November 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm #29652
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KenPom Rankings and Projection
Lehigh (2-2) #95 (was #111)
Arkansas State (4-1) #211 (was #218)
Lehigh wins by 2 (73-71)
Biggest Upset in NCAA Basketball This Year
If we had been able to beat Xavier in Game 1, this might not be an issue. But, as reported by Matt Norlander of CBS Sports, the honor goes to Arkansas State when ranked 274th by KenPom they defeated Georgetown (ranked 58th) by the socre of 78-72. Oh yeah, Arkansas State never trailed and was once up by 22. Tu rub salt into the wound, the word on the street is that the lost cost G’town $95,000 (“Buy/Guarantee Game” fee).
Battle of the 3’s on Sunday
LU 44.6% on offense and ranked 8th in the nation
A-State 22.9% on defense and ranked 5th in the nation
Unique Lineup – Committee Approach
A-State will probably go with a “small” but experienced 4G/1F lineup featuring 2 seniors, 2 juniors and 1 freshman. The newcomer is 6’8″ Salif Boudie. And, no one o the bench tops Boudie’s height. But, the roster is 13 deep and to date everyone has scored (eight with 5 or more ppg) and everyone has pulled down a rebound (seven with 3 or more rpg). And, size seems to mean little to the Red Wolves as they own a 196-126 edge in points in the paint this year.
Will Rest be a Factor?
Lehigh – 1 day following a 250 mile bus ride from Starksville, MS to Johnsboro, AK which was preceded by an 11 hour (door to door) journey from Bethlehem to Starksville.
Arkansas State – 4 days at home following an easy win over SIU/W.
Two Teams on a Roll
LU: Back to back W’s over Princeton and Arkansas State by a combined score of 163-140 while shooting .545 (overall), .567 (from 3), and .917 (from the line).
A-State: 4 W’s in a row including 2 over Top 100 teams (G’town and Chattanooga) while shooting over the past two games: .558 (overall), .520 (from 3), and .707 (from the line).November 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm #29653November 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm #29655
And, here’s A-State’sNovember 27, 2016 at 1:42 am #29681
Will game be available to watch anywhere ?November 27, 2016 at 4:37 am #29693
There is a link for a $4.95 day pass to watch it streamed.November 27, 2016 at 4:46 am #29694
Holy crap. Again? My wife is gonna kill me soon. Tell the cops it was hoops-related.November 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm #29716
Just got in…it’s early but Lehigh has taken 8 shots, 7 fromm the 3 pt line, only 2 have gone in. AS must be packing the inside on Kempton again.November 27, 2016 at 8:13 pm #29717
watching this game, looks like these guys had some of the same stuff that the football team had, poor shot selection and step slow on DNovember 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm #29718
It does seem like Lehigh athletics ingested a bit too much tryptophan over the Thanksgiving weekend.November 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm #29719
Congrats to those who decided to save $4.95 and not tune into the game. WE ARE SLEEPWALKING ON O AND D. SPIRITLESS. Tim stayed away from the paint for the first 14 minutes and then – too little too late – headed to the rim. We’re 4 of 16 from beyond the arc. A-State hitting 58% overall and 50% from deep.November 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm #29720
Oh yeah, we’re down 32 to 53.November 27, 2016 at 8:46 pm #29721
glad I only paid 4.95 for this stinkerNovember 27, 2016 at 8:55 pm #29722
Devon Carter – their Devon Carter – has seven 3s and 25 pts. LU down 29.November 27, 2016 at 9:52 pm #29723
Hell of a comeback in last 4 mins. We cant expect to beat good teams only playing one half and not the other.
Boxscore ebtire squad in foul trouble tho guess a lot of those in last few minutes.November 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm #29724
I’m guessing the team was probably a little too hyped from their strong performance against Mississippi State, plus playing consecutive long distance road games without going home between the games can be rough. Hopefully this game was just a blip for Lehigh.
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