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Username Post: Lehigh        (Topic#20758)
bradley 
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11-28-17 09:55 PM - Post#238234    

Tough loss to Lehigh last year on the road as Tim Kempton did the same thing to the Tigers in game #2 that Mika did at BYU. Kempton and Price have graduated but Lehigh fields a competitive team. Lost a very tight game with 3 minutes to go at Pitt several days ago.

Guard oriented team that penetrates and then kicks it out if they are blocked on the way to the basket. The PG, a senior, reminds one of Chambers, left hander, although he is a better finishe and scorer -- missed last year's game although his freshmen replacement scored 20 pts and killed the Tigers. They have a good big 6'11" freshmen who had 15 pts against Pitt but they play small not big. Coach has been there 11 years and Lehigh has winning seasons over the past 9 years including famous upset against Duke as #15 seed with McCollum.

Will not be an easy game as they are better than FDU, play hard and are well coached. Defense and rebounding is an issue based on their size. They allowed 3 pt shots against Pitt and USC.

Tigers will probably be a home favorite.

 
SRP 
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11-28-17 10:20 PM - Post#238239    
    In response to bradley

Their coach (Dr. somebody if I recall) always puts a good product on the floor. They've battled Bucknell at the top of the Patriot the last couple of years.

The Tigers should try to be physical without fouling and dominate the boards, while at least holding their own on turnovers. Ideally, I'd like to see a little more enterprise on steal attempts and deflections.

Don't know what kind of defenders this year's Mountain Hawks are. Do they have an answer for Stephens? As usual this part of the season, Princeton needs to transform from a "Big Three plus the others" into a true team, as MH has said. Wonder if Gladson will be available.

 
bradley 
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11-28-17 11:31 PM - Post#238247    
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Lehigh does not have one player that is a match for Stephens so he may be able to take a shorter defender deep. Most athletic defender may be Leufroy 6'3" but tough kid. Besides the 6'11" center, they have a 6'8" 3 pt shooter who has not been shooting well. The challenge will be on Cannady and Bell defensively based on their guard play and the Center.

Stephens does need to start making some 3 pt shots as it will really open up his game to the basket. He has a funky form on his 3 pointers but he has a soft shot.

Major challenge is the team plays hard and tough for Lehigh coach, Dr. ???.

 
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11-29-17 02:23 AM - Post#238255    
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Now I remember his name! He's almost the Green Hornet--Brett Reed.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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11-29-17 09:16 AM - Post#238278    
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  • SRP Said:
Do they have an answer for Stephens?



I thought BYU did the best job: a quick double on Stephens in the paint or along the baseline. He did not do a good job of recognizing the double and dishing. Other teams have tried doubling down, but did not execute as well.

 
bradley 
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11-29-17 01:59 PM - Post#238310    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

I completely agree. BYU forced Stephens into the big guy, Childs, who put his hands straight up and made it very difficult to finish. Stephens can counter with the really effective fall away jump shot in the lane and also hitting some 3 pointers.

Stephens is tough and talented but is still in the learning mode but we are fortunate to have him. Coach even said that Myles had a bad game against BYU.

 
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11-29-17 07:04 PM - Post#238347    
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Perhaps MH should keep giving Aririguzoh solid minutes. According to Much, it was Aririguzoh's intensity that got him fired up and ready to go against Lafayette. There's the kind of complementarity that might play hob with overly simple analytics:

“I was feeding off of Richmond [Aririguzoh] because he brought such an intensity to the game,” said freshman forward Much of his sophomore teammate.

“I didn’t play much in the first half, but that didn’t matter; Richmond kept everyone on their feet because everyone was always clapping for him.”

In the second half, people were clapping for Much when he poured in 10 points to spark a 17-5 run as Princeton pulled away to a 60-46 win over the Leopards before a crowd of 1,575 at Jadwin Gym.

“I just did my job, made open shots, and tried to play hard and keep up with Richmond’s intensity,” said Much, reflecting on his outburst.

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bradley 
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11-29-17 08:40 PM - Post#238379    
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Glad son and Barnes warming up. Will see if they play. Tigers look bigger and more athletic but Lehigh looks quick.

 
bradley 
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11-29-17 09:12 PM - Post#238405    
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Slow start - poor defense. Glad son coming in. Stephens slow start - Cannady is going good.

 
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11-29-17 09:12 PM - Post#238407    
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Lehigh driving through and shooting over the Tigers with ease early on. Tigers down 6-12, Stephens with a painful miss on a breakaway and Lehigh getting the good shots while Princeton has hit three mid-range jumpers without taking a trey or layup. Not a good start.

 
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11-29-17 09:20 PM - Post#238416    
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Lehigh finally has a few bad possessions after getting to 20. Tigers miss a couple of bunnies and a Cannady trey.

 
SRP 
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11-29-17 09:22 PM - Post#238420    
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I think the tide is about to turn with Princeton down 7 around 11:45 left in the first half. Much and Gladson doing a lot to improve Princeton's ball movement and clogging the lane a bit. Stephens very quiet so far.

Edited by SRP on 11-29-17 09:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TigerFan 
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11-29-17 09:26 PM - Post#238422    
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What the hell are the Tigers doing on offense? Its 4 guys standing around the perimter and one guy trying (and failing) to score. Defense just as awful. Worst half of the season.

 
TigerFan 
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11-29-17 09:28 PM - Post#238423    
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Much and Gladson were hustling, moving without the ball and passing. But when they left the game the Tigers just stopped moving.

 
bradley 
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11-29-17 09:30 PM - Post#238426    
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Tigers putting out midget team to offset quickness. Not sure if right strategy - will see.

 
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11-29-17 09:30 PM - Post#238427    
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I was wrong. Gladson and Much went out and the D went back in the dumper. Lehigh getting threes and layups almost unmolested, while the Tigers are focused on exploiting size mismatches with brute force and are getting decent but not great looks (at least they made a few). Savage is wrong--they should go back to hitting cutters and moving the ball and let the driving lanes open up. And they need to do something to break Lehigh's offensive rhythm, preferably forcing some TOs.

 
TigerFan 
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11-29-17 09:37 PM - Post#238432    
    In response to SRP

Not a good night to suck at the line.

 
TigerFan 
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11-29-17 09:39 PM - Post#238433    
    In response to TigerFan

I can't believe what I am watching. Mitch would have every right to blow his stack again if the Tigers don't tighten up and help on D, run some stuff on O other than ineffective hero ball, and make some damn FTs.

Edited by TigerFan on 11-29-17 09:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SRP 
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11-29-17 09:41 PM - Post#238434    
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Can't buy a trey, but at least they've taken some good shots. D is horrible--either guys are wide open at the arc or else they drive into the lane at will. Morales not bad out there, Schweger OK but not good enough, Bell not scoring or getting stops, Cannady off the mark.

 
TigerFan 
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11-29-17 09:43 PM - Post#238437    
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Can't stand the hero ball. Just pass the damn rock!

 
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