Kansas – Why not us….Why not now?

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  • #1893

    LU65
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    Okay, let’s get this board started. You want national attention? You got national attention! We are about to play the nation’s finest on Thursday in Oklahoma City, the Kansas Jayhawks. It’s a dream come true for our four seniors after years of disappointing finishes and hopefully a taste of what the future holds in store for our young and talented underclassmen.

    As Coach Reed said a few hours ago, "Why not us; why not know."

    Here’s a look inside the Jayhawks…………..their players and stats:

    http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/m-bas … l-mtt.html

    http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/m-bas … mcume.html

    #1894

    LU65
    Participant

    Check out the Lehigh Selection Show Special taped earlier tonight at the Goosey Gander.

    http://www.lehighsports.com/sports/mbba … 8849#31410

    #1895

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    The selection show was at Goosey? Awesome! :lol:

    So it’s Kansas:

    http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.co … ansas.html

    Like you, I picked up on that quote as well. If you’re not teeming with Lehigh pride going into this Thursday after watching Reed speak in that video, something’s wrong with you.

    #1900
    RichH
    RichH
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    What the heck? Why not? It will be fun to watch us. Team much improved from season start. Of course I expect KU to beat us handily . I will be happy if we make them workfor it.

    #1901

    LU65
    Participant

    Ya gotta love reading the papers this morning. Take for instance the reports out of the USA Today…………

    Sheridan Odds Against Winning the NCCA Tournament
    Kansas 3:1 (best odds)
    Lehigh 10 googolplex : 1 (worse odds)

    I couldn’t resist, so I "googled" googoplex. Here’s what I learned…….a googolplex is the number 10googol, which can also be written as the number 1 followed by a googol zeros (i.e., 10100 zeros).

    In 1938, Edward Kasner’s nine-year-old nephew Milton Sirotta coined the term googol; Milton then proposed the further term googolplex to be "one, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired". Kasner decided to adopt a more formal definition "because different people get tired at different times and it would never do to have Carnera be a better mathematician than Dr. Einstein, simply because he had more endurance and could write for longer.".[1] It thus became standardized to 10googol. The time it would take to write such a number also renders the task implausible: if a person can write two digits per second, it would take around about 1.51 × 1092 years, which is 1.1 × 1082 times the age of the universe, to write a googolplex.

    I’m sure the comparisons are about to begin – if not here than on the Kansas Jayhawk Message Board – so let us begin.

    RPI
    Kansas 1
    LU 152

    Strength of Schedule
    Kansas 5
    Lehigh 300

    Sagarin Ranking and Rating
    Kansas 1st @ 96.21
    LU 204th @ 69.39

    Betting Lines
    Danny Sheridan….Kansas – 27
    Sagarin….Kansas – 27

    Pomeroy Ranking
    Kansas 2nd
    Lehigh 180th
    Projected Odds of Winning: Kansas given a 98% chance
    Projected Final Score:
    Kansas 90
    Lehigh 63

    Records
    Kansas 32-2, 15-1
    Lehigh 22-10, 10-4

    NCAA History
    Kansas 84-37 in 38 appearances
    Lehigh 0-3 in 3 appearances

    Coach
    Bill Self 24-10 in 11 appearances
    Brett Reed First appearance

    Best Wins
    Kansas – California, Temple, Baylor, Texas A&M, Kansas State
    Lehigh – Quinnipiac, Delaware State, Lafayette

    For those who haven’t found it yet and thanks to my good friend Andrew, here’s the link to the Jayhawks Message Board……
    http://boards.kusports.com/postlist.php … basketball

    Ha…….and you thought the Holy Cross Crusaders had an active board!

    #1904

    Neighbor
    Participant

    I’d be pleased if Lehigh is just down by about 15 going into the final 5 minutes.

    Hope our team runs practices during the 10pm-midnight time frame. We don’t want to be that kind of "sleeper" team in the first round.

