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Username Post: Yale        (Topic#22824)
Eric Von Zipper 
Sophomore
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Age: 66
Reg: 11-11-17
03-09-19 02:58 PM - Post#280168    

Opened Eli -1 1/2

Quickly jumped to Eli -3

 
bradley 
PhD Student
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Age: 70
Reg: 01-15-16
Re: Yale
03-09-19 06:46 PM - Post#280200    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

Confirmed- Schweiger on bench street clothes. Walked a little gingerly.

 
bradley 
PhD Student
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Age: 70
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Re: Yale
03-09-19 07:21 PM - Post#280211    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

Brutal offensive - good defense. Same old same old.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
Age: 69
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
Re: Yale
03-09-19 07:21 PM - Post#280212    
    In response to bradley

Slow start. Can't anyone on this team shoot the 3?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
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Re: Yale
03-09-19 08:11 PM - Post#280235    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Second half more missed 3's; bad turnovers as well.

 
gokinsmen 
Postdoc
Posts: 2676

Reg: 02-06-10
Yale
03-09-19 08:34 PM - Post#280253    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

No Cannady, no Schweiger, no chance. Yale is the class of the league, but I'd rather lose today and win next time than the other way around.

I want our guys to bask in this ugly, embarrassing loss and come out angry next week. Similarly, I'm fine with Yale taking us lightly after today's blowout.

 
yoyo 
Junior
Posts: 255

Reg: 03-25-09
03-09-19 09:49 PM - Post#280295    
    In response to gokinsmen

Nice effort

 
Bryan 
Sophomore
Posts: 139

Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
03-09-19 09:54 PM - Post#280305    
    In response to yoyo

During the weekend Princeton's passing was poor and they got almost no easy shots. Way too many guarded 3's late in the shot clock. Unless Schwieger plays and settles the team down it will be a short trip to Yale next weekend.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
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03-10-19 03:16 AM - Post#280370    
    In response to Bryan

Llewelyn has stopped making all those bad plays, but he's gotten awfully passive. Even with Schwieger back they'll likely need more offensive orchestration and more scoring from him to get wins in the folly. Once again, Morales was one of the few bright spots despite the double-edged nature of his game. Aririguzoh is a good passer out of the high post (a little shaky out of the low post) and they could run more stuff with cutters and handoffs off of him. Something has to be done to get more movement and spacing.

Besides not getting good shots, the Tigers' shooting was just poor tonight. Even at the FT line, there were a lot of clanks. At this point, I would like to see Desrosiers get more three-point attempts because he actually is one of the better bombers on the team but he seems to have become gun-shy.

 
whitakk 
Junior
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Age: 28
Reg: 11-11-14
03-10-19 09:17 AM - Post#280382    
    In response to SRP

Bummed to draw Yale again in the tournament. Harvard would've also beaten the Tigers but it would've been a more enjoyable weird/ugly game. Hard to see a Yale rematch ending in anything but the same sort of blowout, especially on the road.

 
SRP 
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03-10-19 03:03 PM - Post#280483    
    In response to whitakk

I wouldn't draw too much information from what amounted to an exhibition game for Princeton, playing without Schwieger. Yale was my pick for champion preseason and during non-conference, so I still would favor their odds, but the tournament game is unlikely to unfold along similar lines to this one. One thing that will probably stay the same is that Copeland will score a lot--that's been happening for four years now, and the guy still gets overshadowed in discussions of the Eli.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
PhD Student
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Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
Yale
03-10-19 03:20 PM - Post#280487    
    In response to SRP

I picked Yale pre-season also - unless both Towns and Aiken returned for Harvard.

Interesting results though. If I had known that most teams would suffer injuries to key players, I would have expected Yale to run away with the season title.

To wit:
Penn: Betley/Wang/Washington
Princeton: Cannaday
Harvard: Towns/Bassey and Aiken missing OOC + a loss to Dartmouth (and there are others)
Columbia: Smith
Brown: Anderson/Howard

Yale meanwhile has remained (to the best of my knowledge) healthy and thus could have won this thing with a record better than 10-4.

