3 Games in 48 Hours – WM, Liberty, and Eastern Kentucky

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  • #3960

    LU65
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    Lehigh travels south to Lynchburg, VA – home of the Liberty Flames – this weekend to participate in the 2K Classic Sub-regional benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.

    Game Notes will no doubt be published soon and be posted here. In the meantime, here’s a bird’s-eye view of what to expect:

    Friday, Nov. 18th @ 5pm
    William & Mary (0-3) – KenPom Rating = 197….Lehigh given a 60% chance of winning
    @ St. John’s L 59-74
    @ Hampton L 58-73
    Liberty L 72-75

    Saturday, Nov. 19th @ 7pm
    Liberty (0-1) – KenPom Rating = 202….Lehigh given a 47% chance of winning
    @ Texas A&M L 59-81
    Randolph College (D-III) W 81-58

    Sunday, Nov. 20th @ 3pm – KenPom Rating = 238….Lehigh given a 69% chance of winning
    Eastern Kentucky (1-2)
    @ Mississippi St. L 66-76
    @ Winthrop W 71-59
    @ Presbyterian College L 50-78

    #3963

    LU65
    Participant

    Game Notes

    http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/1/wo … /46237.PDF

    #3967

    LU65
    Participant

    Shaping up to be a competitive series of games

    Ken Pomeroy’s Rankings heading into play today, Friday, Nov. 18th
    LU 155
    Liberty 210
    W&M 280
    Eastern Ky 320

    Ken Pomeroy’s Projected Scores and Winning Odds for today’s games
    W&M over LU 75-72 (60% chance)
    Liberty over Eastern Ky 68-63 (71% chance)

    Today’s Lines
    W&M – 1 1/2 over Lehigh
    Liberty – 5 over Eastern Ky

    #3968

    LU65
    Participant

    Watch the Liberty – Lehigh game Saturday night live on the Big South network. At $4.95 not a bad deal.

    http://www.bigsouthsports.com/mediaPort … l?mid=6019

    #3969

    LU65
    Participant

    William & Mary Update

    Half Time……LU up 48-14

    HG 14 (5 for 7) with 6 boards
    GK 12
    CJ 9 (3 for 7)
    JH 2
    MM 2
    CB 4
    CS 0
    JA 3 with 3 boards
    JM 0
    SC 2
    AD 0

    LU
    FG% = 18/32 for .563
    3FG% = 5/11 for .454
    FT% = 7/13 for .538

    Rebounding
    LU 21…. WM 13
    Point in Paint
    LU 24…..WM 0

    #3970

    LU65
    Participant

    William & Mary Game Footnotes

    Final: LU wins by 25 (82-57)

    3 W&M bigs (two 6’8" and one 6’9") dressed in shirts and ties on bench

    Arena seats 8,000. Head count for our game = 85 (that’s eighty five!). Assume it’s a late arriving crowd for second game – Liberty vs. Eastern Ky.

    LU went on a 40-7 run in 1st half

    LU up by as many as 41

    Blowout gives extended minutes to non-starters and first action to BJ, CG, and TS with less than 3 minutes to go. Everyone dressed saw action.

    LU’s top 4 scorers: GK (16), CJ (15), HG (14), Stefan C (10)

    #3973

    norcalfan
    Participant

    "LU65" wrote: William & Mary Game Footnotes

    Final: LU wins by 25 (82-57)

    3 W&M bigs (two 6’8" and one 6’9") dressed in shirts and ties on bench

    Arena seats 8,000. Head count for our game = 85 (that’s eighty five!). Assume it’s a late arriving crowd for second game – Liberty vs. Eastern Ky.

    LU went on a 40-7 run in 1st half

    LU up by as many as 41

    Blowout gives extended minutes to non-starters and first action to BJ, CG, and TS with less than 3 minutes to go. Everyone dressed saw action.

