Bucknell 90 Penn State 80

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    Big win for Bison last night at State College. PSU not a great team, or program, for that matter, but it is a big win, nonetheless, as it is a huge school in a major conference. Also, nice to get Central PA bragging rights in recruiting. Bucknell 10-15 from 3, and when you shoot it that well, generally you win.

    I am surprised with Bucknell’s start. With the loss of most of their scoring, I thought Bucknell might struggle this year, but not so far. Few interesting things for me …. I thought Ayers would score and the rest may struggle or perhaps Dom Hoffman stepped up scoring. But, they are getting a lot of scoring from two unlikely sources in Kaspar and Brackney. I always knew Brackney could shoot it, but always thought of him as a 3 specialist. But, he is scoring and shooting the ball well. Kaspar went for 25 last night, which really surprised me. Finally, he looks like the clear choice at the PG. Ryan Hill has seen very limited minutes in both games (7 and 9). Kaspar played 34 last night, Frazier got 20, and Azzinaro got 10. So, Bucknell looks like a team to be reckoned with, and certainly in mix for another PL title. I’m interested to see them play.

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    Bison137
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    I was very happy with the win, since PSU looks to be much better than last year due to the return of All-Big 10 PG Tim Frazier, who missed last year due to injury.

    We knew Kaspar would get the majority of minutes at PG, since he had become the main guy at the end of last year and had some very good games down the stretch – but he has certainly exceeded expectations. Thus far averaging 18.5 ppg, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds in games at Stanford and PSU. Also leads the team in steals and blocks – and is clearly the most athletic of the regular rotation guys. The only question about him is inconsistent outside shooting.

    My prediction at the start of the year was for Kaspar to play 25 mpg and Hill 10 mpg (and Ryan Frazier 5 at the point). Thus far it is Kaspar 34 mpg and Hill 6 at PG (and 4 at off-guard).

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