Game 4 – Boston University

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  • #33464

    LU65
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    MONDAY, Jan. 8th
    7PM

    Game Notes

    LU’s
    http://static.lehighsports.com/custompages/Game%20Notes/Men's%20Basketball/2017-18/15%20-%20Lehigh%20at%20Boston%20U%20Notes%20010818.pdf?_ga=2.106968514.1914222905.1515332442-1620552556.1510069857

    BU’s
    We await

    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

    Required Reading

    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.

    Read more:
    http://www.goterriers.com/news/2018/1/2/mens-basketball-terriers-stun-defending-pl-champion-bucknell-in-84-79-road-win.aspx

    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.

    Read more:
    http://www.goterriers.com/news/2018/1/5/loyola-maryland-outlasts-mens-basketball-68-65.aspx

    #33472

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Hankerson has been regentrified this season. Seems like he’s been at BU for 10 years.

    #33473
    Bison137
    Bison137
    Participant

    [quote quote=33472]Hankerson has been regentrified this season. Seems like he’s been at BU for 10 years.[/quote]

    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.

    #33474
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    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.

    #33475
    travism
    travism
    Participant

    Terrible first half. Embarrassing

    #33477

    BrownNWhite
    Participant

    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.

    #33478
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    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.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by RichH RichH.
    #33480
    travism
    travism
    Participant

    Hope James is ok

    #33481

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Got drubbed and other team’s best player didn’t suit up.

    #33482

    lehigh90
    Participant

    And, 403 in the stands. Yikes.

    #33483
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    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 switches

    #33484

    LU65
    Participant

    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

    PL Today
    Bucky, CU and BU – all 3-1
    LU 2-2
    LC 2-2
    AWP 2-2
    Navy 2-2
    LUM 2-2
    HC 1-3
    AU 0-4
    Thursday should be fun with LU @ Bucky and CU @ BU

    #33486

    lehigh90
    Participant

    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.

    #33487
    van
    van
    Participant

    yeah, and the other transfer gets lost on D often, although he sure can score the rock

    #33491

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    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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