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Username Post: Columbia        (Topic#20965)
Eric Von Zipper 
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01-11-18 09:17 PM - Post#243098    

Opens Princeton -10 1/2

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 12:37 PM - Post#243183    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

Wow. Would be great to outdo that.

 
bradley 
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01-12-18 01:52 PM - Post#243204    
    In response to SRP

The spread does seem a bit high. A wild card is how fired up the Tigers come out as a result of last weekend's game. Columbia may have to survive an initial high energy effort by the Tigers.

Henderson commented on the radio show regarding the challenge of defending Meisner based on his inside/out game. Asst Coach Ettin talked about the challenges of guarding PG Smith. It will be interesting to see who Stephens will guard as Meisner maybe to big and Smith to small.

Danger is that Columbia is pretty good on offense and shoot a lot of 3 pointers. Their defense and toughness remains a question mark from prior years.

Tigers really need to be focused for both games this weekend.

 
SRP 
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Columbia
01-12-18 08:13 PM - Post#243278    
    In response to bradley

Feel like MH was reading my comments. PU showing some old-school offense with the ball going from passers Gladson and Arirguzoh to cutters. Hard cuts by Cannady, Schweger, and Stephens in the first few minutes. Love it.

Edited by SRP on 01-12-18 08:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 08:32 PM - Post#243285    
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Up 27-13 with 8:45 left in first half. Out treying and outpassing CU. Gladson with a couple of blocks, Stephens with one. Good start.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 08:42 PM - Post#243292    
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39-21 with 3:39 left in the first half. Except for a couple of sloppy passes, lots and lots of good possessions for the Tigers offensively. If they shoot 9-15 from three in a half and force more turnovers than they commit, good things will happen. Columbia looks overmatched but things could change.


 
SRP 
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01-12-18 09:14 PM - Post#243305    
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54-29 early in the second half. Princeton has doubled up Columbia three times so far, including in the second half. Gladson with a three, Much with some awesome touch passes through traffic, Bell with a spectacular driving layup. A few too many open treys given up, but the Lions aren't hitting them.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 09:22 PM - Post#243310    
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Lead down to 18 after a series of sloppy turnovers by PU and lackadaisical help D. Stephens injured, hopefully minor, but off the floor.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 09:29 PM - Post#243313    
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Stabilized game at 62-42 with end of the Lions' 11-0 run. Castlin really ticked at charge drawn by Young.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 09:48 PM - Post#243323    
    In response to SRP

The end of the bench lets the CU starters cut the deficit to a more-respectable 72-56, but it was a 25-point lead with just a couple of minutes left. Will hurt on Pomeroy, but good to see appearances by some little-seen faces.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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01-12-18 09:54 PM - Post#243332    
    In response to SRP

Columbia decided to double Stephens and paid the price, giving up 3's.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 10:02 PM - Post#243337    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Great D on the Lions' main scorers. Meisner 0-4, Smith 3-14 (although 6-6 from the FT line) with 4 TOs to go with 4 assists. Tigers still too sloppy with the ball, but 17 assists on 24 FGs eases the pain. Also nice: Only allowed CU to rebound 1/4 of their missed FGs.

But going 15-31 on threes while allowing only 6-23 is the telling stat.

 
SRP 
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01-12-18 10:08 PM - Post#243341    
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Terrific game by Much, maybe the best I've seen this year. Not only shooting, but moving the ball and being involved in the play positively. Even a bit better looking defensively.

Great to see a Gladson revival--except for a couple of TOs his short appearance was near-perfect.

Loved what Aririguzoh added in the first half with his passing, seeming to get the whole team going on that end, while providing energetic D.

Felt like Bell would have forced the issue more if he thought he needed to, because they really didn't have anybody to stay in front of him. Very good all-around game. DC was himself, which is always good. Stephens really worked on defense and was smart about not forcing the issue offensively when his teammates were on fire.

Very pleasant home performance overall in terms of both effort and fluidity of play.

 
gokinsmen 
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Columbia
01-12-18 10:13 PM - Post#243344    
    In response to SRP

Great job taking care of business at home.

This was the first game where Gladson looked fully healthy and in game shape, and it was a huge boost on both ends. He's like our Andrew Bogut/Steven Adams -- a big body to box out, contest shots, set screens, make good passes and dribble handoffs. Prevents us from getting crushed inside as we usually do.

Much continues to grow as a player, flashing the defense today as well. He might not be the best athlete, but his timing and anticipation are very good.

 
bradley 
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01-12-18 10:19 PM - Post#243347    
    In response to SRP

Agree but Columbia is not a very good team. Meisner foul trouble hurt them and Smith had a brutal game. Castilin??? Adlesh plays hard and with heart.

Big difference in talent level plus Tiger hit their 3 pt shots in the 1st half.

Rebound win after the poor performance at the Palestra. Tiger big 3 got some rest for Cornell.

 
bradley 
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Re: Columbia
01-12-18 10:32 PM - Post#243350    
    In response to gokinsmen

Definitely better defensive and offensive performance by Tiger bigs although they did not go against good bigs tonight.

It seemed like Cannady, Bell and Stephens did not have to go at 105%. It was good to see Cannady get nominated for the Player of the Year for Mid-Majors "Henson Award". Oni and Morgan were also nominated. Cannady's offensive game keeps get more versatile. Headed to be the 2nd highest all time scorer in Princeton history. Between Cannady and Allarie -- special talents -- possible top 5 players in program history.

 
TigerFan 
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01-12-18 11:04 PM - Post#243354    
    In response to bradley

Nice rebound from the Penn game. Defense was very good. When the offense is focused, cutting, passing and taking good shots, the Tigers are beautiful to watch. A few times they got sloppy, taking poor shots, tossing wild passes, etc. but they were in complete control of this game from start to finish. Great game from all the starters and Jerome was draining threes off the bench. Richmond's back-to-back backdoor passes in first half were a thing of beauty. Very encouraging bounce back from uninspired game last Saturday.

 
Petrie 
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01-12-18 11:35 PM - Post#243360    
    In response to bradley

Going back to the good discussion of old and new type of Princeton centers, I think Gladson, if healthy, is the answer - old school passer from the high post or 3 pt line, respectable outside shooter, sets good screens, has a baby hook in low post. And has the bulk to keep from getting pushed under the basket on defense. I think we tend to forget how inexperienced he is. I expect to see him get steadier, more reliable as he gets more minutes

I missed the beginning tonight, but I have to disagree with the assessment that he’s back healthy. Late in the first half I really thought he was dragging one leg around, and was yelling for Mitch to take him out. Still, if the point is, good to see him back, I couldn’t agree more. I just hope whatever treatment he’s getting gets results.

I know Princeton fans have a lot of angst about the Kit Mueller position, I think it’s in good hands with Gladson for next couple years. Knock on wood.

 
whitakk 
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Re: Columbia
01-12-18 11:39 PM - Post#243362    
    In response to bradley

  • bradley Said:
Cannady's offensive game keeps get more versatile. Headed to be the 2nd highest all time scorer in Princeton history.



At 18.4 ppg (current season average) and two postseason games per year, I have Cannady on pace for 1844 career points. That would put him eighth all-time in the Ivy books (well ahead of Hummer for Princeton's #2).

He's obviously been a great scorer but I didn't realize how great.

 
Tiger84 
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01-13-18 12:37 AM - Post#243372    
    In response to SRP

The Gladson air ball on the short jumper in front of the Columbia bench in the first half shows there’s still a lot of rust.

 
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