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Re: Game 9: vs. Manhattan 12/2, 7pm
« Reply #15 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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