    Although I certainly want a tighter game, I see it as Kansas 85, Lehigh 66. Lehigh’s 3-point shot success rate will be key.

    #1905
    Bison137
    Bison137
    Participant

    Similarities between 2005 and 2010:

    1. 2005: Kanasas vs PL Champ; 2010: Kansas vs PL Champ.

    2. 2005: Kansas #1 RPI; 2010: Kansas #1 RPI.

    3. 2005: Game played on 3/18; 2010: Game played on 3/18.

    4. 2005: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center; 2010: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center.

    5. 2005: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader; 2010: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader.

    Result: ?

    #1906

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    "Bison137" wrote: Similarities between 2005 and 2010:

    1. 2005: Kanasas vs PL Champ; 2010: Kansas vs PL Champ.

    2. 2005: Kansas #1 RPI; 2010: Kansas #1 RPI.

    3. 2005: Game played on 3/18; 2010: Game played on 3/18.

    4. 2005: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center; 2010: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center.

    5. 2005: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader; 2010: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader.

    Result: ?

    Wow bison137… thanks for all the info! Believe me I’ll be using it tonight. I’ll credit you.

    When was the day/time of that game? Lehigh’s tip on Thursday is scheduled for 9:40 PM.

    #1907

    LU65
    Participant

    Get to know the Kansas Jayhawk probable starting 3-guard starting lineup

    Senior guard at 5’11," No. 4, Sherron Collins. He leads the team with a 15.6 scoring average and a 4.4 assists per game average. He leads the team in FT% at .851, minutes played per game at 32.8, and assists at 4.4 pg. He has started all 34 contests.

    Freshman guard at 6’6", No. 1, Xavier Henry. He has averaged 13.6 points per game, including 15.0 in the last 11 games. He leads the team in steals at 50. He, too, has started all 34.

    Sophomore guard at 6’3", No. 10, Tyshawn Taylor. He contributes 7.4 points and 3.4 assists per game.

    Sophomore forward at 6’8", No. 22, Marcus Morris. He averages 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. He possesses a solid .557 FG%.

    Junior center at 6’11", No. 45, Cole Aldrich. He averages 11.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. He leads the team in blocks with 118. He, too, has started all 34 games.

    Together the starting five log 67% of the team’s minutes. Next off the bench will likely be two junior guards, Morningstar (4.3ppg) and Reed (4.9ppg) – both standing 6’3" and sophomore forward, Markieff Morris (6.8ppg) at 6’8".

    More comparative info than you probably care to know about……….

    When KU has the ball……..(first number is what they average per game; the second number is what Lehigh gives up per game)

    Points 81.8 70.0
    Assists 18.4 14.8
    Rebounds 40.5 34.8
    Steals 9.1 6.7
    Blocked Shots 7.0 3.3
    FG% .488 .419
    3FG% .409 .361
    FT% .701 .712

    When LU has the ball………(first number is what they averages per game; the second number is what Kansas gives up per game)

    Points 75.1 63.1
    Assists 15.8 13.5
    Rebounds 36.6 33.8
    Steals 6.4 6.9
    Blocked Shots 2.7 4.2
    FG% .455 .377
    3FG% .408 .330
    FT% .717 .677

    Yes, I know of the vast differences in strengths of schedule, but just thought the information might be of interest to a few of you.

    Any thoughts out there on what our game plan might be? I sincerely believe that our team is more than "just glad to be there." I believe, too, that Coach Reed will have them ready to compete. Nerves? Maybe, but we’re playing with house money. So why? Furthermore, from what I can tell, nothing phases CJ. You can probably add Hall, Carrington, and Buchberger to that list, as well.

    #1909
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    "lfnadmin" wrote: [quote="Bison137"]Similarities between 2005 and 2010:

    1. 2005: Kanasas vs PL Champ; 2010: Kansas vs PL Champ.

    2. 2005: Kansas #1 RPI; 2010: Kansas #1 RPI.

    3. 2005: Game played on 3/18; 2010: Game played on 3/18.

