Research on the Iowa State Game from last year
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Lehigh…………………… 39 38 – 77
Iowa State……………….. 42 44 – 86
LU Sports Commentary
“Despite playing neck-and-neck with Iowa State for the entire first half, the Cyclones used hot shooting in the second to pull away from the Lehigh men’s basketball team, 86-77, on Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum. The Mountain Hawks used balanced scoring as 10 different Lehigh players scored on the afternoon, led by 17 from junior Holden Greiner which was two shy of a career high.”
“Iowa State opened up as much as a 26-point second-half lead before the Mountain Hawks continued to fight. Lehigh scored 11 points in the game’s final 2:25 capped off by a McCollum steal and dunk for the 86-77 final.”
Like nearly everyone else, I’m disheartened by the play of CB and JG so far this year and wondering about the hype/fuss made over DC earlier on this Board. Maybe each will come around but in two cases (CB and JG) they must. That is if we are to have success against some of the bigs we’ll face down the line. Before calling in the coroner, check out the early games of Holden Greiner as a freshman.
Game # Opponent Minutes Points Rebounds
1 Richmond 1 0 0
2 Rider DNP
3 Quinnipiac DNP
4 5 2 1
Ended the Year 11.1 3.1 5.2
Seems to me that both (certainly CB) must reach or exceed that level of play by year end – desirably by the start of PL play. I do believe (as a Mets fan would say, “you gotta believe) they’ll never see the likes of what Baylor and Pitt threw at them again this year. So, let’s give them time and hope they round into the players we hoped they would be by January 12th (PL Game #1).