello is from the Rick Pitino coaching tree. Those Louisville teams were hellions too. But can Manhattan score enough?

First one to 60 wins. I think it's us.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 11:51:45 pm by Checkmate »
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 07:12:45 pm »
Stony Brook opens as a five-point favorite. Right in line with KenPom as usual.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 06:07:41 pm »
Stony Brook opens as a five-point favorite. Right in line with KenPom as usual.

Alright, let's get this first of 2 home games off to a good start tonight!
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 07:26:15 pm »
working the ball inside to otch (low) and garcia (high).  as a result, hitting threes (3/8) and up 23-12 against a good team.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 07:51:10 pm »
i like the way MC plays.  the push out on the perimeter and are also running an early full court press.  they are intense.  though let's see what they look like after 100min running only 9 bodies.

MC does look a little sloppy with fouls and passes.  whatever our plan is- it's working so far. 

otch had a big first half on both sides.  mo had two early fouls so the chef is in and looks alive- id like it if his first instinct on a rebound is to pivot and putback. 
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 07:54:32 pm »
Dominant 1st half. Outstanding boards on the offensive end. Big Jeff with his 2nd solid game in a row. Chef with useful mins with Mo’s early 2 fouls. The core guys doing what they do. Checkmate on point with his description of Manhattan’s poor shooting.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 08:00:46 pm »
Where’s the crowd tonight??? Place looks empty on tv (at least the 200’s). No wonder I was able to get $5 tickets for Saturday’s game.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 08:02:44 pm »
Solid first half  our big guys look good tonight .  Scoring and rebounding , Latimer having trouble finding the basket hope he can pick it up in the 2nd half.

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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 08:05:44 pm »
We could not have been less worried about the Manhattan zone and pressure on the ball up the floor. TPP handled it effortlessly in that first half - he looks really good. Three turnovers is just a tremendous effort.

Garcia is doing work from inside the zone, whether it’s on 15 footers at the FT line or going to the goal. Our mid-range game has been good.

Manhattan truly woeful offensively. Greene is only a modest threat as their top scorer. Nobody is capable of putting up really taking it to us.

Nice half for Otchere and good minutes for Chef. It’s anecdotal and inconsequential but Gueye’s first foul was a cheap one and his second was a joke call.


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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 08:06:24 pm »
Where’s the crowd tonight??? Place looks empty on tv (at least the 200’s). No wonder I was able to get $5 tickets for Saturday’s game.

Worst crowd that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s nice to stretch out but geez. What’s it going to take to make this an event in town?


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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 08:17:30 pm »
remove the LIRR?

we are dominating.  now im worried that, like last year, we peak too early!
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 08:22:02 pm »
starting to crush the Jaspers now  52-26  blowout

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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 08:26:23 pm »
Is TSM injured again?
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 08:28:04 pm »
Wow, we’re 7th in the country in rebounding. And that’s with Yeboah loss too.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 08:36:16 pm »
garcia and the chef really picking up the boards that wouldve been Mo's.
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