Edited by HARVARDDADGRAD on 03-10-19 03:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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Re: Yale
03-10-19 03:38 PM - Post#280491    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Before the season, I thought Princeton would be a bottom half of the league team, and would lose the first two games to Penn.

I did not expect Aririguzoh to emerge as an excellent (short of dominant) post player.

So our early success was a surprise, and I got my hopes up, and then, (drum role), Cannady.

Then Schwieger appears ("the complete unknown from out of nowhere".)

My hopes are up again, and then the concussion.

So I'm happy we are in the tourney, and I don't expect much. I hope Aririguzoh continues to improve (why shouldn't he?), and I hope MH learns how to use him better.

And next year, maybe we can learn the "catch to shoot" philosophy of Villanova



 
gokinsmen 
Postdoc
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03-10-19 06:18 PM - Post#280512    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

This really was "The Year of Missing Stars." I wonder what the league would have looked like with everyone, not just Yale, full strength.

With Cannady out, our chances of winning an NCAA tourney game are asymptotically close to zero. So I can live with the Bulldogs representing the league. That said, funny things can happen over a single weekend and I put no stock in the yesterday's glorified scrimmage.

Let's slow it down, get it to RA and hope Schweiger plays like he has of late.

 
bradley 
PhD Student
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Age: 70
Reg: 01-15-16
03-10-19 07:25 PM - Post#280524    
    In response to gokinsmen

For next year, Mitch does need to get the ball down to Richmond far more than what he did this year. Although Bruner did a good job of denying Richmond the ball, once he got it, good things happened from there.

For next year, I believe that Wright will play a significant role as he can get off a shot like Arirguzoh, Schwiegger and Llewellyn -- a must in the Ivy League of 2019-20.

Sitting at court side, Yale was the third most impressive team that the Tigers played this year for one given night after Duke and St. John's. Copeland is a weapon as he can get off his shot no matter how well he is defended. Jones had them in sync getting ready for IvyMadness and he kept them after the game was long decided.

 
palestra38 
Professor
Posts: 22176

Reg: 11-21-04
03-10-19 07:40 PM - Post#280529    
    In response to bradley

Copeland is the most underrated player in the League.

 
LyleGold 
Masters Student
Posts: 921

Reg: 11-22-04
03-10-19 10:33 PM - Post#280571    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
Copeland is the most underrated player in the League.



Agreed - he worries me a lot more than Oni next week. I put him just a slight notch below Aiken.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3829

Reg: 02-04-06
03-10-19 11:19 PM - Post#280576    
    In response to LyleGold

Obviously I agree. That guy has been torturing us for four years. He is really hard to defend.

 
Charlie Fog 
Masters Student
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Age: 51
Loc: Philly
Reg: 11-12-13
Re: Yale
03-11-19 07:41 AM - Post#280588    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

  • HARVARDDADGRAD Said:
I picked Yale pre-season also - unless both Towns and Aiken returned for Harvard.

Interesting results though. If I had known that most teams would suffer injuries to key players, I would have expected Yale to run away with the season title.

To wit:
Penn: Betley/Wang/Washington
Princeton: Cannaday
Harvard: Towns/Bassey and Aiken missing OOC + a loss to Dartmouth (and there are others)
Columbia: Smith
Brown: Anderson/Howard

Yale meanwhile has remained (to the best of my knowledge) healthy and thus could have won this thing with a record better than 10-4.




To be accurate, Cannaday did not suffer an injury

 
bradley 
PhD Student
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Age: 70
Reg: 01-15-16
03-11-19 08:11 AM - Post#280591    
    In response to SRP

Copeland moves are affectionally called "ankle breakers". Aiken and Copeland have the best one on one moves at the end of a game. Copeland follows in the foot steps of another Yale ankle breaker, Mason.

Cannady never developed that type of move although he got much better going to the basket in his senior year. Llewellyn has the potential to be an ankle breaker next year but his shot obviously needs to improve.

These type of players are pretty rare commondities in the IL to date.

 
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