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Username Post: Columbia vs Maine on December 30        (Topic#20842)
internetter 
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Columbia vs Maine on December 30
12-28-17 04:28 PM - Post#241483    
    In response to internetter

An AD announcement by email just (4:30 ET) said it will be on ILDN. Guess we'll have to see what's happening at game time.
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Edited by internetter on 12-28-17 04:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
cc66 
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12-28-17 09:33 PM - Post#241495    
    In response to internetter

FWIW, game notes are posted, with Meisner but no Castlin.

 
Chet Forte 
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12-30-17 01:29 PM - Post#241616    
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Looks like Castlinis ready and Bibbs is out. Meisner is wearing a face guard.


 
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12-30-17 03:01 PM - Post#241625    
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Some rust but we are a better team with Castlin. Up 19 at the half. Smith and Adlesh look good. Hansen will be a good one. Meisner seems hampered by the face mask. Tape and Faulds are bottling up the inside on defense. Hansen is basically a small forward but has good size for that position. Hickman hasn’t done much and has seen his minutes significantly reduced. No offense from Hickman and Hunter can do the other things Hickman does but better.


 
cc66 
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12-30-17 04:08 PM - Post#241633    
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We win by 12, 83-71; we led by 20 most of the second half until the reserves were inserted. 16 for Smith and Adlesh, 12 for Tape, who displayed some offensive moves that he hasn't showed before.

Cashlin does make a difference. We are still weak inside, but we move the ball better now. 5th in the IL is a reasonable projection.

But what happened to Bibbs?

 
Chet Forte 
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12-30-17 04:52 PM - Post#241635    
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It looked like Bibbs was injured. He was there but not dressed. This game was a 30-35 point blow-out until Engles pulled Smith and Meisner with around 11minutes to go and took his foot off the gas, in my judgment excessively so. I also thought that for a good part of the second half the refs were trying to keep the score under control, causing us to play 5 on 8. As far as what this says, Castlin is really good and made some moves around the basket that only Smith is also capable of making. Smith and Adlesh played a very good game against a fairly small team. I see a problem with we play teams with tall back courts. Meisner looked like he was bothered somewhat by the facemask but still had a solid all around game. Tape may have had his best game of the year, and I also thought that Faulds showed some flashes. Hansen is very athletic and can play in the front court. Again, I thought that Hickman has played his way into a reserve role with 8 or so minutes off the bench.


 
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12-30-17 05:50 PM - Post#241637    
    In response to Chet Forte

During wrap-up, no mention of ILDN video covering SL. I seem to recall it did a couple of years ago.

Tape noted in the post-game interview that they had, used new plays. Perhaps that contributed to the 22 assists. In addition to his 16 points, Adlesh had a career high of 7 assists, some quite impressive.
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cc66 
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12-30-17 06:28 PM - Post#241640    
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Did Meisner break his nose? When he was injured three weeks ago, I thought he was pulled because his back was bothering him. Did he break his nose in practice over the last couple of weeks?



 
Dr. V 
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12-31-17 01:19 AM - Post#241654    
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Lance Meadow said that Meisner had broken a cheek bone.

 
Chet Forte 
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12-31-17 07:20 AM - Post#241656    
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The box score is interesting. Meisner had 10 points and 9 rebounds in only 20 minutes. Perhaps his broken cheek bone was a factor in his limited minutes and in his not driving more to the basket. I’m not sure if anybody else on this board was also at the game, but you do see little things that are not apparent on TV. One big takeaway for me was the almost palpable sense that I got that when Castlin was on the court we were a better team. He seems like a much better, more polished, and complete player than what I remember. To me the best lineup right now is Smith, Meisner, Adlesh, Tape and Castlin, with Faulds in for Tape or Meisner, Bibbs in for Smith, Hansen in for Castlin, and Stefanini in for Adlesh. For defense and rebounding I like Hunter, but until he develops an offensive game his minutes will have to be limited. He is a really good athlete but has to develop some sort of offensive game. Against taller teams he will see more minutes. Based upon yesterday’s box score (1 for 9 from the field) plus not taking several open threes Hickman really is in a very deep funk/slump.


 
Dr. V 
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12-31-17 02:09 PM - Post#241673    
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I was at the game and had a similar sense re Castlin. He plays good D, he doesn't do dumb things on the court, and he's relaxed and confident on the floor. That has to have a positive effect.

I've always liked Adlesh's play. He's heady and gets the most out of his skills, but yesterday's line is ridiculous: 16 points on 6-9, with 4-6 threes, 4 boards, 7 assists with NO TOs, and a steal with no PFs.

 
cc66 
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Columbia vs Maine on December 30
12-31-17 05:08 PM - Post#241676    
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I think it is pretty clear that the team with a 226 rating in KenPom is not the same team we are going to put on the floor for the IL season. How much better is the unknowable issue.

Probably the most significant weakness we must remedy is our interior defense. Our guards have difficulty stopping drives, while Tape and Faulds don't yet seem very effective blocking shots in close. If either the guards or the frontline got significantly better, then we'd have a decent chance against most of the rest of the IL.



Edited by cc66 on 12-31-17 05:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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12-31-17 09:50 PM - Post#241677    
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Hansen seemed to have suffered an injury to his hand or arm near the end of the game. Hopefully, it was not serious.

 
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Re: Columbia vs Maine on December 30
01-01-18 08:09 AM - Post#241680    
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  • SomeGuy Said:
As a Browns fan, this is how I generally saw Bellichick's Brown's teams -- looked great for a quarter or a half due to superior initial gameplan, but always lost in the second half. And lots of Browns fans thought he was a lousy coach as a result of the second half losses.




I grew up in Ohio as a Cleveland Browns fan. I couldn't wait for the Browns to fire Bellichick, mostly based on the fact that he ran home town hero Bernie Kosar out of town. Then of course, Bellichick went to NE, developed Brady into the quintessential pocket passer, and became arguably the greatest coach in NFL history. Meanwhile, the Browns have devolved into arguably the worst team in NFL history. Words cannot describe how much I despise Bellichick.



It was nice to see the Lions showing signs of life against Maine. Hopefully the season isn't over yet. The RPI rankings show the Lions could still contend for the playoffs.

The return of Castlin is huge.

If I were Engles, I'd shorten the rotation going into Ivy play. I think he has the starting lineup right. Castlin should play starters minutes off the bench, with limited minutes going to Faulds, Hanson, Stefanini and Hunter.




 
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01-01-18 09:18 PM - Post#241717    
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Castlin is back, time to play Hickman under 5mins/game. If we do this we'll be in the running for top 4. If Engels remains hard-headed and Hickman plays 25+/game, we are firmly bottom 4, possibly last

 
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01-02-18 03:25 PM - Post#241774    
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Team is also really missing Jake Killingsworth, who was deemed a starter by Engles last year as a Freshman. His last time out early in the season, he was 3 for 3 from 3 against Longwood.

I have not heard what his injury is but it appears to be season ending.

 
cc66 
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01-02-18 06:41 PM - Post#241792    
    In response to Filippo2014

Let's hope Hanson's injury isn't season-ending either, or our reserves are really going to be thinned out.

 
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