SFU – Game 10

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  • #4142

    LU65
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    Game Notes

    LU
    To be published

    SFU
    http://www.sfuathletics.com/documents/2 … pdf?id=180

    Ratings KenPom / Sagarin / RPI

    LU 96 / 107 / 168
    SFU 293 / 204 / 333

    RealTime RPI Game Prediction Analysis and Scouting Report

    http://www.realtimerpi.com/bin/rtr/rpi/ … date=12-07

    Measuring Stick Game for Lehigh

    SFU
    vs. Lafayette on Nov. 14th 81-84 loss to LC @ Loretto
    vs. Bucknell on Nov. 19th 42-73 loss to BU @ Lewisburg
    vs. Colgate on Nov. 23rd 66-74 loss to CU @ Hamilton
    vs. FDU on Dec. 3rd 73-69 win over FDU @ Loretto
    vs. Lehigh on Dec. 7th ??? @ Bethlehem

    Things I’m hoping to see……….

    a. More time at the point for CS. He needs to show he can run the offense and lead with assists (2 in the last 51 minutes of floor time) while regaining his shooting touch (0 for 6 last 3 games).
    b. Far better shot selection than what was on display up in Ithaca.
    c. Double-digit assists, a la 18 at Liberty, 14 at St. John’s
    d. More time for JM (5 mpg over the last 3) and JA (9 mpg over the last 3). We know full well what HG (35 mpg over the last 3) and GK (30 mpg over the last 3) can do by now but still not fully comfortable with their front line replacements.
    e. A more at ease and in control AD who, at times, appears apprehensive.
    f. A Stefan Cvrkalj "3." O for 6 in his last 3 games, he’s got to be wondering what’s up with this. He’s too smooth a shooter to endure this pain much longer.
    g. Team rebounding. Our record may be 6-3 but we’ve been out-rebounded 6 of the 9 games played.

    Coming off a disappointing OT loss on the road to Cornell, we will no doubt be ready to take the court tomorrow night. While nothing is automatic, this may be as close as it comes…..a hungry team looking to redeem itself at home going up against a lesser foe (on paper, anyway) – one that is both height-challenged (one starter over 6’7") and playing without their rising star player, Uman Shannon – out with a torn ACL. Our biggest concern would appear to be stopping 6’8" sophomore forward, Scott Eatherton. He’s not only the team’s leading scorer (only one on the team in double-digits) @ 12.9ppg but their top rebounder @ 5.4rpg, as well. Of greater significance, in terms of headline grabbing news, is the fact that he is the nation’s leader in FG% @.804.

    See you at Stabler for the 7:30pm start following the 5pm women’s match against NJIT.

    #4145

    norcalfan
    Participant

    I will miss the game tomorrow. Need to work late. :evil: Here’s wishing both teams a W. Go LU!

    #4146

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    Agree 65, AD always appears to be out of control, as soon as he enters he either jacks up 3 or runs to the tin, and often careless with the ball. I would like SC to get more minutes, despite his mini slump you referenced, he is a lot better 3ball guy then AD and I think consistent pt would get him in a rhythm and be huge for us off the bench.

    I want to see a hungry pissed off team stomp them out, no mercy, sweep the leg danielson.

    #4147

    LU65
    Participant

    LU Game Notes

    http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/1/wo … /46933.PDF

    Hoops00, when are you next in the area? Looking ahead to PL play, will you be heading over to Worcester for the opener on Jan.7th?

    #4150

    lehigh90
    Participant

    I see some discussion on AD vs. SC for minutes off the bench to add an offensive spark. I think it is clear that SC is the better 3 ball shooter, although AD has a little more to his game than SC who at this point is pretty one dimensional (catch and shoot). Unfortunately, at this point in their careers, both are serious liabilities on the defensive end. Until they learn how to move their feet and defend, I don’t see significant minutes for either of them. That is why we are seeing so many minutes for JH. He is a willing defender and rebounder. But, the question remains going forward … who can add some scoring off the bench. The bench is going to become an issue in a couple of weeks when the PL play begins. I am hoping somebody answers the call on two issues, 1) who can give effective minutes as a big off the bench (not score, but defend and rebound), and 2) what wing or smaller player can add some scoring off the bench.

