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TigerFan 
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01-13-18 10:40 PM - Post#243494    
    In response to gokinsmen

Even better than we could have hoped for this weekend after the lackluster Penn game. The Tigers look incredibly sharp, disciplined, and loose. Too bad they have a long layoff now but if they can come back with this level of intensity after the break, they should cruise to the post-season tournament and have a good shot at winning it again. Go Tigers!

 
Tiger69 
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01-13-18 11:20 PM - Post#243497    
    In response to TigerFan

Screw the Tournament. We want the real Ivy Crown. The Tournament is just dessert.

 
bradley 
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01-13-18 11:26 PM - Post#243498    
    In response to TigerFan

Crazy good first half -- 34 pt lead during the first 17 minutes. The dismal performance at the Palestra may turn out to be the wake up call. Never know how a layoff effects a team but the Tigers play 5 games in 8 days including Yale, Penn and Harvard. Should be some great BB coming up. Especially looking forward to home games against Yale and Penn.

Offensive and especially defensive effort was outstanding this weekend. Henderson and the coaching staff are getting incremental improvement from freshmen.

Cannady's 1st half tonight was simply ridiculous.

 
Tiger69 
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01-13-18 11:43 PM - Post#243499    
    In response to bradley

Looking down the bench and at next year's incoming class makes me think that we should field an A and B squad.

 
penn nation 
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01-14-18 12:25 AM - Post#243503    
    In response to Tiger69

Nice to C you in 2nd place.



 
Tiger69 
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01-14-18 01:01 AM - Post#243504    
    In response to penn nation

I'm so happy that your Quackers squeezed out a couple of tough wins this weekend. Still tired and sore from last week? We'll be delighted to see you again in Jadwin in a few weeks if the Quackers can stay focused against the rest of the League.

 
bradley 
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01-14-18 09:21 AM - Post#243511    
    In response to Tiger69

Tigers shot 43% on 58 3 pt shots with a number of 3s' just kicking out. Coach has a number of players shooting at or near 40% with Cannady obviously leading the charge. Ball movement certainly has a lot to do with it although the shooting stroke is just there -- Jerome, Much etc. I am not sure if it is a recruiting requirement or it is primarily a part of player development.

Even though their shooting was very good, their defensive play is the difference maker starting with the Monmouth. I remember that there was discussion if it was poor offensive play by Monmouth - turnovers or if it was the defensive intensity starting to rise. Based on this weekend and postgame interviews, defensive intensity and execution is very different as is ball movement other than at the Palestra. Coach was very critical of the ball movement at Penn in the postgame interview on Friday night and it was obviously a focus this weekend.

 
jeromelh 
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01-14-18 12:10 PM - Post#243522    
    In response to bradley

Having Gladson back at center which allows Much to play at his natural wing position is a huge plus both offensively and defensively. Gladson is a big body.

 
Tiger69 
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01-14-18 01:30 PM - Post#243537    
    In response to jeromelh

Good to see so much time from the bench. Very impressed with Reynoso-Avila, a high recruit whom we have seen little until now (was he injured?). Add him to Gladson, Morales and Aririguzoh and you have a strong soph group plus FOUR promising freshmen (add Barnes to the mix).
Then, next year's newcomers plus seniors, Stephens and Cannady give us lots of talent and depth. Bell will be missed. But, we shall have many options. I hope we have a schedule to test our talent.🐅

 
bradley 
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01-14-18 02:58 PM - Post#243547    
    In response to Tiger69

It will be interesting to see how next year will play out assuming that Aiken has a full recovery with the incoming Harvard class but let's first get thru this year. Bell will be missed on the defensive end as he is becoming a shutdown defender -- Morgan two points in the first half -- Betley two points in the 2nd half. Bell would be on Aiken and Stephens will be on Towns this year in all likelihood.



 
1LotteryPick1969 
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01-14-18 04:11 PM - Post#243552    
    In response to bradley

Very nice to see Gladson and Aririguzoh coming along so nicely. Gladson needs playing time and conditioning; Ariri continues to develop a really nice offensive game.

 
JadwinGeorge 
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01-14-18 05:34 PM - Post#243553    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Tigers fortunate to get a stale Columbia team and a deflated Cornell squad to open the home Ivy schedule. Nevertheless, the defensive intensity was exactly what Henderson wanted to see. Defense keeps you in games when you get those inevitable off nights with the ball. Nightmare scenario is for the P's to finish with identical records, which always resulted in a neutral court playoff. Not this year.

 
westphillywarrior 
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01-14-18 06:39 PM - Post#243556    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
Nice to C you in 2nd place.





Princeton is not in 2nd place. They're in fourth place.


 
penn nation 
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01-14-18 06:57 PM - Post#243558    
    In response to westphillywarrior

I hate the Ivy tourney.

4th place teams have no business competing for the title.

  • westphillywarrior Said:
  • penn nation Said:
Nice to C you in 2nd place.





Princeton is not in 2nd place. They're in fourth place.





 
Tiger69 
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01-14-18 10:16 PM - Post#243565    
    In response to penn nation

Well, our old friend PN has wandered, once again, back to our board, perhaps unfulfilled from his own. Don't forget to wipe your feet this time, PN.

Edited by Tiger69 on 01-14-18 10:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
penn nation 
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Re: Cornell
01-14-18 11:05 PM - Post#243572    
    In response to Tiger69

Sounds a little different when it's being directed at your own team, eh?



Edited by penn nation on 01-14-18 11:06 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: Cornell
01-15-18 10:57 AM - Post#243598    
    In response to penn nation

Careful what you wish for, PN. Especially, after your last two impressive home court wins.

 
JadwinGeorge 
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01-15-18 11:08 AM - Post#243603    
    In response to penn nation

Per Ken Pomeroy, after games of January 14:
Ivy League leader Penn: ranked 151
4th place Princeton: ranked 116
Harvard: 188
Yale: 194
Although, in fairness, the much respected Kevin Whitaker ranks Penn #1 in weekly Power rankings. One early conclusion: Penn and Princeton will settle things at The Cathedral on March 11.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Cornell
01-15-18 02:17 PM - Post#243619    
    In response to Tiger69

Doesn't matter how much you win by. But Penn's weakness at shooting FTs makes it doubtful that we won't blow a couple of road games from the line. If Princeton can play as well as it did this weekend on the road, they have an excellent chance to win the regular season title.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: Cornell
01-15-18 02:56 PM - Post#243624    
    In response to palestra38

True about game margin. And SD is a masterful game coach against Princeton. But it is an advantage to win easily on a Friday so your best players can rest and relax for the following night. It doesn't seem like home court is much of an advantage between the P's. I'm bracing for a tight return game at the Palestra.

 
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