November 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm #12423
How KenPom sees tonight game
LU (ranked 184th)
South Dakota St. (ranked 227th)
SD St. wins 74-73 (56% chance)
As the season progresses, you can expect KenPom’s numbers to more closely reflect actual outcomes. For example, here’s a look at our last two games.
Texas Southern – KenPom had LU winning by 1. We won by 4.
Pitt – KenPom had LU losing by 22. We lost by 19
How SD St. beat Howard last night (courtesy of ESPN)
“Cody Larson scored a career-high 24 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had three blocked shots to lead South Dakota State to a 77-65 victory over Howard Monday night. Anders Broman contributed a career-high 16 points and Jordan Dykstra, who pulled down 11 rebounds, had 14 points for the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State (2-4) took a 12-0 lead as Howard (2-5), which was only 16-of-55 from the floor for the game, could not get going. The Bison did close to 37-30 on a Prince Okoroh layup to start the final period. Larson then made four free throws on two different trips to the line, Broman hit two consecutive 3-pointers and Larson added layup to put the Jackrabbits out front 49-35. Howard never recovered from that run. James Daniel, who was 4-of-9 from three-point range, had 27 points for Howard. Okoroh added 12 points.”
SD State can be expected to start a seasoned starting lineup tonight comprised of 3 seniors, 1 junior and 1 sophomore. In fact, the team comes in at #31 in terms of years of experience at 2.26 yrs. Lehigh, on the other hand stands at #307 with an experience level of 1.2 years. SD State presents us with a number of other problems besides maturity. One would be who to defend in that the starters each average between 14.8 and 11.3ppg. The other is rebounding. Like scoring, everyone gets into the act with the five starters averaging between 3.8 and 9.3 rpg. And, they’re tall! 78.3” on average, to be exact. The 13th tallest in D-1 play. It’s doubtful this will be our 2nd win in rebounding the ball (yes, we did out-rebound Rider by one) but something we must do, or come close to, if we expect to post a “W” tonight.November 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm #12425
Another game that I think is a virtual toss-up.
Things I would love to see besides a win? Winning the rebound battle. A breakout game for JC on the boards (12? 14 rebounds?). I think he can do that.
I’d also like to see Austin get back into double digits and another solid rebounding night from Kempton.November 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm #12429
SD State’s Game NotesNovember 27, 2013 at 3:59 am #12441
Not good. Did SW get the start?November 27, 2013 at 4:48 am #12442
Second straight game the frontcourt got torched by an individual. Also crushed on the boards again, 39-28. Kempton did come through with his second straight 8 rebound game.
SW did get the start but didn’t do much with it. 0 points, 1 board, and one assist.
Don’t see Mackey shooting 22 times with only 3 assists as a recipe for success. Congrats to him on the 1,000 though.November 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm #12444
Listened on the radio and again seemed like toughness was a major concern. Didn’t seem to get any 50/50 balls and other than Kempton did not get to the foul line when game was competitive. Just comments based on radio broadcast. AP another non impact game, 9pts is misleading as 6 came with 2 minutes left down 19. SW production was not great but seemed to play solid defense. Still trying to stay positive as this very young team learns to deal with rigors of college basketball. Season to this point (travel,opponents,classes,injuries) has been brutal.
November 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm #12448
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Well, schedule gets a lot more favorable now, so hopefully we get to play some teams with similar talent, and we get a bunch in Stabler. Hopefully, the growing pains will pay off over the next group of OOC games.
Not a great night for the PL league last night. Lafayette loses on a buzzer beater to Yale at home to drop to 0-5. Bucknell loses at Mount St Mary’s who came in at 1-5.November 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm #12450
Disappointed in our performance last night. We looked directionless, tired, inept at times, and overmatched throughout the contest. Macky, frustrated, took it upon himself to right the ship (how else do you explain 22 FGAs and only 2 Assists?) but it proved too little and too late while being prehaps misguided. Best thing I can say about the game and the first seven……..it’s over.
Looking for W’s over the next four – three at home and one on the road against SFU (average ranking of the four: 287). After that, with an expected boast in confidence, we should be able to give Quinnipiac(home) and Bryant (away) a good game or two and escape with a one win. If it all comes to past, we enter PL play @ 7 and 6 or about what we expected.
The worst is behind us.
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