January 31, 2013 at 2:33 am #9210
That was an absolute disaster for AU. BU looked like they were trying to give them that one.January 31, 2013 at 8:05 am #9214
Sure would have made for some great speculation if BU lost to AU. This league is nerve racking to say the least. Who is going to win this league? Exciting I must say.January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am #9215
Man American choked that away, Lumpkins missing two, Munoz missing front end of a one on one…awful, muscala didn’t do much versus bigger frontline from AU…but BU escapes Bender.
As for LU, Navy played zone so reed went to his zone buster, and stef answered with 5 triples…it was a pretty sloppy game, and I woke up this morning thinking how did we not get GK more shots to try to get him going….TMH, I’m officially concerned bud, wow didn’t see this coming…GK averaging 7 a game in league play, that has to be most shocking stat of the season, just surreal that production has halted/ceased/stopped post CJ…really concerning at this point…Navy is horrible, just horrible, so LU did what it had to do but that 1st half we played was a stinker and glad we got out of there with a nice big win at the end of the day…survive and advance.January 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm #9216
I didn’t get to see this game but I’d be curious to know more about the nature of Gabe’s struggles in the Navy game. Did he continue the pattern of trying to be a jump shooter and/or forcing his offense at the wrong moments or was he taking good shots and the ball was just not dropping?
At this point it seems the boys are going to live or die by the 3 pointer …January 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm #9217
Needed this one and got it.
Perimeter D (3 for 23 last night, 30 for 129 in league play, and 4th best in the nation for all games played) together with the combined 3-point shooting of SC and BJ (7 for 14) was the story of the game. Against the zone we did what we had to do and did it extremely well, i.e., move the ball to find the open man from beyond their out-stretched reach. SC and BJ inflicted the damage from afar – no one else – as half their bombs connected for 21 points. Other than that, had to like Holden’s mid-range shooting and board work. Gabe wasn’t a factor as he spent most of his time on offense 10-12 feet away from the target. He did hit two (his only two) from the low blocks where he’s “at home” and, as others have stated, should stay. CS never seems to disappoint and didn’t again last night. Smooth, comfortable, in control and good for 6-8 pts/game – as we was last night. JG did get 5 boards but couldn’t fine the handle on offense much of the night. And, then there’s AD (1 for 6 last night and 2 for 17 in the last three). While I like his hustle and intense play (really improved on defense since start of season), he seems to think he has to score when, in fact, there’s others to fill the basket. CS and SC are waiting in the wings to start. Should his D continue to improve, I see Stefan getting the nod someday – perhaps someday soon. It might take the pressure – which appears to be mounting – off of Anthony. Corey, as equipped as he is to start, might better be used as he is today – in relief of Mackey who we know can lose it or get into foul trouble (7 in the last two games).
KenPom movements based on what happened last night. Lafayette jumps up 22 spots while Colgate drops 20. Army, who beat HC by 14 will be no picnic for us on Sunday.
BU from 49 to 54
LU from 83 to 75
LC from 214 to 192
Army from 219 to 206
HC from 206 to 217
AU from 269 to 260
CU from 247 to 267
Navy from 311 to 317January 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm #9218
You can add me to the list of those concerned about Gabe. For a couple games I just thought it was a fluke, but he hasn’t had a big game in awhile now, especially when you consider he has been the #1 option since CJ went down.
Gabe is too good to stay down forever though. Hopefully the staff can figure something out to shake him up and get him going. Telling him to get up 5 shots within 10 feet in the first 5 minutes of the next game or he is coming out? Bringing him off the bench for a game? Something to change the status quo.
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