March 7, 2016 at 4:56 am #25915
I made a comment earlier this season when things were really bleak, that if the team was able to turn this around and make something of the season it would be a real testament to the talent and leadership of the coaching staff (and players). Regardless of what happens on Wednesday, the players and coaches have showed really impressive resiliency, toughness, and confidence to have won 11 in a row.
I’ve been hard on Reed at times, and I’m still a bit miffed at what happened for the first 2.5 months of the season – but kudos to he and the staff on a job well done. Players as well on sticking together and staying focused on the long term and the ultimate prize when things were looking really bleak.
Really nice job all around.March 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm #25917
Doc and staff have done a remarkable job transforming a group of very talented players into a team. And I include the bench. Notice that Doc credits the players’ character as the prime ingredient in the transformation. Perhaps so but the coaches recruited them. Regardless of how Wednesday turns out, Doc and staff have built a team that will only get better. I look at TJ. I used to cringe when he came in expecting a hesitating PG a day late and a dollar short throughout his court time. Now we see a quick confident player with crisp passes who also drives and can shoot. O does not miss a beat.March 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm #25921
Sitting 25 feet from the bench – night in, night out – I am reminded of the 1970’s phrase, “When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen.” Doc is that guy in 2016, whether he’s teaching or preching – softly or loud enough for all of us in the first few rows of Sections 3 and 4 to hear. He simply seems to know when and how hard to press everyone’s button. It’s been fun to watch and, in great part, the reason why this team is where it is today. Kudos to the guy who in 2003 received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Instructional Technology with a Cognate in Sports Administration.March 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm #25922
Staff has done a great job. They have gotten the most out of their roster, guys are playing with a lot of confidence, and they have shown a real flexibility in switching up their defenses this season.
I think their X’s and O’s are going to be really tested on Wednesday. This 1-3-1 from HC has shut down everybody in the PL Tournament. Scary to think high flying Army only scored 38 yesterday, and 12 in the second half.March 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm #25934
Shouldn’t Lehigh be prepared for Holy Cross? The played Navy’s 1-3-1 in the 1st game and American’s Princeton style offense in the 2nd game with fairly significant success.March 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm #25935
Agreed. Cross a bit better at 1-3-+ than rarly season. There key tho is Campion hitting. Shut him down they dont score in bunches. All should read Cross board. Quintessential hyperbole.
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