December 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm #8336
KenPom Rankings and Chance of Winning
LU (7-2) 63rd
SFU (0-7) 307th
LU wins 79-64 (89% chance)
Did you know that SFU……
plays to a tougher Strength of Schedule (SOS) than LU. They have or will play this year such teams as: Norte Dame, Penn State, Youngstown State, Niagara, and Kent Sate. Yup, 117th vs. 153rd.
actually out-scored Penn State from the floor but lost the game at the line with the Nittany Lions going 28 for 32.
is very inexperienced, coming in at an average of 1.04 years or 325th in the nation.
is also very small, standing an average of 74.9″ in height. That’s good for a 339th ranking.
is out-rebounded by an average of 9 boards per game this year.
led Lafayette by 9 at the half and as much as 15 in the second half before losing by 3 at the Kirby Sports Center on December 4th.
led American in their game by 2 with less than 6 minutes to go before falling to the Eagles at Bender on December 1st.
will play 5 PL teams this year. We’re the 4th with Bucknell to follow on December 17th.
has 4 players posting double-digit point averages.
is led by 5’11” Redshirt Junior Guard, Umar Shannon who suffered a season-ending knee injury after appearing in only one game last year in which he lead SFU with 26 points against VCU (11/11). Hailing from Atlantic City, odds are BJ Bailey knows him well.
lists only one center on the team. He’s Storm Stanley, a junior who stands 6’11” and has started only once but played in 6 games this year averaging 1.3 ppg and 1.2 rpg.
is the Red Flash? Why such a nickname? Well, the answer dates back to 1927, when the school boasted one of the fastest football ground attacks in the east, headed by quarterback George Kunzler, captain and right halfback Ed McLister, fullback Alphonse Abels and left halfback Ralph Bruno. Because the team wore predominantly red uniforms, the fans and The Loretto (the student newspaper) dubbed the team “The Red Flashes.”
Live Internet Video should be available via NEC Front Row
http://www.necfrontrow.com/webcast.php/SFPA-513/December 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm #8337
I just want to say that I really look forward to your writeup prior to each game. Your efforts are genuinely appreciated.December 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm #8339
Yes TMH, 65 has handled this responsibility like a professional for a few seasons in a row now.
He is the CJ of game previews, everyone just get the heck out of the way and let 65 go to work.
This should be another blowout, clear the bench, and get ready to finish final exams pre-texas trip.December 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm #8340
Online nec front row isn’t working, but LU smoking them 10-0. Not sure we’re learning much or helping ourselves with these blowout wins….guess next few should be better games, but this is just beat down central on these NEC teams.December 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm #8341
LU’s Stretch Internet not much better. Althought voice seems to be back now.
You can get a good running account of the game via:
At the half, it’s 43-28 Lehigh. CJ anc MM lead scorers with 10 each. Starters have 35 of our 43. Shooting: LU 15 for 26, SFU 11 for 30. Threes: LU 4 for 10. SFU 4 for 12.
Lehigh was up early by as much as 16.December 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm #8342
Conroe Baltimore with an offensive explosion so far. 6 points on perfect shooting to go along with 5 boards. 14 to play. Double double alert.December 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #8343
Yawn ….. wake me up when we get to the VCU game. These NEC teams are awful. At least we outrebounded somebody.December 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm #8344
It’s final! LU wins 83-67. Just about what everybody expected.
CB going 2 for 2, scores 6 and grabs 6 boards
CJ gets 29 on 8 for 15 and 11 for 11 from the line with 9 assists
MM and GK in double figures with 13 and 18, respectively
Team shots 50% (25 for 50) and near same from three (9 for 20)
We outrebound SFU 32-27
TO’s – not good @ 16
While it wasn’t important today, look for this stat to play a role down the road: FT%. 22 for 24 (91.7%)! SC and HG owes us a lap for misisng one each. CJ 11 for 11. The team entered the game @ 78.9% or 6th in the nation. Give me CJ or MM on the line late in any game.December 9, 2012 at 4:12 am #8346
Best start for Lehigh in basketball since 1938! Game a bit sloppy likely due to lack of focus or taking the Flashes lightly, as LU was up by 22 early in the second half. Clearly a mis-match. Now need to focus on finals. Need all hands on deck next month!December 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm #8361
Love the roll that this team is on, although it is hard to get too excited considering the teams we have been beating. GK with only 2 boards in 25 minutes. Need more from him on the glass. His rebounding numbers and down a bit from where they have been the last 3 years.December 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm #8364
I followed the game on Gamecast and felt like I was watching a replay of the Fordham game except the starring roles changed. They came out really strong again, slowly built a solid double digit lead only to play a bit lethargic in the 2nd half again. Not complaining though, both were solid wins. Nice to see CB stay out of foul trouble. I hope this helps his confidence a bit. Mitchell may be a bear to contain.
CJ again leads the nation in scoring. Ironically, he is followed closely by his CP3 Camp 3 X 3 teammate, Erick Green of VT. No wonder they were undefeated.
Lehigh is #2 in the nation in FT%December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm #8366
StablerBum – Agree to a point on GK’s rebounds, but am willing to chaulk it up to perhaps a bit of tiredness (3 games in 8 days) and the looming prospect of exams. Actually, the pergame difference between his 9 games this year and his 34 last year is -.7 rebounds/game. Can live with it, especially when his sidekick, HG, is +.8 rpg ahead this year.
Rebounding, as has been pointed out in many of our posts, is problematic. And, we may have seen the easiest in terms of competition! It could get dicey in the weeks ahead. Right not we rank 6th in the PL with 32.4 rpg and 7th if you look at the number of boards our opponents pull down of 36.4 rpg. Both numbers fall far short of our 2011-12 production of 35.9 per game while allowing 34.3 per game. May Gabe, Holden, and CJ continue to enjoy good health while Conroy and Justin find the minutes to improve their skills. While I’m at it, let’s hope Anthony and Stefan continue see “D” and “Rebounding” as key elements of their job description. The latter is beginning to take shape as the two pulled down a combined 20 boards in the last three games. Piece it all together and there’s hope.
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