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bradley 
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02-10-18 05:07 PM - Post#247316    

Time to step up and show pride and character. Hard to believe that the Tigers are 5 1/2 pt favorites unless they are sick and tired of losing.

Tigers must rebound tonight. Go back to contest every shot possible and move the ball quickly until someone gets and open look -- go back to pre-break style of play especially on defensive end.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-11-17
Re: Dartmouth
02-10-18 06:37 PM - Post#247371    
    In response to bradley

Hard to believe the line maker then makes Harvard the slight fsvorite over Pennsylvania today.

Harvard 76- Pennsylvania 67

 
SRP 
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02-10-18 08:35 PM - Post#247394    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

Down 52-57 with 3:49 left. Defense is still Jekyll and Hyde from possession to possession. Dartmouth with an absurd foul advantage in the second half--Tigers get hit on drives with no call, but Dartmouth getting a lot of calls. PU has also been horrible on the defensive boards, letting the Big Green collect tons of ORs.

 
SRP 
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02-10-18 08:42 PM - Post#247396    
    In response to SRP

54-62 with 1:58 left. Bell with a chance for an and-one. Misses it, gets OR, Young misses trey, and Dartmouth ends up shooting FTs again.

 
SRP 
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02-10-18 08:45 PM - Post#247398    
    In response to SRP

After Bell agains fails to finish and and-one, the Johnson hits a trey for Dartmouth. Bell misses, and Johnson is fouled.

Down 12 with 1:07 to go.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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02-10-18 08:46 PM - Post#247399    
    In response to SRP

Very painful to watch. What is our offensive strategy?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: Dartmouth
02-10-18 08:47 PM - Post#247400    
    In response to bradley

  • bradley Said:

Tigers must rebound tonight.



Well, they didn't.


 
umbrellaman 
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Re: Dartmouth
02-10-18 08:50 PM - Post#247401    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

With 4 road games left, it’s hard not to think playoff chances are done. Shocking.

Edited by umbrellaman on 02-10-18 08:50 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SRP 
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02-10-18 08:52 PM - Post#247402    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Some of it is just missing shots. Not all of them were bad shots, but some have to go in. Except for Bell's two late layups, every FGA missed from when Princeton had a 52-50 lead.

 
gokinsmen 
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Dartmouth
02-10-18 08:55 PM - Post#247403    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Wow. What happened over the break? This team has completely lost its will to play basketball. Dartmouth ended the game on a videogame-like 22-4 run in the last 7m.

This is Joe Scott levels of embarrassing.

 
penn nation 
Professor
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Reg: 12-02-04
Re: Dartmouth
02-10-18 09:04 PM - Post#247408    
    In response to gokinsmen

Maybe that DIII "tuneup" didn't do the job.



 
1LotteryPick1969 
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02-10-18 09:07 PM - Post#247410    
    In response to SRP

  • SRP Said:
Some of it is just missing shots. Not all of them were bad shots, but some have to go in. Except for Bell's two late layups, every FGA missed from when Princeton had a 52-50 lead.



Bell is the senior on the team, and to me has the skill set to have the ball in his hands most of the time, but he doesn't seem to want that role, or perhaps the coach doesn't want him to have it. Or perhaps Weisz had that role for so long that Bell is actually new to the role.

And yes, the shots looked like good shots, but no one shot in rhythm with confidence--the role that is usually Cannady's.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-11-17
02-10-18 09:15 PM - Post#247412    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Dartmouth had lost 10 in a row.

They were due.

 
penn nation 
Professor
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02-10-18 09:21 PM - Post#247413    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

They had in fact lost a lot....but often in close contests.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-11-17
02-10-18 09:29 PM - Post#247414    
    In response to penn nation

The best 5-16 team in the country.

 
SomeGuy 
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02-11-18 10:13 AM - Post#247435    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

The only 5-16 team in the country.

 
Go Green 
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02-11-18 10:52 AM - Post#247438    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
They had in fact lost a lot....but often in close contests.



Most of those close games actually went down to the last possession.

And nobody put their scrubs in at the end against us.

Very glad that the team was finally able to get that monkey off their backs.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-11-17
02-11-18 02:11 PM - Post#247456    
    In response to Go Green

Prior to spanking Princeton, Dartmouth had defeated D3 Emerson, Maine (6-20),Loyola MD (8-16) and Bryant (3-24).

 
Silver Maple 
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Reg: 11-23-04
02-11-18 03:23 PM - Post#247464    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

Sometimes it's just not your year. Princeton has a good, well-run, well-coached program, and is recruiting very well. They'll be back. Also, this year is far from over. As Barak Obama would say, everybody just calm the fluck down.

 
sparman 
Masters Student
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
02-11-18 08:09 PM - Post#247486    
    In response to Silver Maple

  • Silver Maple Said:
As Barak Obama would say, everybody just calm the fluck down.



Yes but his Kenyan brother Barack might not have been so mellow.


 
penn nation 
Professor
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Reg: 12-02-04
02-11-18 08:24 PM - Post#247489    
    In response to sparman

Yeah, it can be confusing when you mix up the brothers.

The other one

 
bradley 
Masters Student
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Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
Re: Dartmouth
02-12-18 10:10 AM - Post#247518    
    In response to gokinsmen

Somebody must have spiked the drinking water during the break. Very unusual for the quality of play drop down so precipitously after the West Coast trip and the Columbia/Cornell weekend. The Tigers may have played their best game of the year against a very good Middle Tennessee team and even though they played poorly at the Palestra, they had the opportunity to win.

Why the free fall? Good question. Maybe, the freshmen have hit a wall plus Cannady is out of sorts. I do believe that the coaching staff has faced challenges in putting together a cohesive squad.

At the end of the day, the Tigers have a lot of talent and Coach H will have the Tigers stay competitive especially with the incoming recruiting class plus this year's freshmen plus Stephens and Cannady next year. The program will be just fine.

Small pleasure but at least last year's 16-0 team is good for another year.

 
Silver Maple 
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02-12-18 10:29 AM - Post#247519    
    In response to bradley

Freshman wall-hitting is not an uncommon phenomenon. It's a long, grueling season for them, much tougher than what they probably had to endure at the HS level. Look at Brodeur's dropoff during the final third of last season. Part of that can be explained by conference opponents keying on him, but fatigue was almost certainly a factor as well. This season he seems to be getting stronger as the season progresses. My expectation is that Princeton's freshmen will show a similar progression next year.

 
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