Three games in the books and Holy Cross is still looking for its first PL victory! !
We got off to a great start, fell far back, got close and just could not pull it out! All 3 PL losses so far could have been wins. It's not like we are getting blown out every game. It certainly is frustrating for all involved, coaches, players and fans!
Our posters went 50/85 for 59%.
Rank / Poster / 5-Jan / Total
1 bigfan 3/5 11/15
1 Sons of Vaval 4/5 11/15
3 Tom 3/5 10/15
3 somedaycamesuddenly 3/5 10/15
5 hcnation 3/5 9/15
5 alum 3/5 9/15
5 Worcester Gray 4/5 9/15
8 Crosser 3/5 8/15
8 sader1970 3/5 8/15
8 hc80 3/5 8/15
8 DiMarz 3/5 8/15
8 rgs318 3/5 8/15
8 KY Crusader 75 3/5 8/15
8 A Clock TowerPurple 4/5 8/15
15 HCFC45 1/5 6/15
15 thecrossisback 2/5 6/15
15 efg72 2/5 6/15
18 jflare DNP 8/10
19 nycrusader2010 DNP 7/10
20 hc6774 DNP 5/10
21 hc811215 DNP 4/10
21 CHC8485 DNP 4/10
DNP = Did Not Pick
Monday, January 8, 2018
Navy @ Colgate 5:00pm Bucknell @ Lafayette 7:00pm Lehigh @ Boston Univ. 7:00pm Army @ American 7:00pm Loyola @ Holy Cross 7:00pm
Please note the Navy @ Colgate start time of 5:00pm
All picks must be in before 5:00pm, Monday, January 8, 2018
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Jan 8, 2018 8:55:57 GMT -5
Colgate-- This will be an interesting game and by no means a walkover for the home team (In the past 5 seasons, PL home teams in conference games have won 54%, 60%, 53%, 52%, then 60% this season to date). I think rebounding will be a key as Colgate is 5-1 when opponents grab <25% of o-boards and 2-6 otherwise. Navy is 8-1 when it grabs more than 30% of o-boards. Shooting is also key as Navy is 11-1 when its eff fg octg is > 47% and 9-0 when it hits threes at 36% or higher. Still, Colgate has a very good offense and is particularly adept at threes which account for a huge % (#7 in nation) of its points. It had that improbable loss to Lafayette when it had its worst overall shooting game. I'll go with Colgate
Bucknell-- Bison whipped Army by 17 on the road and so should be expected to handle Lafayette. I think the Leopards' last two wins will come to be seen as real anomalies. Bucknell's loss at BU came on the Bison's 2nd worst shooting night and on one of BU's best.
Boston University- BU is 6-2 when its eff fg pctg is > 52% and 0-6 when <51%. Lehigh is a weak defensive team. Lance Tejada returned for Lehigh and had a big game against HC-real difference maker, so he'll help today but I don't think he'll be enough.
Army-- Army is 5-0 against teams ranked #250 or worse and American U is #319. Army is #3 3 Pt Pctg team in D-1 with a stellar 43.2% and its spread around. American U is 0-7 when opponents make threes > 33% and Army has done that in all but 1 game.
Holy Cross--- We've discussed at length HC's troubles against the three. Loyola is a very poor 3 point shooting team, #299 in percentage and so it relies very heavily on twos. Loyola commits a lot of fouls but, of course, HC is horrendous at drawing fouls. Ca we go to the hoop some tonight and thereby get to the line? Can HC make some threes against Loyola's weak three point defense? We need a win