RGS I hope you are right and the current freshmen can contribute this year but the thing that concerns me is that Carmody had a history of playing freshmen at Northwestern and certainly played Charles and Ziggy last year so it makes me wonder about this years group. I guess time will tell and we'll see how it plays out going forward.
I see your point, but last year it was wide open as players picked up the system at different times. Charles was never a question. Ziggy is still growing into the PO but there was time to give him a shot early. I think some teams in the PL Are being underrated at this point. That may be true for HC as well. I have to agree with UNH that even though this is year two, HC is still a work in progress. We have a great difference, but at times have cold spells. That was true last year as well. It was also true under RW. I can remember how many people posted they were pulling their hair out as they watched the HC offense - or what passed for offense - under Ralph. (Anyone else remember that Army game where each point seemed like it might be the last one?)
Perhaps you are referring to the 53-39 loss at the Hart Center in January 2008???
went to the game and it was impossible not to have some strong impressions; some really good and some really bad
First the bad The most important stat.....L. And what a shame. Not only should be have won, we should have won very comfortably.
The missed layups, extremely poor foul shooting, and poor outside shooting was very very disappointing. We had seven chances to put our foot on their necks and every time, with a missed bunny, a wild three, or a missed foul shot....we didn't. Sorry gentlemen, the guard play at the 1 is really bad. I was right in back of the bench and Bill C was very frustrated at the exact same times as we were. Jumping with no plan, insane three pointers from NBA distance, negative body language (sorry, that's a big deal) was painfully obvious. Ziggy got limited minutes and played well when he was in there. This team needs a reliable, consistent, positive floor leader (like Brian Earle was for Carmody at Princeton. I think it's time to hand Benzan the team
On the positive side, the guys play very hard and I think that they believe in the system. RC and MA play hard (I like both of those guys a lot) but at the end they were both gassed. KC in spurts was great but disappeared at times (long periods of time).We lost to a mediocre but very well coached AE team that never, ever figured out our defense. There was not one trip down the floor where the UNH offense was comfortable, not one. Yet we lost...amazing. This was a very bad and unnecessary loss. But, if Carmody doesn't commit suicide, if they play as they can a larger part of the 40 minutes, if we get better play at the 1 and if, please God, we make a %$#$^%$#foul shot, I think thta we'll be alright
Found it. It was on January 14, 2009 and HC won 47-36. The score at the half was HC 21-19. HC shot 40% but we had 20 turnovers. Army had 17 turnovers. It ws a day when just getting the ball across midcourt was an accomplishment.
There was more than one play when a nice backdoor pass was caught by no one for a turnover. In each case the player and Coach Carmody were looking for holding calls. Costly turnovers which we usually can count on for a layup or a foul, not called that night