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Dane Pound

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  1. 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 fact that Doles can hit outside shots opens space up for that also. I agree with you guys about Jojo Anderson. Early on in the season when Chuck Champion wasn't fully in the swing of things that was the time for Jojo to stake a claim on minutes. The way Horton, Rizzuto, Kelly along with Champion played, it's going to be tough to grab minutes back. If Healy can get back into form, he and Champion will be a nice scoring punch from the bench.
  2. Solid sweep this weekend. Four guys in double figures today.
  3. 1-9 from three in the first half. We can't finish 2-18 from three, can we?
  4. 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 really smart guy who will figure it out sooner or later.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Really? You're a Miami Heat fan and it's the Danes that are making you disinterested? 😀
  8. Warming up to Chuck Champion... No Jojo Anderson, Hank or Sam Safer today.
  9. The goal was to score 70. Not sure if matters if we give up 85.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 really small against Vermont instead of playing Hank for at least a few minutes. I will welcome Healy back when he's healthy. I know he's a great shooter but honestly Rizzzuto is looking like the better player.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Fatigue maybe. Tough game by Taylor so far. Lots of turnovers and questionable shot attempts.
  16. 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 like the guy I'd hoped for.
  17. We did everything wrong in the final minute. Luckily, Vermont did everything wronger.
  18. 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.
  19. This is not accurate. We were in the AE Championship game in 2017. It's the year we opened with a win at Penn State and David Nichols set the scoring record in the opening round tournament game against Hartford.
  20. I think at least part of the problem going into a season with no preseason or scrimmages is that our returning perimeter players (Healy, Rizzuto, Hutch) are basically catch and shoot guys. The guys who are running the offense and creating are all "new". I'm considering Jojo Anderson "new" because he hardly played last year with injuries. I think our best backcourt is Anderson, Horton and Kelly. They can all hit outside shots and create off the dribble. If you combine them with Taylor who can post up a little, you can do somethings. If Lulka is out for a while, I don't know what you do in the frontcourt. Taylor battles but our defense struggles when he's at the center spot.
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