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In Topic: [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Yesterday, 10:18 PM

 

Cochran played 3 minutes in the Maine blowout. If we didn't see more of him in that game, it's hard to imagine seeing more of him now.
 
Speaking of the Maine game, I'm not sure why Stire, Campbell and Cremo all played over 30 minutes in that game with the Bing game right around the corner. There is something weird going on with the bench.
 
As a group, this team should ask itself how Greig Stire played 35 minutes against Maine on Saturday and then did everything short of lighting himself on fire tonight to help win this basketball game without much help from anyone else.


Which is why I have such a new found reapect for Piekell and Becker winning all those regular season championships. It truly does take a lot of not only coaching, but managing the team through the grind.

 

I have wondered sometimes if it isn't philosophical.

 

Pikiell and Becker tend to play a larger rotation of players which stands up to the rigors of the regular season better. Sometimes, in the pressure of the postseason, their offenses get shutdown and someone needs to make a play and because they play so many players, their system sometimes comes apart.

 

CB seems to play a (ahem) tighter rotation and sometimes rides guys into the ground so they drop some regular season games they probably shouldn't and keeps them out of the regular season hunt. It does, establish a sense of ownership among your starters and there's no question over who is going to take big shots. They win tournament games when it looks like they shouldn't because the alpha dogs have put in their miles.

 

Just a thought.


In Topic: [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Yesterday, 09:44 PM

 

Speaking of the Maine game, I'm not sure why Stire, Campbell and Cremo all played over 30 minutes in that game with the Bing game right around the corner. There is something weird going on with the bench.
 

Not sure if this is why but remember Foster got hurt.

 

True. That explains Stire's minutes maybe but not Campbell and Cremo. 


In Topic: [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Yesterday, 09:36 PM

Cochran played 3 minutes in the Maine blowout. If we didn't see more of him in that game, it's hard to imagine seeing more of him now.

 

Speaking of the Maine game, I'm not sure why Stire, Campbell and Cremo all played over 30 minutes in that game with the Bing game right around the corner. There is something weird going on with the bench.

 

As a group, this team should ask itself how Greig Stire played 35 minutes against Maine on Saturday and then did everything short of lighting himself on fire tonight to help win this basketball game without much help from anyone else.


In Topic: [MBB] Game #20: 1/15/18 - 7:00pm - @ Binghamton

Yesterday, 08:44 PM

Last time we lost to Bing was 2010.


In Topic: [MBB] Game #19: 1/13/18 - 12:00pm - @ Maine

Yesterday, 02:28 PM

 

Clark with a nice game today. Don't see many guys score 15 points while only taking 4 shots from the field.

 

Watching today I was thinking about the difference we've had in recruiting JUCO guards and recruiting JUCO big guys. 

 

We've had terrific juco guards come through Albany - Singletary, Siggers, Gary Johnson, DJ Evans, etc, etc. JUCO big guys have been another story. Granted, it's comparing apples and oranges but I was trying to think of a JUCO front court player who's had the biggest impact.

 

Probably Charles.

 

 

No doubt about that.

 

I was thinking of it for next year and the amount of front court minutes that are going to open up with Stire, Charles and Foster graduating. We haven't had many JUCO bigs come in with an impact right away compared to guards.