Post by KY Crusader 75 on Dec 11, 2016 20:22:18 GMT -5
By the way--MA had an off game and thus will have to wait to crack the 1,000 career points threshold in the next game. He now has 997. RC is at 766 and projects to reach 1,000 points in the Lafayette game on February 8th.
Post by Sons of Vaval on Dec 11, 2016 20:45:33 GMT -5
Since we are talking stats. Let's (is that okay? Do they matter?) look at how we are accomplishing a solid defensive PPP of 1.027, which ranks 155th.
Our defensive 2PT and 3PT FG percentages are both poor, 37.0% and 56.2% respectively. The defensive eFG% is a poor 55.9%, which ranks 311th. Based on these metrics, we've been a very poor defensive team. However -- and Woo Gray touched on this in a recent post -- we are turning opponents over at an incredibly high rate. Basically one in every four possessions ends in a turnover for our opponents. We have done a really good job extending the 1-3-1 out to the perimeter, which has led to us forcing turnovers, but it also makes us susceptible to giving up buckets in the paint.
We know that Ralph Willard was a defensive wizard at HC and preached in the importance of deflections (his goal was 40 per game). The best HC team he had at forcing turnovers was at 26.2% in 2004-05. Of course, these teams also defended the basket very well.
The 1-3-1 and the matchup cause problems because other teams do not see them often...Plus HC is now running them both very well...tough to practice against them to get ready, very few teams run anything similar...With long athletic players the D will only get better.
Bring in a Chris Potter or Mike Vicens type. Create some pre season buzz. Start the season strong with good wins and exciting play. Then students will want to be there as well as locals. Oh, and join a higher profile league.
Nice win yesterday; best they've looked all year. Q shot a respectable 42% and lost by 18! They are showing multiple looks on D; a 1-3-1 and a 1-3-1 1/2 court trap; a couple different matchup looks, and some man. The different looks led to a lot steals and deflections as some mentioned earlier. Even though they gave away some Ws earlier, I like where the team is now. They look comfortable on both sides of the ball. All the long road games and the tough opponents will pay off later, and they will be in the mix come March.
Good game yesterday. Solid on both ends. If offense stays consistent, we will win games. Our defense ball to ball is very good. We just show our weakness is the posting up of shooters as we lack size.
As far as attendance, win and people want to see you play. Get a blue chipper who people want to see! But let's face it , student support has been dreadful for the last 25 years. And with every game on the internet somewhere, you can sit in your room and watch any college game in America. The hart as an arena has still a long way to go to provide a must see event on campus. Video is a must, need to have the entrance every game like the one at the DCU, it was cool. But Hart is not better than a new high school gym. No frills, very weak