    LU’s top 4 scorers: GK (16), CJ (15), HG (14), Stefan C (10)

    LU65,

    LU played a good game all around. Looks like the bench got some practice :D We are on the same team, just see things differently. It would be nice if there were more of a fan base. Did you or LUhoops00 make the game? Analysis? Areas that need improvement. Go LU!

    #3977

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    65 – I paid 5 bucks to watch this lu liberty game and it is not working for me..i’m beyond frustrated, did you have any luck?

    #3979

    norcalfan
    Participant

    They got it done!! Good job Lehigh. Liberty, also LU, did not quit. Good team effort.

    #3982

    LU65
    Participant

    00, like you I bought the game but was called away at the last minute (wife, ya know – – dinner I forgot about) so I’m hoping I can pull it up on "Demand" once it’s archived by the school. Would have been nice to see (live) the team explode for 90. Impressive stat sheet highlighted by CJ’s 32, Jordan’s 8 for 10 night (after cold shooting 3 for 13 in 3 previous games), starting front line performance (15 of 21 from the field), and Mackey’s 10 point / 5 assist / 1 turnover night. Reed’s post game comment about the team not feeling the job was done by simply winning two down in Virginia was great to hear. Eastern Kentucky won’t be a pushover today. They’re also 2-0 over the last two days. Voice only today / no video. A 4 and 2 start over 12 days would be sweet.

    #3988

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    Agreed – love reed quote about team not clapping after win, saying the goal was 3 wins. LOVE IT, that spellls maturity, we didn’t have that last year. This team is growing before us, fun to watch.

    65- I went in today to check archives, still nothing, keep me posted if you hear anything….or better yet, I suppose, see anything?

    #3990

    LU65
    Participant

    Stats and More Stats

    Some numbers that may have escaped you……..

    From last game (Eastern Kentucky)
    14 players suited up – 14 played, 12 scored, 10 pulled down a rebound, 10 got to the line and scored, 9 got double-digit minutes, and 7 were credited with at least one assist

    BJ gets his first bucket.

    CJ attempts just 6 shots from the field (last year average = 17.3). In fact, no one took more than 8.

    Conroy Baltimore pulls down 5 rebounds in 4 minutes.

    Bench contributes 28 points (37% of total).

    From weekend in Virginia (W&M, Liberty, and Eastern Kentucky)
    LU FG% = .506

    Opponent FG% = .380

    Stefan Cvrkalj was not afraid to shoot the basketball and score whenever given the chance. Points per minute of playing time:
    CJ .68
    SC .52
    JH .49
    GK .49
    HG .45
    MM .31
    CS .27

    6 Game Season Totals
    John Adams tops the team with a .900 FT%

    Point Guard play off to a solid – if not good – start with MM and CS combining for 24 assists while yielding just 15 turnovers (1.6 ratio) and averaging a combined 10.9 PPG

    Team Scoring differential = +9.5 PPG

    Team Rebounding differential = 34.2 to 35.0 or -0.8

    Same starting 5 each game

    CJ’s MPG and FGA are down from previous season totals with only slight dip in PPG
    MPG 30.8 vs 34.5 (down 10.7%)
    FGA 13.3 vs 17.3 (down 23.1%)
    PPG 19.2 vs 21.3 (down down 9.8%)

    "Bigs" off the bench (Minutes / Points / Rebounds per game)
    JA 12.2 / 3.5 / 3.2
    JM 7.8 / 1.7 / 1.3
    CB 5.0 / 1.7 / 2.0

    "Smalls" off the bench (Minutes / Points / Rebounds per game)
    CS 16.7 / 4.2 / 1.5
    AD 14.7 / 4.3 / 1.8
    SC 9.0 / 5.0 / 0.4

    With added minutes both Holden Greiner and Jordan Hamilton have stepped-up their performance relative to minutes played with little to no impact on Gabe Knutson’s fine play

    Holden Greiner
    29.2 MPG / 11.7 PPG / 6.8 RPG
    vs. Last year
    20.5 MPG / 6.4 PPG / 4.3 RPG
    up 42% / up 83% / up 63%

