Game 6: Holy Cross

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  • #24849

    LU65
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    Game Notes

      LU’s

    http://www.lehighsports.com/custompages/Game%20Notes/Men's%20Basketball/2015-16/17%20-%20Lehigh%20at%20Holy%20Cross%20Notes%20011616.pdf

      HC’s

    We await

    KenPom

    LU* (2-3, 4-12) and ranked 260th
    @
    HC* (2-3, 7-9) and ranked 258th
    HC wins by 4 (69-65)

      Elsewhere around the League on Saturday

    AU @ AWP* (Sun)
    Loy @ BU*
    CU @ Bucky
    LC* @ N
    • Presently in a 5-way tie for 5th

      Background

    The Crusaders are coming off a loss to Lafayette on Wednesday night. It marks their second PL setback in a row – both on the road. In early PL play the Crusaders are 2-0 at home and 0-3 on the road. They, no doubt, will welcome us to the Hart Center with open arms this weekend. Sadly, Lehigh has dropped each of the preceding three contests played up in Worcester. You’ve got to go back to February 2013 to spot a LU win up north. That one came thanks to the play of Mackey McKnight and Holden Greiner. Here’s a quick glance at the last two years from both the Lehigh and TK perspective:

      LU vs. Holy Cross

    1 and 4 (including one “L” in the PL quarter-finals two years ago)
    0 and 3 @ Hart Center by an average score of 47.3 to 57.7
    1 and 1 @ Stabler

      TK vs. Holy Cross

    @ Hart Center: 3 game average of 10.7ppg and 8.3 rpg
    @ Stabler: 2 game average of 21.5ppg and 8.0 rpg

    Looking over this season’s 5-game PL Stats you see what

      might

    be two Mountain Hawk advantages entering play tomorrow afternoon. Namely: The “3” and O. Boards

      The 3-point shot.

    LU has connected on 41.9% of their tries from deep compared to only 30.7% for Holy Cross. On the defensive side of the ball, HC has given up 42.0% (50 of 119) of the long-ball attempts – good for a 10th place standing. And, we possess 3 of the League’s top 15 scorers – in terms of % made from beyond the arc. They are: KL (#2 @ .600), JC (#4 @ .476) and AP (#14 @ .381). Yet, as a team, we have taken the 9th fewest “3’s” of anyone in the league. Will our tactics change on Saturday or will we continue to go deep to TK?

      Offensive Boards.

    We stand in 3rd place (30.1%) when it comes to pulling down O Boards. HC is in last or 10th place with an efficiency number of 22.6%.

    Maybe, just maybe we’re due for a win in Worcester this time ‘round.

    #24854

    toddcudd
    Participant

    Pretty nice first half. The difference is remarkable when AP is hitting shots; seems to drive his confidence. A few sloppy turnovers, but good showing overall so far I think. A bit of a letdown at the end of the half, but the cushion was enough.
    Hopefully we open the 2nd sharp.

    #24855
    travism
    travism
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    At work. Can’t see game. Is goldy not playing much. 2 fouls. No shots

    #24856

    toddcudd
    Participant

    Very limited minutes. His D looked good to me, but picked up 2 fouls in that limited time.

    #24857
    RichH
    RichH
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    Well that was fun. So much different when AP hits. He needs to show up every game for us to have a shot.

    #24858

    LU65
    Participant

    Well, the 3’s came – big time, as we hit 11 of 23 raising our

      PL Game Only

    stat line to 42 of 97 (.433) and good for 2nd in the league. We trail only Bucknell.
    So, too, did the rebounding (39 to 24 and 9 vs. 6 on the O boards).

    AP was on fire with 6 of 8. Post game interview spoke to his hard work on the “D” side of the ball in his last two games whee we chased Reed of AU and Haas of Bucknell around the court. Five days of rest and a day of practice (yesterday up in Worcester) were just what the Doctor ordered. AP was the AP of old.

    TK – despite going 7 of 8, the best thing may have been seeing him commit just 1 pf.

    KL – Best sequence of the game came at the 13:10 mark of the second half when KL lead the charge upping our lead from 13 to 21 points via (a) baseline drive for 2, (b) a 3 form the corner, and (c) an assist to DC for a 3 in the corner.

    Great to see Jenkings, Carter, and Glover contribute a combined 21 points in what seemed to be “extended” minutes for each. Hell, JJ was awarded an assist near game end. All around team victory in what had been a place of horrors for Lehigh.

    Navy up next at home on Wednesday.

    #24869

    lehigh90
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    Any win in Worcester is huge, with our history.

    #24870

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Wow, big win for Colgate at Bucknell. They look to be for real.

    Loyola coming back to reality with consecutive losses to the service academies.

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