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Username Post: End of OOC        (Topic#22465)
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01-13-19 12:11 PM - Post#272451    

Thought this would be a good time to look at the numbers with the OOC season over and the team off for the weekend. If you ask the computers, Cornell remains a team just inside the top 250 (or basically the same as last year).

Not surprisingly, the offense is down from last year. No one has replaced Gettings' offense, even though Boeheim and Warren have helped. The more surprising issue is the shooting drop-off for Julian and McBride. Last year they shot 59% from 2 pt range and 33% from 3 pt range; this year its 45% and 11%. Combine with that with the loss of Stone and a complete lack of offensive rebounding (never a strength under Earl) and you have the worst offense in the league.

The defense, however, is improved by the same amount. The key here is that the guys are vastly improved in three point D. Opponents are taking fewer 3s and hitting them at a substantially lower rate. That said, the defense remains poor, just not as terrible as last year's model.

Last year Cornell swept Brown and Dartmouth. With the improvement from the Bears and Green that seems, shall we say, unlikely to happen this year.

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End of OOC
01-13-19 04:45 PM - Post#272477    
    In response to mountainred

McBride and Whiteside have been absolutely brutal to watch this season. Was really expecting big things but the shooting numbers kind of tell the whole story.

Interested in seeing the improvement w/ Kuhn but that kid can't dribble at all. Can't count on him to create his own offense.

A bit disappointed that Chaz Mack hasn't played much this season. I was hopeful he'd be a good big body to help out with our rebounding woes. He looked decent with a smooth shooting stroke in the only game I've seen him play live (@ Uconn).

Edited by ComboForward on 01-13-19 04:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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Re: End of OOC
01-14-19 01:49 PM - Post#272558    
    In response to ComboForward

I expected/hoped for much more from Mack. You would think a second-team NJCAA All-American would make our rotation, even if behind Julian. More disturbing, his PT seems to be trending down, not up.

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