January 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm #30514
KenPom Rankings and Predictions
Lehigh (11-8, 5-3) Ranked #107
Colgate (6-15, 4-4) Ranked #276
Lehigh wins by 7 (76-69)
Before putting this one in the Win Column, consider the fact that The Raiders – with a win – can tie us in the League standings at 5 and 4. What’s more, they are riding a two game winning streak and must be feeling confident in knowing that in the past six days they have set down two teams we had trouble with – in fact lost to – earlier in the season: Loyola and Boston U. They rallied from being 15 down to the Terriers on the road (no easy thing to do) and topped the Greyhounds by 3 at home. In that second game played on Saturday, they held Loyola to 49 points on 38.8% shooting to notch their first home “W” of the year in PL play. To add to their confidence, they boast a 6’8” freshman forward by the name of Will Rayman who has been tearing it up of late. PL News tell us he just earned “his second-consecutive Patriot League Rookie of the Week honor and third of the season after averaging 14.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.9 percent from the floor during the Raiders’ 2-0 week. Rayman scored a team-high 21 points, hitting a career-high five 3-pointers, and pulled down four rebounds to help Colgate defeat Boston University, 67-58 on Wednesday evening. He added seven points, two rebounds and two assists in a comeback win over Loyola Maryland on Saturday. Rayman is tied for sixth in the League and second among freshmen, averaging 15.0 points per game.” As fans, many of us have bad memories of games played on Cotterell Couirt in Hamilton, New York. Thankfully, our seniors are 2 and 1 in the gym and may “feel it” again as they did last year in their 17 point win up north when TK and AP combined for 30.
If it comes down to 3’s and FTs you have to like our chances.
From Behind the Line
LU Shooting 41.1% (6th ranked)
CU Defense 38.1% (207th ranked)
From 15 Feet
LU 75.4% (34th ranked)
CU 66.8% (261st ranked)
With HC’s win over AU last night, Lehigh finds itself in a 4-way tie for 2nd place in the League standings going into Game #9 tomorrow night. We trail only Bucknell and share the runner-up spot with HC, BU and Navy. Colgate sits a game back at 4-4. It can’t get much tighter. My “Wish List” for games to be played tomorrow would include wins by: LC (over Bucky), AWP (over BU), AU (over Navy), and Loyola (over HC). Now that would break-up the 2nd place tie nicely – assuming, of course, we win.January 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm #30515
from their notes:
The Raiders shot 40.1 percent (63-157) from downtown in their six wins, averaging 10.5 treys per contest. Colgate has shot 33.2 percent (117-352) from beyond the arc in its 15 losses,
here’s hoping Andree and Holba smother Rayman and we come home from the tundra with a win and sole second placeJanuary 26, 2017 at 3:02 am #30519
Solid win. Holba’s role really diminishing. Nice night for BA. He’s been invisible for awhile.January 26, 2017 at 3:23 am #30520
Took care of business. Tim was huge for us again. Yea I don’t know about holba. I believe Brett said something in pre game or post game about holba confidence hasn’t been great. And something about playing through injury. So I’m not quite sure.January 26, 2017 at 3:39 am #30521
Holba got 9 mins but he did well in them. Still think he will turn into a glue guy who does a little of evefything a team needs to win.
BA and KL had better games. A good solid W.January 26, 2017 at 3:52 am #30522
Seems like from reading box that KR had pretty good night, too. AP didn’t score much, but he wasn’t 2-13 from field, either. Looks like he played well, too.January 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm #30533
I thought KR was fantastic. Tons of assists, and his man could NOT stay with him. Drove at will. TK was awesome again, playing like a man possessed.
Also want to point out that Navy loss wasn’t as bad as many felt. They’re playing very well, much better than expected so far.
The table is set pretty nicely right now. BU game is obviously very, very big. Hold serve vs. them and Bucky and things look good.January 28, 2017 at 2:12 am #30534
Todd, you’re so right. The table is pretty well set. The challenge I see is conditioning and injury avoidsnce. Eight guys must come ready to play each night. No doubt theyll be running on fumes in 4 weeks time.January 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm #30535
Another “Table Setting” though or should I say wish:
“Win out and hope someone other than us can take down Bucky.” It starts today with a visit by The Bison to West Point. Tip is scheduled for 3pm.January 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm #30537
[quote quote=30535]Another “Table Setting” though or should I say wish:
“Win out and hope someone other than us can take down Bucky.” It starts today with a visit by The Bison to West Point. Tip is scheduled for 3pm.
[/quote]no joy at bear mtn, Buffs blow out cadets
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