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Chet Forte 
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03-28-23 05:09 PM - Post#355249    

So who will start at PG? I think this is a major issue. Rivera is a great passer and a true pass first PG in the half court game and a great leader. However, she dosn’t seem well suited to the fast break type of offense we were running so successfully earlier in the season, really can’t shoot very well, and is not a good defender. Based on the way Durr has been playing I would like to see her start and have Davis play the point. However, Coach Griffith knows what she is doing and if she thinks we play better with Rivera starting so be it.


 
cc66 
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03-28-23 07:23 PM - Post#355253    
    In response to Chet Forte

Did I miss something? Why wouldn't Henderson play PG? She has scored 15 and 13 pts in her last two games, with lots of assists and plenty of rebounds. Rivera can give her a few minutes of breathing time, but since she has also all the deficits you've listed, she shouldn't start.

I am little puzzled by the pt. spread, which after citing stats showing that Columbia scores more pts and gives up fewer, then lists BG as a 7 pt. favorite 74-67. Of course, this is the same website that said Florida would beat BG. Since BG went on to win by 17 pts, perhaps there is something the matter with their algorithm???

 
PeteD 
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03-28-23 07:31 PM - Post#355254    
    In response to cc66

The Lions went from a good team to a great team when Henderson took over Rivera’s role and minutes. Rivera has many nifty no-look passes in her highlight reel, but Henderson can do so many things that Rivera can’t (do as well), such as rebound on both ends, defend, and finish in the paint.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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03-29-23 12:12 PM - Post#355284    
    In response to PeteD

I don't get it either. Of course, Kitty Henderson will start for us at point guard tonight with Carly Rivera coming off the bench as needed. My feelings are that Bowling Green are very similar teams, but Bowling Green has to be considered the favorite because it has the home team advantage. Columbia is a good road team, but I do not believe the Lions have ever played in an atmosphere like they will see tonight. My biased prediction is the Columbia will win tonight by seven points

 
cc66 
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03-29-23 01:19 PM - Post#355294    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

A less cockeyed prediction has the pt. spread down to BG minus 1.5.

The arena is sold out: 4000 fans who hate the visitors is an entirely different experience, but one which Kitty Henderson says, in a wonderfully contrarian tweet, is something that Columbia will draw energy from.

Nationally, we're 13th to their 19th in offense, and 134th to their 156th in defense. Since we have consistently beaten higher ranked teams than they have, I don't see why we can't disappoint 4000 home court fans.

 
Albert08 
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03-29-23 05:53 PM - Post#355310    
    In response to cc66

Wonder if Henderson will be matched up against BG's guard, Elissa Brett (#5), who is also an Aussie. She's the one who got punched out in the handshake line after BG beat Memphis. At times she guarded the Memphis player who punched her and mixed it up on a few plays.

 
PeteD 
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03-29-23 07:44 PM - Post#355318    
    In response to Albert08

66-61, Lions… 4:30 remaining.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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03-29-23 08:20 PM - Post#355321    
    In response to PeteD

Happy to

 
Columbia 37P6 
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03-29-23 08:26 PM - Post#355322    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Not to brag, but my prediction that Columbia would defeat Bowling Green by seven points seems to have worked out fairly well. Great Basketball Game. Congratulations to the Columbia Women's Basketball Team and their very special coach, Megan Griffith.

 
PeteD 
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03-29-23 08:29 PM - Post#355323    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

I thought that was an optimistic prediction, but you nailed it!

 
cc66 
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03-29-23 08:45 PM - Post#355325    
    In response to PeteD

37p6 nailed it! I hope you have a similarly optimistic prediction for Kansas.

There are several thousand BG fans who are now going to consign, forevermore, their orange Beat Columbia t-shirts to the back of their bottom drawer.

Edited by cc66 on 03-29-23 08:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
PeteD 
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03-29-23 08:48 PM - Post#355326    
    In response to cc66

I think they’re orange, so they might be able to sell ‘em on eBay to Princeton fans

 
cc66 
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03-29-23 08:50 PM - Post#355327    
    In response to PeteD

Yes, they are.

Corrected, because I am color-blind.

Edited by cc66 on 03-29-23 08:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
PeteD 
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03-29-23 08:50 PM - Post#355328    
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Yes, looks like Columbia vs Kansas in the final. Jayhawks up 48-28 to start the 4th Qtr.

 
cc66 
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03-29-23 09:31 PM - Post#355332    
    In response to PeteD

Jackson, Kansas's center, is 6'6" and a Naismith defensive semi-finalist. We can probably contend with the guards, but Griffith is going to have to figure out how to contend with their center.

 
PeteD 
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03-29-23 09:37 PM - Post#355333    
    In response to cc66

She’s going to be a problem… don’t think the Lions have faced someone that tall in the paint this year.

Plus it’s at Allen Fieldhouse.

This one feels like Davis vs Goliath.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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03-29-23 09:58 PM - Post#355334    
    In response to PeteD

Is this really happening? Are we playing the Kansa Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse for the Women's NIT Championship? This is really insane

 
Chet Forte 
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03-29-23 10:07 PM - Post#355335    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

We will need to eliminate the turnovers.


 
cc66 
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03-29-23 10:34 PM - Post#355336    
    In response to Chet Forte

To be realistic, I'm not sure how we win this one. They're a 37 WNET, we're a 47 WNET, and we play them away.

If Griffith can figure out this one, merely COY for the Ivy League will not do her justice.

 
ToothlessTiger 
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03-30-23 09:58 AM - Post#355350    
    In response to cc66

Very impressive performance on the road on front of a jacked up and quite hostile crowd. BG was never in it although they closed to 2 points a couple of times. The Lions always had an answer. Congrats to the Lions for a deep run in a post season affair regardless of what happens at Kansas

 
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