    Maybe you live with AD and SC on the defensive end, and hope they develop a hot hand, maybe BB steps up, or maybe those minutes go to CS. Unknown, but I think it is a critical issue for this team in the long run.

    As for tonight, Lehigh wins by 25. You will see Staggers and Goodman with their names in the book, getting a little second half run. Wagner is going to be a very tough game over the weekend. Think Lehigh a slight underdog in that one.

    #4155

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    65 – I am at the high school gym in worster every year, I will be there for the PL opener. I also told the mrs that a big part of ringing in the new year festivities will be in RI at Bryant on the 31st. Those are only two on my radar at this point, but might try to get a home game in Feb if schedule aligns. Let me know if you are going to HC game, we’ll grab a pint and some grub somewhere.

    90 – you are dead on, which is why I am surprised BJ hasn’t been worked in more so far. Maybe he will be in next wave of non-conference games, and I hope he is, but right now he is looking like a non-factor right now. Hoping reed gives him shot, cause its almost mid-december so you would think some of his rust has been knocked off by now.

    #4156

    norcalfan
    Participant

    "LUHoops00" wrote: Agree 65, AD always appears to be out of control, as soon as he enters he either jacks up 3 or runs to the tin, and often careless with the ball. I would like SC to get more minutes, despite his mini slump you referenced, he is a lot better 3ball guy then AD and I think consistent pt would get him in a rhythm and be huge for us off the bench.

    I want to see a hungry pissed off team stomp them out, no mercy, sweep the leg danielson.

    LUHoops00,

    I have expressed my frustrations at times. Confidence building starts with the coach. My take is AD plays like a kid who does not have confidence or is not buying in to what the coach is saying based on the way he plays. The same can be said of the senior class. I have watched Reed’s team for 5 years and plan to follow for many more. If the player has the green light, as do some of the players, they perform. Be careful what you ask for:). If Reed does not get all these players involved and continue to play team ball, we will get a beat down. Wagner may be their biggest test this week. I worry when we play a team the way we did tonight. Too easy. Over confidence, salutes being thrown up and down the court, fist pumping, chest pumping, you name it. As Reed said, they lose focus and then they lose. There is no reason they should have lost to Cornell. There is a lot of talent on this team. There is no real reason why LU should not be right there with BU all the way.

    #4157

    norcalfan
    Participant

    "lehigh90" wrote: I see some discussion on AD vs. SC for minutes off the bench to add an offensive spark. I think it is clear that SC is the better 3 ball shooter, although AD has a little more to his game than SC who at this point is pretty one dimensional (catch and shoot). Unfortunately, at this point in their careers, both are serious liabilities on the defensive end. Until they learn how to move their feet and defend, I don’t see significant minutes for either of them. That is why we are seeing so many minutes for JH. He is a willing defender and rebounder. But, the question remains going forward … who can add some scoring off the bench. The bench is going to become an issue in a couple of weeks when the PL play begins. I am hoping somebody answers the call on two issues, 1) who can give effective minutes as a big off the bench (not score, but defend and rebound), and 2) what wing or smaller player can add some scoring off the bench.

    As for tonight, Lehigh wins by 25. You will see Staggers and Goodman with their names in the book, getting a little second half run. Wagner is going to be a very tough game over the weekend. Think Lehigh a slight underdog in that one.

    Lehigh90,

    You are on the right track. More players need to step up, but not all will score. JM showed he can give good minutes, CB played well and Adams can contribute. JH, love the guy, has up and down nights, but works hard. They will need toughness against Wagner for sure. I am a bit worried. Hopefully they can get ahead early and hold on. If they get this game, it will be a huge victory. Go Lehigh!

    #4158

    norcalfan
    Participant

    "LUHoops00" wrote: 65 – I am at the high school gym in worster every year, I will be there for the PL opener. I also told the mrs that a big part of ringing in the new year festivities will be in RI at Bryant on the 31st. Those are only two on my radar at this point, but might try to get a home game in Feb if schedule aligns. Let me know if you are going to HC game, we’ll grab a pint and some grub somewhere.

