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Username Post: Princeton Game Thread        (Topic#21117)
Charlie Fog 
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Reg: 11-12-13
02-07-18 05:11 PM - Post#246819    
    In response to palestra38

It’s nice to be able to get silpe in there to add a spark and give woods a blow

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Reg: 07-07-09
02-07-18 05:55 PM - Post#246833    
    In response to Charlie Fog

I rewatched the game. It was a an even better performance than the first viewing.

Cannady wasn't moving well at all, and kept slowing down as the game wore on. Foreman was guarding him, at some point he realized Cannady was just drifting to the corner every play and not moving much so he was more aggressive with his help defense, clogging passing lanes and doubling balls to the post.

The hot start was key. Princeton expended a lot of energy to climb back into the game but Penn continued to run at Princeton and it was taking a hidden toll. This sequence burst their bubble after Princeton took their one lead of the game at 30-31 :

- A doubled Rothschild hits a wide open Wood outside the arc. No one comes close to coming out to challenge. 33-31
- Foreman alertly picks off a pass, races down the court and hits Woods for a drive. Woods takes on Much, gets fouled, hits the first FT. 34-31
- Woods misses the second FT but Young commits a silly foul defending Wood on the rebound. Wood hits 2. 36-31
- No movement by Princeton on the offensive end. Stephens, guarded well by Rothschild, settles for a long shot and misses.
- Foreman attacks. The Princeton D is in disarray and no one picks him up. Instead of shooting from the outside, Foreman drives, draws attention, and lays it off to Rothschild who gets fouled by Bell. Max hits 2. 38-31

A tired Princeton team was saved by Stephens' tip-in before the 1st half buzzer but it didn't take too long for Penn to exploit them again. Donahue moved Brodeur to the low post on offense and Henderson decided the D would play him straight up. It turned out to be a big mistake. It was all over. Foreman pantsing the Princeton guards was icing on the cake.

Donahue had a good strategy all game and Henderson had trouble countering, but I'm not sure Henderson had much to counter with.

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Reg: 11-22-04
02-07-18 10:20 PM - Post#246866    
    In response to SomeGuy

Just to put some stats on the difference in Caleb, last year his turnover percentage was 26.0. This year he is at 7.4. Only Cambridge has a lower percentage, and Cannady and Corey Johnson are the only others in the league even under 10%.

While not playing point obviously makes a difference, his usage rate is nearly identical to last year at 22%. And he’s started to do more point guard things as time goes on, to boot. Just a huge difference from last year in taking care of the ball.

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