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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2019, 09:02:17 pm »
Got sloppy the last 2 minutes or so but a good win .  Big Jeff just missed a double/double  maybe Saturday . I think the crowd  was sparse due to the snow really getting nasty out there now . 

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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 08:20:15 am »
we only took 20 three pointers, and instead worked the ball inside, and took jumpshots.  and we obliterated MC. 

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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2019, 09:43:29 am »
Postgame presser: https://twitter.com/StonyBrookMBB/status/1201684686378033157

Geno cited Garcia's patience. Totally agree. He did great work from the high post.

I'd say that he'd get the game ball, but Otchere is a close second. It was interesting to see us feeding him on the block and to see him take the initiative offensively. Geez, if he can stay on the floor, he's such a force for us.

I know his stats aren't much, but TPP looks like he's going to be a real player. I thought TSM was going to be a DNP-CD or due to injury, but then he played the last few minutes. TPP has clearly established himself as a valuable option at the 1, and he's not just moving the ball from side to side either. He can go score.

Paid attendance was 2,083 but I'd guess attendance was closer to 800. I'm not that good at those kinds of estimates but definitely no more than 1,000.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2019, 10:04:29 am »
Postgame presser: https://twitter.com/StonyBrookMBB/status/1201684686378033157

Geno cited Garcia's patience. Totally agree. He did great work from the high post.

I'd say that he'd get the game ball, but Otchere is a close second. It was interesting to see us feeding him on the block and to see him take the initiative offensively. Geez, if he can stay on the floor, he's such a force for us.

I know his stats aren't much, but TPP looks like he's going to be a real player. I thought TSM was going to be a DNP-CD or due to injury, but then he played the last few minutes. TPP has clearly established himself as a valuable option at the 1, and he's not just moving the ball from side to side either. He can go score.

Paid attendance was 2,083 but I'd guess attendance was closer to 800. I'm not that good at those kinds of estimates but definitely no more than 1,000.

I was skeptical of Geno coming into season, but I love his straight-shooter and analytic approach to game analysis, and he has won me over.  I really thought he was a cheerleader-type coming into the season, but he's so much more than that.  It always starts at the top, and I really think we have ourselves a leader and basketball coach.  Kudos to SH for selecting him and keeping the team and continuity together - it all easily could have fallen apart with the departure of Boals and Akwasi.

TPP is still a rook, but he showed some really good flashes last night, so I agree.  And if we can get 25 minutes from Big Jeff, what a force to be reckoned with in the paint.  I'd be happy with a stat line of 2 points, 10 boards, and 2 blocks every game from him.  Mo needs to stay on the court as well - that's 2 subpar games in a row for him.  And how about our 3rd big option, The Chef - 8 boards last night; not too shabby.

As Seawolf97 stated, maybe the weather may have had an effect on the no-shows.  SBU isn't padding the attendance stats, are they?
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2019, 10:26:44 am »
Postgame presser: https://twitter.com/StonyBrookMBB/status/1201684686378033157

Geno cited Garcia's patience. Totally agree. He did great work from the high post.

I'd say that he'd get the game ball, but Otchere is a close second. It was interesting to see us feeding him on the block and to see him take the initiative offensively. Geez, if he can stay on the floor, he's such a force for us.

I know his stats aren't much, but TPP looks like he's going to be a real player. I thought TSM was going to be a DNP-CD or due to injury, but then he played the last few minutes. TPP has clearly established himself as a valuable option at the 1, and he's not just moving the ball from side to side either. He can go score.

Paid attendance was 2,083 but I'd guess attendance was closer to 800. I'm not that good at those kinds of estimates but definitely no more than 1,000.

I was skeptical of Geno coming into season, but I love his straight-shooter and analytic approach to game analysis, and he has won me over.  I really thought he was a cheerleader-type coming into the season, but he's so much more than that.  It always starts at the top, and I really think we have ourselves a leader and basketball coach.  Kudos to SH for selecting him and keeping the team and continuity together - it all easily could have fallen apart with the departure of Boals and Akwasi.

TPP is still a rook, but he showed some really good flashes last night, so I agree.  And if we can get 25 minutes from Big Jeff, what a force to be reckoned with in the paint.  I'd be happy with a stat line of 2 points, 10 boards, and 2 blocks every game from him.  Mo needs to stay on the court as well - that's 2 subpar games in a row for him.  And how about our 3rd big option, The Chef - 8 boards last night; not too shabby.

