Navy – Gamed 15

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  • #18573

    LU65
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    Game Notes

      LU’s

    We await

      Navy’s

    We await

    KenPom

    LU (14-11, 8-6) ranked 194th
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    Navy (10-16, 6-8) ranked 217th
    LU wins 64-63 (52% chance)

    Commentary

    As for opponent on Wednesday, Navy, all you need to know are the headlines from their last two game summaries and a sentence I lifted out of their postgame report following our win over the Midshipmen back on January 21st. I give you each below:

    “Navy rallies from down 12 in final two minutes to knock off Colgate”

    “Mids come up short in 52-52 loss to Bucknell”

    and

    “ Navy played without senior forward Worth Smith, who suffered an injury to his right hand against Colgate on Saturday. Smith is Navy’s leading scorer (15.8) and rebounder (6.6) this season.”

    Oh yeah, since returning to action, the 6’6” senior forward hasn’t missed a beat, leading Navy to victories in three of their last four games. He tops the team’s chart in both ppg @ 15.3 and rpg @ 5.8pts.

      Time for some to redeem themselves

    The first and last time MS and AP paid a visit to Alumni Hall on Jan. 22 of last year, the pair tallied one point in 35 minutes of combined time. Jesse and Corey didn’t do much better, combining for nine points while going 1 for 9 from the field. We managed a “W” in OT on the backs of everyone else – in particular SC and JG who combined for 27 points on 10 for 12 shooting. P.S. Navy’s Worth Smith hit for 26 that night.

      Feeling Down and Out?

    The loss to Holy Cross was disappointing, for sure, but not fatal for those out there who still dream of a league title and – at the very least – a bid to the NIT. It could still happen if we win-out and both Colgate and Bucknell struggle in their final four. On the other hand, we could drop our final four and find ourselves playing in the tournament prelims on March 3rd. Isn’t this league fun?

      Fore!

    In golfing terms, I believe we bounce back with a birdie down in Annapolis after taking a bogey up in Worcester. We did it earlier in the year when – following a lop-sided road loss to BU – we went into Army and won convincingly by eleven. I say we come into this game hungry and win – just as we did against Army – with balanced scoring sparked by the return of team-ball, and a shutdown defense.

    #18586

    LU65
    Participant

    We go for a series sweep of Navy tonight for the 5th straight year.

    Game Notes are up:

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/navy/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/release/release.pdf

    http://lehighsports.com/custompages/Game%20Notes/Men%27s%20Basketball/2014-15/26%20-%20Navy%20Notes%202.18.15.pdf

    PL Live will broadcast this and three other match-ups tonight beginning at 7 o’clock. They are: Loyola @ BUcknell, Army @ Colgate, and Holy Cross @ Lafayette. The Boston U. @ American game will be carried live on CBS Cable Sports – also beginning at 7pm.

    #18587

    TMH
    Participant

    Although the team aspect of this win is huge, here are a few individual items to keep an eye on.

    Kahron Ross, the likely consensus ROY, has 146 assists. He needs 6 more to pass Austen Rowland into 5th place in the Lehigh record book for assists/season. With 8, he also passes Mackey McKnight (Jr season) into 4th place.

    Tim Kempton should absolutely be on the short list for POY in the PL. He is currently avg 15.4 ppg and 8.6 rpg which is 5th and 1st in the PL. In Patriot League action however, he is averaging 17.4 ppg (2nd in the PL). His biggest competition may come from Dan Trist of Lafayette.

    #18589
    van
    van
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    feeling nervous about this game, who is gonna shut down Worth Smith?

    #18590

    toddcudd
    Participant

    I’d expect JG to get him on D. I honestly don’t remember what his game is like; I know he can score. If he’s too quick for JG to chase all night, we might see more zone than usual.

    #18591

    toddcudd
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    Ugly win is still a win. Take it, and move on. Crunch time coming up.

    #18592
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    Pretty ugly indeed.

    I really wish these guys would tighten up their concentration at the end of games. Silly fouls and dumb passes made the last few minutes closer than they should have been.

    Big effort by JC in the first half to keep Lehigh in it.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by StablerBum StablerBum. Reason: correction
    #18593
    RichH
    RichH
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    Spectacularly ugly. But a win. Gotta stop getting stupid in gje last minutez of games.

    #18594
    van
    van
    Participant

    JG effort? or JC?

    #18595

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    Think he meant JC. Road wins in league play are a welcome sight, survive and advance.!

    #18596
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    I did mean JC. Edited above.

    #18598

    lehigh90
    Participant

    I’m usually critical of JC and his shot selection, but he was the best Lehigh player yesterday. 5/7 from the field and 2/3 from deep when team shot under 35% from both. He’s also the best post-game interview with the British accent. Solid road win. On to Lafayette.

    On another note, I went on to buy Lafayette tickets, and noticed they are charging LU students $5 to get in. Is that normal? I thought you showed your Lehigh ID and you were in? Not the best way to fill a student section.

    #18599
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    Quote: “Kahron Ross, the likely consensus ROY, has 146 assists.”

    Ross clearly is having a good year and may well win ROY. However I think the vote will be close between Ross and Foulland.

    #18600
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    On another note, I went on to buy Lafayette tickets, and noticed they are charging LU students $5 to get in. Is that normal? I thought you showed your Lehigh ID and you were in? Not the best way to fill a student section.

    I think it is normal for Lafayette games. My understanding is every other game is free for students except Lafayette. Agree that it makes no sense. Instead of using the rivalry game as a way to introduce the basketball experience to students, the athletic department is trying to make a few bucks. Doubt the $3,000 or so from student tickets makes much of a difference at all for the department, yet serves as a hurdle to get kids in the building. Don’t get it.

    #18601
    van
    van
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    JC also played well on the defense end, he was clearly the best player on the floor wearing brown, thank goodness

    when will coach figure out how to score against a zone D?

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