January 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm #33464
MONDAY, Jan. 8th
KenPom Rankings and Predictions
LU (2-1) Ranked 227th
BU (2-1) Ranked 239th
BU wins by 2 (79-77)
Other PL Games to be Contested on Monday
AWP over AU by 5 (75-70)
HC over LUM 2 (68-66)
CU over N by 4 (72-68)
Bucky over LC by 7 (81-74)
How KenPom did on Friday:
Forcasted / Actual Result
LU by 9 over HC / LU by 6
Bucky by 1 over Army / Bucky by 17
Navy by 10 over AU / Navy by 6
LUM by 1 over BU / LUM by 3
CU by 10 over LC / LC by 3
How BU beat Bucky Last Week
Senior Will Goff torched the Bison (7-8, 1-1 PL) with a career-high five 3-pointers en route to a personal-best 17 points off the bench, while sophomore Tyler Scanlon claimed his first-ever double-double with a career-high 10 rebounds and 14 points. Senior and reigning PL Player of the Week Cedric Hankerson added 21 points and four assists, as the Terriers (6-7, 2-0 PL) snapped Bucknell’s 15-game home win streak, which was the seventh longest active mark in the nation.
How BU lost to LUM Last Week
Trying to mount a rally from an 11-point second-half deficit, the Boston University men’s basketball team missed the go-ahead hook shot with five seconds remaining, as Loyola Maryland escaped, 68-65, on Friday night at Reitz Arena.January 8, 2018 at 12:41 am #33472
Hankerson has been regentrified this season. Seems like he’s been at BU for 10 years.January 8, 2018 at 12:52 am #33473
Hankerson has been regentrified this season. Seems like he’s been at BU for 10 years.
Last year, after coming back from two knee injuries, Hankerson turned into nothing but a long-range jump shooter. Almost 83% of his FG attempts were threes and he drew only 2.9 fouls per 40 (2.4 in PL games). This year about 50% of his shots are inside the arc, and he is drawing 5.7 fouls per 40 (8.6 in PL games).
If he continues his recent play, he has a shot at 1st team All-PL.January 9, 2018 at 1:02 am #33474
1st half was fun. Down 49-25. BU hitting almost 70% from 3. Our perimeter D so far consists of our Gs chasing BU Gs from behind. Lots if open looks for BU. Truly ugly. WBB is fun.January 9, 2018 at 1:02 am #33475
Terrible first half. EmbarrassingJanuary 9, 2018 at 2:04 am #33477
Coach can’t sit in the same zone defense the entire first half and watch the other team shoot lights out. Changed to man in the second half and made the score more respectable.January 9, 2018 at 2:12 am #33478
Abysmally frustrating. Doc still not a good game coach. Man D helped as did greater intensity in 2nd ( Caveat we gabe up only 43 in 2nd). We seem incapable of playing an entire game.
Upside. Liked seeing Sedore get some PT.
Doc says D travels. Apparently forgot to unpack it until the 2nd half. This team is getting like the football team. We need to out score to win with this D.
January 9, 2018 at 2:46 am #33480
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Hope James is okJanuary 9, 2018 at 3:01 am #33481
Got drubbed and other team’s best player didn’t suit up.January 9, 2018 at 3:03 am #33482
And, 403 in the stands. Yikes.January 9, 2018 at 3:05 am #33483
True. But, hey we didnt play D . If he played we lose ny more.Doc noted we didnt communicate on D in the 1st half. Guess that explains watchig us chase BU Gs. No timely switchesJanuary 9, 2018 at 6:25 pm #33484
Great…..No Hankerson (PL Leading Scorer @ 20.7ppg) for BU……No Problem. WRONG! What else could we have been thinking?
Our guard was down and in stepped the quartet of: Goff, White, Mahoney and Scanlon. All top double-digit scorers in the PL. with two – and I’m not counting #1 Hankerson – in the Top 10. They didn’t disappoint, scoring 72 of the team’s 92. It all starts with “D” as we are so often reminded. Last night, it never got off the bus.
Coach Reed summed it up pretty well when we said in the post-game interview, “Whether you look at the first half or you look at the second half, defensively, we have to improve…..The number of points we gave up in the paint were ridiculous in the second half and in the first half, we didn’t have any answers to slow them down….We tried different defensive looks just to see if we could break their rhythm, but nothing was able to stop them enough.”
On the positive side, it was good to see CS get some playing time, even if it was short-termed and done to protect others in foul trouble. You must admit, we proved once again that we can shoot the long ball. Five guys drained at least one with the team going 14 for 32. We remain atop the PL in league contests. hitting 43.8% from behind the arc. The way we’re struggling on “D,” that may be our saving grace and key to keeping the score close.
Up next: Bucky from Lewisburg
Bucky, CU and BU – all 3-1
Thursday should be fun with LU @ Bucky and CU @ BUJanuary 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm #33486
I’m wondering if Coach is rethinking the strategy of recruiting a JUCO transfer, who is now academically ineligible. Can’t defend the paint with guards. Took a risk, and got burned.January 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm #33487
yeah, and the other transfer gets lost on D often, although he sure can score the rockJanuary 10, 2018 at 5:30 am #33491
BU was putting on a post-up clinic on Lehigh’s interior forwards, as if they’d been waiting for TK to graduate for four years to execute their gameplan. Andree had moments where offensively he was sharp, but it was mixed overall with all the forwards getting pushed around. That can’t last if Lehigh is to contend the rest of the year.
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