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Greenhorn 
Freshman
Posts: 84

Reg: 11-24-04
01-13-19 03:54 AM - Post#272419    

Best home crowd in ages, and the Big Green did not disappoint.

They shot absurdly well (52% on threes, 80% on twos) including four straight bombs by four different players in a critical 13-0 run in the first half.

A couple of things you won't see in the box score.

*The backdoor is open. As Harvard's defense extended to cover the shooters, Dartmouth responded with cut after cut to the basket. The reason they shot so well from two-point range is because they were taking layups.

*The perimeter defense was considerably better, especially with freshman Taurus Samuels on the floor. In fact, the bench overall made its biggest contribution of the year with 18 collective points and real energy from Rai, Slachert and Samuels.

Many long, cold years have made me a cynic, so I'm thinking a .500 overall record is a longshot this year, but the fact that it's even a consideration, after what the program has endured, merits huge props for the coaching staff and the team.



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Charlie Fog 
Masters Student
Posts: 495

Age: 50
Loc: Philly
Reg: 11-12-13
01-13-19 08:03 AM - Post#272428    
    In response to Greenhorn

nice win

 
Go Green 
Masters Student
Posts: 654

Age: 48
Reg: 04-22-10
Re: Dartmouth Thumps Harvard 81-63
01-13-19 09:20 AM - Post#272432    
    In response to Greenhorn

  • Greenhorn Said:


They shot absurdly well (52% on threes, 80% on twos) including four straight bombs by four different players in a critical 13-0 run in the first half.







Mrs. Go Green came in shortly after the end of that run.

I told her that she missed arguably the best five minutes of Dartmouth basketball in a generation.





 
GoBigGreenBasketball 
Masters Student
Posts: 678

Age: 47
Reg: 05-19-16
Re: Dartmouth Thumps Harvard 81-63
01-13-19 11:17 AM - Post#272443    
    In response to Go Green

The bench showed up in a big way.
"...no excuses - only results!”


 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
PhD Student
Posts: 1626

Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
Dartmouth Thumps Harvard 81-63
01-13-19 11:48 AM - Post#272447    
    In response to GoBigGreenBasketball

Congrats Big Green, nicely played.

Go forth and continue to create havoc in this chaotic Ivy campaign. (Uh, continuing the start of February please, after our rematch)

Edited by HARVARDDADGRAD on 01-13-19 11:48 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
mountainred 
Senior
Posts: 345

Age: 52
Loc: Charleston, WV
Reg: 04-11-10
01-13-19 12:51 PM - Post#272456    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

A Big Red salute to you guys. Very impressive!

 
GIQUAKER 
Junior
Posts: 210

Reg: 02-27-06
01-13-19 06:07 PM - Post#272482    
    In response to mountainred

The team had energy and enthusiasm that I have not seen in my 7 years at Dartmouth. Foye jumping on the announcer's table for a loose ball even when the game was essentially won. Coach M has these kids playing with heart. Go Big Green!

 
rbg 
PhD Student
Posts: 1732

Reg: 10-20-14
01-14-19 09:32 AM - Post#272516    
    In response to GIQUAKER

http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2019/01/mens- b...

 
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