Penn State – Game 1 (Friday, Nov. 12, 2010)

Forum Forum Lehigh Sports Lehigh Men’s Basketball Penn State – Game 1 (Friday, Nov. 12, 2010)

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  • #2626

    LU65
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    Know your opponent

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

    Penn State defeats D-II East Stroudsburg in Exhibition Game 66-52
    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-bas … 10aaa.html

    Penn State Video…Media Day, etc.
    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-bas … -body.html

    Last Year’s Stats
    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-bas … mcume.html

    Star Player: Talor Battle

    Cass: Senior
    Hometown: Albany, N.Y.
    High School: Bishop Maginn
    Height / Weight: 6-0 / 170
    Position:G
    Birthdate: 09/16/1988
    Experience: SR

    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-bas … lor00.html

    #2649

    LU65
    Participant

    For those who can’t make it to the game, here’s the link to the Big Ten Video Streaming. Opening night is one of 450+ non-televised games that are being made available to the public via the "stream." The "School Pass" monthly option – choosing Penn State as your school – appears the most economical @ $7.95.

    https://video.bigtennetwork.com/bigtenu … gisterform

    #2652

    Mtnhwkfan
    Participant

    Games notes are up. Projected starters are:

    G So. C.J. McCollum
    G Sr. Prentice Small
    G Sr. Michael Ojo
    C Sr. David Safstrom
    F So. Gabe Knutson

    Real RPI has Penn State has a very slight favorite, but I am not sure that their calculus isn’t based on last year’s results. In any regard, it will be great to get a first look at this year’s team.

    #2654

    norcalfan
    Participant

    I am loving this line up. Go get em Safstrom! Good luck LU. Represent well. I am in the gym watching my neice at 5:30 PST, but will keep an eye on this one too.

    #2655

    LU65
    Participant

    You can disregard any RPI numbers at this time of year. This morning, you’ll see 0-1 Navy as the top team in the nation.

    Anxious to see us get off to a good start. Hell, after 8 months the 11am Shoot-around would even be fun to watch.

    #2657
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    Very curious to see how much Safstrom has progressed, or if he is more of a token starter as a Sr. in a center battle where no one has stepped up.

    I think this is a winnable game for us. If CJ, Ojo, and Keefer can knock down a few shots, and Knutson can stay out of foul trouble and keep the Lions honest inside, we have a real shot. The PG play will be really interesting as well. The pressure is on Prentice if he wants to lock down this job, as it sounds like Coach Reed really likes Mackey.

    Also interesting will be to see who draws the assignment of guarding Talor Battle, one of the top guards in the country, but undersized (not even 6 ft).

    Can’t wait!

    #2658

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    "Mtnhwkfan" wrote: Games notes are up. Projected starters are:

    G So. C.J. McCollum
    G Sr. Prentice Small
    G Sr. Michael Ojo
    C Sr. David Safstrom
    F So. Gabe Knutson

    Real RPI has Penn State has a very slight favorite, but I am not sure that their calculus isn’t based on last year’s results. In any regard, it will be great to get a first look at this year’s team.

    So Safstrom will get the start, and Keefer will be the sixth man. Interesting.

    I thought you could stream Big Ten Network.com if you get it on your cable system? I’m counting on that tonight. I don’t want a stinkin’ pass to Penn State basketball after tonight. I care about exactly one BTN basketball game.

    #2659

    LU65
    Participant

    Penn State Asst. Basketball Coach, Lewis Preston, talks about Lehigh. Good video.

    http://www.gopsusports.com/blog/2010/11 … ehigh.html

    #2660

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    Well a loss is never easy to take, BUT, you can take a lot of positives out of tonight, and certainly some negatives. The biggest positive, I’ll never have to worry about Prentice for 25 minutes a game thanks to my boy Mackey. Welcome to lehigh mr mackey mcknight! Amazing that we just graduated a 4 year day 1 starter at PG and we welcome a new one. Mackey started game one on the road, and looked the part. He is going to be a push the ball distributor who can finish in transition and hit an open jumper. Total team guy cheering others on when he was on the bench, he could hardly sit down when he was supposed to be resting. D’Orazio, come on down, quick sneaky game off the dribble with a quick release, which is what I saw in his highlights from south jersey last year. He was on fire in first half, and at halftime I think the two frosh guards had 22 of 27 points. Both looked great for true froshman, and make our guard play just so darn deep this year, it is sick. Without question, no one in the PL has guards that can keep up with ours, we have best guard play in league. Both these guys were the two big positives. We were up at halftime and hung in there on road with CJ not having a CJ type game. He got those early fouls and never really found a rhythm, that is okay.

