Last year we were 12-3 when we had a defensive efficiency below 100
This is what makes advanced stats interesting to some of us and why they're increasingly important to coaches - their correlation to the final result. When we shoot "effectively" (EFG), score/defend "efficiently," cause a certain % of turnovers, get 40 deflections . . . these are quantifiable pieces of data that reveal the underlying reasons why teams win and lose. I wouldn't be surprised if our staff tracks metrics like these to help scout, prepare, and motivate.
Posters on the Albany board did not (for the most part) expect to see a close game. They thought the point spread had the favored by anything from 10 to13 points.
Losing KC on (what I thought was) a terrible foul call could have set them back. It clearly did not. This is a senior-led team that showed its maturity in the second half. We are clear underdogs at UNH. I am looking forward to seeing what we can do next time out!
This is a senior-led team that showed its maturity in the second half. We are clear underdogs at UNH. I am looking forward to seeing what we can do next time out!
Saturday is a big game in my book. Aside from the first two games, the team has played pretty well, could have won all five with a tad better play. The team did not play very well against UNH last year; and as I recall, played mostly man defense throughout and just could not match their athleticism. It's an away game, but the team is playing better now on both sides of the court than they did at this time last year. A win here gets them back to .500, and a chance to run the table in OOC, with probably the exception of URI. Wish I could make the trip.
last night was a rare instance where i had to miss an hc game, but i feel as if i watched it having read everyone's game accounts.
very nice win on the road against a solid team. i love the resilience after the disappointing end to the game on sunday.
we all know carmody's offense is superb, but i love to see that we only allowed 49 points and that our matchup zone was effective. as we continue to improve our proficiency in this defense (typically takes time), the ability to throw both matchup and 1-3-1 zones at opponents will make us difficult to prepare for on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court.
great to see both champion and ma come up big last night to overcome a somewhat down night for kc. that's the effect of good defense and senior leadership.
During one lengthy timeout one of the refs spent the entire time chatting with the Albany coaches. Not sure I've ever seen that before. Anyone else notice that?
Actually, in the Monmouth game Sunday, at one point in the second half a ref blew the whistle and called a foul on Monmouth initiating, I think, either the under 8:00 or under 4:00 time out.
King Rice spent at least half the timeout discussing the call with the ref who called it. It wasn't a heated exchange by any strech of the imagination, but you could tell Rice wasn't complimenting the official on his wisdom in adjudicating the play and the ref wasn't about to change his mind, either.
Wasn't expecting a technical from the exchange, but was shocked the ref stayed as close to the Monmouth huddle for as long as as he did. Felt he should have walked away long before he did.
Perhaps officials are willing to entertain a pleaseant exchange of points-of-veiw moreso than the past.
Looking at just W's & L's and dismissing the underlying stats would be like a medical doctor just looking at whether the patient survived and choosing not to learn from the vital signs and other diagnostics, the causal factors for the illness or for the cure.....
yes ref did spend whole timeout talking to Albany bench it was obvious they were complaing about offensive foul calls Ant was drawing, and did you notoice the next time down the floor Ant drew another obvious charge and it was called a block, obviously working the refs worked in that instance, also the 3rd foul on Charles was a horrible charge call but the fourth was a bad touch foul that he can't make at that point of the game with us playing with such a short bench, reminded me of the bad foul he tool at end of Monmouth game