    4. 2005: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center; 2010: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center.

    5. 2005: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader; 2010: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader.

    Result: ?

    Wow bison137… thanks for all the info! Believe me I’ll be using it tonight. I’ll credit you.

    When was the day/time of that game? Lehigh’s tip on Thursday is scheduled for 9:40 PM.[/quote]

    BU’s game started at approximately 9:50 PM Eastern Time.

    It was played on Friday night, however.

    #1912

    LU65
    Participant

    KU Coach Self is impressed with CJ

    http://www2.kusports.com/news/2010/mar/ … basketball

    #1913

    LU65
    Participant

    Tully Corcoran of The Topeka Capital-Journal writes that Lehigh is just happy to be in the tournament. I doubt he spoke to Coach Ree.

    http://cjonline.com/sports/basketball/2 … in_tourney

    #1914

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    "Bison137" wrote: Similarities between 2005 and 2010:

    1. 2005: Kanasas vs PL Champ; 2010: Kansas vs PL Champ.

    2. 2005: Kansas #1 RPI; 2010: Kansas #1 RPI.

    3. 2005: Game played on 3/18; 2010: Game played on 3/18.

    4. 2005: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center; 2010: Game played at Oklahoma City’s Ford Center.

    5. 2005: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader; 2010: Northern Iowa plays in other half of the doubleheader.

    Result: ?

    Hey bison137, you’ve gone national!

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball … aab,228149

    #1915

    LU65
    Participant

    Game Notes are up!

    http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/spor … nament.pdf

    KU’s Reed on fire

    Tyrel Reed, who scored a career-high-tying 14 points in a victory over Missouri this season in Allen Fieldhouse, burned Kansas State for a personal-best 15 points in Saturday’s Big 12 tournament final in Sprint Center.
    “Nothing too special. I was a recipient of my teammates playing well,” said the junior guard from Burlington, who hit three of four shots (including two threes in two tries) and seven of nine free throws.
    “I don’t worry about anything. I just shoot the ball, whether it’s a clutch time or beginning of the game. I feel I’m a good shooter at all times. I enjoy being in the moment, stepping up and knocking down shots.”
    His teammates certainly respected his effort against a gritty KSU team.
    Tyrel is our designated three-point shooter,” senior Sherron Collins said. “He came through for us again.”

    Known to Zahir from his Philadelphia playing days, here’s the story of the Morris twins commitment to KU

    http://www2.kusports.com/news/2007/nov/ … commit_ku/

    #1916

    LU65
    Participant

    Is our team on spring break (surely they could have picked a better spot than Oklahoma City) or all they there to compete?

    How do they defend one of the nation’s very best (5th in the standings) 3FG% shooting team (.409) while not giving ground to an extremely tall (two 6’8"s and one 6’11"), athletic and talented front line that forms the foundation of the "11th best" rebounding team in the country (+6.8 rebounding margin)?

    What possibly can we do to slow down their point production (2nd highest offensive efficiency rating in the country – per Pomeroy – at 121.4 points per 100 possessions)?

    How can we score on them (5th best defensive efficiency rating in the country – per Pomeroy – @ 86.1 points per 100 possessions)?

    Can we protect ball (the Jayhawks are ranked 26th in the nation @ 8.4 thefts per game) long enough to execute our offense?

    Can we find space to "shot around" their big men so as to avoid adding to KU’s blocked shot totals (6.4/game is the nation’s 9th best)?

    Do we play up-tempo (LU is ranked 55th in the nation) or slow it down to keep the ball out of their hands?

    What’s the plan should they (why won’t they) double-up on CJ?

    Will it be M2M, 3-2 Zone, Match-up or something new?

    Drive the lane looking to get Aldrich and Morris in foul trouble?

    Attempt to score the ball from beyond the arc as Oklahoma State and Tennessee did (each hitting for >50%) in their wins over KU?

    Wouldn’t you love to know our game plan?

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