Untitled Document
Brown Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Harvard Penn Princeton Yale



 Page 4 of 4 « First<1234
Username Post: Go Bulldogs        (Topic#18861)
SomeGuy 
Postdoc
Posts: 4145

Reg: 11-22-04
03-18-16 10:04 PM - Post#204954    
    In response to Old Bear

Well, it's even more enigmatic than that. Victor can shoot 3s. He just can't shoot free throws. He managed to hit 45% from 3 this year. An even stranger stat -- as a soph, he hit a higher percentage of 3s (.281) than free throws (.280).

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3094

Reg: 02-04-06
03-19-16 02:03 PM - Post#204993    
    In response to SomeGuy

Wasn't Bruce Bowen of the Spurs like that?

 
bradley 
Masters Student
Posts: 482

Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
03-19-16 05:45 PM - Post#205029    
    In response to SRP

Coach K was so complimentary regarding Yale's performance post-game. Charles Barkley stated prior to the Baylor game that Yale would get killed and he completely changed his tune after today's game. Down by 27 pts to a very close and competitive game over the last 10 minutes. The Ivy League got a lot of good press this week that should help the League in the future as to seeding of teams.

Yale did a great job representing the Ivy League. They had a legitimate chance to get to the sweet 16. Unfortunately, Duke was unconscious in the first half and Yale, without Montague, could not hit 3 pointers.

Coach Jones really helped putting Yale on the map and I would not be the least bit surprised that their tournament play will help them on the recruiting front. Although they will lose a lot next year, it would not be surprised if they are playing in the inaugural Ivy League tournament as Mason will probably get even better. Coach K raved about him.

 
Mike Porter 
Postdoc
Posts: 2150
Mike Porter
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Reg: 11-21-04
03-19-16 06:22 PM - Post#205034    
    In response to bradley

Yep - well done by Yale and even though Penn is not good, it is great to see the quality of the league over the last 6 years.

I expect Mason to be a POY candidate as a junior and don't forget they have a 4* 6'9" frosh coming in who chose Yale over Clemson and South Carolina. If he can play right away Yale should be good.

 
Old Bear 
Postdoc
Posts: 3265

Reg: 11-23-04
03-19-16 08:36 PM - Post#205041    
    In response to Mike Porter

I have not been a James Jones in the past, but I am now. He Reppen' the league with class.

 
Bruno 
Masters Student
Posts: 910

Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Reg: 11-21-04
03-20-16 10:25 AM - Post#205063    
    In response to Old Bear

I thought this was a truly credible performance. I was proud to be an in the Ivy hoops hound this week.

Yale is really good, a really good college basketball team. Not just a great Ivy team. The combination of Sherrod and Mason and Sears was outstanding and this team's poise, effort and resolve was awesome.

I did not like Jones' fouling to get into the bonus in the final minutes - thought they needed to go for steals and not let them put points on the board. But in the end I think the right team won - Duke's a little better than Yale. (and how many years could you say that sentence with 'a little better'?)


LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
SomeGuy 
Postdoc
Posts: 4145

Reg: 11-22-04
03-20-16 01:46 PM - Post#205069    
    In response to Bruno

They may have fouled one too many, but down like they were, if you don't foul them when they did, you won't have the option later if you don't get the steal.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3094

Reg: 02-04-06
03-20-16 02:27 PM - Post#205071    
    In response to SomeGuy

The way Yale never gave up while absolutely pummeling Duke on the boards, in a game where Mason was not a scorer, against a team that took them seriously and had familiarity, deprived the media of all their facile story lines. They had to admit that Yale was just a good, tough basketball team, although I don't think they gave Sears, Sherrod, and Victor much individual love during the game. The parallel with Wichita State's similar rebounding and defense fueled near-comeback in the prior game was striking. Lots of guts by all four teams was shown in those two games.

 
SomeGuy 
Postdoc
Posts: 4145

Reg: 11-22-04
03-20-16 06:05 PM - Post#205082    
    In response to SRP

Absolutely.

Though it struck me that some in the media didn't have it quite right in the Baylor game, when they were asking Baylor players about getting outrebounded after the game. Yale didn't actually outrebound Baylor in percentage terms -- they just got more total rebounds because Baylor missed more shots.

Yale outrebounded Duke though. And it was great to see them look like the same team playing against the high majors. You just can't take all three of those guys away. Duke made it hard for Sears and Mason, but that meant they had no answer for Sherrod.

Those were two fun games to watch.

 
Old Bear 
Postdoc
Posts: 3265

Reg: 11-23-04
03-21-16 03:11 PM - Post#205142    
    In response to SomeGuy

Does anyone think Montague might have made a difference?

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3094

Reg: 02-04-06
03-22-16 10:01 PM - Post#205211    
    In response to Old Bear

Hard to say. He couldn't have hurt on the offensive end. I think some of the guys playing instead of him may be marginally better defenders.

 
SomeGuy 
Postdoc
Posts: 4145

Reg: 11-22-04
Go Bulldogs
03-22-16 11:13 PM - Post#205221    
    In response to SRP

I think he'd make a difference. Duke's pressure on Mason and Sears was leaving Ghani and Phills open for 3s. If that is Montague, there's a better chance they go in, and a better chance Duke approaches things differently. Just as important, Montague takes some ball-handling pressure off Mason (though Dallier actually does a decent job bringing the ball up the court). Just having another guy helps too.i

Despite the fairly close result without Montague, I want to emphasize that making a difference doesn't mean beating Duke.

Edited by SomeGuy on 03-22-16 11:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
 Page 4 of 4 « First<1234
Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

7817 Views




Copyright © 2004-2012 Basketball U. Terms of Use for our Site and Privacy Policy are applicable to you. All rights reserved.
Basketball U. and its subsidiaries are not affiliated in any way with any NCAA athletic conference or member institution.
FusionBB™ Version 2.1 | ©2003-2007 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.143 seconds.   Total Queries: 16   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0500) Eastern. Current time is 02:12 AM
Top