    90 – you are dead on, which is why I am surprised BJ hasn’t been worked in more so far. Maybe he will be in next wave of non-conference games, and I hope he is, but right now he is looking like a non-factor right now. Hoping reed gives him shot, cause its almost mid-december so you would think some of his rust has been knocked off by now.

    I am on the Baily train. Give him more time. He can add a spark. Really athletic kid.

    #4159

    LUHoops00
    Participant

    If anyone read my pre-game post about wanting to see a pissed off hungry team stomp them out and was wondering what in the world is that LUHoops00 guy talking about, what does he mean, last night was what I meant. Dominate from opening tap, impose your will on opponents, and end it early. That was the exact type of reaaction and effort I was looking for off a bad bad loss, and that showed me that this team knows they are good and are planning on being around all year.

    Let’s get these next two and get to break 9-3, we’d have all signed up for 9 of our first 12 in preseason, right?

    65 – you going to north dakota big guy?

    #4160

    LU65
    Participant

    Behind some of the numbers

    Starters……

    go 20 for 33, shooting .606

    Greiner unconscientious hitting 5 of 6 from three with 3 assists and 3 steals. Gets post game twitter praise from CJ, "thank you for being u and making shots."

    combined to play half the game (102 minutes)

    CJ takes the night off after going 6 for 11 (13 points) and pulling down 7 boards in 19 minutes. Records 3 assists, as well, to lead league @ 2.5 a/g.

    MM a perfect night from the field (2 for 2) and line (4 for 4) coupled with 3 boards, 5 assists and 3 steals

    Reserves…..

    with the exception of our "bigs" Justin Mineri (4 for 6) and Conroy Baltimore (3 for 5), they struggled big time. CS, while he did dish-out 3 assists, is now 1 for 10 in last 4. AD is 4 for 21 in last 6, and SC is 0-8 in last 3. Beginning to worry if and when confidence will return for all.

    full bench in play for final 7:38.

    MM and CS combine for 8 assists and just 1 turnover

    CB gains confidence in logging 23 minutes on the court. Goes 3 for 5 but turns the ball over 4 times

    JA sits this one out with unknown injury (not expected to be major)

    JM shines in 17 minutes (double his average) going 4 for 6 (8 pts. – one of career high) while exhibiting both a soft touch and a few nice spin moves.

    Other observations….

    Will BJ be a ‘project’ and be first "small" off the bench down the road? He gets 9 minutes last night (19 for season in 5th appearance out of 10 games) and records his first FT after getting his fist FG against Eastern Kentucky on 11/20 . CJ tweets words of confidence to him following last night’s game, " u aint lost it bruh. Trust me u got a lot left its evident"

    SFU started 3 freshmen and 2 sophomores – no match for LU’s experienced gang

    19 of LU’s 28 FGs were assisted in unselfish display of team basketball

    Not sure who would win a foot race between seldom-used walk-on Corey Goodman and Mackey McKnight. Be fun to watch.

    Refs swallow whistle. Apparently anxious for slaughter to end. LU gets to the line a season low 10 times.

    908 tickets sold but far fewer in attendance – so what else is new?

    #4161

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Game pretty much went as expected. Huge first half.

    Disappointing note was in the 13 minutes each played, both AD and SC scored 0 points. AD with 2 turns and SC with 4. These guys have totally lost their confidence. A game like last night should be a game to build confidence. They need to put this slump behind them, and keep shooting until they start to fall. Unfortunately, games like this tend to make players more tentative, but you have to shoot out of the slump. But, more play like this means less minutes. We are already starting to see the minutes flow to CS, who also needs to shoot it better, but he takes care of the ball better, and is a better defender.

    I like that CB got minutes and played well, outside of the 4 turns. He will become more comfortable with the ball in his hands.

    Finally, somebody needs to tell Staggers and Goodman to SHOOT. As a walk-on, you are rarely going to play, so when you get on the floor, shoot it every time you get it. The whole team and arena is rooting for you. A good rule of thumb for a walk-on is 1 FG attempt per minute played. Last night, Staggers played 4 minutes, no shots, and Goodman played 3, and no shots. Against Arcadia, they better be ready to put it up.

    Also, Bailey, has forgotten how to shoot as well. You played the 3rd fewest minutes in a blowout (9), put it up. Show everybody what you got.

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