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Eric Von Zipper 
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02-05-18 10:46 PM - Post#246320    

Opens Princeton -5

 
SRP 
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02-06-18 02:36 AM - Post#246323    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

This Penn team is kind of balanced with no single glaring weakness or single overwhelming strength, so the key (besides playing hard the whole time) is going to be making good decisions on both sides of the ball. Got to make the wrong guys take shots from the wrong places for Penn, which I think will require enough ball pressure and overplaying to break up their passing combinations. If no zoning up, make them go one on one against Bell and Stephens and don't let Rothschild be a distributor like he was last time.

 
palestra38 
Professor
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02-06-18 07:15 AM - Post#246325    
    In response to SRP

In game one, the two Penn big men were a significant strength vis-a-vis Princeton. Penn has been more guard oriented recently, but in terms of matchups, I look for Penn again to take it consistently inside until Princeton stops it.

 
bradley 
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02-06-18 10:53 AM - Post#246351    
    In response to SRP

Penn is certainly a better defensive team and the Tigers are a better shooting team in all areas. Defense normally beats offense unless you are Brown/Cambridge. As stated prior tothe game at the Palestra, the Penn match ups by position is an issue for the Tigers with two bigs that are reasonably good. It would be surprising if Coach Donahue changes his strategy with Rothschild on Stepens which was the key to the first game. I believe that Penn presents more issues than Harvard based on the balance of the team on offense. Penn is a good, well coached team, but not a great team.

With that being said, the Tigers have the opportunity to get right back into the race tonight by increasing the quality and intensity on the defensive end. Burden is on Henderson to alter the strategy from the first game although the last 10 minutes at the Palestra suggested how to attack Penn's defense.

Odds makers obviously think that the Tigers will step even factoring the impact of home court. I would imagine that the big 3 and others will play very hard this evening -- let's hope.



 
Tiger69 
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02-06-18 11:33 AM - Post#246356    
    In response to bradley

No matter who wins, this game signifies the return to the old order of Ps dominance. Penn is finally stable, well-coached and luring better talent again. Princeton over the past few years has upped its level of recruits as its image has changed. The big difference from 20 years ago is that most of the other Ivies have also lured enough good coaches and blue chippers to threaten Ps dominance. Key will be if teams like Brown will be able to hang on to good coaches after they have proved themselves.

 
palestra38 
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02-06-18 11:35 AM - Post#246357    
    In response to Tiger69

There is no sure win in the League anymore---you have to give your best effort every night to win.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Re: Pennsylvania
02-06-18 12:18 PM - Post#246364    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

  • Eric Von Zipper Said:
Opens Princeton -5


By the way, props to you for referring to us by the right and proper moniker "Pennsylvania."



 
penn nation 
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Re: Pennsylvania
02-06-18 12:28 PM - Post#246365    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Next step: Let's work on the jerseys.

  • T.P.F.K.A.D.W. Said:
  • Eric Von Zipper Said:
Opens Princeton -5


By the way, props to you for referring to us by the right and proper moniker "Pennsylvania."






 
10Q 
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02-06-18 05:23 PM - Post#246429    
    In response to penn nation

I'm thinking Caleb and Sam hold the key to this game. Princeton is going to tighten up down low and tempt our 3 shooters in the Hangar. If we can hit the 3 at a decent rate, we should be good. Maybe Jackson gets a good look too.

 
penn nation 
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02-06-18 05:27 PM - Post#246430    
    In response to 10Q

  • 10Q Said:
I'm thinking Caleb and Sam hold the key to this game. Princeton is going to tighten up down low and tempt our 3 shooters in the Hangar. If we can hit the 3 at a decent rate, we should be good. Maybe Jackson gets a good look too.



Then Betley is the key. He did great in the first half when Princeton tightened up down low. Then when Princeton shifted gears our bigs came through. Princeton can't concentrate on all 3 players at the same time. Our depth and balance is our greatest strength this year.


 
10Q 
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02-06-18 05:41 PM - Post#246433    
    In response to penn nation

Betley is going to get his usual looks. It's the other guys who will be open an unusual amount.

 
Silver Maple 
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Reg: 11-23-04
02-06-18 06:03 PM - Post#246438    
    In response to 10Q

One of the big reasons Penn has been winning games this year (including the Princeton game at the Palestra) that last year's team would have lost, is that they've finally learned to exploit opportunities created when opposing defenses key on Brodeur and Betley. If they can continue to do that tonight, Penn has an excellent shot at winning this thing.

 
bradley 
Masters Student
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Reg: 01-15-16
02-06-18 06:37 PM - Post#246443    
    In response to Tiger69

Brennan has returned and may be needed. Morales in warm ups - getting close to be playing. As a group Tigers are taller and more athletic than Penn. Should be a good one. Xanadu and Stephens have on their game faces.

 
jeromelh 
Freshman
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02-06-18 07:19 PM - Post#246477    
    In response to bradley

The problem for Princeton has been and continues to be Defense and lack of movement resulting in a lot of 1 on 1 moves.

 
Vonsid 
Freshman
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Age: 50
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02-06-18 07:37 PM - Post#246504    
    In response to jeromelh

I am not liking Gladson in the rotation personally. He isn't improving as I would expect.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
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Reg: 11-21-04
02-06-18 07:40 PM - Post#246508    
    In response to Vonsid

Bad switch by Penn has 6-10 Gladson against 6-1 Foreman. What does he do? Fade away hook! Come on Will!

 
Vonsid 
Freshman
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02-06-18 07:47 PM - Post#246531    
    In response to TigerFan

Princeton defense looks pretty bad.

 
Vonsid 
Freshman
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Age: 50
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02-06-18 07:50 PM - Post#246537    
    In response to Vonsid

Mentally not in the game. Some really dumb fouls.

 
TigerFan 
PhD Student
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Reg: 11-21-04
02-06-18 07:52 PM - Post#246541    
    In response to Vonsid

Sorry but that’s one of the dumbest plays I have ever seen: 1 sec on the shot clock with Penn pinned to half court line and Devon fouls him. What the? Tigers are playing like they all have the flu or something.

 
bradley 
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Age: 69
Reg: 01-15-16
02-06-18 07:55 PM - Post#246545    
    In response to TigerFan

Played poorly but came back from the dead. Defense did improve but rebounding is Achilles. Let Bell take it to the hoop.

 
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