    On downside, no one in front court did anything. Gabe didn’t get going, Greiner and Hamilton didn’t do much of anything, and only really Adams had more then a couple plus plays on defense and some 3-balls. The Frontcourt, ALL YEAR, is going to be the big big big question mark. How they come together, is the key to the season. Side note, missing Ojo meant more minutes for Hamilton and Greiner, so getting a healthy Mike back will be huge.

    The talent is there to have a successful year, we’ll see how it goes.

    The big big issue out of tonight, if we have these two guards as frosh plus CJ, why are we getting two more guards next year…we need big athletic bangers to control paint against big conference schools, cause for next 3 years we’ll have guard play to knock off big teams from big conferences, but we need size and we dont have it right now and our biggest recruit next year is 6’6.

    Off to bed, excited for the season, a loss stinks but lots of positives and a good season looks like it is very possible.

    #2674

    Lee-Hai-Phan
    Participant

    Perfect assessment Hoops. Boy do we miss Carrington. He was at the game. Wish he could have suited up. Gabe had no help and so no chance. He was double and triple teamed every time he touched the ball.

    McKnight and D’Orazio look to be the real thing.

    "LUHoops00" wrote: Well a loss is never easy to take, BUT, you can take a lot of positives out of tonight, and certainly some negatives. The biggest positive, I’ll never have to worry about Prentice for 25 minutes a game thanks to my boy Mackey. Welcome to lehigh mr mackey mcknight! Amazing that we just graduated a 4 year day 1 starter at PG and we welcome a new one. Mackey started game one on the road, and looked the part. He is going to be a push the ball distributor who can finish in transition and hit an open jumper. Total team guy cheering others on when he was on the bench, he could hardly sit down when he was supposed to be resting. D’Orazio, come on down, quick sneaky game off the dribble with a quick release, which is what I saw in his highlights from south jersey last year. He was on fire in first half, and at halftime I think the two frosh guards had 22 of 27 points. Both looked great for true froshman, and make our guard play just so darn deep this year, it is sick. Without question, no one in the PL has guards that can keep up with ours, we have best guard play in league. Both these guys were the two big positives. We were up at halftime and hung in there on road with CJ not having a CJ type game. He got those early fouls and never really found a rhythm, that is okay.

    On downside, no one in front court did anything. Gabe didn’t get going, Greiner and Hamilton didn’t do much of anything, and only really Adams had more then a couple plus plays on defense and some 3-balls. The Frontcourt, ALL YEAR, is going to be the big big big question mark. How they come together, is the key to the season. Side note, missing Ojo meant more minutes for Hamilton and Greiner, so getting a healthy Mike back will be huge.

    The talent is there to have a successful year, we’ll see how it goes.

    The big big issue out of tonight, if we have these two guards as frosh plus CJ, why are we getting two more guards next year…we need big athletic bangers to control paint against big conference schools, cause for next 3 years we’ll have guard play to knock off big teams from big conferences, but we need size and we dont have it right now and our biggest recruit next year is 6’6.

    Off to bed, excited for the season, a loss stinks but lots of positives and a good season looks like it is very possible.

    #2678

    norcalfan
    Participant

    Gabe got some help after Reed allowed other players to get the ball. Gabe had Carrington last year who made it possible for Gabe to get the ball. Reed has instructed the players to get the ball to Gabe, they must do as they are told. When Gabe could not produce, only then did Reed allow the ball to go to other players. The team is deep enough to win if they work together.

    #2684

    Lee-Hai-Phan
    Participant

    I hope you are right Norcal. But other than Adams and Knutson who did well, we got almost no rebounding from the forwards.

    "norcalfan" wrote: Gabe got some help after Reed allowed other players to get the ball. Gabe had Carrington last year who made it possible for Gabe to get the ball. Reed has instructed the players to get the ball to Gabe, they must do as they are told. When Gabe could not produce, only then did Reed allow the ball to go to other players. The team is deep enough to win if they work together.

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