As Seawolf97 stated, maybe the weather may have had an effect on the no-shows.  SBU isn't padding the attendance stats, are they?

I meant to mention Chef again. You're right – he was EXCELLENT and so important with Gueye in foul trouble. One of Chef's best games in recent memory without question. I loved how he went up and got the ball with two hands and how he battled for loose balls. He didn't try to do too much and understands his role and value to this team.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2019, 10:48:32 am »
one disconcerting stretch was at the end- the full court press got to us with 2min left.  twice.

i could look at this as- we barely turned over the ball for 38min, with the press.  so all they got was 2 TOs late in the game against our bench. 

however, the way i saw it, it was two guards down low, and all of our forwards downcourt.  where's the help!  i know, it was late in the game and we were probably gassed... either way, great game boys.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2019, 11:09:15 am »
one disconcerting stretch was at the end- the full court press got to us with 2min left.  twice.

i could look at this as- we barely turned over the ball for 38min, with the press.  so all they got was 2 TOs late in the game against our bench. 

however, the way i saw it, it was two guards down low, and all of our forwards downcourt.  where's the help!  i know, it was late in the game and we were probably gassed... either way, great game boys.

Of the 3 bad TO's I recall, no way Garcia should be bringing the ball up from backcourt...EVER.  Mac is usually very good with protecting the ball, and had his pocket picked twice - I attribute those to lack of concentration by him, with a big lead in hand.  So impressed with how Makale, Elijah, Miles, and to a lesser extent, TPP,  broke the press with ease throughout the game though.   Remember how worried many of us were about the PG position going into this season?

P.S.  Makale threw that ball away once, right after a TO.  Total anamoly, IMO.
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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2019, 01:38:08 pm »
For you non-Newsday subscribers:

Elijah Olaniyi, Andrew Garcia, Jeff Otchere help Stony Brook top Manhattan
By Brian Heyman
Special to Newsday
Updated December 2, 2019 10:58 PM

Geno Ford had a job for his 6-11 junior center, Jeff Otchere, on Monday night when Stony Brook met Manhattan at Island Federal Arena: Don’t let Pauly Paulicap go off like the 6-8 forward from Elmont did last season when he scored 24.

“Jeff was challenged, which happens,” Ford said. “Good players accept challenges and want challenges.”

Paulicap shot just 3-for-10 and finished with eight points. The Seawolves held the Jaspers to 28.8-percent shooting overall and received 16 points and nine rebounds from Andrew Garcia and 16 points from Elijah Olaniyi on the way to a 65-47 win.

“Maybe (Paulicap) was a little off, but I thought Jeff was excellent with positioning, not fouling, and being straight up and shot challenging,” Ford said. “I thought he was as elite as he’s been in any game.”

Otchere also contributed nine points and 10 rebounds for the Seawolves, who were playing their first game in the comfort of home in three weeks. They had won four of five elsewhere. So they have taken six of their last seven to improve to 6-3.

“We have five guys that are a little explosive offensively and Jeff has gotten himself going, had two straight basically double-doubles, and Jeff defensively triggers everything for us,” Ford said. “So if we can continue to have the chemistry that we’ve had and not get consumed with touches, shots, minutes, any of that stuff, this team can be really, really good.”

Otchere was averaging just 3.9 points over 39 games in his Stony Brook career that dates to last season before scoring nine in each of the last two.

“I feel like I’m getting my groove,” Otchere said.

The game was tied at 11. Garcia proceeded to hit a one-hander in the lane. A 12-1 run was in motion, giving the Seawolves a 23-12 lead.

The press-oriented Jaspers (3-3) went on a 6-0 run. Then Garcia went on a 6-0 run, making it an 11-point game again.

“Coach kind of brought me in at the beginning of the season and asked me my role,” said Garcia, a 6-5 redshirt junior forward, who was the America East Sixth Man of the Year last season and is now a starter. “I said, ‘Just to be everything: Defense, offense, rebound, steal’ — any (way) I could help the team.”

Paulicap, a senior who swatted away two shots to become the fifth Jaspers player with 100 career blocks, had a three-point play to chip it to 29-21.

But Stony Brook opened up the cushion to 37-22 at the intermission and led by 30 before Manhattan scored the final 12 points.
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