[quote=“kidcoyote, post:6, topic:356”]I was travelling and saw the game in a bar, and interestingly, later on my trip on the CT turnpike, I passed an exit marked, “Sacred Heart University”. If it was an away game, I would’ve attended. Anyway…
Duff, gotta disagree with you a bit.
DJ, you’ re right, but I’d go further, much further. That’s a better game than I remember Cornley playing. I mean, I know it’s not vs. MSU, but when did Cornley score 26, shoot 8-10 and 9-11 from the line, even in OOC? I’ve been complaining about no posting up, and voila, DJ, the last front line player I expected to do so, posts up. Hopefully, going forward nobody will ever describe him as a wing. A wing is a forward who can’t score inside. Being called a wing is an insult. Not sure if DJ can reproduce his inside play, but he was beyond good, and the whole team benefited by getting better looks outside, shooting 6-13 from 3. My apologies for writing DJ off as possible inside player. I was blown away. Now if he can keep it up…Had to be Ed asking him to do it. I don’t remember him ever playing with his back to the basket…ever.
Defense - think you’re too hard here Duff. That team could shoot. Hasan looked like Pistol Pete. The guard could shoot, those guys being 5-10 and 4-6. They were very good shooters. Some of those were bombs. Better shooters than ours. Give credit where credit is due. Their inside guys were kind of weak, and we’ll be tested there harder vs. almost any team. Their big guy looked like Dolph Lundgren in the Rocky movies. He wasn’t very good though.
Edwards- wow. 1st time I saw him. Unique game. I can’t think of another 6’6" lefty who likes to penetrate with a crossover dribble like that. And he’s not really driving. He sorta takes his time penetrating then makes up his mind what he’s going to do. Very good. How can he not eventually start? Amazing.
Battle - continues to amaze. He quietly amassed 10 pts, shot great at the FT line, led in rb’s with 8. A little sloppy with the ball, but knows when to slow the team down.
Cam - looked really, really smooth to me. I thought he looked excellent.
Sasa- might be too much too early. Looked overmatched.
I thought it was a great win in that they didn’t get into a trey shooting match, they scored inside, they played patiently.
One issue: with DJ playing low post, what is Andrew’s offensive role going to be? Early in the game, he and DJ were double posting, and when DJ got the ball, he worked it inside. When Andrew got it, he stepped away and took 10 footer and missed. That’s the difference. Looks like DJ’s more comfortable doing it.
IMO, this team’s better than last year’s. Way more depth. Playing time will be very, very competitive.[/quote]
DJ played at a level and ability above what I had seen in 2+ years. Seeing him dominate like that leaves me feeling that a contributing factor was the opponent. You did note their inside guys were kinda weak. Love to see more of it to show he can do it against others.
Those two guards could shoot and several of those shots were made with us having someone right on them. Should have given some props to competition here, and they moved the ball well and took the extra pass to get open. Still, while I thought our perimeter defense was spotty, it was the defense, against a Sacred Heart team, that gave up 9 offensive rebounds and 11 layups that had me saying it will get us buried against the likes of the Big Ten.
Agree with the more depth and competition for playing time. I respect your BB knowldge and like your optimism and would it would love to see it so, but really, better than last year?best essiac tea
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