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Username Post: Miami FLA        (Topic#20777)
Eric Von Zipper 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-11-17
12-01-17 10:01 PM - Post#238721    

opens Princeton +15 1/2

 
SRP 
Postdoc
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Reg: 02-04-06
12-02-17 12:08 AM - Post#238730    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

I expect Larranega will have his guys shadowing Cannady out to the parking lot. He'll need to move without the ball and the others will have to exploit the extra spaces created. Avoid TOs because Miami is much happier running down the open court. And in the half-court, the Tigers will have to bow up on interior defense and box out to stay in this thing.

A huge challenge, but little to lose. May as well go out there and play loose, hard, and aggressive.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-11-17
12-02-17 09:27 AM - Post#238734    
    In response to SRP

The best thing they have going for them tonight is the Hurricanes shoot 57.1% from the foul line.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
12-02-17 10:44 AM - Post#238736    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

This game should be a good one for the Tigers. They should be under no illusions tonight that they can run the iso ball that failed so miserably in first half against Lehigh. There's still a lot of talent on this Princeton team. They just need to play as a team on offense and defense and make shots. We'll see...

 
Tiger69 
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Reg: 11-23-04
12-02-17 11:17 AM - Post#238737    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

So, start at the end of the bench and foul Miami as soon as they cross mid court. By the second half we have our best players on the court with no fouls!

 
JadwinGeorge 
Junior
Posts: 274

Age: 70
Reg: 12-04-15
12-02-17 11:59 AM - Post#238740    
    In response to Tiger69

OK...but we are down 40 by then....if we can keep it under 12 it's a huge victory....

 
Tiger69 
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Reg: 11-23-04
12-02-17 12:34 PM - Post#238742    
    In response to JadwinGeorge

But, they only shoot 57% FT! By halftime, they'll be so frustrated (as well as the fans) and exhausted at the line it may be worse! We average 1.0 each possession and we're in the game

 
bradley 
Masters Student
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Age: 69
Reg: 01-15-16
12-02-17 02:28 PM - Post#238749    
    In response to TigerFan

I hope that you are right but I am not sure of it. Although the offense was poorly run, the real culprit was the lack of effort in the first half as well as the last 10 minutes of the FDU game. Coach went immediately to the effort issue post-game Lehigh and he was rightly disgusted. If the Tigers were looking ahead to Miami that it is ridiculous as they are simply not talented enough to get away with not playing with 100% effort.

Today will be a good test for HYP. Of the three to date, Yale has not played as badly as HP. The overall quality of play by IL teams as a whole has been poor. What is the cause? -- talent, effort, coaching, too early, etc. Today, you would think that the result(s) will not be a function of a lack of effort.

Today will give some answers as to talent level where the issue may really exist. There was a lot of hype regarding the IL by some -- preseason. Hopefully, the hype was correct at the end of the day.

 
SRP 
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12-02-17 03:31 PM - Post#238750    
    In response to bradley

So far, the contagious effort guys have been Aririguzoh and Morales, looking happy and excited to be out there and causing some havoc. LeBlanc also hustling in the pre-Lehigh games consistently. Stephens looks to me like his offensive burden is detracting from his D at times, and he looked like his wrist was nicked up against Lehigh, The contrast between efforts by everybody in the two halfs should be a talking point for the coaches--the players have fresh memories of what the difference feels like. Now if they will at least move the ball from one side of the court to the other once or twice on offense I'll feel better.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
12-02-17 03:43 PM - Post#238753    
    In response to SRP

I thought the effort was pretty good against Butler, the most athletic team the Tigers have played to date. That game was there for the taking (and recall that there several absolutely horrendous calls against the team in that one). I'm watching Butler destroy a decent St. Louis team and the Bulldogs recently beat Ohio State on the road. In that game, the Tigers played a much more mentally focused game than what we've generally seen since and I am hopeful that being in such an obviously challenging environment against such a highly ranked team with have them focused and ready to go. (And yes I think they were looking past Legigh to Miami--how could they not have been).

 
bradley 
Masters Student
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Age: 69
Reg: 01-15-16
12-02-17 06:01 PM - Post#238761    
    In response to TigerFan

I like the optimism. Lehigh lost by 21 points to University of Virginia on the road.

Harvard is playing Kentucky tough. They look like a talented squad playing well.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
12-02-17 07:04 PM - Post#238765    
    In response to bradley

I'm always an optimist before the games. I can sour as quickly as anyone on here if they don't play well.

 
SRP 
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12-02-17 08:12 PM - Post#238767    
    In response to TigerFan

The effort only looked like a problem to me in the first half of Lehigh. Lousy ball movement and iffy defense in other games seemed due to other issues.

 
SRP 
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12-02-17 09:12 PM - Post#238776    
    In response to SRP

8-8 start is good with PU doing all the things they haven't been doing in the recent bad patches. Good ball movement, Stephens takes and makes an open trey, Bell hits a trey, Much and Schweger involved offensively. Good job doubling post men and staying connected on D, although the Canes got some good looks from three.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
12-02-17 09:16 PM - Post#238777    
    In response to SRP

Extra passes and help defense and a 13-12 lead

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
12-02-17 09:19 PM - Post#238778    
    In response to TigerFan

Tigers up 15-14 at the under 12 break. Playing good D and rebounding well tonight.

 
SRP 
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Reg: 02-04-06
12-02-17 09:20 PM - Post#238779    
    In response to SRP

Big surprise is Princeton drawing more fouls than they commit early on while doing their usual great job on the defensive glass. Miami looks bigger in front but not showing overall physical superiority yet. Cannady got in the lane for an and-one, another good sign.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
Miami FLA
12-02-17 09:22 PM - Post#238780    
    In response to TigerFan

Devin has to settle down! Shooting 1 for 6 and most very tough shots

Edited by TigerFan on 12-02-17 09:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SRP 
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12-02-17 09:26 PM - Post#238781    
    In response to TigerFan

Three consecutive fouls by the Tigers eroding that advantage. Cannady misses a good look from the corner.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
Posts: 1131

Reg: 11-21-04
12-02-17 09:30 PM - Post#238782    
    In response to SRP

When we don't pass, it aint pretty

 
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