February 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm #1679
Game Notes are up!
http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/spor … 021710.pdf
PL Lines as viewed by Sagarin:
LU @ CU
HC @ N
LC @ BU
A @ AU
Winning Percentage as viewed by Pomeroy:
LU given a 59% chance of winning. Projected Score: 75-73
HC given a 52% chance of winning. Projected Score: 75-74
BU given a 66% chance of winning. Projected Score: 73-69
A given a 55% chance of winning. Projected Score: 57-56February 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm #1690
http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.co … games.html
Don’t look at the line here. This one could be a dogfight. I’m just hoping the team doesn’t get too high from the Army game and fall into the "tweener" trap with Lafayette and CBS College Sports looming on Sunday.February 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm #1694
Just a huge win for Lehigh last night. With Buchburger not making the trip, Ojo stepped in and simply gave the best performance of his career: 22 points, including 7/8 from the charity stripe. Adams, playing the "Ojo" role, got 6 points and 2 boards in 12 minutes of action. This has got to make Lehigh fans thrilled that perhaps they have the bench to win this whole thing – if Ojo can respond like that when pressed to start, the Hawks can now plausibly go seven, or maybe even eight, deep come tournament time.
If Carrington was indeed "under the weather" with 12 points and 14 boards… as an opposing team, I’d sure hate to see him when he’s healthy! McCollum continued to dazzle with 22 and Hall added 13 points and 4 boards, too.
It couldn’t have worked out much better going into Sunday. Understaffed, under the weather, and playing in a classic trap game – we battled back from a 9 point deficit, played much better defense, and found our sixth (and maybe seventh) man. I’m starting to like where we sit a lot better now.February 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm #1697
Few quick observations……..
LU picks up its first win of the season when not starting the "usual five" of MH, CJ, DB, ZC, and GK. Ojo replaced Buchberger to start the game.
The LU bench, absent for much of PL play, showed they still "have it" going 5 for 8 and scoring 13 points in a combined 47 minutes of court time. Perhaps the biggest single blow was Jordan Hamilton’s three in the second half hiking the tenuous 5 point lead to 8. Jordan last played on Jan. 31st scoring 2 points in 2 minutes. Adams showed toughest under the boards (what else is new) and chipped in 6 points. He last played on Jan. 27th and was held scoreless that day in 2 minutes of playing time. Even David Safstrom made his presence know with a nice move to his left and high-arching layup. Keeping the reserves ready to play and contribute as they did tonight is a credit to the coaching staff and removes some doubt many of us were beginning to express that the entire team may not be ready for the final push into the playoffs.
Keefer (no apparent reason), Buchberger ("sick coming up to the game"), Peters (no surprise in a close game), and Mineri (no apparent reason) did not see action.
Marquis Hall picked up his 4th foul early on and was limited to 23 minutes. Still hit for 13, pulled down four boards and was credited with three steals. Small (13 min) and Shamis (4 min) were efficient at the point, turning the ball over just once. Each applied solid pressure.
Zahir Carrington picked up yet another double-double (12 pts./14 boards) despite disappearing "behind the stands….. a little bit ill" for a little while.
CJ: ho hum…….just another 9 for 19 … 22 point (his average) / 5 rebound game with 3 assists and 2 steals. Cross-over and between the leg dribbling – often in traffic – with step back 2’s and 3’s from all corners of the court. Worth the price of PL All-Access.
OJo: Career – high 22 points including the first six of the game. Making a strong case to start in place of defensive specialist Buchberger. He just may have won the job. Continues to knock them down from 15′, going 7 for 8. Now in the team lead @ .800 from the line.
Tale of two halves………..CU hits for 49 in the first; LU for 51 in the second. Difference was LU’s defensive intensity in the second, limiting CU to 2 for 11 from deep when, in hindsight, they should have worked their inside game where Gyawu, Johnson, and Pascale were 13 for 21 with the team scoring 36 in the paint. The Raiders appeared rattled by LU’s sudden burst of points to begin the second half (16-6 margin in first 4:35) and never regained their sea legs after that.
LU hits for > 50% from the field for the 2nd consecutive game.
LU scores > 70 points for the 15th consecutive game.February 19, 2010 at 5:45 am #1701
Wow, the PL is heating up. I may need to take time off work to see all the upcoming games. Ojo did a great job, the whole team seem to work their magic in this one. Let’s see if they can ride which ever player is hot.
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