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whitakk 
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03-12-17 01:04 AM - Post#226443    

Brief preview here, mostly to show shot charts from the season series:

http://www.nycbuckets.com/2017/03/ivy-league-fi nal...

 
Chip Bayers 
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03-12-17 01:18 AM - Post#226447    
    In response to whitakk

You noted the Bruner & Downey combo excelling against the HU front court - Bruner in particular distinguished himself as the superior athlete amongst all those bigs. There was one rebound he snagged where he and Chris Lewis both left their feet at the same time to go after it, and when Bruner grabbed the ball at the apex of both their leaps, he had both elbows over Lewis's forehead by a good 6-8 inches. And that wasn't the only example of him outskying everyone nearby when he went after a board.


 
SRP 
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03-12-17 01:54 AM - Post#226452    
    In response to Chip Bayers

Hope your preview is right.

In the two games that the teams played this year, Bruner mostly seemed to play on the perimeter, with Reynolds and Downey being stymied inside. Against Harvard, Bruner was in the paint more and had an impact there as the game wore on.

This Yale team is not the defensive juggernaut we've seen in years past. The Tigers should be able to penetrate and to get some offensive rebounds. But it would help if the outside shooting recovered to its normal level. Weisz and Cook and Cannady are due to get dialed in.

 
bradley 
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03-12-17 06:40 AM - Post#226456    
    In response to SRP

Team Rankings website has the Tigers with a 73% chance to win and being the last slot for the 12th seed. Vegas has Tigers as 7 pt favorite which seems a little high. If Yale wins probably a 14 or 15 seed.

During the first two games, Princeton had more open vs. contested shots than Yale with the exception of the 2nd half at Jadwin when they were tied. I suspect that Tigers are just a bit quicker than Yale offensively and Yale is not at the same level as last year on defense.

It is unlikely but possible that Tigers will have carryover effect as to their shooting % from yesterday unless player(s) have lost confidence or they are tight. Mitch claims that it is a senior league historically and the theorem will be tested.

Look forward to reading your log after the game. Go Tigers!!

 
Tiger84 
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03-12-17 08:31 AM - Post#226464    
    In response to bradley

If the Tigers win, I'm resigned to the 13. To move up to a 12 some team would have to drop down or out. When Vermont won their AE tourney that pretty much sealed it.

 
Tiger84 
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03-12-17 08:32 AM - Post#226466    
    In response to Tiger84

Team Rankings has given Princeton about a 30pct chance for an at-large bid for the last couple of weeks. So I'd take whatever they publish with a grain of salt.

 
bradley 
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03-12-17 08:43 AM - Post#226468    
    In response to Tiger84

I agree that in all likelihood, the Tigers will be a #13 seed -- wishful thinking on my part.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:13 AM - Post#226485    
    In response to bradley

I'm going to continue here as the game thread.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:14 AM - Post#226486    
    In response to SRP

Miler opens with a successful hook shot. Love that.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:15 AM - Post#226487    
    In response to SRP

Reynolds hits a trey following a Dailier reverse layup while the Tigers commit two consecutive TOs, down 2-5.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:19 AM - Post#226489    
    In response to SRP

Cannady and Bell airball their first two trey attempts. Downey scores over Gladson, Cook drives and gets fouled, hits one of two. Down 3-7.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:22 AM - Post#226490    
    In response to SRP

Gladson tip-in, Burner mis in close, Stephens abuses Bruner to draw a foul and hits one of two, down 6-7 with 15:00 left in the first half.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:24 AM - Post#226491    
    In response to SRP

Stephens driving at will, but the shot is not falling. Stephens looking dominant on the defensive side with a huge block of Copeland on a drive.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:26 AM - Post#226492    
    In response to SRP

Weisz backs down Dailier, misses the easy finish. Gladson with some terrific help defense twice in a row. Bell pulls up on a backdoor to cause a TO.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:27 AM - Post#226493    
    In response to SRP

Horrible call on what should be a Reynolds travel, leads to a Bruner bucket.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:30 AM - Post#226494    
    In response to SRP

Bell scores on a classic reverse-pivot drive. Harris yammers on about the wonders of the tourney while the game goes on. Stephens with the steal and then Weisz nails the three. Up 11-9.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:32 AM - Post#226496    
    In response to SRP

Yale trey, Stephens stripped, Phils slashes for a dunk. Weisz misses a trey. He's pressing.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:34 AM - Post#226497    
    In response to SRP

More easy penetration for Yale leads to an easy bucket for Downey. Cook dunks and is fouled by Reynolds, Cook hits the FT. Down 14-16.

 
sparman 
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03-12-17 11:34 AM - Post#226498    
    In response to SRP

Shocked to learn that Robin Harris thinks the tournament is a big success. Who saw that coming?

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 11:36 AM - Post#226500    
    In response to SRP

Copeland goes into his act and scores against Weisz, Bruner with a huge block on Stephens, Weisz backs down Phills but Phills blocks his shot, Downey gets fouled at the rim.

 
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