    Jordan Hamilton
    23.0 MPG / 7.8 PPG / 2.7 RPG
    vs. last year
    16.3 MPG / 5.0 PPG / 1.9 RPG
    up 41% / up 56% / up 42%

    Gabe Knutson
    25.5 MPG / 13.2 PPG / 3.7 RPG
    vs. last year
    29.6 MPG / 12.2 PPG / 5.7 RPG
    down 14% / up 8% / down 35%

    3 Starting "Bigs" Combined
    MPG up 17% / PPG up 39% / RPG up 11%

    #3991
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    Really great weekend for the team. They have shown a lot of resiliency by bouncing back from 0-2 to win 4 straight, and it looks like they have learned their lesson after blowing a 15+ point lead to SJU in the opener. Down in Virginia they didn’t seem to let up at all once they had big 2nd half leads and instead really dropped the hammer to put the game out of reach.

    Great to see how many minutes the bench was able to get while still going 3-0. Starting 4-2 with no home games is a really exciting start to the season. 8 days off is a long time and I hope the squad can keep it rolling once they get back on the court. Feeling very positive and optimistic about the rest of the season.

    I hope/wouldn’t be surprised if Dr. Reed opens up the PG battle during these 8 days without a game. Let MM know that he needs to bring his A game in every practice and every game because Schaefer is clearly earning the respect of coaches, teammates, and fans very quickly. Hopefully Corey’s emergence pushes MM to fulfill what I believe is his vast potential even quicker.

    #3992

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Great weekend for Lehigh. They pretty much hammered 2 teams on a neutral court, and comfortably handled Liberty on their home floor. It’s not exactly UNC, Kansas and Kentucky, but nonetheless, a good building block weekend. Nice to see a lot of minutes shared, which you can do in blowout games. Seems like the starting 5 has solidified themselves at this point. MM has picked up his game, although CS is going to push him for minutes all season. JH stepped it up as well, and looks like he holds of AD, and others, for the starting spot. Hopefully, CS and AD can add a spark off the bench for Lehigh on the offensive end. The one area that I would like to see improvement going forward is bigs off the bench. I am hoping somebody among the group of CB, JM and JA can bring a consistent presence off the bench. Somebody who can take up some space in the paint, bring some energy, play strong post defense, rebound, and use up some fouls. Hopefully, they can also add an occasional offensive board and/or put back. But, that is a crucial area for this team to have a lot of success this season.

    So, there was discussion of 10 winnable games in a row after SJU and ISU and 4 are down with 6 left until Michigan State. The next game is intriguing with Quinnipiac at home. I noticed they hammered Navy last week, and they beat Lehigh last season. That could be a tough game at Stabler. Bobcats have American before Lehigh, so that will be another interesting game for us to look at. Then 2 road games at Fordham and Cornell, who both won at Stabler last season. So, some revenge games there. Then, I am counting a win vs. St. Francis at home, who look very soft, with losses already to Lafayette, and a 30 point loss to Bucknell. Then Wagner, who look very improved on the road. That will be a tough game as the Hurleys seem to be turning that around with early wins over Lafayette and at Princeton, whicle only losing to UConn by 8 in Storrs. Then a win vs Arcadia.

    Would like to see Lehigh play less Northeast conference teams in the future. Would rather see more Ivy games, or games vs. Colonial or Metro Atlantic conferences. Or an A-10 game or two, to get some better early tests. Northeast conference is pretty bad.

    Final note, early look at Sagarin ratings:

    Lehigh 110
    Penn St. 111
    Lasalle 115
    Wagner 131
    Bucknell 135
    Drexel 137
    Penn 150
    Princeton 183
    Quinnipiac 188
    American 190
    Cornell 226
    Lafayette 262

    Early, but very positive.

    #3993

    LU65
    Participant

    KenPom Rankings as of 11/21/11:

    LU 101
    BU 104
    HC 199
    AU 237
    LC 258
    Navy 274
    Army 285
    CU 289

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