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Dane Pound

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  1. Doles doesn't need the free year. He's a grad transfer but has two years of eligibility. He graduated in three years and redshirted one of them so he retained a year. Really, the transfer market is a fickle beast but if Horton, Rizzuto, Kelley, Doles, Lulka and Healy stick together it's a really nice core to bring back.
  2. Weird game. Poor shooting and inpatient offense. A lot of missed rotations of defense. We didn't look like we had our heads in the game until the last few minutes and really had no business even being it in at the end. Felt like we dribbed the ball off our feet or just lost the ball numerous times. Guadarrama has been impressive this year. Kind of like a store-brand version of Anthony Lamb. Big guys lose him on the permieter and he makes you pay with threes. Smaller guys he bullied in the paint. Curious what happend with Lulka. He seemed like our best option to defend down low but wa
  3. Last Up: W vs. NJITNext Up: vs UNH 6-5 (5-3 AE) (2-0 vs. SBU)Time/Date: 1/23/21 @ 2:00PMTV/Streaming: ESPN3Local Radio: ESPN Radio 104.5 FM Fun Matchup: Nick Guadarrama vs. Kellon Taylor Fun Name: UNH's Meekness Payne might have the best name in the AE
  4. I was thinking something similar yesterday. He's struggled shooting so far this year. He did contribute with some steals and rebounds in the second game. I see him getting more minutes at the 4 spot when Taylor is off the floor. If he can knock down shots from outside it'll really create some space for guys to drive. NJIT isn't great so I don't want to make too much of this weekend but we looked like we had more of an identity that we did through the first six games. It's been a while since we had a guy who can catch it in the post and create his own offense the way Taylor can. The f
  5. Solid sweep this weekend. Four guys in double figures today.
  6. 1-9 from three in the first half. We can't finish 2-18 from three, can we?
  7. One of the changes I noticed in Saturday's game was the lineup in the closing minutes of the game. With 4 or 5 minute left and a couple of point lead, CJ Kelly took an early ill-advised three and then I think turned it over a possession or two later. After that, the lineup of Champion, Horton and Rizzuto closed out the game in the backcourt with Kelly on the bench. Some of that was how well Champion was playing, I'm sure but it'll be interesting to see Kelly adjusts as the season goes on because those kinds of plays are difference makers. He's a super talented player and seems like a real
  8. Last Up: W vs. NJITNext Up: vs NJIT (4-4, 3-3 AE)Time/Date: 1/17/21 @ 5:00PMTV/Streaming: ESPN+Local Radio: ESPN Radio 104.5 FM
  9. So, we grab a win, score a bunch of points and I come here to find a political fire. It's going to be a long friggin winter. I have to admit, after watching a mob of people smash the windows of the Capital and, among other things, literally take a dump inside, I find kneeling for the anthem quaint after that.
  10. Really? You're a Miami Heat fan and it's the Danes that are making you disinterested? 😀
  11. Warming up to Chuck Champion... No Jojo Anderson, Hank or Sam Safer today.
  12. The goal was to score 70. Not sure if matters if we give up 85.
  13. We're on pace to shoot 40 threes in this game. As long as 60% of them keep going in, I'm fine with it.
  14. Six minutes. Davis was playing bully ball with Doles in the second game and it worked. Would have liked to see Hank get a chance to give him some resistance in the post.
  15. I think it's more of a numbers game with Hutch. The way CJ Kelly is playing there aren't many minutes at the SF spot. To me, Shafer is a more natural at the backup SF spot since he's a little quicker. I honestly like Hutch off the bench at the PF spot since he can hit some shots and open up the floor. I thought Chuck Champion played better this weekend and took minutes away from Jojo Anderson. Between those two and Horton, that's a lot of competition for PG minutes. Lulka has been a big loss because it's the spot we can least afford to lose a guy. I'm really puzzled why we went reall
  16. It's Covid. Everything is Covid. I think they announced it about a week ago. SBU missed last weekends games and this weekend against us.
  17. I was surprised Hank didn't play in the second half. Vermont seemed to make a concerted effort to get the ball to Davis in the post and Doles had a tough time with him.
  18. Fatigue maybe. Tough game by Taylor so far. Lots of turnovers and questionable shot attempts.
  19. We looked like we had more of an identity as the game went on. Roles became clearer, etc. I thought Doles was really a difference maker as well. He hit some nice midrange shots and is a nice combo with Taylor. Kellon Taylor is just straight-up alpha. There's no other way to say it. I'd like to see hit catch it in the post a little more. Hoping Jojo Anderson comes around. He's a good player but in trying to be aggressive he's taking some bad shots and launching threes way too early in the shot clock. He's too smart of a player for that. Chuck Champion looked a little more li
  20. We did everything wrong in the final minute. Luckily, Vermont did everything wronger.
  21. Probably the most surprised by UNH sweeping Hartford. I thought the Hawks were playing pretty well this year. No offense to SBU but I still think UMBC is the best team in the conference. They were missing Horvath for that Bing loss. I was about to advocate for a Anderson - Horton - Kelly backcourt but the Gazette is saying Horton might not play because of a back issue.
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